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Babysitter in London

Female Member since May 2011 Last Updated Nov 2020 Last Login 19 May 2022

My Summary

DBS Check
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
Montessori Trained
Hotel Babysitter
Emergency Babysitter
Virtual Nanny
Home School Helper
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Welcome to my page and I hope you like what you read,
I am an early years development specialist but also available for nannying, babysitting as required.

I was named 10th best childminders in the UK by the Daily Mirror and the Babysitter of the Year by Childcare.co.uk!

My name is Lydia and for the last 9 years I have been a registered childminder running my own home nursery whilst also doing nannying, tutoring and babysitter work. I am now an Early Years Specialist for BIEA. I am also currently volunteering for Westminster connects and Imperial Health to support vulnerable people during the Coronavirus phase.

I have an enhanced DBS on the update service and have recent First Aid, Food Hygiene and Child Protection training. I have many years experience of working in schools, nurseries and various children's charities and absolutely love working with children of all ages.

I am a qualified children's teacher, adult tutor and staff trainer. I have a Level 5 Diploma/Foundation Degree in Children's Studies, Level 5 Foundation Degree in Education and Training, a Level 4 Higher Level Teaching Assistant and a Level 3 distinction in Child Development and Education amongst many other years of qualifications. I am firm but fair with children, loving but also use my initiative to ensure children are cared for at the best I can. Nothing is too much or too little!

I have three beautiful, well-mannered daughters aged twenty and seventeen years old, an adorable toddler and a very sweet miniature dog. Lauryn is doing a Biochemistry Degree, achieved 12 A's on her GCSE's and has worked at Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals. Tia got 3 A's on her A-Level predicted grades and is about to study Politics and International Relations. I am a loving mum but I do adore academics and being pro-active! I also live with my wonderful husband who is a lawyer in the city.

Experienced with children from newborn to 16 years for various roles.

I am very excited to hear from you!!

My Experience

I am a qualified teacher and was running a nursery for 10 years. Before that I worked in various roles such as babysitter (for more than 20 years), Child Counsellor for Childline, Family Support Worker for Homestart, Teaching Assistant in schools, Nursery Nurse and I have been a mother since 1999.

My Qualifications

Currently studying a Level 5 Childcare and Leadership Degree, and a Psychology and Law Degree.
Level 5 Education and Training - Qualified teacher
Level 5 Diploma\Foundation Degree in Children's Studies
Level 4 and 3 Higher Lever Teaching Assistant - Distinction
Level 3 CAVA - Qualified tutor
Level 3 Education and Training - so I can train other childcarers
Level 3 Teaching Assistant - Distinction
Level 3 Childcare, Learning and Development
Level 2 Health and Social Care - Distinction
Counseling Diploma
Child Nutrition Diploma
Human Biology Diploma
Level 2 Numeracy
Level 2 Literacy - Distinction
(and many more training courses)

My Availability

Contact me and see.

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
After School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 20/11/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £12.00 per hour

Babysitting £12ph (May be more if more children)
Nannying £14ph
Tutoring or early years development support £20 (can be done remotely or at my home)

