5 stars (4)

Childminder in Plymouth

Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2010 Last Updated Oct 2019 Last Login 17 Nov 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car

About Me

Hi my name is Lorraine and I live in the Mount Gould area of Plymouth. I am Ofsted Registered and I am graded Outstanding.

I am 43 years old, I live with my husband Steve and children Sarah 19 and Charlie 10. I have 2 older boys and have 2 gorgeous granddaughters.

We live in Mount Gould next to Tothill Park.

My home environment is warm and welcoming to children and parents/carers. It is safe and secure with space organised and used to promote childrens development.

I live in a large spacious house with a big garden for outdoor activities. I have recently opened up an extra room downstairs and turned it into a wonderful playroom where the children have access to toys, role play, arts and crafts etc.

We also have the front room and dining room where we can have quiet time

I look after children of all ages from birth up to teens.

I can be flexible with any of your childcare needs, if I haven't mentioned on here what you are looking for then please contact me to see if I can help.

I aim to provide a loving home from home while your child learns and plays.

My Experience

I have been a Childminder since November 2010 and I have had plenty of experience with my own children of which one has adhd and our youngest has additional needs.

We have plenty of activities indoors and outdoors to do, such as painting ,baking, reading,dancing,arts and crafts and many many more.
For the little ones I aim to let them play with activities aimed at their ages and abilities. I work within the EYFS framework.

I have resources for all ages and am updating these all the time.

We also have 3 play parks nearby.
We sometimes attend local playgroups, soft play centres, the Aquarium, other local attractions our local library and swimming.

I am also a driver with business Insurance.

My Qualifications

Peadiatric First Aid

Introduction to Childcare Practice (home based)

Safeguarding Awareness Level 3

CRB checked (all of my family who are over 16 are also Crb (DBS) checked)

Level 3 Diploma in Homebased Childcare

Childrens Rights Workshop

Food Allergy Online Training

Role Play and Small World Play



My 1st OFSTED inspection 12/5/11 Graded - GOOD

Ofsted Inspection 13/4/15 Graded -OUTSTANDING

My Availability

****Salisbury Rd School drop off/pick ups

*** spaces available ***

School Holidays spaces available for all ages

Before and After School spaces available:

After school Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Spaces for all ages during school holidays

I can offer wraparound care for your children to cover before/after nursery or school.

Vacancies can arise at anytime so please contact me if you are looking for someone.

My hours are

Monday - Thursday 09.00 - 18.00

I can be flexible on these hours if needed

Longer hours maybe available upon request

School drop off and pick ups available for :

Salisbury Rd School

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 12/09/2019

My Fees

Available on request

I can accept funding for children:

Me2

15 and 30 hours

Other payments:-

Vouchers through your work. Sodexo, edenred etc..

Government tax free childcare

Care to Learn

Universal Credit/Tax Credits

My Local Schools

My Documents

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Oopsy Da. 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.

I could not recommend Lorraine more as a childminder. She has cared for my son for two years and her house is like a second home to him. Lorraine is always very friendly and efficient and makes the children feel like one of the family. As a single mother I have found her invaluable as a childminder. She works with you and helps as much as she can. Lorraine provides a loving and fun atmosphere - an amazing play room, a fabulous garden and so many creative projects throughout the year! I can't say how much my son and I are going to miss her now my son has started preschool. You cannot do better.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Food
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by about Oopsy Da on 06/09/2016

Lorraine is lovely, incredibly friendly and so good with the kids. She has a big garden that my daughter loved and a fantastic play room. She's always trying different activities with the children - messy play, going to the park or making things to name a few! I've got various keepsakes that my daughter made whilst with Lorraine. She is also reliable and very accommodating. My daughter always had so much fun and always loved being there.

Now my daughter is a little older she stills asks after Lorraine and if she can go to her house again soon. I felt completely at ease whilst my daughter was there.

I would highly recommend Lorraine to anybody :)

Thank you for everything Lor!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Oopsy Da on 03/06/2014


Response by Oopsy Da on 10/04/2015:

Thankyou Charlotte It has been lovely being able to be watch Olivia grow up from Scan pictures to now being at school xxx

Just wanted to say how brilliant Lorraine is with my daughter. I have known her and she has provided after school/half term childcare for my daughter for nearly two years now. My daughter loves to spend time at Lorraines house, she has a wide variety of activities, lovely play room and enourmous garden that caters for everything my daughter enjoys.

Lorraine is very friendly, accomodating ans has a child centred approach with what she does. She loves to take the children to the beach, soft play and the park as well as getting messy with indoor activities and festive activities.

HIGHLY RECCOMEND :)

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Oopsy Da on 02/06/2014


Response by Oopsy Da on 10/04/2015:

Thankyou Jeanette It's also nice to have gained you as a friend xxx

This is just a note to say that lorraine, is highy skilled, realible and friendly around my three children...she is outstanding as a childminder and will never use anyone else as they coudnt even come close on skills and friendlyness.
Well done you loz...Im proud yr my minder ! xx

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Oopsy Da on 29/05/2014


Response by Oopsy Da on 10/04/2015:

Thankyou Tania I love all your girls especially being privileged enough to see one being born! xxx

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