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Tw Tots
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Childminder in Twickenham

Babysitter in Twickenham

5 stars
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Male Member since Apr 2016 Last Updated May 2021 Last Login Mar 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Pre-Registration

About Me

Hello Families,

My name is Lawrence and I am a registered childminder based in Twickenham (within a kilometre of Twickenham and St Margaret's station). I run a childminding setting at home for the last 12 years.

I have been childminding since 2008, I initially started working with my wife as an assistant. My wife developed her career and now works as an early years lecturer, I continued the family business, firstly with my eldest daughter who now runs her own nurseries and my second youngest who now works at one of the nurseries with her sister. In the past year I have continued to work on my own.

I hold a Early Years and Care Level 3 Qualification, as well as a range of other childcare qualifications such as - safeguarding, health and safety, first aid.

In addition I am registered with Ofsted, and achieved a 'Good' in my most recent inspection (2018).

I have five grown up children, the two youngest and eldest son who still live with my wife and I. Olivia (my second youngest) has now obtained her BA Honours in Leadership and Management in the Early Years with Kingston University.

Olivia also offers babysitting Monday-Thursday 6.30pm-11pm, and on Fridays-Sundays time can vary, as well as overnight stay. She is also available for weekends to nanny and term-time holidays.

You are very welcome to visit us at the setting and to see what I have on offer.

Best Wishes,

Lawrence

My Experience

Raising 5 children of my own!
Childminding since 2008

My Qualifications

NVQ3 in Early Years Care & Education
First Aid Training (Updated every 2 years)
Safeguarding
Child Protection
Highscope
Health & Safety

My Availability

I offer care Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

7.30 - 6PM

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
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After School yes yes yes yes no yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no yes yes no
Last Updated: 24/05/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £8.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

Fee's to be discussed at first meeting, the rates for child-minding can vary.

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

  • Training Certificate: Full Paediatric First Aid Tigerlily (added 24/11/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 24/11/2020)
  • Training Certificate: CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childminding Practice (added 24/11/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Childminding Agency Certificate (added 24/11/2020)
  • Training Certificate: High/Scope Implementation Course (added 24/11/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Child Protection NSPCC (added 24/11/2020)
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Reviews

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We’ve got nothing but praise for Lawrence and his family, he’s been absolutely fantastic since we've started taking our little man to his place almost 3 years ago.
He cares for the kids in a very loving and fun way, and the children love him to bits. I also love that they spend lots of time outdoors, playing and enjoying nature.
He’s been great with our little man but also with us. He’s been very supportive and accommodating when we’ve had to adjust drop off and/or pick up times for work reasons.
The best decision we’ve ever made. If you’re looking for a great “home for home” environment for your kids, then Lawrence is definitely your man.

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by Avatar for akkilea akkilea about Avatar for Tw Tots Tw Tots on 26/06/2020

Our 2 year old has been going to Tw Tots since he was 10 months old. We knew as soon as we walked in to this warm and welcoming family home, that he would love it there.
Lawerence and his daughters are exceptionally lovely people. There are toys for all ages, and they are always busy doing something interesting. Exploring outdoors, arts and crafts, baking, music - every day is different.
Our son loves it, and we feel he's in such good hands, maybe better than his own parents?! :) He has a few sweet little friends, and they are all encouraged to play nicely together. Having different ages is also very helpful for his development. It's a joy to watch them all interact.

We whole heartedly recommend Tw Tots, they've had an incredibly positive impact on our family, it will be hard when it's time to move on - thankfully, not just yet!

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by Avatar for Elite Elite about Avatar for Tw Tots Tw Tots on 19/10/2018

My first child started with Lawrence and his wife and eldest daughter over seven years ago when my son was just under six months old. My daughter then joined Lawrence and Olivia at the age of one. Now that she is starting school, we have very sadly had to say goodbye, but I wholeheartedly recommend TW Tots to anyone who needs a warm, caring, energetic, flexible and fun childminding service. My daughter was recently diagnosed with a heart condition and I have always been confident that they would be calm and do the right thing for her in an emergency; I absolutely trusted them with her life, even when the whole thing was very new and scary for us. I never had to worry about either of my children while I was at work, which is exactly what you need from a childminder – I always knew that they were happy and safe. Olivia is an amazing babysitter, too!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Becs Becs about Avatar for Tw Tots Tw Tots on 15/09/2018

I have 3 daughters and they have all been going to Lawrence's since they were each around 5-6 months old (my youngest is now 2 1/2 years old and my two oldest are now in school).

I remember very clearly going around nurseries and other childminding settings for my first daughter but nothing felt quite right. When I met Lawrence and Matilda (Lawrence's wife who was then also working in their home setting), I was taken by their warmth and love of children and I have been incredibly happy with my decision ever since. My girls have thrived in their 'home from home' environment and they absolutely adore going there. I don't think I have ever had a teary goodbye when I have left them in the morning (but more likely when I come to pick them up as they don't want to leave!).

It is such a positive, happy, and nurturing environment and I know my girls have felt very well cared for, safe and loved there. Lawrence and Olivia do lots of fun activities and outings (such as Richmond Park and Kew Gardens) with the children and often send us little picture updates of what they have been up to in the day which is very sweet.

I genuinely couldn't recommend Lawrence and Olivia any higher, they have been a blessing for our family for the last 6 years and a big contributor to how happy and confident my girls are today.

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by Avatar for AnnaHK AnnaHK about Avatar for Tw Tots Tw Tots on 20/07/2016

We have used Lawrence since our first born was 9 months old when it was run by Lawrence and his wife (4.5 years ago) and now he and Olivia look after both our girls. (5 year old after school and 2 year old 4 days a week)
Lawrence and Olivia truly feel like an extension of our family, the girls love going there. The children are looked after so well in a lovely homely environment. They do lots of fun activities with the kids and the kids enjoy lots of outdoor time in various locations including the beautiful Kew Gardens. They are caring, always full of energy and I couldn't recommend anywhere more highly.

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by Avatar for hannahka hannahka about Avatar for Tw Tots Tw Tots on 08/06/2016

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