5 stars (5)

Childminder in Corby

Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2010 Last Updated May 2019 Last Login Sep 2019 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 3 great grandchild .I live on the oakley vale estate with my husband Lee, millie the cat ,Dior and Loui two small dogs, I am registered with Ofsted .Hold a current first aid certificate,I have attended many training sessions keeping my current qualifications and knowledge updated such as safeguarding children, behaviour management, level 4 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 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 tray mud kitchen .

My Experience

I have been in childcare for over 38years . 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.

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, 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 7a.m 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 will do Hourly Sessions , Morning or Afternoon 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: 08/01/2017

My Fees

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

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents


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.

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

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

Wow! Not often do I start a review with that sort of comment. Following a visit to this new childminders during a open day session this morning I can finally say, hand on heart, that I think I have found the best child care solution for my 2 year old daughter - The proprietor was extremely welcoming, reassuring with her knowledge and clear direction in her child care whilst the actual play rooms and facilities where second to none with such varied and educational activities - I have taken the opportunity to sign up immediately as only popping in for a quick chat my daughter almost refused to leave 2 hours later! My daughter is currently in a nursery environment but I have been struggling with this as my daughter does not seem to receive the 1-1 attention I would expect - thank you Jean you have really reassured me and my daughter can not wait to start!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Littledu on 11/12/2010

Response by Littledu on 11/01/2011:

Thank you for your kind words it was apleasure to meet you and your daughter and I look forward in providing the excellent service you are looking for . thanks again

Geany Beany is a clean and structured environment which is clearly set up with fun and safety in mind.This chidminder is clearly highly experienced and able to deal with childrens varying needs. The rates are highly competative and the services seem very flexible which is essential for working mums who may have flexible working patterns. My children were made to feel very welcome when we visited and she was very happy to answers any queries that they or i had. I feel reassured to have found a childminder that can take both my 4 and 7 year old and they are keen to start in the new year.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Littledu on 21/11/2010

Response by Littledu on 27/11/2010:

Thank you for your review it was lovely to meet you all and Im looking forward to caring for your children in the new year. Thanks Jean

Geany Beany are the nicest people in the most clean and safe environment I could ever wish to find for my daughter. The facilities are great and the rates very competitive. I haven't found a Childminder before who has experience with children of all ages, who can deal with any situation so efficiently and someone who has the time and paitence to answer any questions I (or my 4year old) put to her! I cannot recommend Geany Beany highly enough. I have already booked my daughter spaces for next year as we don't want to miss out. Thank You Geany Beany!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Littledu on 02/11/2010

Response by Littledu on 27/11/2010:

You are more than welcome . Im looking forward to your daughters return it is pleasure to care for her. Jean

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