5 stars (3)

Childminder in Caterham On The Hill

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2014 Last Updated May 2019 Last Login Jul 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups

About Me

My name is Lucy and I am qualified Ofsted registered childminder. I have been childminding for 3 years. I live in a large 3 bedroomed, semi detached house with a large garden, downstairs toilet and play room in Caterham on the Hill. I currently have an 8 year old son called Hayden and a 3 year old daughter called Livi. We live with my husband Laurie, and our chihuahua dog, Bruce.

My Experience

Before I chose to become a childminder I had a 10 year career in banking. I decided to become a childminder as working with children is my passion. I find it a pleasure to watch them grow and learn, and I am proud to be a part of their development. I have my own children of 8 and 3 years. I also play an active role in family members children's lives and am usually surrounded by children. I visit toddler groups and go on outings, which gives the children a chance to socialise, play with new toys and enjoy crafts and healthy snacks.

My Qualifications

I have completed the childminding induction programme and I have a 12 hours first aid qualification, updated 3 yearly for paediatrics, safeguarding, updated 3 yearly, as well as being Ofsted registered. I regularly attend courses to enhance my knowledge.

My Availability

Hours are 7.30am - 5.30pm

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 22/05/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

£7 per hour which includes meals and snacks and daily visits to toddler groups for crafts and play. I ask parents/carers to provide nappies and wipes

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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  • DBS Check (added 23/07/2018)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 23/07/2018)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Lucy T. 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.

I was anxious about taking the plunge and trusting a stranger to take care of my little girl. Lucy exceeded my expectations from the first meeting. She friendly, understanding and flexible. Her home is beautiful and the lay out really lends itself to being a great space for children.
My daughter was 12 months when she started with Lucy. She settled in surprisingly quickly which was a great relief for me. After only a few weeks she was all smiles and waves when I dropped her off!
Lucy takes my daughter to different play groups depending on the day. This really helps with her confidence around new people and satisfies her desire to explore new things!
Lucy uses ‘Baby’s days’ app which is a great tool for her to communicate what’s been happening while she’s had my daughter.. snacks, nappy changes, activities. It’s lovely to see the photos of what they’ve been up to!
I recommend Lucy without reservation. Best decision ever!

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by about Lucy T on 02/04/2019


Response by Lucy T on 02/04/2019:

Thank you very much for your kind review. Always a pleasure to read! Very glad you are happy with the service

Lucy has been looking after our little girl for just over 2 years now. I, like many mums was very nervous about leaving her with someone who you don’t really know. Lucy put our minds at ease immediately and my daughter did settle in very well and very quickly. Lucy is very accommodating and will work with you in order to make you and your child happy. My daughter loves all the activities that Lucy does with her and she brings home a different story every day. She is very comfortable with Lucy and her home environment which makes us comfortable too. I also really like the fact that Lucy had an app called baby days which allows me to see what my daughter is doing and has been doing throughout the day. One click and I can see where she’s been, what’s she been eating, photos of her day, when she has slept and even how many wet/soild nappies she’s had! It’s really help me know she’s ok. I highly recommend Lucy as she has a real interest and love for the children she looks after and it absolutely shows.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Lucy T on 25/07/2018

Lucy has been looking after our son for about 2 years now. She is trustworthy reliable and experienced childminder. My son loves the dinners that Lucy cooks for him and enjoys the company of Lucy’s children and the little family dog. The environment is child friendly and the garden is quite big.
I can not recommend Lucy’s services highly enough.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Lucy T on 24/07/2018

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