FULLY BOOKED waiting list for 2023
My name is Lauren, I am 31 and an Ofsted registered childminder in the Oakwood /winchmore hill EN2 area. I live in a spacious open planned clean home with a big bright playroom for the little ones to play and learn
I live down a quiet cul de sac in winchmore hill with plenty of parking space when dropping off/collecting your child. I live with my husband and my 2 children aged 9 and 6. I have no pets and live in a smoke free home.
I am a kind, caring and genuine person. I have excellent references for you to read from all my lovely parents and years of experience in childcare. I I have a spacious garden with lots of slides/ ride ons/ trampoline/ sandpit etc which the children all love..
I like to take the little ones to playgroups/ library/ parks/ music classes which they all love in the mornings.
I am very hands on with the children and we do lots of age appropriate activities including cooking/ messy play/ arts and crafts and also have quieter time for reading books/ singing songs and lots of cuddles. I follow the EYFS curriculum and have lots of information on this it would like to know more.
I provide healthy home cooked meals throughout the day which is included in the fees and healthy snacks for your child daily.
I have over 14 years of experience working with Enfield Council with children of all ages from newborn up to young adults including children with special needs.
*Myself and my husband are DBS checked
*Up to date paediatric first aid
*Food and hygiene certificate
*Have advance training in child protection and all safeguarding areas.
*I have worked in many primary schools supporting the families in nurture groups which is for children with Social emotional behavioural difficulties (sebd)
*I have a lot of experience in positive behaviour management and done years of training and courses in this area.
* Worked with children with severe special needs at Cheviots for over 10 years
* I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder and highly trained in delivering the Ofsted EYFS curriculum.
I work Monday to Thursday term time only but can be flexible. Usual hours are 8-5pm.
Spaces are limited!!
Please message me and I will be happy to
answer any of your questions.
A full time Nanny for 3 years to a family
KS1 teaching assistant in various primary schools in Enfield
Managed Nurture groups for children with social/ emotional and behavioural difficulties
Play relief worker at Cheviots for children with severe special needs
Large amount of training in early years and child development.
I was a Mentor to children in care
I am a mum myself and have 2 children
For childminding :
NVQ L 3 in childcare
Ofsted registered Childminder and a large amount of training and courses covering many areas of child development and the curriculum . Have folders of all training and certificates to view when you visit the setting.
Term time only
|Last Updated: 16/01/2022|
- Childminding from £100.00 per hour
To be discussed. I do not do an hourly rate. It’s a flat rate for the day.
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 Ofsted Inspections
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- Training Certificate: Food and hygiene (added 07/10/2020)
- First Aid Certificate (added 04/11/2019)
- DBS Check (added 04/11/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 04/11/2019)
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My daughter has now left as we have moved home but has had the most amazing experience at this setting over the last couple of years. As soon as I stepped into her beautiful home and spoke to Lauren I instantly warmed to her, very professional but easy going at the same time. Lauren is fantastic with the children she is a real life Mary Poppins!
As a first time mum I struggled with getting my daughter to sleep and into a routine and Lauren helped us so much and turned this all around whilst making it look so easy! I was on the waiting list when I found out I was pregnant and although it was a long wait it was so worth it!! The activities and resources Lauren has to offer are brilliant and my daughter always came home with art work he learnt so much!! Lauren is very reliable and efficient she never let us down and every day opened the door with a big smile! Honestly can’t recommend Lauren enough! Thank you for everything you done for us as a family! X
My daughter started with Lauren in September 2019. She’s now three.
When I started she was doing 2 days at Lauren’s and she was doing 3 days at a Nursery. This was due to the fact that Lauren had limited availability. Having been with Lauren for the time I have, I now understand why. She’s a amazing childminder with a fantastic setting and family.
I work in a school and I am a safeguarding lead. Due to this it makes it extremely hard at times to find childcare for your child as you want to tick so many boxes when looking for approved childcare, as your safeguarding training comes into play.
As soon as I was able to I secure a full time place with Lauren I gave my notice to the nursery. My daughter was happier with Lauren then in the Nursery setting.
My daughter was with a childminder I could completely trust and someone who my daughter was able to form an amazing bond with.
I had a childminder that provided me with regular updates throughout the day. To date I’ve never closed our WhatsApp conversation as it’s an amazing way to track my daughters progress and see her growth since our first settling in session, the amazing photographs you receive on a daily basis are a bonus.
My colleagues, family and friends often assume my daughter is in a Nursery setting due to my daughters daily activities and trips.
Lauren also supported me with transitioning from nappies to toilet training and any other queries I had.
After having my daughter I returned from Maternity leave I got a promotion and started in a new role, finding a good childminder was detrimental to me being able to progress in my career.
I will forever be grateful for what she has done for me and my daughter.
In terms of fees Lauren even ensures that parents pay equal Monthly payments. Your fees are spread over the length of your contract. This was just another perk of having a understanding organised childminder who both a parent and a professional.
I am also willing to provide a personal reference or let you view my daughter book of memories that Lauren provides all children with once they leave.
If she has availability and your looking for a Childminder in Enfield you won’t be disappointed.
Our son was with Lauren for 18 months, he had such a fantastic time with her during that time. Lauren was really great at organizing daily activities for the kids including educational games, puzzles, and varied activities. She also organized daily outings to the park, library and groups as well as providing the children with lots of outside time in her lovely garden. Lauren has a beautiful home which is the perfect environment for children to learn and feel comfortable, she really made our son feel like part of her family. Lauren has such a loving and caring nature, our son settled very quickly with her and we never worried about him while he was in her care. Communication from Lauren was brilliant, she sent us daily updates and photos, and was always happy to chat to us about how he was doing and offer tips and advice to encourage his development.
Our son really thrived when he was with Lauren, she provided fantastic care including great food, a warm loving environment, and age-appropriate toys and activities. Lauren ensured that the children were engaged and focused on a wide variety of activities which really furthered our son's development in such a way that he always had fun and loved being with her. We can't recommend Lauren highly enough!
Lauren cared for our son from the age of one until he was a lively three year old. He absolutely loved his time with Lauren and her family and would happily run in each day. Knowing he was happy and safe gave us complete peace of mind when he was there, allowing us to relax and focus on work.
To inform parents, Lauren would send photographs and updates about activities, meals and naps which kept us informed but also were great conversation prompts when trying to encourage our son to talk more.
Lauren worked hard to introduce new stimulating games and activities on a regular basis. When possible (not in lockdown), Lauren would take the children to groups, the park and soft play, adding variety to the children's week.
Her home is extremely loving and warm; as well as being clean and spacious. Our son loved the space to run around and enjoyed exploring her garden.
Lauren is very flexible and really supported us through the pandemic (as we are key workers). She was open to our requests for additional support (outside of our contracted hours) and would support us if she was available.
We would absolutely recommend Lauren and look forward to staying in touch.
Lauren is everything on your childminder check-list - experienced, smart, nurturing, fun, full of energy and capable of juggling a troupe of rowdy pre-schoolers with enviable ease. She clearly loves what she does, and the children adore her too. Her house is spacious and homely, with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. When I drop off my daughters it's great to know that they're in safe hands - and they'll have a brilliant time!
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