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Childminder in Welwyn Garden City

5 stars

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Female Member since Sep 2016 Last Updated Dec 2019 Last Login 27 Jan 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Available for Commonswood School school and nursery drop/off pick/up only.

I am an OFSTED Registered Childminder, located in the AL7 area WGC.

A lot of my families are currently term time only but I'm a flexible full time childminder.
I'm happy to work with families on long or short term basis. I've had work from a one off 3 hours to 3 weeks and work that alongside my permanent families.

My Experience

I have three children myself, I'm from a large family and my mum was a local childminder for over 20 years so I've had a lot of hands on experience with children.
I've also volunteered in our local Nursery in my spare time and read with children at our local school on Mondays.

My Qualifications

Level 3 Award in Home Based Childcare
12 hour Paediatric first aid course - updated February 2019

My Availability

I currently have limited space during the week but please feel free to contact me for a chat as things change very quickly.

I also have spaces for school holidays only and I'm happy to fit in hours or days.

Currently I work Tuesday to Friday only.

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Last Updated: 07/12/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

My fees are in line with the local area.
Please contact me for full details

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

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
3 October 2019

My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate: First Aid Certificate - 2019 (added 13/03/2019)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 03/08/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 03/08/2017)
  • Training Certificate: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare (added 03/08/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 03/08/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 03/08/2017)
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Below are the latest reviews for Ricey. 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.

If your baby is still breastfeeding, extremely attached to you (and you feel it will be impossible to leave them) then trust me, Laura can help you both with this difficult transition. I was in the same position when my beloved baby was 11 months old.

I read lots of wonderful reviews about Laura and can't believe I am now writing one with my settled little boy at her house now, thriving, excited to see her, shouting "Laura!" all the way there in the car!

Laura is so welcoming and understanding. Her home has a wonderful feel and is a true home-from-home for your child; she welcomes them like they are one of the family and my son certainly feels like that now

The change from a baby of 11 months to a toddler is HUGE and Laura has been a genuine source of support the whole way. She has helped with his speech, his manners, his kindness, his confidence. He is now the most confident 19 month old at the park! At 11 months I couldn't leave the room without him getting so very upset. He is so confident now because he is used to playing with children at Laura's and they play so nicely together (the only problem is one day he will realise not all children are like that!).

Laura is very organised and professional, yet so caring at the same time. Your child will feel completely secure with her.

I am happy to talk it through with you if you'd like to get in touch with Laura/me. Call her for a chat and go for a visit - you won't regret it! Laura has helped our whole family with the very emotional tear that was leaving my baby with a stranger. I now turn to her for advice and my son hugs her and just adores her. I am sure she can do the same for you. 😊e

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by Avatar for Mrs G Mrs G about Avatar for Ricey Ricey on 07/08/2019

My four year old son loves Laura. She and her home are warm and welcoming.
My son loves the activities and time that Laura spends with him, engaging and being creative.
It's the little details that mean a lot e.g a personal hand print for Mother's Day.
I know that my son is safe, stimulated and very happy in Laura's care.
Excellent childminder

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by Avatar for Penny Penny about Avatar for Ricey Ricey on 16/08/2017

Having known Laura a long time Laura has looked after my 4 year old son Jacob on many occasions over the past 4 years, prior as a friend and also as a childminder. Jacob always looks forward to going to Laura's and doesn't want to come home when it's time to leave. He loves playing and joining in the activities she creates. Laura always has a smile on her face and makes you and the children feel welcome. I would definitely recommend her as a childminder.

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by Avatar for Becky Becky about Avatar for Ricey Ricey on 02/08/2017

My son absolutely loves every minute of his time with Ricey to the extent that it is always a battle to get him to leave. A child who never eats a whole meal at home-clears his plate very day! Not only does he take part in a wide range of imaginative activities and experiences, his manners, language development and social skills have come on leaps and bounds in the time he has been with Ricey. We will be leaving in Sept as our son starts nursery so snap up our full time place before it goes as you won't find a better child minder! I go to work every day knowing my son is in caring hands.

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by Avatar for Kirsty Kirsty about Avatar for Ricey Ricey on 02/08/2017

My little girl of 2.5 just loves her and so do I. Very helpful and although my daughter doesn't like when mum leaves her behind, with Ricey she is been absolutely happy since day 1.
When my daughter is with her I feel very relaxed as I do know she is safe, comfortable and very happy?

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by Avatar for Conci Conci about Avatar for Ricey Ricey on 02/08/2017

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