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Laura
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Childminder in Loughton

5 stars
(3)

Female Member since Jun 2016 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 15 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Hello, I am an Ofsted registered childminder, grade OUTSTANDING. I live in a caring family home with 3 very happy children . All children i look after are treated like my own, they feel comfortable and relaxed , as if they were at home .

I thoroughly enjoy my job and I am always on the look out for new exciting activities, games and experiences to share with the children. I treat every child as a unique child and tailor their learning journey to their specific needs. I strive to bring enjoyment and excitement to every activity as I know that children reach their full potential when they are having fun!

Our home is clean, safe and full of toys, games and activities for the children of all ages . We have a good sized garden and a lovely new playroom .

As well as learning through play with the children in my home, I think it's very important to experience and explore the outdoors too. I aim to take the children out as much as possible. We like to visit parks, playgroups, soft plays and much more. The outings are tailored to the age group of children and the weather. In the school holidays we like to visit activity centres, farms and museums.

Children are fed Breakfast, lunch , dinner and snacks , we all eat together . If we visit parks I supply a picnic for us all to enjoy.

All children under 3 are supplied with a daily diary and learning journal. Children that require a nap are given their own private room and cot with fresh bed linen and a baby monitor.

My Experience

I have over six years experience as a childminder and a mum ! I have worked within mainstream schools and special needs school. My caring nature allows children to feel calm and safe when in my care. I have a natural ability to understand quickly what a child needs to help them progress and what makes them tick . I have experience in twins, newborns , toddlers and primary age.

My Qualifications

Psychology degree,
Three A levels ,
Ten GCSEs
Level 3NVQ childcare ,
First aid qualified,
Safeguarding training,
Ofsted registered
DBS check
UK clean driving licence
Prevent Duty training

My Availability

I have availability , please feel free to contact me for more details .

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Last Updated: 04/03/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.50 per hour

I charge £65 per day this includes 10 hours of childcare between the hours of 7am -6pm.All meals, snacks, activities and outings are included.

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 Ofsted Inspections

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Outstanding
19 September 2016
29 November 2012 - 2
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My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric first aid (added 08/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: NVQ level 3 childcare (added 08/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: understand how to set up a home based childcare (added 08/03/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 03/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: pacey membership (added 03/03/2017)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Laura. 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.

My little girl has just finished her time with Laura after 2.5 years. From the minute I visited Laura, I liked her instantly as she seemed so lovely and down to earth, and I got a really homely and fun feel from her childcare setting. I had looked around some bigger nurseries but preffered the idea of a smaller, more personal surrounding for my little girl. Laura and her team have looked after my daughter from the age of 11 months and she has grown and developed so much during her time there, especially her speech and social skills and she had great fun in the process having made some lovely friends there. I'd 100% recommend Laura and her team to anyone looking for local childcare as they understand children and their needs and how to make every day there so much fun l. They were really supportive during all of my daughter's developmental steps too, such as when we removed her dummy, dropping naps and toilet training. Laura always had great advice and supported us all during these times. I've already signed up my 5 month old to start with Laura as soon as I go back to work in the new year.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Lisa R Lisa R about Avatar for Laura Laura on 31/08/2021

My daughter has been with Laura for 3 days a week since she was 11 months old and we couldn’t be happier with care that she receives. Since starting at Little Explorers she has come on so much and they have done lots to help foster a love for learning and her desire to explore the world around her. She has also come on in leaps and bounds in terms of her physical development. I know that my daughter will be ok and that if she needs a cuddle, they will be there. My daughter has allergies and Laura has been great at accommodating them and making me feel ok that she is safe. I know my daughter is happy at Laura’s and loves going there, which makes me feel much better about going to work.

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

by Avatar for Nicole Nicole about Avatar for Laura Laura on 06/08/2019

Laura has looked after me 3yo daughter for a month of the summer holidays and I would not have wished for a better person to look after my baby. Laura is caring and welcoming, organised and makes everyday a special one. Her home is safe and is equipped with all the things a child would wish for and/or need.
My daughter has speach development issues and Laura has accommodated it at ease and we can see great improvements even after a month, as she has introduced elements of learning and development around speach in daily activities.
There is always something exciting planned for each day: visits to a farm, cinema, libraries and parks, Laura has even taken out the kids to a bike course ride.
Each day we would get a note about what they have been doing + menu, as well as photos for the week.
My daughter absolutely loved spending time with Laura and other kids and already is missing everyone.
I would recommend Laura with no doubt, if you want someone caring and professional to look after you child/children and a place where each day is a fun day and where he/she would feel at home!

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

by Avatar for Julia D Julia D about Avatar for Laura Laura on 21/08/2017

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