I am a married mother in my 40’s 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, FGM training and a current safeguarding course completed and updated every year., I have passed my prevent duty course also, and I have a food hygiene certificate, I’ve been rated 5 stars from the environmental health for my facilities , I also have public liability insurance, 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 7). 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 Ltd from my home in St Leonard's Hornchurch. I have recently relocated my home and business back to one address still in Hornchurch, I have several assistants that work different days and times over the week, some full days and some split shifts, I take children of all ages, I do school collections from Towers Infants and Juniors, Squirrels Heath infants & juniors, & Creative Kids nurseries
Cheeky Chops Childminding Services Ltd, is open weekdays, 8 am till 6pm Longer hours available at an extra charge.
Please *contact me* for current availability. And if you have any questions.
This Is my experience 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.
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, I have a paedactric first aid certificate, a safeguarding certificate, FGM certificate and a Prevent duty, I am now a mother myself to 2 boys who are 7 and 4 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, I have a enhanced DBS certificate.
I am very flexiable, I can work mornings from 7am, day times, after school, and evenings at my house.
|Last Updated: 13/02/2020|
- Childminding from £6.00 per hour
From £6 per hour based on a full day 8-6pm
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Towers Infant School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Towers Junior School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Raphael Independent School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Squirrels Heath Junior School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Squirrels Heath Infant School
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 23/09/2018)
- EU Passport (added 20/05/2016)
- Exam Certificate: Child protection (added 20/05/2016)
- DBS Check (added 20/05/2016)
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Choosing childcare can be a daunting process but Lindsey makes it so much easier. When I drop my son off in the mornings I know that he is going to have fun playing in a safe and clean environment..... and be well fed! He even has a nap which just shows how comfortable he is in Lindsey’s company.
Thank you for looking after my son so thoughtfully and for giving me peace of mind.
My 13 month old daughter loves attending Cheeky Chops (she has been there since she was 7 months) and being cared for by Lindsey and the team. She’s really grown in confidence and is hitting her development targets, and loves trying new foods and activities thanks to what she gets up to at daycare. She is always excited when that doorbell goes as she knows it means she’s about to be picked up! Other children I met when looking around were super polite to myself and my daughter and were having a great time. Lindsay is a professional, polite and friendly no-nonsense Yorkshirewoman, her communication is excellent and her childcare setting is bright, clean, fun and safe, and includes an outdoor space.
My little one has been with Lindsey for several months now and she absolutely loves it! Lindsey always keeps her occupied and well fed! Lindsey is very friendly and easy to get along with you can tell kids absolutely love her!
She is also very quick at responding to messages during the day and all her staff are lovely aswell.
I would recommend her services to everyone she's great!
Rosie has been with Lindsey since she was just one, and I can truly say I trust her with my little girl, and Rosie loves her. Lindsey’s environment is brilliant, with a great garden and really good setting with lots of educational toys, and she really listens to what we want with Rosie. Couldn’t be happier.
Response by Lindsey on 23/09/2018:
Thank you Laura!! Xx
Extremely friendly and happy childminder. Always willing to accommodate your needs. Understanding and very patient.
Response by Lindsey on 01/08/2018:
Thank you Shelly xx
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