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Lauren S

Babysitter in York

5 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Jul 2011 Last Updated Jul 2021 Last Login Dec 2021

My Summary

DBS Check
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Hi, my name is Lauren and I am 30 years old, married and living in York, available for babysitting, and willing to offer private tutoring for primary school. I am a mature, caring, fun and lively individual with my own transport and willingness to travel up to 10 miles from my home.


I have full QTS status and a clean, up-to-date DBS check. I currently work part time at a private nursery; I am unavailable Tuesday - Thursday 8am - 6pm, please feel free to contact if you wish to check my availability.

I have a diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents so have a good understanding of children's behaviour. I have also completed my Level 3 Certificate in Childcare through my employer.

Reviews from previous clients are available, and I can also provide feedback from those external to childcare.co.uk

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information.

My Experience

In the year following my graduation I undertook some supply teaching, ranging from Reception to Year 6 and everything in between! I also have experience in working with children with special needs as part of this, including individualised support in a classroom setting. I have partaken in a work-based placement in an educational setting outside of school, so learning outside of the family home is also a possibilty - learning can be done anywhere!

I currently work in a nursery school so have a good experience in working with children under 5, (ranging from 6 months to 5 years old) including their daily care and nappy changing. I am based in the preschool room so have extensive experience with 3-5 year olds.

My Qualifications

2:1 BA (Hons.) in Primary Education with QTS - York St. John University, July 2010
Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
Training in Child Protection and Health and Safety.
Extensive knowledge of Every Child Matters
Level 2 Certificate in Food Hygiene for Catering

My Availability

I am currently unavailable due to caring for my 2 year old.

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: 08/07/2021

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £9.00 per hour

Fees to be negotiated for babysitting, however standard is £9 per hour.

3 or more children will be charged at £10 per hour.

Any time after 12:00am will cost + £1 per hour.

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Lauren S. 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.

We have 2 children age 9 and 10. Lauren has babysat for us about half a dozen times so far.

She is reliable, professional and we feel completely comfortable to leave our children in her care. She is very willing that play games with them and also able to be firm when it’s time for bed. We are completely happy with her services and would recommend her without hesitation.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for cva16 cva16 about Avatar for Lauren S Lauren S on 30/10/2017

Response by Avatar for Lauren S Lauren S on 30/10/2017:

Thank you so much, I always have a lovely time when visiting your family and it's great to play games with them.

Lauren helped us with 4 kids (two 7 year olds, one 4 year old and one 2 year old) at my daughter's wedding at Castle Howard. She was amazing, the kids loved her. She was so good with them. This is a pretty big place so we wanted to make sure they were safe and they were looked after. She couldn't have been better, she was there at all times, making sure they had fun but were not too "crazy". I would recommend highly Lauren to babysit any time. It's too bad we live in the USA because I know we would be calling her all the time.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Carla Carla about Avatar for Lauren S Lauren S on 29/10/2017

Response by Avatar for Lauren S Lauren S on 30/10/2017:

Thank you so much for the kind feedback, I had a lovely time helping at the wedding and felt very included in the celebrations. The children were wonderful to look after and I'd love to send a postcard sometime!

Lauren started babysitting for my little boy a few months ago - he felt at ease with her really quickly and now gets excited for her visits!! Lauren is super reliable and organised and is very communicative by text when I am out, which gives so much peace of mind. Highly recommended! :-)

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Lilly W Lilly W about Avatar for Lauren S Lauren S on 18/08/2017

Lauren came despite car issues and got a taxi, kept in constant touch throughout and made our kids very happy girls with colouring in and talking hamsters! They can't wait for her to come back despite feeling rather anxious about it all and can be rather shy.
Won't hesitate to contact Lauren again.

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

by Avatar for Brownie2 Brownie2 about Avatar for Lauren S Lauren S on 07/02/2017

Response by Avatar for Lauren S Lauren S on 08/02/2017:

Thank you so much, I would be happy to visit again! Glad you are happy with my care.

Lauren is the first person we have left our 2 children with that isn't a family member, and we couldn't have asked for anybody better! She even took the time to come and meet us beforehand and the kids warmed to her straight away. We are definitely going to have her look after our 2 again......in fact we are already trying to sort out dates!!!!!!!!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for kjacklin kjacklin about Avatar for Lauren S Lauren S on 17/07/2016

Response by Avatar for Lauren S Lauren S on 08/02/2017:

Thank you so much! It is always a pleasure and I'm glad you are happy with my care.

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