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5 stars (3)

Childminder in Corby

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2010 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 26 Jun 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me


I am married with 4 children 3 girls and a boy all are married and have families of their own. I have 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren I live on the oakley vale estate with my husband Lee ,Dior and Loui two small dogs, Who have their own garden. I Have worked in early years for over 40 years so have many years experience in many different positions. I am registered with Ofsted , I have a current first aid certificate,I have attended many training sessions keeping my current qualifications and knowledge updated such as safeguarding children, behaviour management Food Hygiene, Prevent Covid,19, Infection prevention and control along with many more too many to list .l have level 4 early years, NNEB. Level 5 nursery management ,NVQ Assessor and internal verifier in early years I opened in January 2011. I had my Ofsted Inspection( April 2011) and was awarded an Outstanding Grade. I have since had my second OFSTED inspection and awarded OUTSTANDING grade .My prices are competitive and my hours are flexible to meet your needs.

I have a self contained play room for the children with wide range of resources ,a messy area, book / cozy corner, role play area, computer .the children also have their own garden with growing beds. Playhouses . Diggers , tactile area , wheeled toys and bikes , water kitchen and mud kitchen . Among lots of other resources. We do our own forest school once week .and go on various trips,walks with other childminders as well as stay and play sessions .

My Experience

I have been in childcare for over 40years . I have been a Nursery practioner, Deputy manager and finally a Manager of a day nursery.I am also a qualified early years assessor and internal verifier in early years ,as well as being a childminder .

My Qualifications

I have an NNEB Diploma in early years, NVQ level 4 Early years, NVQ level 3 and 5 in management of early years, D32 D33 assessor award for early years, A1 update, V1 early years. First Aid Food hygiene, Prevent Covid-19, Infection prevention and control ,Food Hygiene Cultural capital,safeguarding children along with many other certificates too many to list.

My Availability

Vacancies I have Full time and part time places available . Please call for details
If you require testimonials from existing parents as to the care I provide my parents are more than happy to provide this.

I opened my setting on January 10th 2011. Recieved OUTSTANDING grade in April 2011 / OUTSTANDING May 2015

Sessions are from 8 to 6 monday to friday I also offer early starts from 7.30 at additional cost.

I offer school drop off and pick ups from Oakley Vale school

Sessions are flexible and I will try to accomadate your needs within the session times. I do Hourly Sessions , , Full days,Term time only, just ask and I will see what I can do for you. If you would like to view my premises and find out more please do not hesitate to contact me on both my mobile , land line number or email

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Last Updated: 17/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Very competitive. fees please call for details

Late fee charges £5.00

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me

My Local Schools

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Below are the latest reviews for Littledu. 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.

My little girl started at Jeans in October 2019 and she had a wonderful time there. The setting is great, there was always different activities for her to do and they went on lots of outings including forest school, ice skating and tots group.

It’s clear that Jean has lots of experience with children and looking after them comes naturally to her. We were always well informed and kept up to date with her progress. We sadly had to leave because of the COVID19 situation, as my daughter is vulnerable; not by choice.

I would highly recommend Little Duckings.

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

by about Littledu on 04/05/2020

Response by Littledu on 04/05/2020:

Thank you so much laura for your lovely review it was my pleasure .

Best Childminder in Corby! My son Jack started going to Little Ducklings when he was 2 in 2017, he settled almost right away, I was happy to see that within a couple of days he was happy to go to Jean without any tears etc, it was his first experience with nursery. I was lucky to find someone like Jean - accommodating and understanding my circumstance - I started part time work and my hours varied, but nothing was too much trouble for Jean.
There are so much different activities that Jack enjoyed at Little Ducklings from craft and indoor plays to lovely garden and mud kitchen to outdoor activities like cinema, visiting Fire Station, picnics, Santa Grotto, soft plays, and many more. I get to see Jack enjoying himself with his little crew as Jean sends photos to me - which is fantastic. Through out the childcare - I eventually started full time employment so Jack could enjoy more time at Little Ducklings - Jack flourished as a young individual - he made friends, learned to count and spell, become more confident doing crafts. If it wasn't for the school to start this year I would keep Jack at Little Ducklings.
I love the way Jean is with kids, they listen to her and are very happy around her, I highly recommend any parent Little Ducklings as a nursery!

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

by about Littledu on 30/05/2019

Response by Littledu on 04/05/2020:

Thank you so much for your lovely review . It was my pleasure ,Hope Jack has lovely time at school .

My little girl has been attending Little Ducklings for the past two years. I would 100 % recommend Little Ducklings to anyone who is looking for a devoted childminder who will provide consistently brilliant childcare. Everyday there were activites for her to do, a trip to the library, a dancing club, or cooking club to name but a few. Looking back over the past two years of work my little girl has done and all the pictures she has painted and the photos showing her growing up, I am so pleased with the quality of care she has recieved. I always wanted a home from home setting with a childminder who would care for my daughter in the same way I would, while I was at work- and this has certainly been the case. Thank you for playing such an important role in the first few years of my little girls early years!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Littledu on 02/05/2014

Response by Littledu on 04/05/2020:

Thank you so much for your lovely review . It was my pleasure

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