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Louise Mcguckin
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Childminder in Warlingham

5 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Jul 2011 Last Updated Jun 2022 Last Login 09 Aug 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

Limited spaces for under 2’s in September please ask for more details!
I am an energetic, fun loving and organised childminder with lots of childcare experience.
I live with my other half Rod and we have a little boy called Scott aged 8 and a little girl called Amy aged 5 and we also have a talkative pet parrot called Ainsley who loves children!
We live in Warlingham in a large semi detached house with a landscaped garden. Our house has been extended recently, with lots of space for children to play and have fun. I have a dedicated playroom with a large variety of toys, activities and crafts. There is a park and playing field opposite us. We are also within walking distance of the local library and several playgroups. We regularly take the children on days out to local farms, soft plays and playgrounds. We offer healthy snacks and delicious home cooked foods. We drop off and collect children from Warlingham Village school, Hamsey Green School, Whyteleafe and to and from local Warlingham nurseries.

My Experience

I have cared for children for over 18 years, I find children fascinating and love to be a part of their fun and development. I have a Diploma in nursery nursing, NVQ in management and a Degree in Psychology. I have completed many training courses including special educational needs, birth to three matters, child protection, food hygiene and I regularly update my first aid. In the first 5 years after training I cared for children aged 0-8 years in day nurseries. I was the manager of the final Nursery that I worked in before becoming a Nanny. I was a Nanny for 7 years. Most of my Nanny jobs involved caring for multiple children particularly in nannyshare roles. I have been childminding in my home since May 2014.

My Qualifications

NNEB in nursery nursing
NVQ level 3 in management
Degree in Psychology
First aid Qualified
Ofsted Registered

My Availability

Mon - Fri, 7.30am - 6.30pm. Please see the table below for my current availability.

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: 07/06/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per 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
5 February 2019
6 July 2016 - Good
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My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 13/05/2022)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 13/05/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Degree (added 24/04/2019)
  • Training Certificate: ChIP training (added 24/04/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: ChIP training (added 24/04/2019)
  • Training Certificate: ChIP training (added 24/04/2019)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 24/04/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Louise Mcguckin. 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.

So happy with Louise! I was looking quite short notice due to family circumstances and having to go back to work early, and Louise was so flexible and explained everything, never have done this before I didn’t know how it worked, but Louise had been a dream, updates us on everything always flexible as my partner works different hours most days, and is always understanding and as helpful as she can be, honestly so happy with her service, not to mention teddy always comes back happy, fed and clean everyday and even comes home learning new things, it’s done nothing but benefit our little one being with Louise and her team!

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by Avatar for Annie Annie about Avatar for Louise Mcguckin Louise Mcguckin on 17/11/2020

Louise has looked after my little boy for two years since he started school and has always been brilliant. However, I want to provide particular acclaim for how fantastic she has been during the recent COVID pandemic. With both my younger daughter's nurseries closing to key worker children with very little notice, Louise's immediately volunteered to provide childcare cover for her at short notice and when so many people were closing their doors. Louise's focus throughout the lockdown has been pragmatic, sensible and realistic with a real focus on how this is impacting the children in her care and retaining a level of calmness and security at such a potentially stressful time for them. Above everything Louise is kind, thoughtful and reliable, always considering how she can help you out. Her cooking is great too! thanks Louise, you have been an absolute superstar! Josie (NHS Manager)

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Josie W Josie W about Avatar for Louise Mcguckin Louise Mcguckin on 08/06/2020

My three children have been going to Louise for two years. And I can honestly say they have improved in every aspect. They eat their greens(lol) and the youngest who is 2 knows the majority of her alphabet and can count to ten!! Their social skills are amazing and they even share now!! Always available to talk and has come to the rescue on many occasions!! I could only give 5 stars but wished I could give ten!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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by Avatar for George George about Avatar for Louise Mcguckin Louise Mcguckin on 24/04/2019

Our son went to Louise 4 days a week from the age of 15 months until he recently started school. She formed an incredibly caring and trusting relationship, and he felt very comfortable and happy in her home. He had a lot of fun with her too. His time was split between doing activities and playing in the house, and going out and about to playgroups, singalongs, and further afield to farms and national trust properties etc. She helped him become much more confident, and helped him settle in when he started at preschool. He also formed a really close relationship with her son, Scott. We really appreciate everything she did for him, and it was a really positive experience for all of us.

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by Avatar for JRDS JRDS about Avatar for Louise Mcguckin Louise Mcguckin on 31/10/2017

I have used Louise for nearly four years now, with my son and daughter, who are nearly 6 and 4 respectively. She is calm, good natured, interactive and handles my children very well. They can both be quite boisterous and she doesn't let it phase her. She is flexible and loyal and has never let me down. My children adore her. I would definately recommend her to anyone. I have recommended her to my sister on law, and she also uses her regularly. I'm happy to provide a further reference if required.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Kerry no Kerry no about Avatar for Louise Mcguckin Louise Mcguckin on 22/05/2014

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