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Childminder in Ipswich

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Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2016 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 09 Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

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
Childminding Agency Registered
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

*Summer holiday spaces available*

We are taking applications for September 2020 intake. If you are looking for a place for child and would like to register your interest and be added to our waiting list please do get in touch. If you require a full time, part time or flexible place for your child arrangements can be made to accommodate your requirements.

We have updated our training, policies and risk assessments in order to provide the safest environment for our clients.

I am Claire Eaglesham and I provide a childminding service called Noisy Little Lions, for children from 6 months to 12 years. I have two children of my own; a daughter and a son. I know what it is like to choose a setting for your little one and I take pride in providing a fun, safe and welcoming environment that your child will look forward to coming to and find hard to leave!

My setting is located in IP1, north west Ipswich and within easy access of the A14/12 and Ipswich town centre. There are two main bus routes with bus stops nearby.

I offer a ‘home from home’ experience in a welcoming family home with a very large garden. We have dedicated indoor and outdoor play and learning areas. We are in easy reach of the countryside, beach, woodlands and forests so there is plenty of scope for adventure and outdoor learning activities.

Our days are tailored towards your child’s individual interests and needs. Weekly activities include toddler groups, Tots Rock at Broomhill library with the award winning Charlotte Evans! Visits to local parks to feed the ducks and play, including our favourites Christchurch Park and Needham Lake. We go for lovely walks in the woods, by the sea at Felixstowe and Nacton Shores. Forest school inspired child led nature activities in our own very large garden or in combination with the Highfield Children’s Centre on the Dales Open Space. Regular visits include: going to play at our all time favourite role play providers - Little City; diddi dance; Jimmy’s Farm; soft play and so much more.

I like to keep up to date and inspired by other Early Years providers in order to maintain a fresh and focused approached to learning and development. I meet up regularly with local childminders to share good practice and take part in professional development.

Fun and relaxing school holiday care is provided for our bigger noisy little lions!

I am fully qualified, insured, clean driver’s license, DBS Check and registered with an Early Years Agency and a member of PACEY. I drive a 7-seater car with plenty of space for us all to pack up and head out on our adventures.

I aim to provide a fully inclusive ‘home from home’ development and learning experience that is supported and guided by the EYFS which fosters imagination and allows children the opportunity to learn through play.

My Experience

I am a trained EYFS facilitator and have experience with newborns through to teens. I have worked with children from all kinds of backgrounds and abilities and I am able to adapt easily to their needs and requirements.

I have 10 years experience working in education. I have a degree in Performing Arts and I am a qualified English Teacher, teaching literacy and English Language up to GCSE level.

I have also volunteered with the Rainbows and Girl Guides and run my own Performing Arts summer workshops for children age 4+.

My Qualifications

This year I am working towards gaining the following qualifications:
An introduction to Montessori
Wanderlust Child Nature Study in the Early Years

Previous qualifications:
CACHE Level 3 Home Based Childcare
Paediatric First Aid Certificate
EpiPen Trained
Food Hygiene Level 2 Certificate
BA (Hons) Performing Arts
A Levels in English Lit, French and Spanish
11 GCSEs A-C

My Availability

* 2 year old and 3 & 4 year old funded full time and part time spaces available SEPTEMBER 2020 *

Summer holiday spaces

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 30/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

I offer a very competitive day rate and a half day rate.

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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  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric Anaphylaxis Training Certificate (added 21/08/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Childminding Agency Certificate (added 21/08/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Claire Eaglesham. 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.

Claire is exactly what you want from childcare
She’s a fantastic communicator and is professional without being cold and is flexible.
My little boy (4.5) loves going to hers to “play”
The dynamic she has with the children she looks over is a perfect balance , she is warm and welcoming and very much in charge
My little boy adores her
Her space is homely and clean and has a great amount of resources for the children
She also acknowledges when they just need to relax.
I just can’t recommend her enough

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

by about Claire Eaglesham on 21/11/2019

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