I'm an Ofsted registered childminder based in Bedhampton on Scratchface Lane rated as 'Outstanding' in August 2018. I live with my husband, ten year old daughter and six year old daughter in a lovely home with a dedicated playroom for use by the children. I aim to offer children in my care a safe and nurturing environment where they can learn and develop whilst having fun! I work with parents to ensure that we develop a great relationship so that I can support you on returning back to work or ease any worries about leaving your child in childcare.
My setting offers a homestyle environment with a safe and fully enclosed garden. We have no pets and our home is smoke free. Activities are based on the Early Years Foundation Stage which tailors activities for your child's stage of development and to help them reach the next milestone. We do lots of playing, role play, music, singing and dancing and messy/creative play as well as playing outside. Children are encouraged to learn about the world around them by visiting the local library, parks and shops as well as local baby/toddler groups. Outings to places further afield like the beach, Southsea Splash Pool, Blue Reef Aquarium, Marwell Zoo and Staunton Country Park are also offered (all are risk assessed and take place with the parents permission).
I was inspected by Ofsted in August 2018 and was awarded 'Outstanding'. I have Early Years Teacher Status and can accept 2 year old and nursery (3&4 year old) and extra 15 hour funding.
I have been minding since September 2011 but previous to that I have experience looking after my own daughters and have looked after friends children (ages 2 - 4).
I have looked after children aged from 8 months old upon staring with me up to 11 years of age.
I have also looked after school age children and in the past one of the children I cared for had special education needs. I also have experience with children whose home language is not English.
Ofsted Registration - Outstanding
Early Years Teacher Status (Level 6 qualification)
CYPOP5 unit – Understand how to set up a home based child care service – of the Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.
Paediatric First Aid - St John's Ambulance
Food Safety Level 2
Safeguarding - I access online training each year at level 1 and attend level 3 and level 4 every three years.
I have undertaken many other training courses to support and develop my childcare practice.
I have recently completed Early Years Teacher Status. This is a degree level qualification in early years childcare that recognises the role of the carer as a professional on the same level as a primary school teacher.
Tuesday to Friday 7.30 am to 6pm.
Bidbury Schools before and after school care only.
No spaces at present or anticipated
|Last Updated: 10/06/2020|
- Childminding from £4.40 per hour
£4.40 per hour
Saturday and additional hours outside of 8-6 £5.00
Fees include all meals, drinks and snacks as appropriate. Parents are required to provide nappies and baby bottles/food.
Please contact me to discuss.
15 hours free for children aged 3 + (Nursery Education Grant) 30 hours free for eligible families.
2 year old funding also accepted.
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.
- Ofsted Certificate (added 12/12/2019)
- Inspection Report: Most recent Ofsted Report (added 13/09/2018)
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I can honestly say that Louise was the best find for our little boy. He didn't settle at nursery for over a month but within a few days at Louise's house he was cuddling her and exploring all the toys. He went there from 13 months and has come on in his development especially his speaking and sociability. Louise sends us pictures every day of all of the activities he's been up to; so I know he's always happy doing fun things, sometimes not even wanting to come home! Louise has always been caring towards my little one and the rest of her family treated him like their own. Being at Louise's made returning to work so much easier. We are so sad to be moving away and if we could take Louise with us we absolutely would. Anyone who gets to have Louise as their childminder is very very lucky.
We had our little girl in Louise's care from 11mths to 2years old. We were very sad to end our daughters care due to a foreign job opportunity for my husband. I was very near to tears in the last few days.
Louise is an exceptional childminder. she cares, she listens and she is brilliant with the children.
Anyone who has Lousie minding her children is very lucky as you have a piece of mind (hard when you are a new Mum sometimes!)
It can be a minefield when looking for someone to mind the most important thing in your life, you can be stressed, fatigued and barely coping,but Louise's care really helps with the knowledge of knowing,at least, your wee one is in great hands.
My daughter has been going to Louise for nearly a year and absolutely loves going, they do so many activities inside and outside. They have amazing trips out of all kinds. Unfortunately our time with Louise will be coming to the end in December, and I know my little girl will really miss her. I can not recommend Louise enough she really is amazing and the children are always so happy with her.
Louise is nothing short of amazing I’m the child care she provides.
Our daughter joined Louise in September 2018 and had only just turned 1. Louise cared for our daughter 5 days a week 8-6. Obviously we were very careful in picking out the right person to care for our daughter and Louise has proven our choice in her was right. Our daughter has blossomed with Louise and loves seeing Louise and her daughters each day.
Louise is very good at keeping you updated on your child’s developmental progress and the activities they complete each day.
We are very sad that our daughter will be leaving Louise shortly. Louise has made us feel welcome and involved since day one.
Thank you Louise for all you have done for us 😊
I returned to work in January 2017, starting a new job. I was apprenshive about leaving my little girl for the first time but Louise has been fantastic in easing any worries. Our daughter loves the time she spends with Louise and her girls. Louise plans a whole range of activities and we get updates and photos throughout the day. We feel really included despite both being at work.
We have a great relationship with Louise who regularly asked for our feedback and input and shares homework ideas with us to help with our daughters development. I would have no hesitation in recommending Louise - she is brilliant!
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