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • Training Certificate: Childcare Level 5 Diploma (added 17/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Working with Children with Disabilities (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Understanding Pathways to Extremism and Prevent (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Trafficking, Exploitation and Slavery (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Think Safe, Be Safe, Stay Safe (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Teenage Pregnancy (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Supervision and Appraisal (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Strategic Managers Integrated Working (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Short Breaks for Disabled Children (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Safe Sleeping for Babies (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Risk Taking Behaviour (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Risk Assessment in Safeguarding (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Personal Development in Health and Social Care (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Parental Mental Health (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Early Child Development - Foundation (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Communication in Health and Social Care (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Common Core of Skills and Knowledge (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Collaberative Working (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Awareness of Domestic Abuse and Violence (added 10/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Storytelling for Teachers (added 01/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Medication Awareness Training (added 01/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Keep Them Safe Training (added 01/04/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Understanding the Revised EYFS (added 29/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Self-evaluation (added 29/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Partnership with Parents (added 29/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Observing Children (added 29/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Managing Behaviour (added 29/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Fulfilling the Role of Key Person (added 29/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Child Development (added 29/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Babysitting (added 29/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: An Enabling Learning Environment (added 29/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Esafety Training (added 26/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Equality and Inclusion in Early Years (added 26/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Health and Safety Training (added 26/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Hate Crime Training (added 26/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding Young People (added 22/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Being Safe - Effective First Aid Management in your Setting (added 20/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings (added 20/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Successful Budgeting in your Early Years Setting (added 19/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Setting up your Childminder Service (added 19/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Reflective Practise in the Early Years (added 19/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Promoting Positive Behaviour (added 19/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Preventing Bullying (added 19/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Improving Children's Learning Through Play (added 19/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Level 2 Health and Safety (added 19/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Supporting Early Language Development (added 16/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Fire Safety in Education (added 16/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Equality and Diversity (added 16/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Data Protection (added 16/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Child Protection in Sport and Active Leisure (added 16/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Child Neglect (added 16/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Characteristics of Effective Leaders (added 16/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: An Introduction to Child Exploitation (added 16/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years (added 14/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: The Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment (added 14/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Understanding Children's Rights (added 14/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Level 3 Child Protection (added 14/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Child Accident Prevention (added 14/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Basic Awareness of Child and Adult Sexual Exploitation (added 14/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Foundation (added 13/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Early Help Assessment Training (added 11/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: A New Approach to Child Poverty (added 11/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Awareness of FGM, Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour-based Violence (added 09/03/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 20/02/2017)
  • UK Passport (added 20/02/2017)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 20/02/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Level 3 Teaching Assistant (added 17/02/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Teaching Assistant Diploma (added 17/02/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Level 3 Learning, Childcare and Development (added 17/02/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Level 2 Numeracy (added 17/02/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Level 2 Literacy (added 17/02/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Childminding Practice Course (added 17/02/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Counselling Diploma (added 17/02/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Level 4 Higher Teaching Assistant (added 17/02/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma (added 17/02/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Homestart (added 17/02/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Foster Care Training (added 17/02/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Childline 75 Hour Service (added 17/02/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: Childline 75 Hour Service (added 17/02/2017)
  • Reference (added 17/02/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding Children (added 17/02/2017)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 17/02/2017)
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Below are the latest reviews for Lydia. 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.

I have been with this childminders now for the last few months and am always surprised at how welcoming they are and how nurturing they seem to be. My son is so happy there and doesn't want to leave when I pick him up.
I couldn't imagine him being better anywhere else.

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

by Avatar for mdawson mdawson about Avatar for Lydia Lydia on 04/07/2019

Such a lovely team, our daughter enjoyed going to Home to Grow. It was a peaceful mind to know she was having good time. Happy baby happy mum !
Thanks for your amazing job.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Reynaert Reynaert about Avatar for Lydia Lydia on 11/11/2018

Lydia and the team looked after our 3 yo for a year, they did an amazing job. Our daughter absolutely loves Chloe and Lidya, and so do we, they are really nice people and really have never said no to a single request we've made. Really accommodating, which is great for working parents. They go out most days and do lots of activities, which is great. Our little one was quite clumsy for her age when she started (gross motor skills clumsy) and we've seen a huge improvement this year, i think this is due to lots of outdoor activities. The setting is going through an expansion, which is great and I look forward to seeing what the new areas will be like, but as our girl has now reached 3+ she will move to a big children nursery attached to the school we are hoping she'll attend next year. I wish Lydia, Chloe and the rest of the team all the very best!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting

by Avatar for Enrica Enrica about Avatar for Lydia Lydia on 08/08/2018

The environment that the children were playing in was absolutely lovely and not to mention the staff were so warm and comforting to the children. I was delighted with the way the children were looked after and stuck to a solid routine which I think is vital. Lydia, I think, has an excellent grasp on children's needs and manages the bustling environment with ease but as a mother of three I know it really isn't that easy! I would love to send my children here.

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

by Avatar for Paula C Paula C about Avatar for Lydia Lydia on 05/05/2018

Lydia and her team are so caring and do everything they can to make our child and us comfortable. They make the most lovely wall displays with all the children's art and we are daily given personalised books with positive comments about our child's development.
We have never been so happy with childcare before.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 4 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 4 stars Food

by Avatar for David David about Avatar for Lydia Lydia on 03/05/2018

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