I live in a spacious family home off the Chichester Road in Bognor with my husband and two children. We have a playroom, secure garden with slide and play shed. We love messy play, exploring and using our imaginations. I believe children thrive and learn in a positive, fun filled enviroment and aim to support all areas of their development in my home from home setting. I work along side my husband so we have a best of both worlds setting. Lots of friends while still being personal. I offer a before and after school service collecting from Southway school where my own sons attends as well as Bartons. The only pets we have are fish and we are a non smoking household.
I have worked in care most of my adult life but after having my second child decided to transfer these skills to childminding, I have been ofsted registered since September 2014. I recieved an ofsted grading of GOOD on my first inspection in March 2016, I kept this grading in 2018 when I had my second inspection.
I have experience of working with children aged newborn to 13 years of age, have worked with children with additional needs and also allergies.
NVQ 2 in health and social care.
CYPOP5 (childcare in a home setting)
Peadatric first aid
Food hygiene level 2
The importance of play
I am open 7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. On Tuesdays I am only open after school.
Occasional weekends available.
For current availability please contact me with your needs. I collect from Southway School, also Barton's
|Last Updated: 28/05/2020|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
Fees on application
My Local Schools
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We went to meet Lydia in her home and as soon as we came, she took Adeline in her arms. They bonded really quickly and it was just so very lovely to watch. As we talked they became great friends. it was like a second mother already adopted and well loved in few minutes. Thank you for the warm welcome, all the info passed on during our visit and your good nature towards the children and their parents. You made us feel very at ease and it is so important when choosing a carer for your baby. I would definitely recommend Lydia to anyone who is looking for great childcare. 😃
I highly recommend Lydia as a childminder to anyone in need of childcare with a personal touch. She ensured that my son settled in well to her setting (which is a lovely family home with it's own playroom and garden). His developmental skills were stretched daily by the wide range of activities that she did with him and the outings that they went on.
Lydia puts a lot of planning into her weekly themes and embraces all the international days including pancake day, Australia day, Chinese new year, remembrance day (I could go on but the list is endless). My son would regularly come home with artwork that utilised a vast array of materials and techniques that she had encouraged him to use.
Lydia is very good at communicating with parents any concerns she may have about their child's progress or any health concerns she may have about the child. If my son was upset e.g teething then she comfort him and would only phone me to collect him he was really poorly. I know this can be a worry for some parents when looking for childcare.
My son was extremely happy with Lydia as his substitute 'Mummy' for when I was at work and has really progressed well in his time with her. I would highly recommend her services to anyone.
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