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Childminder in Chelmsford

Babysitter in Chelmsford

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2020 Last Updated Nov 2020 Last Login 23 Oct 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Mark and Lucy Baker run Bluebird childminding from their bright, airy and spacious home. We are husband and wife, fully qualified with all the relevant training.

My Experience

I, Lucy have 21 years primary teaching experience from ages 4-11. During this time I have worked with gifted and talented children as well as children with SEN such as autism and ADHD. I have also worked with EAL children. Mark has business experience and has worked with SEN adults. We have four children of our own ages 3-13 and experience of looking after new borns.

My Qualifications

NCFE CACHE Childminding level 3
BA In Education (QTS)
First Aid
Food Hygiene
Enchanted DBS

My Availability

We are available from Monday to Friday 7am-7pm. We are flexible with organising some weekend and over night care as well as babysitting. We can drop off and pick up from Trinity and Springfield

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Last Updated: 07/11/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

£5 per hour childminding
50p breakfast
£1 lunch
£1.50 dinner

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

  • Training Certificate (added 26/07/2020)
  • Basic Disclosure Check (added 26/07/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: First Aid (added 23/07/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 23/07/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Bluebird. 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.

My two boys aged 8 and 6 have now been attending Lucy and Marks for several months and they absolutely love going! It's great that it's a family set up and my boys feel right at home, lots of activities, park trips and fun which keeps the boys active and entertained.
Added bonus of food provided and a journal of the day makes it all the more better.
Lucy and Mark are really lovely people and I immediately felt at ease leaving the boys with them, coudn't recommend enough, thanks for everything you do!

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by Avatar for Sabra Sabra about Avatar for Bluebird Bluebird on 24/08/2021

Great childminders Lucy and Mark, they looked after my two young daughters very well and the girls were happy to be with them, thanks both :)

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by Avatar for Nadiakel Nadiakel about Avatar for Bluebird Bluebird on 03/08/2021

Lucy and Mark are incredible and we couldn’t have chosen anyone better to look after our little girl.
Lilly is nearly a year old, and has been going to Lucy and Mark since March. She was not used to socialising having been born in lockdown but since being with them she has thrived. She loves going there now and spending time with all the other children who all make such a fuss of her.
Lilly has come so far with her development and that is all thanks to them, along with their family.
Nothing is too much trouble for them and they are incredibly flexible and understanding. They made me feel so much better about returning to work and leaving her which was something I was very apprehensive about.
We get photos and updates each day to see how Lilly is getting on along with a daily journal of what she’s been up to. Thank you both so much for everything you do.

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by Avatar for Liz Ann Liz Ann about Avatar for Bluebird Bluebird on 18/06/2021

Lucy and Mark are wonderfully! My 7 year old loves every second she spends at their house and it has been a lifesaver for me being a single parent. She has always been a bit shy when staying at the childminders but she cannot wait to go to theirs! Excellent all around. Highly recommended. Couldn't be happier.

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by Avatar for Sharon Sharon about Avatar for Bluebird Bluebird on 10/05/2021

Our little girl, who is nearly 6 months old, started with Lucy and Mark a few weeks ago. I was apprehensive before Mairéad started childcare, as due to lockdown, she hadn’t had much socialisation with other people. As soon as she started, Mairéad took to Lucy and Mark! They are very caring and nurturing and this made my return to work so much easier as I knew Mairéad was receiving great care. Lucy and Mark update me with pictures and write a summary of her day, each day. The other children who attend seem very friendly and always make a fuss of Mairéad-which she loves. We couldn’t be happier with the care Mairéad is receiving.

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by Avatar for Mumtobe Mumtobe about Avatar for Bluebird Bluebird on 09/05/2021

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