Avatar for u.screenName }}
Loraine Hall

Childminder in Lightwater

5 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Jun 2009 Last Updated Feb 2021 Last Login 28 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Hi I am Registered Childminder (with an NVQ3) living in Lightwater (nr Junction 3 of M3) I am married with 4 children (3 have flown the nest leaving my youngest still at home).

I offer a warm and child friendly home.

I worked with my eldest 2 daughters and have experience of being the "parent" so can view both sides of childminding.

The children enjoy varies activities; music, toddler groups, ballponds, children centres, park, Legoland and more - all of which help them to develop their social, communication and learning skills of which is incorporated with the Early Years Foundation Stages.

They all eat healthy home cooked food.

My aims are to have a safe, caring and stimulating environment for my minded children and my objectives are to educate and help them to develop to their full potential in a home environment. Most importantly to care and love them.

My Experience

Apart from having 4 healthy and successful children of my own. I have worked as a childminder for 25 years and have gained a wealth of experience and knowledge along the way.

My Qualifications


NVQ3 in Childcare & Education
Paediatric First Aid
Safeguarding Children
Food & Hygiene
Makaton stages 1-9
Behaviour Management
And more .......
NCMA registered
CRB - both myself and my 2 assistants

My Availability

full/part time

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: 28/05/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Upon request.


NVQ3 in Childcare & Education
Paediatric First Aid
Safeguarding Children
Food & Hygiene
Makaton stages 1-9
Behaviour Management
And more .......
NCMA registered
CRB - both myself and my 2 assistants

I have excellent references of which can all be followed up.

I have experience with newborn babies and children with food allergies such as diary intolerance and nut allergies.

I have had experience with special needs children for example Down's Syndrome.

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 Ofsted Inspections

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childcare provider has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childcare provider.

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
18 July 2017
27 February 2014 - 2
Show previous inspections
Hide previous inspections

My Documents

  • Reference: award of excellence (added 20/04/2020)
Request Document Access We will notify the provider and you will receive an email if they accept your request


Below are the latest reviews for Loraine Hall. 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.

Loraine has been looking after my daughter since she was 6months old for 3 days a week of 30hours in total. Loraine has helped my daughter to grow, develop and seen her achieve every milestone!

Loraine provides a loving and caring home along with all her family. She makes sure all the children are well cared for and have lots of fun while learning along the way! Loraine takes the children out and about so they get to experience every aspect of life from an early age. Loraine’s approach to childcare has supported my daughter in becoming a very independent little lady who is already for the next stage of her story. Loraine has also supported me and my husband in the process of her growing and has worked with us over any concerns that we have experienced with our daughter.

My daughter has stayed with Loraine for over 4yrs and we shall all miss her especially our daughter, who has in addition made some lovely friends while being in Loraine’s care. Having Loraine has been amazing and we hope we shall return to her sometime in the future!

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

by Avatar for Cheryl Cheryl about Avatar for Loraine Hall Loraine Hall on 28/08/2020

Loraine has been childminding both my daughters :Florence ( 3.5years old ) &Poppy (18 months )

Florence was only 8 months old (from March 2016) and Poppy -she was only 9 months old (from April 2018)
She looked after the girls 3 days a week .
I have been extremely happy with the care that girls received, and the great progress both had made whiles in her care, I could write a book about how great Loraine is...!

Loraine's home is always welcoming , clean and organised and both girls had great fun playing with all the toys available and with the other children in her care.

Beyond all this thought , it is Loraine's warm and friendly but no nonsense approach with sets her apart from other childminders .

She provides a wide, fun range of activities including plenty of outdoor exercise. I know both my girls enjoyed drawing, sticking, reading and puzzles as well as outings to the park and playgroups, soft plays and many more .

Loraine is a great communicator and had no trouble in gaining girls confidence and therefore encouraging good behaviour and kindness and compassion to others , both skills which are important to us at home.

Although I provided food I know that Loraine was providing healthy snacks such as fruit and rice crackers .

All in all I am thoroughly extremely happy with level of care both girls received.
I am certain that being in such a positive and happy environment is helping my girls develop into a confident girls .

I was so sad to lose her as our Childminder as we moved home .

I would absolutely recommend Loraine as a Great, Trustworthy, Reliable Childminder

WE ( I )miss you already !! xxxxxxx

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

by Avatar for Ursula Ursula about Avatar for Loraine Hall Loraine Hall on 29/01/2019

From the moment we met Loraine she was welcoming, friendly and full of life. Loraine looks after our 2 young sons full time (a 3yr old and an 11 month old). Loraine came highly recommended from a friend and it is a comfort knowing that our children and with her every day. They smile every morning when she opens the door and they happily wave goodbye as we leave them to their fun filled action pack day. They are happy healthy little boys and learn so much from Loraine and her family. Loraine is very driven and helps them progress through play and continuous learning. They have great appetites and Loraine even gets them to eat all their vegetables! What I like most about Loraine she is Mum during the day providing a balanced life for my children, disciplining them when needed, especially a lively toddler and very very loving. Sadly we are moving to the US and my only anxiety is that we can't take Loraine with us. I couldn’t recommend anyone more than Loraine to look after mine or anyone else’s children and we have been very lucky to have her in our lives. We are really going to miss her.

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

by Avatar for robertsp robertsp about Avatar for Loraine Hall Loraine Hall on 18/04/2016

Loraine has been looking after our 11 month old since I returned to work a couple of months ago and has been an absolute godsend. Our son was happy and settled with Loraine right from the first time he met her and this was at at time when generally he really wasn't happy or settled with anyone new! Since he's been with Loraine, our son's confidence has developed greatly which has been lovely to see. I'm completely comfortable leaving him with her as I know he's in a caring home, is very well looked after and gets to have adventures every day (his days with Loraine sound so much more fun than my days in the office!). Absolutely gutted that we're moving away and so no longer able to use Loraine for childcare.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Cassie Cassie about Avatar for Loraine Hall Loraine Hall on 27/05/2015

Loraine looks after my 1 year old daughter and 5 year old son and I couldn't be happier with her. My children are both very happy in her care. She is very loving and fun for the children to be around. Loraine provides loving care, fun, stimulating activities and a lovely family environment. As a parent I feel that the lines of communication are always open and that it's really easy to talk about my child's needs and development; I genuinely have a partner in my children's care, which is wonderful. She is always flexible and extremely helpful, even having my son at very short notice when I was giving birth to my daughter! Loraine is a natural with children and she has a close bond with all the children she looks after. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Parent Parent about Avatar for Loraine Hall Loraine Hall on 30/09/2011

You must be a registered parent and logged in to leave a review.

If you don't have an account then Register Free now.

This profile has been produced from information provided to us by the user. We have not verified or confirmed the accuracy of any of the information and members should undertake their own vigorous checks and references. Please ensure you read our Safety Advice and information on how to Check Childcare Provider Documents.