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Childminder in Darlington

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2018 Last Updated Jul 2021 Last Login 17 Oct 2021 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
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder based in Merrybent, Darlington. I live with my husband, three children aged 17, 15 and 11 and our very friendly Labrador, Oscar.

As a family, we enjoy going to live music events, supporting our local football team, taking part in outdoor adventures and exploring the countryside with our beloved Labrador, Oscar.

Childcare vouchers accepted. Funding available for eligible 2, 3 & 4 year-old children.

Please get in touch for more information or to be added to the waiting list.

My Experience

Ofsted Registered Childminder with many years of experience delivering EYFS, the National Curriculum and supporting SEN children on a 1:1 basis. As well as working with children and families with English as an additional language.

Until becoming a childminder I worked as a Teaching Assistant in primary schools across all year groups but primarily based in the EYFS classroom, a 1:1 Support Assistant to children with complex disabilities and also an Early Years Practitioner based in a Pre-School. In all of these roles I contributed to planning, organising and implementing EYFS and the National Curriculum across Key Stage 1 and 2; as well as differentiating the curriculum to suit children's individual needs.

I have excellent working relationships with the local primary school and Pre-School and provide wrap around care for High Coniscliffe Primary School and High Coniscliffe Pre School. I also have experience of liaising with outside agencies such as Inclusion Team, Downs Syndrome Association, speech and language, CAMHS and medical professionals such as paediatricians, health visitors etc.

Children in my care enjoy the local surroundings, attend community events, go swimming, climbing and trampolining, visit playgroup/pre-school, attend rhyme time and music sessions plus much more; whilst also benefiting from a rich learning environment suitable for their individual needs to enable them to reach their full potential.

My Qualifications

Childcare Qualifications
Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Level 3 Paediatric First Aid
Level 2 Safeguarding
Female Genital Mutilation Training
Prevent Duty Training
Delivering the EYFS Training
Autism Awareness Training
Supporting Children's Emotional Well-being Training
Raising Developmental Concerns with Parents
Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene

Other Qualifications
Level 4 HNC Business and Accountancy
Level 3 Business and Finance
Level 3 Management
Level 2 Administration

My Availability

Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 17:30

School holidays and weekend care can be discussed on an individual basis.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 19/07/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

£6.00 Before School /Pre School Drop Off

£12.00 After School/Pre School Pick Up

£6.00 per hour during the day care (EYFS children).

School holiday fees are discussed on an individual basis.

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 13/01/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being (added 13/01/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Delivering the EYFS (added 13/01/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Female Genital Mutilation Training (added 13/01/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Prevent Training (added 13/01/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Developing Quality Childminding Certificate (added 13/01/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Level 3 Teaching and Learning in Schools (added 13/01/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding Children Certificate (added 13/01/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Food Hygiene Certificate (added 13/01/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 13/01/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid Certificate (added 13/01/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Lyndsay. 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.

My son Timmy have been looked after by Lynsday since September 2020. Lynsday was a huge part of my son's early years. I can honestly say she have become like extended family, not just to the boy but for us all.
She is a caring and engaging childminder. The childrens often get involved in all sorts of different activities, such as craft, stories and dress up days & visiting places. As well as lots of play, of course. I have always felt confident and safe in the knowledge that my son were cared for just as I would care for him. Any parents who are looking for a childminder should absolutely consider Lynsday. She really do a wonderful job and my boy love going there.
That is however not where Lynsday support and engagement ends. Timmy had some problems with speach development, he was able to produced just a few words back in September 2020. Lynsday worked with him but also worked with us to get specialized help, helped a lot with One Plan, meetings with SENCo, meetings with inclusion team, speech and language therapist and this is all done during the pandemia. She did a tremendeous job. Very appreciated! Results are also great. Timmy is finally comunicating properly. Massive progress made during the last year. Lynsday is indeed a great childminder. Marvelous Setting! I would absolutely recommend Lynsday to everyone. You won't be dissapointed.

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by Avatar for Magdalen Magdalen about Avatar for Lyndsay Lyndsay on 21/09/2021

Lyndsay has looked after our daughter for the last 6 months and makes her feel very welcome in the setting.
She is always up to something - nature walks, outdoor play, baking, art or music. We have noticed such a positive difference in our little girl.
Lyndsay provides a safe and comfortable environment for children to play and learn.

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by Avatar for Lucy Lucy about Avatar for Lyndsay Lyndsay on 18/07/2021

Lyndsay looks after our 2 years old daughter, and we love her! She encourages development and learning every single day!My daughter quickly settled in very well with Lyndsay and her family, and she enjoys her day so much there! They are always busy inside and going out a lot too. Lyndsay is very flexible, friendly and well educated childminder and she provides warm and very safe environment for children.We are very happy to found her she is a very special person for us!Highly recommend!

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by Avatar for Gabi Gabi about Avatar for Lyndsay Lyndsay on 02/01/2020

Lyndsay took care of both of my daughters - my youngest daughter from when she was around 18 months old until she started pre-school at the age of two and my older daughter when she was 4 years old. Lyndsay looked after the youngest throughout the day and dropped the eldest at pre-school in the morning.
The first impression that we received from Lyndsay was of a warm and welcoming family home, fully equipped for children to learn, develop and grow in a safe and happy environment. That first impression was confirmed and built upon as the children spent more time in her care. She used innovative techniques to engage the children in creative play and learning, making use of both indoor and outdoor space whilst also keeping us fully informed of their progress both verbally and in writing via the connections she drew from the EYFS framework.
Lyndsay is always friendly, flexible and as accommodating as she can be - I would not hesitate to recommend Lyndsay and her childminding services, both daughters fondly recall the time they spent with Lyndsay and continue to seek her out on the school run to say hello! :)

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by Avatar for Helen Helen about Avatar for Lyndsay Lyndsay on 19/12/2019

Lyndsay was my sons teaching assistant in reception and built a great relationship with him. He now attends her setting before school and he adores Lyndsay and requests to go everyday. My daughter also enjoys spending time with Lyndsay. Lyndsay encourages development, and learning through play. Lots of activities and fun. I enjoy reading what they have been doing. My children are safe and very well looked after. I couldnt recommend Lyndsay enough.

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by Avatar for Katie Katie about Avatar for Lyndsay Lyndsay on 06/12/2019

Response by Avatar for Lyndsay Lyndsay on 06/12/2019:

Thank you for such a wonderful review! It is an absolute pleasure having your children in the setting. We always have so much fun!!

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