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Childminder in Horley

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2014 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 22 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

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

About Me

** vacancy from November / December **
My name is Laura. I started child minding in December 2013.
I have a son who was born in July 2012 and daughter who was born in May 2016 and live with my partner in Horley. We have a Labrador who was born in March 2015 who is a key member of our family.

We go out most mornings to local toddler groups and soft play or out to the parks, national trust venues and local farms for the day, I feel this will benefit each child’s emotional and social skills as well as physical development, which will help in preparation for starting nursery/school.
After lunch we do activities at home / read books, arts and crafts and play in the garden.

My aim is to provide quality child care for babies/children 0-8yrs. To develop continuity of care. To provide healthy extended family atmosphere. To work in partnership with parents/carers to enhance the child’s development to enable the child to reach his/her full potential. To be sensitive to sex, race, cultural religion and linguistic backgrounds of individual children and parents.

My Experience

After college I worked in 4/5* hotels for 10 years in the weddings, events and sales departments. The last hospitality position I held I was in for 4 years as the Wedding and Private Dining Manager in a 5* hotel in Bagshot, Surrey for which I left to look after my son in 2012.

I then became an Ofsted Registered Childminder in November 2013.

My Qualifications

I have 11 GCSE's, an advanced GNVQ in Travel and Tourism and an HND in Hospitality Management.

I have been Ofsted Registered since November 2013 and I have since then have completed the following - CHIP training course, paediatric first aid course, safeguarding course, planning, observing and documenting course

Surrey county council run courses which I attend when possible, some of which include - schemas, fun with sounds, understanding boys..

I completed my Early Years Educator course LEVEL 3 in May 2016 which I completed in the evenings and weekends to better my knowledge of the industry.

My Availability

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Last Updated: 04/10/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Please contact me for fees, I can do hourly or daily subject to requirements

I accept cash, standing order or childcare voucher schemes.
Payment to be made on the 1st Monday of each month.

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

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Lauz007. 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 would highly recommend Laura to any parents. I have nothing but praise for laura and can’t recommend her highly enough. I go to work happy everyday with the confidence that my little girl is in the very safest hands and is exceptionally happy, she has been made to feel like part of the family.

The environment is fantastic and feels like home from home, the outdoor space is particularly good and packed full of toys. Laura fills everyday with plenty of fun activities which have created plenty of special memories for her.

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by about Lauz007 on 09/11/2019

Laura looked after my two children for 2 years and I could not recommend her more highly!!

She is absolutely incredible and my children felt like they were part of her family for the entire time they spent with her. Her house is warm and exciting for the children and Laura really thinks carefully about the need's and likes/dislikes of each child in her care.

Laura is extremely flexible and accommodating and due to this both children were able to attend after school clubs at their school. She is also fantastic at passing on information from school (and reminding me of all the things I was likely to forget!😊)

My children absolutely adored Laura''s household and were always made to feel so welcome and loved. As a working parent, all I could ask for is that they are happy and feel safe in the environment they are in and they genuinely couldn't have been happier.

If my personal circumstances hadn't changed, I would have kept my children with Laura forever!😊

I can't recommend her enough! She is a fabulous childminder!

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by about Lauz007 on 05/09/2019

Laura provided our daughter with after-school childcare for 2 years and we cannot speak highly enough of her.

Laura provided a safe OFSTED registered environment, made healthy meals, was incredibly flexible in allowing our daughter to attend after school clubs, and was understanding of occasional lateness in collection caused by the trains. Laura also interacted with the school on our behalf, relaying any messages.

Most importantly our daughter was made to feel like part of the family which helped her settle. Laura’s house was a 2nd home and that makes all the difference. Watching Laura interact with her and the little displays of affection between them was always a reminder that our daughter was with someone who genuinely cared about her and that we had made the right choice.

We would absolutely recommend Laura!

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by about Lauz007 on 04/09/2019

Our daughter was under Laura’s care from Nov-14 to April-16. She built a strong bond with Laura very quickly and likes to see her socially as much as possible, always asking about her. Our daughter was always very excited to go to Laura’s and felt very comfortable waving Mummy off as soon as through the door! Our daughter developed very well during her time with Laura, building her social skills with the other children and general learning which she worked closely with us on. The care environment is excellent; always clean, tidy and with many toys and available activities there. Laura always made sure an interesting trip out each day was planned, such as to local petting farms, play areas, or similar. Laura is very kind, patient and absolutely brilliant with the children and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for child care.

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by about Lauz007 on 29/06/2017

Laura minded my 2 year old child between July 2015 and May 2016. I was always very impressed with how organised Laura was with entertaining the children in her care. She has lots of toys and always had activities and outings arranged. My son was very happy with Laura and built strong relationships with the other children in her care. She ensured that my son was always developing and encouraged his learning. With this she worked with me to ensure consistency which was much appreciated. Laura was always professional but also very caring and patient. I would recommend her as a childminder and would be happy to use her services again if the opportunity arose.

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by about Lauz007 on 15/06/2016

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