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Childminder in Colchester

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2016 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 10 Aug 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

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 11 and 8 our two dogs and 3 cats.
I can offer a lovely home from home setting and can give your child lots of time and attention. I work alone in my home so only look after three children under the age of five at any one time. My setting is ideal for young children that are not used to big group environments.
I take my own children to school every day which helps get the little ones used to the routine of going to school.
We regularly go to groups, parks, farms and zoos and generally just out and about every day.
I also have lots of indoor and outdoor toys at my home and a very large garden to play in. Children have the use of our cinema room where they can watch nursery rhymes and play and dance to the music with sensory lighting.
We also do lots of arts and craft and messy play activities . 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 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.
please get in touch for details on vacancies.

My Experience

I have experience in looking after my own two children, my eldest is 11, I previously ran a toddler group for under 5's and I have been childminding now for 3 years.

My Qualifications

Paediatric first aid
cache level 3 award in preparing to set up a Home-based child minding business.
level 2 food hygiene.
Managing behaviour
Delivering the EYFS
Full clean driving license

My Availability

I open part time between the hours of 7.30 AM and 5.00 PM on a 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.

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Last Updated: 24/07/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

My fees are £5 per hour, plus occasional extras for day trips.
I accept childcare vouchers, tax free childcare and government funding.

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

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  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 26/04/2017)
  • First Aid Certificate: paediatric First Aid (added 02/01/2017)
  • Training Certificate: CACHE Level 3 (added 02/01/2017)


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 Natasha about Lucy on 04/02/2019

Response by 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 Mummy K about Lucy on 25/05/2017

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