I am an Ofsted registered childminder who lives in the Crossroads area near Haworth. I live at home with my husband and two children aged 11 and 19 years. I have been childminding since October 2015.
We have a dog and a rabbit.
I got a good in all areas at my last Ofsted Inspection on 22/01/2018.
I have kept up to date with training on covid throughout lockdown, participating in webinars that childcare.co.uk offer.
I offer a friendly, warm and inviting home from home setting where everyone is made to feel welcome. We fill our days with fun activities and outings and base my planning following children's interests. I regularly attend children's play centres, toddler groups, farms, walks to the local parks. We have great fun and children are nurtured and looked after as my own.
I am passionate, kind and caring and thoroughly enjoy spending time with Children of all ages.
I have over 20 years experience of working with children. I have worked with a variety of age ranges from 0 to 11. I am a qualified Nursery Nurse and have worked in a variety of different childcare settings. I've worked as a nanny, teaching assistant with a special needs child, Nurseries and Pre- Schools. I also have experience of looking after twin siblings.
NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce
Early Years Safeguarding Lead Training
Paediatric First Aid
EYFS training ( various courses such as ARK )
Child behaviour/management courses
I regularly participate in webinars which keep me up to date. I have recently participated in the following webinars:
Coronvirus Risk Assessment
When the World Restarts- Coronvirus
Return to Work Curriculum Planning
I am available Monday to Friday 7.30/ 8am till 5.30 but can be flexible on finishing times. I offer full time, part time, before and after school sessions. I can take and collect children to and from Lees Pre- School and Lees Primary School in Crossroads.I also collect from Haworth Nursery. From September 2020 I will have availability for 1 under 5 as 1 of my mindees will be starting full time school. I can offer a full time vacancy. Please feel free to message me in regards to availability.
|Last Updated: 28/07/2020|
- Childminding from £4.00 per hour
Please feel free to contact me for my childminding fees. All settling in sessions with your child are free of charge.
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.
- Ofsted Certificate (added 16/07/2017)
- DBS Check (added 16/07/2017)
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When choosing a childminder the most important thing to me was that my young son would be spending his time in an environment where he felt loved and safe. Laura has been a god send. As a parent, I trust her completely and I have done since the very beginning when she immediately put us all at ease. She put so much time and effort into getting to know us all. Her settling process more than exceeded my expectations. I have never had the wrench of leaving a tearful baby because she took the time to make sure he was comfortable with her and in her home first. Instead, he beams as soon as he realises where he is and he barely notices me because he is so enthralled with whatever she has in store for him. Laura takes exceptional care of him every day but more than that, she really cares about him. Our little boy loves all the play, walks, park visits, groups, classes and outings he gets to enjoy with Laura and I love the variety of experiences she provides him. He clearly feels like a member of the family and loves to play with Laura’s own children, who are amazingly skilled and compassionate with him. The interaction she facilitates between the children in her care has been a catalyst for his social development. People often comment on his confidence in different situations and I truly believe this stems from his time spent with Laura. She shows so much compassion, affection, patience, skill and understanding in all her dealings with him. For me, she has also been really supportive and has made her services flexible to suit our needs. I would highly recommend Laura to anyone who is looking for someone to take on the very important role of caring for their little one.
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