Hi, my name is Lorraine , I am an Ofsted registered childminder living in old Trafford. I have been a childminder since 2008 but have experience working with children for the last 29 years. I am a kind, caring and gentle person. I form a lovely bond with the children I care for. I was graded good in all areas on my last Ofsted inspection in June 2019.
I have 2 children of my own , a daughter 23 and a 10 year old daughter who attends Seymour park community school. Children are welcomed into a smoke free, warm, clean, friendly, fun and family environment. They are given every opportunity to learn, develop, play and grow.
At the end of each day I send parents a short message of their child’s day. I have excellent working relationships and communication with all parents.
I provide homemade nutritious meals and offer healthy snacks throughout the day.
We attend many different playgroups, parks and libraries and museums. During the warmer weather i love taking the children on picnics.
My playroom has a wide range of educational & fun toys to suit all ages. The children have plenty of arts and crafts materials readily available for then to be creative and explore with. I have a little garden that has outdoor toys, a sand and water table for children to play in a safe and secure environment .
I love my role as a childminder & love working with children of all ages. I have now been working with children from birth upwards for the last 29 years. I worked as an au pair in the USA for 11 years and continued working with children upon my return to the UK. I am currently doing a degree in Professional Development in Education.
*I am currently not doing pick ups from any schools*
Foundation degree in Early years and childhood studies.
Nvq 3 in children's care learning and development
Paediatric first aid
Safeguarding children professional abuse
Ican training ( children's speech, language & communication)
Mon - fri , 8 - 5.30
|Last Updated: 18/09/2021|
- Childminding from £4.90 per hour
£37.00 per day
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.
- First Aid Certificate (added 12/07/2018)
- DBS Check (added 25/11/2016)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 25/11/2016)
- DBS Check (added 25/11/2016)
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Lorraine looked after my little boy for 2 years, from 2-4 years old. She provided a very happy 'home from home' childcare experience with lots of days out and learning through fun. She kept me fully updated on what he did and provided extra support where he needed it. He was very happy in her care and I was very happy going to work knowing that he was well cared for. I would totally recommend Lorraine to anyone looking for childcare in a family environment.
Response by Lorraine on 14/10/2021:
Thank you Rosy, Dominic was an absolute joy to look after for the 2 years he was here. He is missed greatly and talked about fondly often xx
My daughter Mara has been going to Lorraine since she was three months old and I needed some help while I attended medical appointments one morning a week. She’s now nearly a year old and goes to Lorraine’s house twice a week.
Lorraine is experienced, reliable, trustworthy, and a thoroughly lovely person and Mara really enjoys her days there. She takes the children on walks, and cooks them lovely home cooked lunches - I am sometimes quite jealous when I see what she’s eaten! All in all I would highly recommend Lorraine to any parent.
Response by Lorraine on 05/10/2021:
Thanks you Laura, Mara has grown so much since she started, it’s lovely to see her smiling face when I open the door in the mornings. I look forward to watching her grow more xx
Lorraine looked after our little boy from the age of 10 months to three and a half. She provided a welcoming, safe and stable environment from the word go, which was really important to me as a first time parent. She was flexible on the odd occasion I needed to make changes to my son’s attendance days and to more long term attendance patterns. My son was always happy to go to her house and made some really good friends. Prior to lockdown they took the opportunity to go to community groups around Old Trafford, as well as museums in Central Manchester. I would definitely recommend Lorraine to any parents seeking a childminder in OT!
Both of my children have been with Lorraine since they were around a year old. I couldn't be happier with the care Lorraine provides - I can honestly say I am as comfortable sending them to her as I would be to a member of my own family. The children are well-supported in their development while having lots of fun doing a variety of activities and they especially love their trips to the local park. Now that my older child is attending nursery, Lorraine also does pick-ups and drop-offs for us which is a great help. Lorraine and her family are so welcoming and caring, my children genuinely enjoy spending time at her lovely home and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for childcare.
Response by Lorraine on 27/09/2021:
Thank you for your lovely review Claire, It has been a pleasure to watch both Joseph and Nina become independent adorable little people. We all absolutely adore them both . xx
Our son Ted came to Lorraine when he was 9 months old and still goes now at 2 years 2 month. He does four days a week and Lorraine is so kind, patient and warm and always very professional. They go to the park, the library and do lots of play and flashcards together in Lorraines' home- Ted always comes home with a new word or colour or numbers. It's very reassuring to be able to drop Ted off and know he's going to be really well looked after, have a good play with the other kids and Lorraine sends little pictures through the day and a round up at the end of what tasty food and snacks they've had, and what they've got up to and naps etc.
As a new mum I found Lorraine is also really supportive with advice and what little phases Ted was going through, and really good to chat to generally with all her experience of caring for young children. I really couldn't recommend her enough as a child minder, and am so grateful for all her hard work in keeping our son safe and happy.
Response by Lorraine on 21/09/2021:
Thank you so much for you lovely words. Ted is a wonderful
little boy and I have loved watching him grow from a baby into an independent, smart and funny little boy . xx
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