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Childminder in London

Babysitter in London

5 stars
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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2009 Last Updated Feb 2021 Last Login 20 Apr 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

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Availability from Spring 2021. My family within my setting have all had the first COVID vac. Hello, I live on the borders of Lower Sydenham,Foresthill ,Honor oak I am a road off Perry Hill.
I really enjoy looking after small children. I do as much as I can to give them a happy ,safe ,cosy and loving environment for them to grow and flourish before they go to Nursery.

Most of the children I have looked after run into my house in the morning laughing and dont want to leave at the end of the day. I try and make my setting" Home from Home"

I was a nanny for over a period of 15 years and then a" GOOD"Ofsted registered childminder for the last 20 years. I have 2 children of my own, both at school./college

We live in a warm spacious house with a lovely garden, lots of toys. I have excellent refs from previous parents of which some are on here to read.
I do home cooked meals and snacks

You will be sent about 4 pics of your child a day and I am on constant text chat to Parents who wish to Text
Your Baby will have their own Travel cot and room for Nap time

I child mind throughout the year.

I am flexible with hours and can do a short or long day,

I charge by the amount of hours you need rather than a flat daily rate, which can be beneficial to some Parents

I tend to look after children until they are 3.5 and eligible for nursery we go to playgroups every morning and
also have a play park at the end of the road. In the afternoons when the weather allows we spend in the garden. We have a friendly rescue cat called Casper
The Children have lots of stimulation throughout the day in a structured routine, but also time to relax in a warm cosy environment. If you wouId like to chat please text or call me on my mobile number during reasonable hours. have a consistent OFSTED grade" good" last one in sept 2016


I can if needed also pick up and drop off if the hours work for us both

My Experience

I am a mother, registered child minder and was a nanny before I had my second child.

I have looked after a child with special needs, twins and little tearaways! so am very safety conscious.
I am a non smoker

I am still in contact with varies children I child minded and Nannie d over25 years ago and have repeat siblings from families.
I have a large car fitted with car seats

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My Qualifications

Loads of experience / prev worked as a nanny
Registered childminder
Mother
Ofsted reg
First aid cert
Newborns
Driver of 30 YEARS
NANNY 18-38 CHILDMINDER 38-52Y
safeguarding
accept childcare vouchers
Very good refs

My Availability

mon, tue wed Throughout the year (flexible) please call or text my mobile between 9 and 5 pm it is visual on here as I am a gold member and is more reliable than me picking up emails . I’m afraid I don’t do school pick ups

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Afternoon yes yes yes no no no no
After School yes yes yes no no no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight yes yes yes no no no no
Last Updated: 24/02/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.80 per hour
  • Babysitting from £9.00 per hour

please call to discuss

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

  • Inspection Report (added 13/06/2018)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 13/06/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 13/06/2018)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 13/06/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 13/06/2018)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for l fenwick. 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.

Lisa is incredible! From the first day our daughter Rose was with her we never looked back. Not only is she wonderful with the babies/children, she is also a great support to the parents. I often asked her advice on things and with such a great wealth of experience she had great insight into basically everything! She has been doing childminding for so long that she has seen everything when it comes to babies/children.

Her home is the perfect setting for children; with a designated play area in the house with lots of toys and a really large garden for the children to run around, again with plenty of toys. It's a children's dream!

My daughter Rose started with Lisa when she was 11 months and so was in her care for nearly 2 years. Rose absolutely loved it and always said she loves Lisa (still does!) We have moved to Kent which is why we no longer are with Lisa and it was honestly one of the hardest things about the move; to stop Rose being in her care.

Lisa is extremely organised and provides updates throughout the day with pictures which is lovely. As well as this, she explains what they do in the day and what her actions will be in terms of the children's development. I had no idea there were 7 areas of development until Lisa shared this with me!

Lisa is very on top of keeping her home clean. Particularly this year with COVID-19 which has obviously required extra care in this area and takes a lot of time and energy to do so - it is something that I hugely appreciated.

In terms of food, I was always so impressed with what Lisa produced for the children. Always a nutritious meal with fruit and vegetables, as well as snacks mid morning and mid afternoon. At the end of the day, she would always let me know how much Rose ate which was always good to know and to be kept informed.

Overall, both me and my husband were utterly over the moon with Lisa as our daughter's childminder and would recommend her to anyone. She goes above and beyond for the children (and parents) and creates such a happy environment. She's a real gem. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Lisa for being the best!

