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Childminder in Wirral

Babysitter in Wirral

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2016 Last Updated Nov 2020 Last Login 01 Dec 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
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

My name is Lucy Mackie and I would like to welcome you and your family to my childminding setting.
I live with my husband, James and our two daughters, Charlotte and Isabelle.

My main objectives as a childminder are to provide a happy, nurturing, safe and stimulating environment for the children to learn and progress in, and to promote positive behaviours and attitudes towards others.

I am a member of the Forest Childcare Association and am committed to giving small children the opportunity to spend time in the great outdoors on a regular basis. Forest Childcare can help to:

• Teach children to appreciate trees, fields, ponds and woods by spending time in the natural environment
• Improve emotional and physical wellbeing of children and the adults who look after them
• Improve children’s concentration, perseverance, cooperation and motivation skills
• Help children to stay fit and counter obesity because children move around naturally outdoors while they play
• Let off steam
• Provide opportunities for developing harmonious relationships with others, through negotiation, taking turns and cooperation
• Improve physical skills gained from opportunities to run and balance
• Build knowledge and understanding of the world
• Provide rich opportunities for imagination, inventiveness and resourcefulness

My Experience

My previous employment history has been largely legal based having worked in Solicitors for over 12 years; however, I have always been surrounded by children as my mum has been a successful childminder since I was an attached 1 year old and I have therefore grown up in a home-based childcare environment. I have many years’ experience working alongside my mum and have experience as a parent myself. I have been registered with Ofsted since October 2017.

My Qualifications

I am currently working towards NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) which I am due to complete in July 2020.

Qualifications to date:

NCFE Cache Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare;

12 hour Paediatric First Aid;

Food Safety for Catering Level 2;

Channel General Awareness;

Supporting Children with SEND in Early Years Level 2;

The SEND Code of Practice Level 2;

Starting out - Supporting Children's Emotional Well-Being;

Expectations of Behaviour;

Safeguarding Children;

Senior Designated Person for Early Years Level 2;


Raising Developmental Concerns with Parents;

Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs;

An Introduction to Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder;

Female Genital Mutilation: Recognising and Preventing FGM V2.1;

CACHE Endorsed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder;

ADHD Awareness Level 2;

CACHE Endorsed Asperger Syndrome;

Understanding Children's Right;

Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings;

Fire Safety in Education Level 2;

Improving Children’s Learning through Play;

Promoting Positive Behaviour;

An Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation Level 2;

Supporting Early Language Development;

Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation V2;

Online Safety Level 2;

Child Neglect Level 2;

Characteristics of Effective Leaders;

ADHD Awareness Level 2;

Child Protection Level 2;

Child Protection Level 3.

My Availability

I currently do school drop off and pick up at Birkenhead High School Academy. My local school is Church Drive, Port Sunlight.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 27/11/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Fees can be discussed upon meeting. Those listed are a guide rate.

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

This member has provided us with electronic copies of the following documents that have been reviewed by Childcare.co.uk and are held on file. The documents have been certified by the member as being true and accurate. We recommend you ask to see original copies of the documents before you hire them in order verify the true accuracy for yourself. Find out more about checks & references.

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  • First Aid Certificate (added 27/10/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 27/10/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for Lucys Lambs. 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.

My daughter has been looked after by Lucy since she was 8 months old and adores her and her family. I can’t imagine leaving her with anyone else, if she ever closes we will be distraught! Lucy provides lots of activities and outings and I’m often surprised with new things my daughter has learnt. I highly recommend Lucy’s Lambs.

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

by Avatar for jenberry jenberry about Avatar for Lucys Lambs Lucys Lambs on 26/04/2020

So happy with the childcare provided with Lucy lambs! My daughter always runs in and always leaves
Smiling and talking about how much fun she had. Always comfortable leaving her with Lucy as I know she is in the best hands. Would recommend Lucy to anyone who is seeking childcare.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Food
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by Avatar for Evan Evan about Avatar for Lucys Lambs Lucys Lambs on 20/04/2020

We have used Lucy lambs for almost 5 years now. From baby right the way through to school holiday cover.
Couldn’t recommend enough for a home from home setting !

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

by Avatar for Jessicar Jessicar about Avatar for Lucys Lambs Lucys Lambs on 20/04/2020

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