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Childminder in Kempston

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Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2016 Last Updated May 2021 Last Login 19 Oct 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
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
Flexible Hours
Childminder Assistant Job
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo

I have got two children, my daughter who is 15 and my son who is 10 years old. Myself and my husband both love children.
I have a friendly and learning environment that is fun through play and beneficial activities. I have a wide range of creative art and craft items, toys....

We have a lovely house with a nice and good size garden, two good size lovely play rooms, its close to the park, playground and library.

I am very flexible to each child’s individual needs. I regularly visit the local childminding groups and toddler groups. Children in my care are given the opportunity to choose activities to encourage play to aid development in all areas.

I have a car and arrange a short trips and picnics, etc for your children.
I am flexible which is benefits to parents who work shifts or just looking for part time care. I always have free healthy snacks available for your kids.

My overall aim is to provide for children in my care to feel at home, have fun and learn at their own pace.

Culture provision:
All religions and cultures are welcome.

School Drop-off/ Pick-up:
Kempston Rural Lower School; Bedford Road Lower School and Great Denham for other school please ask.

Drop off / Collection is Available.

Arts/Crafts: Many different resources available for children to be creative.Painting, gluing, model making, play dough, drawing…
Computers: PC and laptop are available for children to use and I also have a Wii and a digital camera.

Meals: occasionally I can provide meals for a charge or alternatively I am happy for parents to provide the pack lunch.

Garden: Large garden with lots of play opportunities.

Playroom: two main room, kitchen, bathroom and garden is dedicated to childminding.
Visits/Outings: Forest Centre, woods, shops, parks, Kids World, river, safari park , swimming, library etc.

My Experience

I am originally a computer engineer and I was a IT manager for 6 years; due to giving birth to my lovely daughter I left my computer job some 15 years ago.
I've got over 5 years experience in leading and assistance in Bedford Family Groups and children centre Crèches which look after multicultural family needs and I also worked with mothers who attend the Family Groups.
I've registered myself with OFSTED as a Childminder since 2008 and I am PACEY registered and fully insured.

My Qualifications

QCF L3 in Childcare
Children and young peoples deploma in home based childcare
Paediatric First Aid
Graduated from university as a Computer Engineer
Full CRB checked
Pacey member
Safeguarding awareness
EYFS observations and planning
Child Protection
Awareness of child abuse and neglect-core
Inclusive Play, Disability and Early Years Workshop
Common Assessment Framework
Supporting all Children's Speech, Language and Communication-Introductory Level
EYFS Planning Observations and Planning
Autism,Aspergers Syndrome and Semantic Pragmatic Disorder
Nutrition and Oral Health
Behaviour Management and Emotional Development
Policy and Procedure Writing
Level 2 Food Safety in Catering (Food Hygiene)
Inclusion and Diversity
Observations of Childrens Learning
Birth to Three Matters
Risk Assessment and Enabling Environments
Awareness of child abuse and neglect-core
Supporting all Children's Speech, Language and Communication

Ongoing training is very important to me as it constantly updates my knowledge and keeps me up to date with latest methods and legislation.

My Availability

I am available Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm (with some flexibility).

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 04/05/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Term time only is in different rate.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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Below are the latest reviews for Leila. 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.

Leila is really the best of the best. She is very professional, polite and has done a superb job at creating such a fun, homelike and child-friendly setting for all the children in her care. The service we received from Happy Feet has been impressive throughout - our two children absolutely loved it there and are going to miss Leila and the team so much!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Shaneka Shaneka about Avatar for Leila Leila on 20/09/2021

Having four children I have experienced a lot of child care settings. I can honestly say that she exceeded my expectations and other (outstanding) childminders I have previously used. Genuinely the best and most honest childminder you could have.
If you want a childminder who treats your child as if they were your own, she is the childminder for you.
She has helped my youngest thrive mentally, physically and educationally.
She is kind and caring, always putting the children’s needs first.
Always occupying their minds and time.
My youngest daughter loved her child care setting and thought of Leila as a second mother. What more could you want?

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by Avatar for Ellie Ellie about Avatar for Leila Leila on 21/07/2020

My son attended Happy Feet for 1 year and left only because he has gone to primary school. During his time at Happy Feet he enjoyed himself, took part in many activities including trips out, he was always happy to go in the morning and enjoyed the days there. He took part in group activities as well as 1 to 1 activities with the staff, which helped him to develop, learn and prepare for school. I always felt confident my son was safe and well looked after. There was also a degree of flexibility in times, if needed due to my work commitments. I would recommend Happy Feet.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Gosia17 Gosia17 about Avatar for Leila Leila on 28/09/2019

My God... End Of An Era for my baby boy Frankie. No more nursery at Happy Feet as it is time for to fly the nest and start Reception at Primary School!!

It was so emotional to say goodbye to Frankies tutors. They have been absolutely fantastic and I can't thank them enough!! Happy Feet Childcare is beyond amazing. It's a very small setting which we loved as his allows much more one to one learning and playing with the little ones.

Myself and my husband sent him there after a bad experience with another nursery. We were fed up of Frankie coming home looking homeless and constantly sick. Not only this but he didn't appear to be learning anything. Happy Feet exceeded all our expectations. Not only do they have an Outstanding Ofsted, they are very strict on hygiene. All the students have their own hand towels in the bathroom and only wear house slippers indoors. They go on many trips encouraging them to be active and always have a healthy snack time which is always displayed to the parents what the will be having on the notice board when you enter the nursery.

So kind, caring and positive I know Frankie will miss them dearly as will we. I cannot recommend them enough. A special thankyou to Leila ( the owner) for being there for all of us through the rough times. Home life was a struggle at times due to my health declining and a difficult pregnancy however, Leila was extremely accommodating and did her very best to keep things normal for my son.

This is not a goodbye infact... this is a see you very soon when we return for our daughter.

Lots Of Love From The Perkins Family x

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by Avatar for Shauna Shauna about Avatar for Leila Leila on 19/07/2019

My son went to Leila for about a month and would have stayed longer if we hadn't moved. It was a good introduction for him as his first experience of going to a childminder and it was nice to see pictures of him exploring in the garden. Leila is very friendly, was good at making sure we did settling in before he started and by the end he seemed to be comfortable to go to her and much calmer so hopefully he will be happy going to a childminder again now that we've moved house.

  • 4 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Caroline Caroline about Avatar for Leila Leila on 13/08/2018

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