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Childminder in Manchester

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Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2016 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 05 Aug 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Childcare Qualifications
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

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 28 years. I was graded good in all areas on my last Ofsted inspection in May 2009.

I have 2 children of my own , a daughter 21 who is at university and a 8 year old daughter who attends Seymour park community school. Children are welcomed into a warm, clean, friendly,fun and family environment. They are given every opportunity to learn, develop, play and grow.
Parents are regularly kept up to date with children's development through my observations I do on each child monthly . At the end of each day i send parents a short diary 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 .

My Experience

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 27 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 Early years and Childhood studies .

My Qualifications

Nvq 3 in children's care learning and development

Paediatric first aid

Safeguarding children professional abuse

Food hygiene

Ican training ( children's speech, language & communication)

Marvellous Maths.

Enhanced Crb

My Availability

Mon - fri , 8 - 5.30

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Last Updated: 04/11/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.90 per hour

To be discussed .

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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  • First Aid Certificate (added 12/07/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 25/11/2016)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 25/11/2016)
  • DBS Check (added 25/11/2016)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Lorraine. 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.

Our little boy has been with Lorraine once a week since he was a year old - initially we were worried that he wouldn't settle given it was only one day, but he's loved every minute and settled with Lorraine (and her wonderfully kitted out, spotless) playroom from day one!

Lorraine sends updates on the day about where he's been, what he's done and eaten etc plus action photos from the day. All the kids in her care seem relaxed and happy and she has been totally professional from the start. We couldn't ask for anything better and would 100% recommend Lorraine for anyone looking for a fab Childminder in the Old Trafford area!

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

by about Lorraine on 06/01/2019


Response by Lorraine on 06/01/2019:

Thanks for a lovely review, i look forward to seeing Elliott on monday’s x

I was recently looking for a childminder or nanny to take my seven week old baby for two days while I attended a conference during my maternity leave. I was so lucky to find Lorraine - close by in Old Trafford, with years of experience of nannying and childminding, including newborn experience, which was very important for me.

She is clearly an excellent and professional childminder, a loving and resourceful carer of babies, toddlers and small children. Lorraine's home is well-organised, stocked with lots of toys, and she takes the children for daily walks and to many local groups - there are many in Old Trafford.

Because the baby was so young and it was a short-term placement, she kept in touch throughout the day, reassuring me she was in the best of care. I was extremely happy.

Lorraine is based near Seymour Park and in walking distance of Trafford Bar tram stop - she would be a great choice for people working at the University or hospitals, or who live in South Manchester and travel into town. There is good parking on her street for drop-offs. I recommend her warmly!

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

by about Lorraine on 19/06/2018


Response by Lorraine on 06/01/2019:

Thanks for my review, it was a pleasure to provide one off care for kitty x

My daughter Rosanna has been going to Lorraine since she was 10 months old. She absolutely loves it! Lorraine takes her to different playgroups/museums and ensures every day is filled with fun and educational activities. She keeps us up to date throughout the day by sending photos and videos which really cheers us up at work ;-)
Rosanna is always noticeably excited on the way to Lorraine’s, where she is met by a warm and friendly family environment, a home from home.
I couldn’t recommend her services enough!

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by about Lorraine on 18/06/2018


Response by Lorraine on 06/01/2019:

Thanks for a lovely review, Rosanna is a pleasure to mind and brings a lot of fun to my setting with her bright personality xx

Would highly recommend Lorraine, both her and her family are lovely and very welcoming.
My daughter Sophia has been going to Lorraine since I returned to work when she was 9 months. Sophia has come on leaps and bounds and has developed loads since going.
Lorraine takes her to story times and the library, play groups, the park and sends me a diary at the end of the day so I can see how Sophia had been for the day i.e. Nap times, what she has eaten, where she's been ect I also get the odd picture or video sent to me which always cheers me up when i am at work.
Lorraine was excellent when Sophia was settling in and kept me updated throughout the day as I was very nervous leaving her.
Sophia has made so many new friends and really enjoys her day.
I have no worries leaving her and know she's in safe hands.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Lorraine on 05/09/2017


Response by Lorraine on 18/06/2018:

Thank you Cat for a lovely review. Rosanna is a joy to care for . x

My little girl has been with Lorraine for 1 year now. Initially, I was anxious about leaving her but Lorraine quickly helped her settle and I could see that she was happy and that I had made the right decision.
Lorraine always keeps us informed about what they have been doing in the day and I love receiving pictures of my little one having fun at playgroups, the library or playing outdoors when the weather allows.
My reason for choosing a childminder over a nursery was because I wanted a home environment; Lorraine’s home is bright, clean and always welcoming. It’s so nice to leave her in a family atmosphere knowing that her days will be filled with fun.

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

by about Lorraine on 04/01/2017

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