5 stars (14)

Childminder in Hornchurch

Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2010 Last Updated Apr 2018 Last Login 14 Jun 2018 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours

About Me

I am a 41 year old married mother of two young boys who has worked in childcare for over 20 years. I grew up in Halifax in West Yorkshire and I knew from a young age that I wanted to work with children. I love to see how their individual characters grow and I enjoy being a part of each unique child's development.

I began working as a nanny in 1994 to a set of twins, who I am still in touch with 22 years later! It was the start of my long career in childcare and in that time I have looked after children of all ages, including newborns, as well as children with special needs. For 5 years I cared for Daniel who has Down's syndrome and, again, we are still in touch now that Daniel is grown up.

I love children and can entertain every age group - I especially enjoy coming up with new craft ideas to try out with the children. I am a very patient person and I am particular about cleanliness (I also used to run my own cleaning business when I lived in the north, this is still a thriving business). I am outgoing, friendly, trustworthy and reliable and have many references from previous employers.

I have NCFE level 3 award in Home Based Childcare and a GCSE in Child Development. I am paediatric first aid trained, current enhanced DBS check and I am on the update service, I have also completed an NSPCC Child Protection course. I have a food hygiene certificate, and public liability and business insurance in place for the cars I transport the children to and from school or playgroups.

I married my husband Graham in 2010 and in 2011 we welcomed our first son George (now 6). We moved to the Romford/Hornchurch area in 2013 and in 2015 we had our second son, Harry. George attends Towers and Harry goes to Creative Kids three days per week.

In 2017 I decided to become a registered child minder and in September I became Ofsted registered and launched Cheeky Chops Childminding Services from my home in St Leonard's Hornchurch. Working alongside myself is Grace a mother of 2 daughters, she is also paediatric first aid trained and also holds an enhanced DBS check, and is on the update service. We take children of all ages and accept 2,3 and 4 year olds for 15 & 30 hour funding, as well as childcare vouchers. We do school collections from Towers Infants and Juniors, and also Raphael Independent School, Squirrels Heath, and both Creative Kids nurseries.
Cheeky Chops Childminding Services is open weekdays, 7am till 7pm at my home in Hornchurch.

Please *contact me* for current availability.

My Experience

This expierence is from my nannying profile/days :- I looked after Daniel who was 10yrs old who has down syndrome, I looked after him for 5 yrs through the social services, he slept over at my house when his mum wished me too, this was a private arrangement, his care was getting less and less as he was getting older, when Daniel relocated, so did I, as I was no longer required to look after him, with Daniel myself and my husband were involved in his life as he was very close to both of us, we still see him now (he's 18) also looked after his little sister Abbie when required, who also had epilepsy.


I can entertain every age group of child and I have alot of patients, I am a very tidy person and very perticular about cleanliness, as I have run my own cleaning business ( which continues in the north now) for 9 years.

I have in the past done school runs to Oakfields in Upminister for 1 year for a girl of 8 years old, and I have also previously looked after a young baby called Ella, for nearly a year who was 8 months at the time, this was before I was pregnant with my second son. After my son was born I had been taking care of Jack, who was at the time 19 weeks old, he unfortunately has cystic fibrosis, however both jobs have now come to an end for different reasons. References available from all families I have worked for in the past. My expierence goes further back into the 90’s, but this can be discussed at time of interview if you wish to meet me.

My Qualifications

I have level 3 in Homebased childcare, paedriactric first aid trained, basic food and hygiene, I have a GCSE in child development,I have also completed an NSPCC Child Protection course basic level, I have also completed a course in first aid training essentials, and I am now a mother myself to 2 boys who are 6 and 3,and I believe that the parents of the child are always the best qualified, so always ask there advice first, with regards to what they expect from you, I have been looking after children from the age of newborn right up to teenage years, I have some special needs experience also. I am now Ofsted registered, and work with my assistant who is also paediatric first aid trained, we both have extra safeguarding qualifications, and have enhanced DBS certificates.

My Availability

I am very flexiable, I can work mornings from 7am, day times, after school, and evenings till 7pm, at my house.

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 yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 08/03/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

From 5.00 per hour/ per child including evening meal, this is for set days only such as 8-6 £50 or 7-7 £60. I do not do shorter days or half days. £6 per hour for after school collection 3-6/7pm, school holidays are charged for even if not being used. I am closed 4 weeks of the year which you will
know dates in advance which you are not charged for.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • EU Passport (added 20/05/2016)
  • Exam Certificate: Child protection (added 20/05/2016)
  • DBS Check (added 20/05/2016)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Lindsey. 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've been using Lindsey for just over 6 months now and I am really happy with the service she provides. Lindsey is professional, trustworthy and an absolute angel for doing my school run for me. My son is always happy when I pick him up and his belly full with a proper home cooked meal. Thank you Lindsey x

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by about Lindsey on 16/04/2018


Response by Lindsey on 16/04/2018:

Thank you Rupi such kind words xx

Lindsey is a bubbly, fun and kind person and would definitely recommend her. Our little boy have enjoyed his time with her and all other kids she looks after. He had so much fun with Lindsey. She is flexible when it comes to hours and days. She makes sure that kids are always havaing fun playing, going to park or soft play. She puts her heart out when it comes to helping others. It was a great pleasure working with Lindsey.

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by about Lindsey on 02/03/2018


Response by Lindsey on 02/03/2018:

Thank you for the review. Not sure if the title is right though lol x

Would recommend Lindsey and her services to anybody. Great laugh and my child loves going there. Clean and safe environment to entrust your child in.

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by about Lindsey on 02/03/2018


Response by Lindsey on 02/03/2018:

Thank you so much for the review.

My experience with Lindsey was an absolute pleasure and the only reason she still isn't my minder is due to a change in circumstances. She was my first all day nanny and from the get go I felt comfortable leaving my son with her. She explained the whole process to me and reassured me if I had any questions or concerns she would be happy to help and when ever I did I was left very satissfied with her response.

She was very flexible with me when needed and did her best to accommodate any special requirements within her control, her personality is second to none and you can see her passion and professionalism whenever you drop off or pick up the little one.

If you have the opportunity to work with Lindsey I would highly recommend her and am sure you will be equally as happy as I was from her service.

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by about Lindsey on 09/02/2018


Response by Lindsey on 10/02/2018:

Wow!! Thank you so much for the review it’s amazing!! Xx

I'm currently using Lindsey who runs Cheeky Chops Childminding Services in Hornchurch. Since contacting Lindsey for availability I knew straight away that she was perfect for my children. She is reliable, fun, personable, friendly and my children love her. They ask every day if the are going to Lindsey's house because they have so much fun. Im so relieved to have a childminder that I trust and that I can happily leave my children with and know that they will be treated like her own. Thank you!

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by about Lindsey on 25/10/2017


Response by Lindsey on 25/10/2017:

Thank you so much, for the lovely review, I’m glad you feel like that after just a short time. Xx

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