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Childminder in Colchester

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2011 Last Updated Feb 2018 Last Login 10 Aug 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
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
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hello, my name is Amanda and I have been a childminder (OFSTED registered) since 1993.i live with my husband and have 2 grown up children. I work along side my daughter in law, Lucy who has two children of her own.
We aim to provide a friendly, home from home setting, to which myself and lucy enjoys having a close working relationship with the families/parents.
We do picks up and drop offs, school runs to Monkwick Nursery and Infants, as well as Juniors.
We have two insured cars , 7&8 seaters ,which can be used for the children to enjoy outings to various places through out the year. We also enjoy visiting local parks and woodland on foot.
We very much like to promote, a enriched learning enviroment which enhance childrens development through their play. We have various age appropriate toys, games, puzzles, creative media, as well as cooking.
My setting has a good sized enclosed garden with many outdoor toys and equipment. this includes, slides, swings, children's growing garden, mud kitchen, playhouses, football goal etc.

My Experience

I have been child minding since 1993 during which time I have cared for babies through to teenagers and in some cases siblings as well. In September 2012 Lucy joined myself, after working for many years within childcare (Nursery, afterschool clubs) and is also fully qualified with her level 3 in childcare, as I am.
Many of the children we care for come through recommendation from the local schools / nursery and parents.
We have had experience with children that are SEND to which we work closely with parents and schools to support them.
Over the years we have cared for many children, who's families are from all over the world. we love learning and sharing with the children, about their different cultures and beliefs. We like to continue to work closely with the parent to support the children if they are learning English as a additional language as we feel this is key in their development.

My Qualifications

OFSTED registered
Peadiactridic first aid
level 3 in childcare
Local Essex information evenings
regular online training
English as an additional Language
short autism course
food and hygiene

My Availability

Monday to Fridays 6.30am until 6pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no 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: 23/02/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

£4.50 per hour -
meals: £1 cold meal
£2 cooked meal
drinks and snacks freely available and free of charge

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


Below are the latest reviews for Amanda And Lucy. 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 was sceptical about leaving my daughter in the care of someone else but I can honestly say all that changed with Mandy and Lucy. This is a lovely homey setting with excellent areas for the children to play and learn, my daughter is not yet two and she can counts and sings and talks so much.
The children do a wide variety of activities and my little girls gets excited to be attend each week.

Mandy and Lucy are both lovely people with honest and down to earth, great value for money, and definitely worth every penny. I could not recommend them highly enough we are sorry to be leaving but with the reduction of hours I work childcare is no longer required!!

Thanks for the great service and for giving Penny great confidence with other children.

Becky, James and Penny

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

by Pe2al about Amanda And Lucy on 09/11/2016

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