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Lynn Crean

Childminder in Lincoln

Babysitter in Lincoln

Female Member since Apr 2011 Last Updated Jan 2022 Last Login 22 Jan 2022

My Summary

DBS Check
Ofsted Registered
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Lynn Crean.

Updated January 2021

Currently I have no availability

I am happy to accept one day only children as well as those needing up to 4 days.

All spaces are for a child/children aged 6mths-3years,when your child begins his transition into nursery.

I do not provide nursery drop off or collection and do not provide before and after school care.

I have been a child practitioner for 31 years working as a private nanny in London and a childminder for the last nineteen years.

I have three children of my own. All of who are in full time education.

We live in a lovely warm, secure stimulating family home in the beautiful Forest Park area which is within easy reach of the local community. Our resources are varied and are aimed to meet not only your child’s needs but also their interests.

Together we will work to provide your child with the care they need to enable them to meet and challenge their development. I will keep you informed of their day verbally and in a diary format.

We enjoy socialising with our peers in a wide variety of settings including drop ins, the farm and on a weekly basis we participate in art , cookery, singing and story activities.

Although we enjoy being out in the community we are happy to play at home on those day’s when the children are a little tired or feeling unwell. We have a lovely indoor play room and a secure large grassed outdoor space to play in.

Please feel free to call me to have a chat about your childcare requirements?

Our home is situated off the Skellingthorpe Road within the Forest Park development which is in easy reach of the bypass and only a short drive or bus into Lincoln city centre. Free parking available

My Experience

I have been working in childcare for thirty one years working as a private nanny ,Nursery teacher and as a childminder for nineteen years.
I have worked for Merton/surrey as a support childminder in the past and have spoken to new minders in the borough of Sutton during their initial training.

I have attended training courses to keep myself up to date on child care developments and to ensure that I provide the best care that I can.
I am happy to send a full list if requested.

My Qualifications

I have a wide variety of qualifications including:
NVQ Level 3 Child care and education
Paediatric first aid
NAMCW stage 2 Grade a Examination in human development child care and family home life
Working with children with HIV and aids
Over the years that I have been a childminder I have attended a wide spectrum of courses some of which include:
Child protection
Food Hygiene
Core books for early years
Observation assessment and planning
3 I's in cultural capital
Impact of lockdown on children
Creating an effective communication and language environment
Effective transition and emotional wellbeing in the early years
The revised EYFS
Funding for 2year old places
A full list can be given if requested.

My Availability

I have availability from August 2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 09/01/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.20 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

£42 per day, for up to 10hrs care.

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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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
15 January 2019
6 July 2015 - Good
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Below are the latest reviews for Lynn Crean. 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.

Lynn has been our childminder, caring and supporting my daughters development since she was just 9 months old. I'd only returned to work when she was 8 months old but due to the different aged children at the first childminder she wasn't settling as quickly as they'd hoped. As soon as I met Lynn I felt at ease, finding a childminder was so hard and when the first setting didn't work out I was completely overwhelmed but Lynn just happened to have the availability coming up and I knew she would be perfect. Her home is lovely with lots of outside space as well as a dedicated area for the children to play and learn. Her smaller setting means she can give all the children 1-1 support and attention from a young age and I can honestly say she has been my lifeline since Sophia started and particularly through this past year. She supported her transition from breast to solids easily.
Sophia absolutely adores her and her whole family, asking every day including weekends is she going to Lynn's and she has developed such a wonderful bond with all her family.
Lynn does so much with the children, making development and learning fun, always different arts and crafts, baking, making all sorts to keep little hands busy. Pre covid, she would take them to different places from Rand Farm to Whisby to soft play and sensory play when the children were younger.
Lynn has also supported with occasional late nights if I've had to work an event and my husband was away for work. She is amazing and cannot recommend Lynn and her setting more highly.
You know your children will be safe, loved and cared for with Lynn.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for vmcbain vmcbain about Avatar for Lynn Crean Lynn Crean on 16/03/2021

Our eldest child attended Lynn’s setting for 2 years, only leaving to move on to pre-school. When our daughter arrived there was only one place I wanted her to go when I had to go back to work. Our daughter has thrived with Lynn. She has opportunities to explore and develop with the activities Lynn plans. Lynn is such a caring, compassionate and understanding lady and embraces her minded children into her family.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Kate Kate about Avatar for Lynn Crean Lynn Crean on 21/09/2020

What would my 16 month old would say about Lynn?
"Lynn Lynn (what we affectionately call her) is my lovely childminder. From the moment mummy, daddy and me went to meet her we knew that she was the one! Mummy and daddy 'clicked' with her and I liked her straight away too. Lynn is friendly and caring and she was really nice when I was upset at leaving Mummy for the first few times. She comforted me and made me feel safe. I now love going and always have a fun time esp with my new friends! We go out to the park (but only when Mr Boris says we are allowed to and it is safe) and we have lots of fun at Lynn Lynn's house too. She has got to know me and my mummy and daddy and she keeps them updated with all the fun I have whilst I am there so that they see I am happy and ok! She has awesome toys too (my favourite is a pirate ship!) and lots of safe space for us to explore. Lynn Lynn has also put things in place for pick up and drop off to make sure everyone stays safe with Covid19 too! She is THE BEST!"

Knowing my son is cared for by Lynn is wonderful. I know he is happy as he toddles off straight away and then throughout the day I get updates of what he is doing and seeing his happy face makes me smile. Lynn is open and honest and always gives good advice. She has put protocols in place to protect from Covid19 and does everything she can to ensure everyone remains safe and well. She is amazing!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for LouiseCP LouiseCP about Avatar for Lynn Crean Lynn Crean on 21/09/2020

Lynn is truly an incredible childminder. When I had my eldest daughter, as you can imagine for a new young parent, finding a childminder seemed overwhelming. As soon as I met Lynn, saw her lovely home and setting I knew I found the right childminder. My eldest daughter thrived in Lynn's environment. Lynn accommodated to her fast learning development and all her other needs. It was lovely to see what she did every day! Lynn's communication is always great. You can feel comfortable about open conversations about what you can do to accommodate your children's needs if they have a special interest or anything else. When I had my second daughter, Lynn was amazing to help me with the transition from one child to two children. Again, Lynn had been a tremendous help with my second daughter who also thrived in her childminding environment. Lynn is a very passionate childminder and her children and family are really lovely. It feels like family, like a second home for your kids! I would definitely recommend her, as I think she is one of the best out there!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for SOlliver SOlliver about Avatar for Lynn Crean Lynn Crean on 19/05/2020

Lynn cared for my son Freddie for over 2 years and from the moment me and my husband met Lynn and her family we knew he would be in good hands.
She always had exciting and productive things planned each time he went, and it was a struggle to get him home sometimes!
Lynn put me at ease with her kind and professional manner and really helped play a part in the potty training too! (Thank you!)
Freddie absolutely loved every day spent here, and also with Lynn's children, he made a very special bond with them and I could really see how much he was progressing week on week.
I very highly recommend Lynn to anyone looking for childcare.
Thank you for everything.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Lucy Lucy about Avatar for Lynn Crean Lynn Crean on 18/05/2020

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