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Childminder in Wakefield

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2014 Last Updated Mar 2020 Last Login 01 Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

I am a home based childminder in the Netherton & local area offering flexible childcare service,
My setting offers a safe happy learning environment with lots of daily activities that cover all areas required for early years foundation children.
As a member of Forest Childcare Association I am committed to outdoor environment play a minimum of once a week.
With a Ofsted Grading as GOOD inspection carried out February 2020 .

I've been married for 25+ years with 3 lovely children 2 girls aged 23 & 16, 1 boy aged 10

My family are very supportive & helpful in all I do , so much so both my Husband & elder Daughter have become my Assistants when & if I require any extra help, My husband after working for West Yorkshire Ambulance service for the pass 10 years is now a registered NHS Paramedic & our Eldest Daughter has completed 3 years studys of a degree at Leeds university in Drama now left home to start a new life adventure, on occasion she has helped within the settling.

I live with my family in a three bed roomed bungalow with a secure rear garden area in the outskirts if Netherton near wakefield which has very close links to the M1 motorway system & a beautiful rural setting with lovely walks & only a 5 minutes walk to the local primary school !
We also have a allotment which we spend lots of time in showing & helping to grow fruit & vegetable with the minder children of all ages ! They will learn how to grow & once grown how the food goes from ground , tree or bush to making food for there meals or snacks. Visiting lots of outdoor areas due to my principal of commitment to the forest childcare all year round. !

We also visit lots of local groups & Activities over the week mornings
Monday : outdoor activity
Tuesday: under 5 playgroup at St. John's church horbury bridge
Wednesday : outdoor activity day,
Thursday : Jelly beans soft play childminder morning
Friday : outdoor activity day or lingotots spanish class
All daily activities are with daily fees , only this I ask for is if in holiday time I might ask for a donation as they outings maybe more costly but this is very rare.

To make all new parents aware we also have pets no child is ever left with any of our pets at we risk assess on a daily basis .
We have
3 dog 2 are German Wirehaired Pointer called Jinny born 30/04/2014 & the other called Winnie born 25/05/2015 & other is a lurcher called Amber born September 2016. .

Rocket our 8yr old tortoise

thank you for taking the time in reading my information please don't hesitate to contact me for any further details

My Experience

I am Ofsted registered, qualified as childminder in 2014 but I feel I've lots to offer & plenty of experience with children of all ages both with my own three children & with working in my local primary school as a lunchtime supervisor from 2006 till 2014 with a short break when I had my last child & spending a lots of hours volunteering throughout the school in different classroom activities & day trips .

My Qualifications

Local Authority Childminding Course
Safeguarding training
Paediatric First Aid Course
Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene Course
Food allergy training
Managing Children's Behavior Course
Epi Pen Training (in house from my local primary school
Enhanced DBS check for myself , Husband & Eldest daughter
They also have safeguarding & paediatric first aid course training
Plus regular ongoing training
Member of childcare.co.uk
a Member of pacey
A member of ICO
A Member of Forest Childcare Association
A Member of Training 4 Early Years ( ongoing job related training)
Level 3 diploma in children & young people in the workplace

My Availability

Early Years
At the moment I have availability straight away :
1 space available on Wednesday
1 space available Friday
And further spaces from Mid July

I have spaces for school aged children on all days .

Services I offer :

I am open Monday to Thursday core hrs 7.30 - 6.00pm & Friday 7.30 - 5.00pm school term time
Monday - Thursday during school holidays this is flexible when it is need
, Please contact to discuss further details for flexible hours

For all ages from approximately Birth upwards to 11 yrs

Before or after school pick up only from my local primary school -
Netherton J & I school drop off & pick up

Plus School holidays Care

Do NOT work Any Bank Holidays specially Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day , plus I have a minimum of 6 weeks holidays per year , which will be taken within school holiday due to having school age children myself.

Thank you for taking the time in looking at this information please don't hesitate to contact me for further details or to arrange a visit to my setting

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning no no yes no yes no no
Afternoon no no yes no yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 03/03/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

I charge part time & full time rate for EYFS children & school aged children I charge a set fee before & after school
I do offer a small discount for any siblings. (
Only While the younger child is either in my care full or part- time ) after that all children will pay the full rate.

For any further information please contact me to arrange a visit for you to learn more about my services

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Training Certificate: Level 3 in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (added 02/06/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: level 3 Blended Learning 12 Hours Paediatric First Aid (added 23/10/2019)
  • Training Certificate: information Commissioners Office (added 08/05/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Food Hygiene and Safety Level 2 (added 08/05/2019)
  • Training Certificate: forest childcare self-certification principles (added 26/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: certificate of membership to forest childcare association (added 26/04/2017)
  • Inspection Report: 2016 inspection report (added 20/02/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 20/02/2017)
  • Training Certificate: level 3 child protection (added 20/02/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 20/02/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for Lisa J Batchelor. 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.

Lisa is the most amazing childminder and it’s only with moving house that we are in the situation that we need to find a New childminder. She has really helped to cement routines which has led to us having a really happy little boy. She takes them all over and I love that they go to play group, French classes and that the outdoors is firmly in her ethos. The children are certainly never bored! The home cooked meals look delicious and we absolutely love the daily text messages which update us on the things that they’ve done that day. It means so much! She really treats the children like an extension of her own family Which is a great comfort when we can’t be there. I could not rate lisa high enough. I’m just gutted that she can’t be our childminder forever.

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

by about Lisa J Batchelor on 04/07/2019

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