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5 stars (3)

Childminder in St Albans

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2011 Last Updated Oct 2020 Last Login 19 Oct 2020 Email

My Summary

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

About Me

I have vacancy on Tuesdays and Thursdays, full days.
My name is Charlotte and I am originally from Denmark.
I live in St Albans with my husband and our son, who is 13 years old.
We have a house and a large garden with a toddler slide, a playhouse and lots of ride-ons, games etc.
We love going out to Willows Farm, local playgroups, having adventures in the park/woods and also playing at home with lots of different toys.
Routine is very important for us and so is good manners, but most of all we just love being together having fun, cuddles and exploring.

My Experience

I worked as a nanny in the UK for 13 1/2 years. The last family I worked with for 12 1/2 years. During this time I also did a nannyshare.
Before this I worked as a Mothers Help, babysitter and part time nanny in Denmark.
I started as a Childminder in October 2011.

My Qualifications

I am Ofsted registered, have an up to date 12 hour First Aid course and am also CRB checked.
I have a level 3 in Childcare.
I have a full clean UK driving license.

My Availability

I have vacancies on Tuesdays and Thursdays, full days.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no yes no yes no no no
Afternoon no yes no yes no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 19/10/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.50 per hour

I charge £65 for a full day. Price includes food and drink, activities, outings etc.

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

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Lottebo. 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.

Charlotte was the only childminder we visited, as after meeting her we didn't feel the need to continue searching! We were struck straightaway by her warmth and authenticity, and it was clear that she loves looking after children and seeing them develop. Charlotte is a complete natural, she seems to instinctively know the right approach to any situation, and deals with any tantrums and general toddler behaviour in a calm manner, making expectations clear yet keeping the tone lighthearted.

She is very reliable, and excellent with our daughter's allergies, always looking for products that our daughter could eat, including several we hadn't tried before! Her home is a caring and safe environment, and it was great that our daughter could also get experience with pets, as Charlotte has a lovely dog.

Our daughter has been looked after by Charlotte for two years, and looked forward so much to her visits, particularly when she could have Charlotte to herself! Sadly moving onto the next milestone has meant that we cannot keep her as a childminder, however undoubtedly we will keep in touch and our daughter's absence creates space for other lucky little ones!

Thank you so much xx

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

by Clairew about Lottebo on 22/07/2018

Charlotte has been a fairy godmother to my family. Her home is full of love, laughs and cuddles- she has given my small boy all the tender care I could wish for in the 15 months he has been with her. Her capable cheerfulness has been a blessing on the days that I've struggled with my three under-fives!

Her first concern is always the children, but Charlotte is excellent at settling parents too. She patiently gave us all the time we needed to settle our son in gently, welcoming us into her home until he was happy to stay without us. She can be completely relied upon to notify us immediately if he is struggling or poorly. Charlotte takes the time to have a cup of tea with us just to have a chat about how he's getting on.

Through her, our son made new friends at playgroup, on farm visits, and with her own little boy. He has experienced having a pet and spending time with both older and younger children. He managed to continue his afternoon naps, and even successfully potty trained with Charlotte's help.

Charlotte is completely reliable- she always gives loads of notice for holidays or appointments etc. She has been a fantastic back up for school holiday care and the occasional emergency. I have total confidence in her commitment to caring for my children, and we leave her only to start a new era at preschool. We plan to return for holiday playdates- she is simply too good to lose and we would miss her too much!

Thank you, Charlotte, you've been a total miracle!

  • 5 stars Overall

by missjuli about Lottebo on 29/05/2013


Response by Lottebo on 29/05/2013:

Thank you so much Jools. Have loved looking after your gorgeous little boy. Will miss you all. XxX

Charlotte is an excellent childminder. She looked after my 1-year old son when I returned to work. She is trustworthy, hard-working, and takes her work seriously. This is a person that does nothing half-heartedly, and this includes looking after children.

Most notable is the way in which Charlotte interacts with children. It is obvious that she enjoys working and playing with children. She has an incredible sense of humour which enables her to entertain children and to deal with stressful situations with ease. At the same time she is highly professional and able to teach children what is right and what is wrong in a kind way. An empathetic character, she will always do her best to ensure that a child’s emotional needs are met, whether this be the shiest or the liveliest one in room.

I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Charlotte as a childminder. My greatest thank you. I say this not only as an employer, but also as a friend.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Iiris about Lottebo on 19/04/2013


Response by Lottebo on 17/05/2013:

Thank you so much Iiris. Hope to see you and the boys again soon. XxX

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