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Childminder in Thetford

Babysitter in Thetford

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Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2013 Last Updated Feb 2020 Last Login 08 Jul 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Hi my names Laurie and I'm a mom of three beautiful children, two girls and one boy. I originally come from Canada and my husband is from Nigeria. I've lived the in the UK for the past 19 years and really enjoy the small town life.

I'm a very family orientated mom and feel very strongly that children need a strong and nurturing environment to become a well rounded individual. I'll always try my best to include both yourself and your child in making you feel like you're a part of our family.

I have attached my latest Ofsted Inspection, please feel free to review it and ask any questions you may have.

My Experience

I've been child minding since 2004. I honestly believe that taking care of children is not a job, it's a privilege. You don't get rich on watching children, I do this job because I honestly love what I do. In my setting I:

- Promote, plan and implement activities for children of various ages and stages of development, both indoors and outdoors.

- Continually take part in briefing sessions or courses that would help me to improve my setting and ability to provide what's needed for the children.

- Great organizational skills which are needed, for example planning outings (paperwork, health and safety, activities)

- Skilled in managing groups of children while teaching.

- Knowledge of child behaviour and development.

- Skilled in positive interaction with parents and children.

- Provide First Aid / Pediatric Aid if needed.

- Can provide care for new borns.

- Strong verbal and personal communication skills (listen and communicate effectively to both the children and families on a daily basis).

- Provide healthy snacks and occasionally I will cook hot meals if needed.

- Knowledge of administration work (record keeping, learning journeys, WOW moments, daily journals, health and safety, contracts, policies and procedure, governmental changes to childcare...etc.)

- Organize my house in ways that are practical, spacious but safe.

- Perform many supportive tasks.

- Observations.

I try my best to utilize my strong dedication to each child's development and to their educational needs. It's important that as a child minder you develop skills at being creative, problem solving, making decisions and most importantly loving and patient.

My Qualifications

First Aid Pediatric (renewed 2019)

NVQ 3 - Cache level 3 Diploma (2014)

Sure Start - Step into story sacks (2014)

Safeguarding in Early Years and Childcare

EYFS Progress Check at Age Two

Revised EYFS Framework 2012 briefing

Child Protection (renewed 2019)

Introducing Child minding Practice (ICP)

Towards Excellence in the Early Years (RAG)

My Availability

I work from 6 am to 6 pm Monday to Fridays.

I will provide care both during school term and term breaks.

I do school pick ups and drop offs. ( Selected schools only)

I also am qualified to do overnight care.

Available on evenings: Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

These hours our flexible, please just ask and I will try my best to accommodate.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes no yes no yes no no
Overnight yes no yes no yes no no
Last Updated: 17/02/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £5.00 per hour

I charge 4.00 per hour, per child.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

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  • Reference: Parental Reference (added 17/01/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for Laurie. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Left my child alone for the first time and as nervous as I was, I was completely confident in Laurie that she was able to look after my child. She made me feel reassured and kept me updated with pictures. I would definitely recommend her to any one of my friends and family.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Laurie on 10/09/2017

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