5 stars (4)

Childminder in Preston

Babysitter in Preston

Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2009 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 10 Nov 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

I am a Registered Childminder in the Ingol area of Preston with experience of caring for babies and children from 6 weeks of age up to 14 years. I have been a Registered Childminder for over 12 years.

I live in a quiet cul-de-sac with my husband Paul and our three children George (13) Ben (8) and Henry (2). I attend baby and toddler groups, bounce and rhyme, storytime at the local library and baby sign classes. I have an extensive range of resources providing opportunities for learning through play for children of all ages and abilities including a secure enclosed outdoor garden area with little tikes cars, sandpit, swings and a slide.

I am qualified to NVQ Level 3 and have also attended training in the Early Years Foundation Stage. I hold a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate. I am CRB checked, registered with Ofsted and fully insured.

I accept Childcare Vouchers and I am registered for the Government Childcare Scheme. I am also registered to receive funding from Lancashire County Council to provide free 30 hours childcare for eligible 2,3 & 4yr old children.

I also offer a babysitting service in your own home £8 per hour (min 3 hours £24).

My Experience

I have been Childminding since having my own children in 2005. I have an NVQ 3 in Childcare Learning and Development. Paediatric First Aid and am fully insured.

My Qualifications

NVQ 3 Childcare Learning and Development
Paediatric First Aid
Certificate in Food Hygiene
Fully CRB Checked
Public Liability Insurance

I have also completed a Speech and Language course at Preston College.

My Availability

My working hours are flexible to meet your needs including weekends.

VACANCIES

I am currently working on an ad-hoc basis whilst I am attending university as a student midwife. I also have vacancies in some of the school holidays. Please contact me to discuss your requirements and to arrange a visit.

Viewings are always welcome and encouraged please contact me to arrange a convenient time.

I drop off and collect at Woodplumpton St Annes C of E School and Cottam Nursery School.

Ad-hoc childcare and school holiday care available, please contact me to discuss your requirements.

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Last Updated: 27/09/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour

Fees are tailored to meet parents needs, please email me with your requirements.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Ofsted Certificate (added 24/09/2018)

Reviews

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Louise has looked after both my children starting with my son in 2015 and recently my daughter who has been with Louise since 2018. Louise is a lovely person and an absolutely fantastic childminder. Louise is kind, caring and really passionate about what she does.

My children have always been happy with Louise and I have never had any issues or concerns with the care provided. They have always been happy when dropping off and picking up and we have always been kept informed of what our children have been doing, eaten, naps etc via a daily diary. Louises house is ideal for the children with lots of different toys and activities to hand.

Louise provides lovely home cooked meals all of which are healthy and wholesome. Snacks include fruit and vegetables.

Louise varies her activities with the children which include trips out, toddler groups, arts and crafts, baking and many more.

I would highly recommend Louise for anyone who is looking for childcare and I will be sad to see my daughter move on when she has to go to school!

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by about Louise Harrison on 27/04/2019

Louise has been looking after my son now for 18 months and I couldn't be more grateful. She has adapted and been extremely flexible to my shift working pattern - which I found immensely rare. Her home has the ideal family feeling, she is a calm collected and respected woman by all and her loving children are fantastic with the children too. My son has thrived and enjoys all the activities Louise sets out and it's reassuring to know he comes home happy and healthy whilst being nurtured in the best way possible . Louise provides all meals and snacks which are healthy and varied so it takes the pressure off you as a parent after work. I couldn't recommend her enough and we will be sad to be leaving this beautiful family who have given our son the very best of care he could ever need.

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by about Louise Harrison on 02/10/2018

Our eldest daughter has been cared for by Louise for three years since September 2015, and our youngest daughter is due to start with Louise very soon.
Louise provides a loving, caring and welcoming setting within her lovely family home, and does a wide variety of activities with the children in her care. A healthy, balanced diet is provided through snacks and meals. Regular daily diary updates, as well as both formal and informal parent-carer communication, mean we are always kept up-to-date on key areas of care and development (food, drinks, nappies/toilet, activities, outings etc)
Louise's experience in childcare has allowed our daughter to thrive and develop during her years there, and she has almost become one of their family!
We are so glad and lucky that we found such a lovely person to take care of our children, and I would not hesitate to recommend Louise's childminding services.

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by about Louise Harrison on 01/10/2018

My daughter has been with Louise since July 2017 (attends 2 days a week) and has settled wonderfully.
Louise truly cares about her job and the children she looks after, my daughter is always smiling and happy when being dropped off in the mornings and collected in the evenings.
I have had wonderful photos, paintings and a daily diary of everything my daughter has done through out the day with Louise.
My daughters speech ,social interactions and being around other children and learning from Louise has been so important and we can see how much she has grown in just over 12 months.

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by about Louise Harrison on 01/10/2018

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