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Childminder in Colchester

5 stars

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2016 Last Updated Apr 2021 Last Login 04 May 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
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
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

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Hi, my name is Lucy and I live in a small village called Frating, just outside of Colchester which has great access to the A120 and A12.

I live with my husband And our two children aged 12 and 9 our two dogs and 3 cats.

I have been childminding for 4 years and have just seen my first mindee start school.

I can offer a lovely home from home setting where your child will be treated like a member of the family.
I work alone, so only look after 3 children under the age of 5 at any time.

My families say that I’m more like an Auntie to their children, as they all love coming to Lulu’s house!

I take my own children to school every day and offer before and after school care for primary age children at Alresford school which helps get the little ones used to the routine of going to school.

We regularly go to groups, meet with other childminders, parks, farms and zoos and generally just out and about.
(Groups and outings temporarily postponed due to Covid-19)

I also have lots of indoor and outdoor toys at my home and a very large garden to play in.
We do lots of arts and crafts and messy play activities.
I always follow children’s interests and ensure that they are learning through play.

We love animals here and children are taught how to be kind to them and how to look after them.
We also take care of our wildlife and learn lots about looking after the environment as this is something that is very important to me.

If you would like to come and have a look around my setting and see if it is suitable for you and your child, please get in touch and we will arrange a meeting.

My Experience

12 years experience in looking after children aged 0-12.
Experience in looking after twins.

My Qualifications


Paediatric first aid trained

cache level 3 award in preparing to set up a Home-based child minding business.

level 2 food hygiene.

Safeguarding level 1,2 & 3

Managing behaviour

Delivering the EYFS


Full clean driving license

My Availability

I open part time between the hours of 7.30 AM and 5.30 PM on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday all year round.

I take 6 weeks holiday per year during school holidays. These dates will be given in January to allow you to plan holiday cover for the year.

You will need to provide a packed lunch for your child for the day.
Snacks, water and milk is provided.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes no yes no no no no
Morning yes no yes no no no no
Afternoon yes no yes no no no no
After School yes no yes no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 30/03/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

My fees are from £5 per hour for EYFS childcare plus occasional extras for day trips.
After school care 3-5.30pm £15 fixed rate.
Before school care
7.30-9am £8 fixed rate
I accept childcare vouchers, tax free childcare and government funding.

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric first aid level 3 (added 20/04/2021)
  • DBS Check (added 20/04/2021)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 26/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: CACHE Level 3 (added 02/01/2017)
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Below are the latest reviews for Lucy. 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 daughter has been with Lucy twice a week for a year and a half now, we are so happy with the care she receives there.
Lucy provides so many fantastic resources and each day there will be a new activity to capture the children's imagination and expand/develop their skills. Lucy offers a structured and fun-filled day in a warm and wonderful setting.
I would highly recommend Lucy as a childcare provider.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Natasha Natasha about Avatar for Lucy Lucy on 04/02/2019

Response by Avatar for Lucy Lucy on 04/02/2019:

Thank you for your lovely review xx

My daughter has been going to Lucy for a few months now and has recently started five full days a week. Sofia was only 9 months when she first started and is now a year old. From the very word go, I never had any fear about Sofia being in Lucy's Care. The setting is beautiful, and Lucy provides/organises different activities everyday. Sofia is very forward and confident but since being with Lucy she has developed so much more. I have absolute faith in Lucy and would recommend her at the drop of a hat, to anyone. Her family are lovely too, and Sofia adores her children.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Mummy K Mummy K about Avatar for Lucy Lucy on 25/05/2017

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