5 stars (8)

Childminder in Kinlochleven

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Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2014 Last Updated Jun 2019 Last Login 31 Aug 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

Ofsted Graded GOOD

SLOTS AVAILABLE- Monday- Friday 7.30am-5.30pm

My name is Laura I am 37 and have a son (11) and daughter (9) of my own, I live with my Husband Dean, we have been together for 17yrs and married since December 2016. I enjoy spending my spare time with my family on bike rides and days out or getting involved in arty crafty things e.g. Making cushions, decorating, or reupholstering furniture. I have had a full driving license for 18yrs.

Since I qualified for my NNEB at college in 2001, I have worked in 3 nurseries and as a childminding assistant. I have a lot of experience working with children of all ages. I completed my Level 3 Child psychology diploma in March 2019

I enjoy taking the children out regularly. Some of the places I often take them are:

- park

- Forest

All outings are included in the price.

I have a play room with a variety of toys, books, and art and crafts.

My Experience

During college I gained experience at nurseries, schools a home setting with 8 week old triplets and a hospital. I have worked in 3 nurseries since I qualified in childcare (NNEB) at college in 2001. I have worked with children between the ages of 3months -8yrs. Then I took time out to look after my own children.

Level 3 child psychology diploma completed March 2019

I have been a childminder for my own business since July 2014.

My Qualifications


CYPOP5- dec 2013,

Paediatric First Aid-until Feb 2020

Anaphylaxis training- until Feb 2020

Level 3 child psychology diploma March 2019

plus lots of ongoing courses that I have completed

My Availability


My working hours are 7.30am-5.30pm, Monday- Friday

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: 13/06/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £3.50 per hour

£4.50 per hour

£1 per meal - breakfast, lunch and dinner. (optional, you can provide your own meals if you wish)

£2.50per whole 15mins for lates or earlies (before or after contracted hours)

10% discount for any additional siblings

All drinks and snacks included except formula

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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  • Ofsted Certificate (added 10/05/2018)


Below are the latest reviews for Laura W. 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.

Izzy's childcare experience started a little rocky with our previous childminder, but due to an area move we had to find someone new and thank goodness we found Laura and Tiny Marvels.
Izzy came to Laura when we moved in August 2017 and took to her new setting straight away. Over the last nearly 2 years she has developed so much with her speech, physical ability and confidence.
She really enjoys going to Laura's to play with her friends, learn new things and be creative and she is always very excited to tell me about her day and what she has done.
I would thoroughly recommend Laura and her setting, she has always kept us up to date with what she has been up to and where they have been and has always been receptive to our needs.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Laura W on 21/05/2019

Eleanor started with Laura in January 2017 when I returned to work. She was just 6 months old and I was understandly apprehensive about leaving her. From the moment we met Laura and Dean, we knew they were the ones! Ellie (now 1) has a lovely time and sometimes hates being picked up! Everyday is a new adventure and being sent pictures of her day via WhatsApp whilst I'm at work is lovely. As a mother I wanted someone to love Ellie as I do when I can't be with her and Laura is just wonderful. We were introduced to Carla before she started to work for Laura so that we were comfortable and she is just as great. All the children are brilliant and being there has really helped Ellie's development. Highly recommended! Lauren and Arthur Barnes

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Laura W on 27/07/2017

My daughter has been with Laura for the last 12 months and has loved every minute. Every morning Lily is smiling and happy to see Laura and the other children.
Laura and the whole family embrace the children they look after in a warm and caring environment.
Highly recommended :)

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Laura W on 08/09/2016

Laura has looked after our little boy since he was 5 1/2 months old. We were really worried about leaving him at first, but he loves it there. He always has a smile for her in the morning and is happy when collected. They have been on lots of outings to various parks and play areas, and I love getting cards and other creative things he has made for me.

We definitely made the right choice.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Laura W on 06/05/2015

Cannot praise Laura and Dean enough providing excellent facilities and stimulation for the children. A professionally run childminding service that I cannot recommend highly enough. If you are looking for a excellent childminder then look no further than Tiny Marvels.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Laura W on 05/05/2015

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