My name is Laura Smith. I am an OFSTED GOOD registered childminder. I provide a nut free environment with experience of allergies.
I live with my husband Matthew and our ten year old son Ben.
We are situated in Abbots Langley.
My emphasis at home is to provide an environment where children feel happy, relaxed and safe.
I can offer a stimulating environment and give children the opportunity to have fun while being creative and developing their minds and body through various activities such as:
Playing - role play, puzzles, play dough and lots of other fun and educational toys.
Painting and drawing, arts and crafts
Playing musical instruments
Dancing and exercising to music
Garden Fun - Digging, Growing, Water and sand play as well as bikes, cars and scooters to practice and develop the children's physical skills.
We will regularly take trips to parks for outdoor activities and love the local gardens centres to explore, meet up with other childminding friends and visit the library.
I am honest, reliable and understanding in accommodating your needs.
Childminder for the last 5 years, OFSTED graded Good for my first inspection in February 2018. Mother of one lovely 10 year old boy Ben.
Good knowledge of expectant behaviour, developmental and milestone reaching ages.
Ofsted Registered Childminder
Paediatric First Aid Trained
Cache level 3 certificate in Homebased Childcare
Planning for Next Steps Development Course
Liability Insurance held
Full UK driving license
Disclosure and Barring Service verification
5 days a week.
Monday to Friday.
|Last Updated: 22/03/2021|
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
£5.50 per hour including all snacks and meals.
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.
- DBS Check (added 10/06/2019)
- First Aid Certificate (added 10/06/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 17/03/2019)
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Laura is a fantastic childminder and our daughter settled quickly and happily when she first stated with Laura.
Laura has a lovely home and garden and a wonderful play room which she is endlessly changing up with new toys and activities for the children. My daughter was at ease with Laura almost immediately after starting with her when she was 11 months old. Laura is warm, kind and caring and I felt 100% confident in her ability to care for our daughter. She is genuine and honest and went out of her way to ensure she understood our daughter’s routine and was happy to work to whatever routine we wished when it came to napping etc. Laura kept in regular contact throughout the day, sending pics and videos of what she’d been up to and updating us on what food she had eaten and how much, sleep times etc. All very reassuring. We really noticed progress in our daughters development quickly after starting with Laura too. Most importantly, our daughter was always happy there and loved spending time with her little friends. She was always full of smiles when collected at the end of the day. If you are looking for a kind, caring, friendly and trustworthy childminder I would highly recommend Laura. She is wonderful.
Laura is so lovely and kind, she’s so helpful with any questions I have had and throughout the whole day that she looks after my daughter, sends photos and videos of her via WhatsApp. This made me so comfortable at the beginning when I first returned to work.
My daughter is now 2 and a half and has happily been going to Laura for 4 days a week since 9 months old and loves it!
We’ve never had any issues and are completely satisfied with the service Laura provides. Love her!
When we first started looking at child care for my son, I genuinely felt I would never find the right place and right person. The minute I visited Laura in her setting I instantly felt a sigh of relief as I knew straight away that I had found somewhere and someone that I felt completely comfortable and happy with. Laura instantly put me at ease, welcomed us in and my son took to Laura instantly and began exploring her amazing playroom (that was before he had even seen the lovely outside space that Laura has). Our son loves his days with Laura and really enjoys the company of his little buddies he has made at a Laura’s. Laura has a large variety of activities/songs/walks and outings and an amazing outdoor space too for children, making everyday a different adventure! My son is completely settled with Laura, eats well (better than with us in fact), naps well, is potty training and has come on leaps and bounds since being with Laura. Everyday he has learnt something new and enjoys showing us when gets home, whether it’s a new nursery rhyme, dancing, signing the abc, counting or showing us his colours. We would recommend Laura to anyone looking for childcare.
Laura has been looking after my 20th month old daughter for the past 6 months and I really couldn't have wished for a better childminder. From the moment I stepped into her home, everything just felt right.
First and foremost Laura is kind, caring, patient and has a great sense of fun. She really took the time to understand our routine and to make that settling in period as easy as possible (for me mostly!) Laura listened to all my jittery nerves, and asked all the right questions. She made me feel at ease straight away.
Laura has a fantastic space for the children, with a seemingly never-ending supply of stimulating toys and the days are filled with creative fun activities. At drop-off, in the morning, my daughter happily runs from me into Laura's house to see her Laura and her little pals.
Every day I receive regular update on whatsapp with photos of what she's doing - at the park, at playgroup, baking cookies or getting creative with paints and water. I get feedback in a lovely diary that Laura keeps of their daily activities. I love seeing how my daughter is developing - every week I see her new words, songs and skills - all things that Laura has been helping her to develop.
I couldn't recommend Laura highly enough! She's been truly wonderful.
Response by Lauras C on 29/01/2018:
Thank you again!
Laura is a lovely, caring and a wonderful person . My son really enjoy spending time with her. She does a lot of fun activities and R is very happy. She takes a good care of him . I highly recommend her!
Response by Lauras C on 21/02/2017:
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