Childminder in London Borough Of Barnet

Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2014 Last Updated Apr 2020 Last Login 28 Sep 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 have been an OFSTED registered childminder since 2007 in East Barnet, with great connections into London with both Cockfosters and Oakleigh Park station nearby.
I live in a four bedroom house with my husband Richard (who also works as my assistant). We have two sons who are 12 & 7, we also have a pet cat called Finn.
We have a dedicated playroom which is full of lots of toys for all ages, we love doing lots of arts and crafts, and allowing the children to learn through play.
We have also recently converted our garden to create an outdoor space for the children to play outside.

My Experience

I have been a registered childminder for about nine years and have looked after children from 3 months to 11 years old. My husband has also been registered as my assistant for the last 2 1/2 years.

We enjoy being around children of all ages and watching then develop and learn. We go to local toddler groups, parks, sure start centres, parks, farms, libraries and soft play. I am also a member of Willows Farm and visit here quite often.

I follow the EYFS for under 5's and provide daily videos/pictures of all activities that children are doing throughout the day.

My Qualifications

First aid trained
Safeguarding trained
Letter and Sounds Phonics
CACHE level 3 childminding practice
Both fully DBS checked
Member of PACEY
Always updating courses for London Borough of Barnet
Introducing childminding practice
Full clean driving licence

My Availability

My working hours are from 07:00 til 18:00 Monday to Friday, however I am very flexible if different times are required.

I can do pick ups from St Mary's school EN4, Cromer Road School EN5, Brookhill nursery & St Margaret's nursery.

**Term time only also available**

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 22/04/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

Childminder from £7.00 per hour
£7.00 an hour
£60.00 per full day
(includes food, trips and playgroups)

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 LauraW. 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.

Laura and Richard have been looking after my daughter for the last year. She settled really well and was always happy to go and stay with them. The communication was always great, with our own whatsapp group, specifically for my daughter, where we were sent photographs and we as parents were also able to update Laura and Richard on anything we needed too and they were both always happy to oblige! Softplay was a favourite with my daughter as well as all the other activities that were available! She also made lots of new friends and her confidence grew under the care of Laura and Richard. Both will be missed by my daughter (she is now at school) and I am so happy that we found them! Thank you so much for all that you have done xxx

  • 5 stars Overall

by Kat about LauraW on 24/09/2019

What an amazing childminder I have found! I can praise Laura and Richard enough. My kids have been with them since February and I’m so happy to leave my children with such amazing people.
Everyday they do an outing out either a soft play or toddlers group or even a trip to a farm. During the school holidays they take them on adventures to Southend on Sea or even to a museum. I’m always kept up to date with what is happening and what my children are doing. They always keep me up to date with my youngest development and keep is updated should any problems arise.
They are both so loving to all the children in their care and treat every child like it is their own.
I’m so pleased to have found such fantastic people and anyone that is considering placing their child/children with them I would 110% recommend them both(providing they have space of course 😉)

  • 5 stars Overall
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by LeonMila about LauraW on 09/09/2019

Laura and Richard are so lovely and enthusiastic about all of the children in their care.
They have looked after my son and daughter for over a year now. Both of my children enjoy going to their house and taking part in the different activities. They particularly enjoy outings to the soft play and farm.
I am kept full up to date with needed information and regularly sent photos of the my children playing/enjoying activities.
Laura and Richard are very flexible with the care they provide and will help you in any way they can which is invaluable.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by LauraD about LauraW on 03/08/2019

We have been with Laura for over a year and she has gone above and beyond to look after our little boy.
He’s had the most amazing time with her, they go on many outings to the park, soft play, Willows Farm and even to the beach.
He has so many resources to help him develop and we are constantly kept updated with his progress. She provides home cooked meals and it’s all fragile prepared. The menu is excellent with plenty of choices and nutritional with different varieties.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Thomasmu about LauraW on 22/07/2019

I am so happy that we have found Laura and Richard to look after our little boy. We have been with them for nearly six months and I couldn’t be more happier.
My little boy is supported in all areas of his development and we constantly get updated on a weekly basis of his progress.
They take all the children on outings and they have an amazing set up with every toy to fulfil all the children’s needs. The garden is well equipped with outdoor toys and they are always adding toys- which is a bonus :D
Laura is very flexible and always accommodates our requirements and will always go out of her way to help at short notice.
I’m so pleased that we have found such an excellent childminder and I would highly recommend them both.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Mum4 about LauraW on 17/07/2019

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