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Childminder in Sunbury-On-Thames

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Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2019 Last Updated Feb 2020 Last Login 23 Feb 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

My name is Lauren, I am 33 years old, married with one child and I am a registered Ofsted childminder.
I have a 4 year-old daughter who attends nursery two days a week.
We live next to Kenyngton Manor school which is great for drop offs and pick-ups if required.
We have a loving, friendly family home which includes a large garden with lots of children’s outdoor toys such as a playhouse, swing, slide and see saw.
We have 1 very friendly dog (a spaniel) who is very affectionate and loves people especially my daughter, 1 cat who again is very affectionate but tends to be out most of the day and 1 guinea pig who is very friendly and likes to be handled.
We have a healthy diet at home with home cooked meals the majority of the time. We eat all our meals at the table as a family and family time is very important to us.
As mentioned above we really enjoy family time and at weekends we try to spend as much time doing fun activities together, whether this be going to the park for a picnic, spending time in the garden or a day out at a soft play or theme park. Spending time outside and taking in different experiences is something I would encourage for the children in my care. Whether this be trips to the local park, learning about animals at the farm, fruit picking or simply experiencing the sights and sounds of the back garden and around the home. I am really pleased you have taken the time to view my profile and would love the opportunity to speak to you about your childcare needs.

My Experience

My experience comes from raising and caring for my 4 year old daughter as well as numerous years of looking after my nieces and nephews in a loving family environment. I have always been passionate about working with children and have found this the perfect career to achieve my ambitions. Having my daughter has changed my perspective and priorities and has finally given me the push to move into a career which I find really rewarding and inspiring.

My Qualifications

Introduction to childminding (pre-registration course)
Introduction to Safeguarding Children
Paediactric First Aid course
Level 2 Food Hygiene
FGM: Recognising and Preventing FGM V3.2
Prevent online training courses - Part one, Part 2 and Channel

My Availability

7.30am until 18:00 Monday - Friday (times can be discussed)
Full time space Monday - Friday available from the 13th April.
Full time space available on a Tuesday starting at the beginning of March

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Last Updated: 14/02/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.50 per hour

Fees include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and any trips out.

School pick up from Kenyngton Manor school available @ £7 per hour per child.

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

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  • DBS Check (added 13/10/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 05/10/2019)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Lauren. 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.

I can't praise and recommend Lauren highly enough. Our daughter settled amazingly well with Lauren. She is attentive, calm, kind, patient and provides a warm and welcoming home. Lauren provides exciting and educational activities and experiences for our daughter (who is 22 months old). I love the home book that is sent home every night, Lauren writes down the days activities, food, nappies, sleep etc. She also sends lots of photo's everyday so we get to see what our daughter has been doing. The children have their own sleep room with clean, sturdy beds/ travel cot which for me was great as I know my daughter is having a comfortable nap. The children go on outings and explore the garden as much as possible, my only wish is that Lauren had provided care for my older children when they needed a childminder!

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by about Lauren on 13/02/2020

Our son (1 year) started with Lauren in December 2019. From the moment we left after our first visit, my husband and I felt happy and confident that Lauren's provision was perfect. Lauren is kind and caring and our son warmed to her immediately. Her setting is extremely clean, very organised and she has a full of a range of toys and resources. Lauren has a clear understanding of the Early Years provision, and this is evident in the fun and varied activities she provides daily. We especially love the messy play sessions and regular singing and dancing. It is great to read about what our little one has been doing in a communication book that Lauren fills in thoroughly each day. Lauren has also been fab at sending lots of photos, which are greatly received 😊 The food is always freshly prepared, is nutritious and varied.

Our son was only meant to be staying with Lauren on a short term basis, but we have ended up changing our arrangements, as we just can't bear to take him anywhere else. Overall, everything is amazing, and we would reccomend Lauren to anyone and everyone.

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by about Lauren on 05/02/2020

Lauren is an amazing person, she looked after my 2 1/2 year old daughter who very much enjoyed her time at Lauren's setting, she is very caring and attentive and pays great attention to detail, keeping me up do date with all that's been going on in my daughters time while in her care. Thank you Lauren.

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by about Lauren on 06/01/2020

Lauren always meets every single need of my toddler when he’s in her care. She’s thoughtful, kind, extremely organised, diligent & lots of fun! My little one speaks very highly of the times he’s spent in Lauren’s care and always has a beaming smile on his face when we collect him, so we feel completely at ease when leaving him. Lauren takes the time to find out what new interests our son has, then will incorporate these somewhere in her creative sessions with the children- showing just how much she puts their needs first. Lauren’s very approachable, honest and definitely understands the way little ones view things. She takes the time to explain ‘why’ something is not a good idea, rather than just saying ‘no’, for example, which our inquisitive son really responds to. Thanks Lauren, we feel very lucky and privileged to have you :)

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by about Lauren on 01/11/2019

Lauren has hugely helped us out for ad hoc childcare while on an extended work project and she couldn’t be more friendly. My wife found her name from someone local and it was such a saving grace. She treats our girls like her own, they seemed to have had so much fun and my older girl fell in love with the gorgeous dog who is amazing with kids. I will definitely use her again and am so glad that we found her! She had plenty of toys, a good outdoor space with more toys outside and had clearly displayed the safety information (like fire safety) that really offers reassurance when leaving your kids with someone.

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by about Lauren on 26/10/2019

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