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Childminder in Luton

5 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Member since Jul 2018 Last Updated Aug 2021 Last Login May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

*Currently full, thank you for any interest*

I live with my husband & 2 children (aged 9 & 6 years) in Wigmore, Luton.

My children go to Wigmore Primary school in which I walk for 10 minutes on the school run.

During term time I attend various toddler groups including Creative Capers & Hullabaloo at Stopsley Baptist Church.
I also go to Stepping Stones at Wigmore Church & Mininastics at Inspire Luton. As well as one to one care at home, I think it is important for preschoolers to attend a group setting & activities for socialisation in order to help their learning and development.

Throughout school holidays we attend local parks such as Stockwood & Castle Park. I am a member of Whipsnade Zoo, children under 3 can attend for free so we do visits there. I also plan activities such as baking cakes, paints & crafts and making homemade play dough.

I also offer:
Tax free Childcare
2 year old funded hours
15/30hours funding hours

My Experience

15 years as a private Nanny
2 years childminding at home

My Qualifications

Diploma in Childcare & Education Level 3
Paediatric Infant & Child First Aid Level 3
Ofsted Registered
DBS checked
Own car
Clean driving license
Food Hygiene certificate

My Availability

Currently full

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
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: 19/08/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

£6 an hour

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

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
4 October 2021

My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid Certificate (added 20/07/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 20/07/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 12/02/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Duckling. 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.

Our son has been looked after by Linda for the last 15 months or so now since he was about 20 months old. I cannot praise her skills as a childminder enough - she is simply wonderful.

Linda works from her home which is not only spotless, but well geared up for children with a wide range of toys and play areas. Every day she takes the children to some form of playgroup / stay and play / mini-nastics etc so he is still getting plenty of socialisation, plus he goes in the buggy for the school runs so he gets to be outside and experience the hustle and bustle of the school.

Linda provides food for our son - (however i believe you have the option to provide your own), he's going through a very fussy phase at the moment and Linda is very patient and tries him with a wide variety of different foods and feeds back to us which ones have been successful. She's very flexible and has helped us on occasions when we've been stuck late at work or needed to swap a day (where she has space).

Linda is an absolute natural with children, its very plain to see how much she loves and nutures children, shes very creative and our son constantly comes home with different things he's made/painted etc. Her communication is fantastic, everyday we get photo updates - which is just what you need when you're busy with work. She's very easy to talk to and receptive to any ideas, thoughts, feedback.

If you're considering using Linda the I highly recommend her, we've never had any doubts or concerns or issues and when it comes time for our son to start school I will genuinely be gutted to leave her.

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

by Avatar for Taylor85 Taylor85 about Avatar for Duckling Duckling on 12/03/2020

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