5 stars (2)

Childminder in Broughton Astley

Female Member since Sep 2015 Last Updated Mar 2019 Last Login 24 Sep 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

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Childcare is about more than just caring for children. We believe children will only thrive in the most nurturing, supportive and enabling environments, with people they put their trust in through developing secure bonds and relationships. This is what we strive to achieve with each and every child within our care, making as many smiles and giggles as possible along the way!

We are very keen to enhance childrens learning and development and everyday experiences by learning through play, and work with OFSTED's Early Years Statutory Framework (EYFS) which ensures all children's development is observed and tracked and allows us to plan activities according to each child's exact needs.

We enjoy being outdoors whenever the weather allows ( and sometimes when it doesn't as we love a muddy puddle walk!). We have plenty of outdoor toys for letting off steam, along with painting gear, play dough, a huge craft box and endless messy play ideas for a bit of creative time. There are learning through play indoor toys, dressing up clothes, and many books for story sharing.

Our wonderful homely setting is in Broughton Astley. There are three pairs of hands available most times of the day (Laura- Registered Childminder, Sharon- Laura’s wife and head chef who creates all of our wonderful home cooked meals and snacks from scratch, and Chris- our wonderful assistant/entertainer to all!) Casey aged 13yrs and Jakey 9yrs are Laura’s eldest sons and spend half of the week at the setting. Peabo-Teddy joined the brood in August 2016, and Laura and Sharon’s twins Pixi-Rae and Porter-Redd were born in April 2018. Sweep the cat is loved by all children, and though he spends most of his daytime outside everyone loves a cuddle. The final member of the family is Poppi, a Teacup Chihuahua, who enjoys attention, but has her own space both inside the house and outside.

We have a large playroom with enough space to create a wonderful enabling environment, a big kitchen perfect for child friendly baking and cooking as well as Sharon’s wonderful home cooking, and the icing on the cake is the outdoor space: The front of the house has a big gated driveway so no hassle with parking, to the rear is a large patio area perfect for ride on toys, chalking etc, decking area ideal for outdoor picnics, plus a huge lawn to let off steam, as well as apple trees and soon to be our very own vegetable patch which we plan to use both as a learning aid with children helping to plant, water, watch plants grow, harvest crops, and cook their own foods in the kitchen! We have a tyre swing, bespoke treehouse and outdoor mud kitchen.

My Experience

My own children have given me much experience in childcare, and I also have several years experience within the industry having worked in several settings, including: as a private nanny, within a nursery, alongside a childminder, as a mothers help, and as a support worker for a child with autism along his brother.

My middle son had severely delayed speech and so have several years experience in supporting him through speech and language therapy, including learning Makaton
and teaching him and other carers and weekly therapy sessions.

My Qualifications

9 GCSE's
Safeguarding Children
Level 3 qualification in working with children in a home based setting
DBS
Level 3 management qualification
Makaton
Paediatric First Aid
Continued Professional Development using my PACEY membership

My Availability

*** Please note: I am currently running a waiting list. Please contact me for further information and to register your child on our waiting list. ***

I do not have set start or finish times, nor do I have set sessions. I understand that not every parent works '9-5' and as such my ethos is to provide as flexible a service as possible, considering each family's individual needs. I am able to provide childcare in most 'different' circumstances, such as for shift workers, or for parents who work 'unusual' work patterns. I believe there is not enough support available in these situations, and I take great pride in being able to offer this service. My business is my passion, along with my own family, and providing the best service I can only adds to this. I currently have limited availability throughout the week, please contact me for further details.

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Last Updated: 13/03/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.75 per hour

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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.

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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Laura. 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.

To be quite honest I was so nervous about leaving my little lady with anyone whilst I returned to work. After much searching we found Laura and following our intital meeting, myself and my husband both felt instantly that Laura and Sharon were right for us. Helped massively by the fact that our little girl responded so well to them too, it was a no brainer that we would entrust them with our most precious little lady!
Jess has now been in their care 3 days a week, for nearly 2 years. I honestly wouldn't change a thing. Laura, Sharon and Chris are outstanding care providers, fun, loving and most of all care for Jess like she is their own. The setting is fantastic, spacious and safe! Jess absolutely loves going there, she has such fun and has come on in leaps and bounds since her first session.
I honestly don't have enough words to praise them all enough. If you manage to get a spot with Laura, you will never look back!

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Laura on 05/03/2018

My daughter loves going to Laura's she settled in straight the way. Gets excited to go and doesn't want to leave. Would recommend them to anyone. Charly is a great assistant with Laura also.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Laura on 29/06/2016

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