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by Avatar for Sophie Sophie about Avatar for l fenwick l fenwick on 03/12/2020

How lucky we are to have found Lisa. She is kind, caring, brilliant with children, thoughtful, funny and very down-to-earth.

Lisa looked after our son from when he was 11 months to 2 years. He thrived in her care, and I watched as she cared for him as one of her own. She understands the minds of children so well, and really is tuned-in to their worlds and needs. In the summer her spacious (and beautiful!) garden is open to the children and I would often be sent pictures of my son running in bubbles, or playing in sand, or sat at a teddy bear's picnic. In the winter, they snuggle in her cosy house playing with endless toys. (If they're really lucky, they get to play in Lisa'a House Disco, with flashing lights and music!).

Lisa's days have a basic structure to them and the kids always get to go outside to a playgroup in the morning before heading back home for a home-cooked meal then a nap. The afternoons vary with toys, play, walks, quiet-time or garden-time. I was sent constant updates and always felt I could reach out to Lisa with questions. She is thoughtful and flexible and as a working mum she was a godsend and aways tried to make things as easy as possible.

My son adored being with Lisa, and still (a year after leaving) asks to go round to her house. She and I have become close friends - not something I would expect from a childminder - and I fully expect for Lisa to be in my little boy's life for a very long time.

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by Avatar for Polly Polly about Avatar for l fenwick l fenwick on 25/01/2020

I found the search for the right childcare setting for my daughter really hard. I was overwhelmed by choice and often distracted by things that I now realise are totally unimportant to me.

As soon as I walked into Lisa’s home, had a cup of tea, chat and saw a little boy getting a cuddle because he was upset, I knew her home was the right place for Sylvie.

She was 16months at the time. I wanted a place that felt warm, and somewhere she’d be
nurtured as though she was with family. And Lisa’s setting provided just that.

Sylvie was with Lisa until she was 3. We still see the family regularly. And I credit them for helping Sylvie become the lovely (most of the time!) little girl she is today.

Additionally I love the big spacious garden (that they spend all summer in, making dens, playing on trikes and drawing in chalk etc)
I love the fact that they get out and about to playgroups (rather than being stuck in the same room with the same toys day in day out.)
I love how flexible and accommodating Lisa is (to my slightly chaotic approach to life.)
And I love that I know I could always call and trust her with my girls if ever im in need. (I fully intend to send my second born to her).

Needless to say I would highly recommend Lisa if all the above is important to you.

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by Avatar for Liz H Liz H about Avatar for l fenwick l fenwick on 08/11/2018

Lisa has had our son from age 2 - 3.5. He is shortly leaving her for pre-school. We've had lots of photos every day showing that he is stimulated, happy and comfortable in her setting, which is a wonderful home from home full of animals, toys and in the holidays, her own older children. Lisa's garden is lovely and the children have access to all sorts of activities in and out of the home.

Our son has some medical and developmental issues; Lisa was comfortable with these right from the start, showing how professional and capable she is. It was a relief to find someone like her when we didn't feel confident leaving Ray with just anybody. She has been really attentive to Ray's needs and has helped him overcome some of his fears. She's been really insightful and caring during transition periods and he settled well with her. All in all Lisa does a great job and we recommend her to the max. We are truly sad to move on but we intend to keep using Lisa for help between terms where possible.

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by Avatar for Raywilso Raywilso about Avatar for l fenwick l fenwick on 23/06/2017

Lisa looked after my first daughter from the age of one until she was four and she now looks after my (nearly) two year old. Both of my girls love going to Lisa's and I know that they will be well looked after and safe. Even though Lisa doesn't look after my eldest anymore, she still loves going to pick up her sister and see Lisa's and her family again. She is great friends with Lisa's daughter and often goes round to play in the holidays.

Lisa is very experienced and has understood both of my children's emotions really well. My eldest, was very clingy and had a bad nursery experience before going to Lisa. Lisa was kind and gave her lots of attention when she needed it.

Lisa makes sure that the children she is looking after get to go out to playgroups or the park and she cooks home cooked and healthy meals for them during the day. She has lots of toys (and a few pets!) that my daughter loves!

I especially like that I get lots of photos throughout the day so I can see what kind of a day my daughter is having and that she is happy. (She often used to send a photo to show me that my youngest had settled and was happy if she had had a tearful drop off, so she knows how us mums feel!)

I've known Lisa now for five years and we would definitely recommend her as a childminder!

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by Avatar for Martha31 Martha31 about Avatar for l fenwick l fenwick on 04/06/2017

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