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Childminder in Worthing

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2009 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 11 Jul 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
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

My name is Louise, I am 41 years old, married and I live in Tarring in Worthing, West Sussex.

I have been married since 1998, and we all currently live in a private 4 bedroom property with a large conservatory. I have 1 family pet cat called Cookie, 1 very friendly labradoodle called Honey and marine fish. All of my pets are fully inoculated aginst diseases, and are regularly checked by the vet. I feel having pets around can aid in a childs development, however, if you have any concerns, I will be more than happy to discuss them with you.

I decided to take up childminding as I would benefit of having the luxury to stay at home and bring my children up as well as helping out parents who work themselves. I understand how important a childminder is to the parent and the child, as our 2 sons used to go to childcare when I was out working. We understood how important this role was and I feel I can offer the same to other children and their families.

Childminding is a profession and I am able to offer a homely environment for children to settle, learn and play. I like to encourage healthy eating as much as possible and am a great believer in developing children through lots of activity and play. I like to work closely with the children and their families to maximise a childs development. I will provide updated information to parents.

My house is English speaking but will incorporate other languages and cultures as and when required, and I will always do my best to learn different languages and provide multi-cultural activies.

I have a secure garden to the rear of the house in which the children can play. There are bicycles, tricycles, a sand/water table and a play house available to play in only under supervision.

Inside the house, the children will use the main living room and the conservatory for childminding. This is where the children will undertake most activities. I have a dining room table for eating/crafts etc. The kitchen will not be used due to the potential dangers contained therein. There is a stair gate across the kitchen door and at the bottom of the stairs. Upstairs, children will obviously be able to use the toilet and bathroom, and if needed children can sleep in one of the bedrooms in a travel cot/crib.

My house is completely non-smoking, consequently, any visitors are not allowed to smoke either.

I am a member of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) and have been registered as a childminder since August 2008 I am fully CRB checked, first aid trained, and I hold an NVQ3 in CCLD (Children's Care, Learning and Development). I have 3 Little Stars of my own, aged 20, 16 and 13.

I currently have vacancies available. Please Contact Me for further details, or if you have any questions/requests.

I can take to and pick up from Field Place Infant School and The Orchards Junior School both in Nelson Road. I also pick up from English Martyrs School.

My Experience

I have 3 children of my own and have been a childminder since August 2008. Previously I have many years experience of caring for / working with eldery patients in Nursing Homes and adult based nursing with Brighton University and Eastbourne General Hospital.

My Qualifications

I am fully CRB checked, first aid trained, and I hold an NVQ3 in CCLD (Children's Care, Learning and Development). I also have a level 2 qualification in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health.

My Availability

I currently have vacancies becoming available from September 2020 for preschool children and can offer free entitlement hours. Please Contact Me for further details, or if you have any questions/requests.

I can take to and pick up from Field Place Infant School and The Orchards Junior School both in Nelson Road. I can also pick up from English Martyrs. I have vacancies for school aged children becoming available from September 2020.

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Last Updated: 08/07/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.75 per hour

For agreed childcare, as per a signed contract, my fees are:
Children aged between 0 & 5 - £4.75 per hour
Children aged over 5 - £5 per hour
These prices include a healthy lunch/dinner for the child when in my care during these times.
These prices EXCLUDE baby milk, baby food, nappies, wipes, nappy sacks, creams. These must be supplied.
All food (excluding lunch/dinner for children in my care during these times) must be supplied unless the Additional Services are purchased.
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If you require childcare for more than one of your OWN children, I offer discounted fees as follows:
Children aged between 0 & 5 - 4.50 per hour
Children aged over 5 - 4.75 per hour
These prices include a healthy lunch/dinner for the children when in my care during these times.
These prices EXCLUDE baby milk, baby food, nappies, wipes, nappy sacks, creams. These must be supplied.
All food (excluding lunch/dinner for children in my care during these times) must be supplied unless the Additional Services are purchased.

*Please Note* These rates only apply when I am childminding 2 of your children at the same time. They do not apply for childmining at different times of the day.
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Overtime rates (i.e. childminding outside of your agreed childminding hours) will be charged as follows:
All children - 4.00 per 1/2 hour
Please note that this is also the applicable rates for weekend childminding.
Weekend childmining prices EXCLUDE all food, nappies and wipes. These must be supplied.
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Additional Services (if requested)


I will give the child breakfast for an additional 1.50 per day.
For school age children, I will prepare them a packed lunch for school consisting of sandwiches, fruit, crisps, cake or biscuit bar and a drink for an additional 2.00 per day.

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OVERNIGHT CHILDMINDING IS UNAVAILABLE DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS

ALL FEES FOR ROUTINE CHILDCARE ARE PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. ANY ADDITIONAL FEES WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR NEXT BILL

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Lou has been my childminder for the last 3 years and has looked after all four of my children. All of my children have enjoyed going round to Lou's. I would not have been able to cope as well as I have without the wonderful service provided by her. The children are always well looked after and fed. Over the three years Lou has been very flexible which has suited my changing requirements. I would recommend Lou to anyone who is looking for a childminder in Worthing. She is very friendly and the kids love her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about LittleSt on 15/03/2012

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