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Childminder in St Helens

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2015 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login 03 Mar 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

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Hello there, My name is Lisa and I live in the West Park area of St Helens.

I am also on the St Helens Local authority listing.

I live with my partner of 24 years, Neil and our two lovely children who are 13 and 9 who both attend a local schools in the Eccleston area..and last but no means least is our beloved Ollie - Bobs the rather lazy but very affectionate cat.


I am a registered childminder on the Early Years Register, the compulsory part of the Childcare Register and the voluntary part of the Childcare Register.

I also provide FEEE funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.(15 hours - 30 hours per week)

I am a member of Pacey and hold public liability insurance.

Busy Bee's provides childcare for children from 0 months to 8 years in age. and up to 15 years old.

My setting is safe and secure, providing parents with an excellent place where your children can be taken care of by myself and where all the children within my care will be cared for and educated all within the EYFS ( Early Years Foundation Stage) guidelines.

Last Ofsted inspection was 15th August 2017.

Ofsted rating: GOOD

Your children will enjoy indoor, outdoor play with trips to the park and library and toddler groups and will only be given nutritionally healthy meals: 


mid morning snack

Lunch ( hot lunch) and dessert

Afternoon snack usually 4.30 ( sandwich & fruit)

All the children within my care will be given Daily Diaries to take home for parents to see regarding their daily events.

Each child will also have a folder with Observations, planning for Next Steps and EYFS trackers to see how well your child is doing. I only do pick up/ drop offs from Eccleston Mere primary school.


My Experience

I became an Ofsted Registered childminder in 2015 previously taking care of my nephew from 2011-2013 along with my own children.

I have so far looked after 12 children, some of which since I became registered 4 years ago and have grown a special bond with each of my mindees.

I have an extremely good relationship with all my children's parents and we work together as a team. You will get regular updates via photographs and messages if you do so require on your child's day.

I have created a relaxed and informal setting where your child/children can learn and develop through play and planned daily activities all within the early years structure and all tailored to each individual child

My services have also been used by Social Services so have

have also looked after young children under the care of the local authority.

I provide 2 3 and 4 year funding places.

15-30 hours.

My Qualifications

Early Years Training Programme 2014-2015.

Introduction to childminding Practise.

QA Level 3 award in

Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

Developing Literacy skills Certificate.

Basic hygiene, healthy snacks & healthy eating Certificate.

Developing children's mathematical skills Certificate.

English as an additional language Certificate.

ASD Training

Two year Training

Supporting children with speech, Language and communication needs Certificate.

Focus on phonics Certificate.

Expectations of Behaviour Certificate.

Safeguarding Awareness Certificate.

Safeguarding young people Certificate

Child Protection Advanced ( level 3) Certificate

GDPR Trained

EHAT Trained

Fully DBS checked

My Availability

My usual hours would be from 8am-5.30pm Mon - Fri but would try my best to be flexible in order to accommodate other hours. any queries please dont hesitate to contact me on

I also provide holiday cover and emergency cover

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Last Updated: 24/09/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

£37 per full day

£25 per half day sessions. (5 hours morning or afternoon)

£5 per hour for sessions under 5 hours.

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

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Below are the latest reviews for Busy Bee. 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.

Absolutely wonder, Lisa is truly amazing, Lisa provides a loving caring joyful environment ( a second home ) both my children didn’t want to leave and already looking forward to there next school holidays , Lisa provides personal Centred care for each child and is so supportive with there individual needs. Wish I find Lisa a long time ago. Thanks to Lisa as I was able to work without any worries during lockdown, being a critical key worker she taken much away stress away.

Mother of 2 age 3 and 6

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by Avatar for cheryl cheryl about Avatar for Busy Bee Busy Bee on 23/02/2021

I came to Lisa needing emergency cover to look after my 10 month old son due to unforeseen circumstances.

Lisa was very professional in her response when we first met providing all the necessary proof of ofsted, diary management etc.

Lisa has a warm and very contagious personality, I felt comfortable and safe knowing my baby was with her straight away.

My family would like to take this time to say thank you so much for the service you have provided for us over the three weeks that we were with you!

Three weeks doesn’t seem like a long time but for a first time mum going back to work after 10 months maternity, believe me it feels like a lifetime but Lisa made me feel at ease. She made sure to give me daily updates on my Little One (LO), showing me pictures of his goofy smile, his food and what he was up to!

Lisa was very loving, and I enjoyed our daily (mon-fri) chats as she would give me updates on my boy! She also left little notes in our bag to say what My LO was up to and his developments which I found amazing as it was so nice to come home from work to see those.

We appreciate the help she has provided massively and we are so happy with the progress my LO has made since being with her as it has allowed him to learn to socialise with the most lovely little children in Lisa’s care whilst his development has rapidly changed.

So again we can’t thank her enough and We already have spoken about keeping in touch as it was lovely getting to know Lisa, her lovely family & little fur baby Ollie 🐱❤️

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by Avatar for Graces27 Graces27 about Avatar for Busy Bee Busy Bee on 27/03/2020

My daughter has been with Lisa for around 5 Months now. She absolutely loves it there, she was once very clingy to me but from the get go of meeting Lisa she settled very well.
She has learned so much, especially her words!! She loves joining in with singing songs now with her big sister.
Unfortunately we are relocating so Amaya won’t be with Lisa for much longer. I only hope I can find someone as amazing!

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by Avatar for Ffiona Ffiona about Avatar for Busy Bee Busy Bee on 24/09/2019

My little girl is currently at busybees and she loves it. Every day is different with visits to the park, being creative, being imaginative with toys, singing these are just some of the things Ava enjoys but she especially loves it when Lisa throws a party for birthdays, halloween, christmas etc.
Lisas family are lovely, Ava has really warmed to them and she looks forward to seeing them especially Lisa's daughter. When you see them playing together you can tell they have a lovely bond and i dread the day Ava will no longer go there but we have a couple of years before that happens. Ava is also fond of their very loveable cat Ollie, in fact Ollie was one of Avas 1st words.
I love the fact Lisa sends photos throughout the days which is always a nice treat for us whilst we're at work.

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by Avatar for debsmcin debsmcin about Avatar for Busy Bee Busy Bee on 18/10/2018

Lisa is taking care of my 2 years old for over 6 months now. My son absolutely loves being with auntie Lisa. She is just like a second mum to my son! She teaches Oliver how to speak and understand English. Takes him for a long walk to the park and soft play. Lisa also send lots of pictures throughout the day. She is such an amazing and warm person. Her family is so lovely and also happy to play with Oliver. Thank you xxx

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by Avatar for MartynaS MartynaS about Avatar for Busy Bee Busy Bee on 24/09/2018

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