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The Copperhouse Co
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Childminder in Strood

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Female Member since Jan 2019 Last Updated Jul 2022 Last Login 12 Aug 2022

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

August 2022 - CURRENTLY NO SPACES (potential vacancy in Jan’23)

About Us: OFSTED Reg Childminder, Mother of 4 & Qualified Teacher (BSc/QTS) working alongside a competent, diligent and compassionate (Ofsted Registered) Assistant.

Choosing a childcare provision can be a daunting, confusing and emotional time for parents/ carers and their children. By providing the following information, I hope to answer some of your questions and/ or allay some of your concerns. Naturally, you'll have many more questions, so please do ask.

I plan inclusive activities and stimulating schemes of learning that reflect the interests, abilities and learning goals of the individual children in my care. Every child will receive the support they need to have the best possible start in life & be school-ready. This will be delivered in a safe, secure and happy home-from-home environment that promotes independence and resilience. You are the expert when it comes to your child's well-being, so we will work in partnership to make sure their learning and development goals are met and that their interests are catered for.

As a qualified teacher, I am very used to differentiating my lessons to cater for the diverse needs of multiple children at differing stages. Your child(ren) will learn and develop skills through play and activities that follow the EYFS framework and, for older children, the National Curriculum.

I have professional and personal experience of caring for children with a variety or special or additional needs. My new home is an accessible, enabling environment and has a downstairs toilet fitted with mobility rails. We are an inclusive and caring family that underpins equality, fairness and consistency. Please ask my about my experience with young people that have a diagnosis of Autism, Down's Syndrome, ADHD, Social, Emotional & Mental Health Difficulties.

Children will have supervised us of the ground floor of the house which includes the lounge, kitchen/ diner and a good-sized garden. Our plot is a tenth of an acre and has well established trees and shrubs, as well as a nature pond for pond-dipping and observing aquatic flora and fauna. Children can enjoy being outside and exploring nature and understanding the world around them.

We have a variety of toys, puzzles and educational resources that cover the EYFS and KS1 curricula.

We believe in communal dining and the children will eat together at the table, as part of our extended family.

My kitchen and bathrooms are always spotless so you can rest assured that this is a calm, secure, supportive and hygienic environment for your child to be nurtured and cared in. I can cater for all dietary requirements and as a mum to a child with a life-threatening food allergy (nuts), I know the importance of getting nutrition right regardless of it being a medical, cultural or religious requirement.

I work alongside my competent and capable Ofsted Approved Assistant. This means we can provide even more flexibility and additional supervision for small group activities and outings as well as a school run service to Bligh Primary.

We are a family team and very proud to be child-centered, inclusive and promote equality in everything we do.

Funding: I accept Universal Entitlement (15 hours), Extended (30 hours) and Free For 2 year old funding. I am also registered for the Tax Free Voucher Scheme, Edenred, Care-4 & Fidelity.

Please ask if you would like to meet in person or chat on Skype/ Teams.

All the best,

The Copperhouse Team

My Experience

Qualified Science & English Teacher (BSc, QTS) and Lead Practitioner for Teaching & Learning.
Worked in both Main Stream & Special Educational settings.
Very recent Newborn Baby experience.

My Qualifications

BSc, QTS, EYFS, FGM, Prevent, Safeguarding, Paediatric & Adult First Aid, Food Hygiene, Fire Safety, Health & Safety & SEND.

My Availability

Now booking for 2022.
07:30 - 18:00, term-time only, in the first instance - please ask if you need something slightly different as I am very flexible and accommodating.

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
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Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 29/07/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.20 per hour

Half and full days only.
Minimum 2 days per week.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
5 May 2022

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 19/03/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 26/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: EYFS1 (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Prevent (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding 2 (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding 1 (added 25/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: FGM (added 25/01/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 25/01/2019)
  • UK Passport (added 25/01/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for The Copperhouse Co. 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.

After taking my little one to a beautiful nursery for a few weeks, we quickly realised that it might not have been the best setting for her as she was not eating, sleeping and generally upset. I went to visit Layla to consider switching her over. Observing Layla and her own children was fantastic - they are the perfect advertisement! From our first settle session, my little one has reached out her arms to Layla or Oren which was such a contrast from our previous setting and filled me with so much confidence. She has great naps, eats well and is a happy child again. The vast experience and confidence that Layla has with children is so apparent and we feel so lucky that my special little person is able to be part of the gang there. Layla is very responsive and provides tailored care to meet my little ones needs. I cannot recommend Layla and Oren highly enough.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for LorettaC LorettaC about Avatar for The Copperhouse Co The Copperhouse Co on 28/07/2022

My daughter (2.5 years old) has been with Layla for the best part of a year now and I cannot recommend her enough. My daughter runs in every day with a massive smile on her face. She has come on leaps and bounds with her literacy, language, understanding and social skills and I put this down to the variety of activities Layla does, and her genuine dedication to create the best educational and caring setting possible. We have used a local top-rated nursery before and I have found Layla's care to be far superior. If you get a chance to have Layla as your childminder, take it!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Totoro Totoro about Avatar for The Copperhouse Co The Copperhouse Co on 29/04/2021

We are so happy with Layla and her team. Our little person clicked with Layla from the initial meeting we had and she settled as soon as she started. We get lots of info about what she has done during the day and our little person enjoys playing with the other littles. Layla is incredibly caring and we trust her explicitly. So glad that we found her.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Charlott Charlott about Avatar for The Copperhouse Co The Copperhouse Co on 25/01/2021

Layla and her team have been absolutely brilliant from day one. I was a bit unsure about using a childminder as had always favoured nursery with my other son but thanks to the set up of Layla and her team I feel the children still get the social element of nursery but with complete flexibility and more attention.

It feels so homely and my boys are both extremely happy to go there and I always feel confident that they'll be well looked after.

I find Layla so easy to deal with, she's been very accomodating with me having to switch things around with changes to my working pattern lately, and she's just a lovely person!

I've told lots of friends about what a good setup it is and would thoroughly recommend her to anyone who asked.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Lucy W Lucy W about Avatar for The Copperhouse Co The Copperhouse Co on 21/09/2020

Layla looked after my daughter for six months before she went to school and has had my son since he was five months old. I couldn’t ask for a better childminder.

Layla is kind, professional, and my children have thrived in her care. She enables me to continue my career by offering me the service that no nursery ever would.

I can’t recommend Layla highly enough.

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

by Avatar for Rosebud Rosebud about Avatar for The Copperhouse Co The Copperhouse Co on 27/08/2020

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