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Loretta Young
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Childminder in Kempston

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Female Member since Jul 2009 Last Updated Jul 2022 Last Login 09 Aug 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
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
Free Smear-Test Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PLACES and 1 permanent place available. Situated in central Kempston just by Sainsburys, I have been a fully insured Ofsted Registered Childminder for over 30 years. I live with my husband. My son and other daughter have houses nearby. My other daughter lives in Dubai.

I am a fully Insured NCMA/PACEY Member and hold an Enhanced CRB/DBS Disclosure. I am Ofsted Registered, being Regulated and Inspected with 30 years of continuous Registration. I'm also I.C.O. Registered and hold full Public Liability Insurance with PACEY.

I am extremely experienced, extensively trained and offer quality and fun childcare in a happy, home from home setting at sensible low ratios of adult to children. As like Nurseries and Preschools I work within the EYFS Framework to ensure all your child’s progress is monitored and recorded and next steps are planned from my observations. I now use the UK’s largest on-line childcare portal Babysdays instead of A4 paper and journals. This is fully interactive with for parents and everything from contracts, medical records, photographs to invoices are all available at the touch of a button on your phone or wherever you choose to log in from. Here you’ll also find daily notes where full information of your child’s day is also included along with photographs of your child’s day showing their learning progression while learning and having fun.

All childcare can be tailored exactly to your childs individual needs and your specific requirements.

I have undertaken extensive further training gaining numerous Certificates of further training and also offer a vast portfolio of excellent parental references for which I can send you links for should you wish to view these prior to deciding whether to visit my setting.

I am a fun person, very friendly and approachable and your child's learning and development and both your happiness are my main objective. Our days are fun and varied. We do lots during the day both inside and outside of my home. We visit various toddler groups, local library, various community projects, music & rhyme times, soft play, messy play, a dance and movement group also various Childrens Centres and Childminder Support Groups.

Sometimes we go bug hunting, feeding ducks, visit farms, numerous parks, various nature walks, Library, brass rubbing on Castle Mound, Higgins Museum, Houghton House, Bromham Mill Fairy Trail, garden centres, feeding giant fish and ducks, various play and sand parks, collecting natural resources, skate parks and graffiti tunnels, Shuttleworth Gardens, nature reserves, Stewartby Lake, the Forest Centre, train spotting, walk up to see the Fire Station, Barton Springs, various toddler groups etc so we’re out and about in the fresh air a lot having lots of exercise, exploring nature at its best. Without a doubt we’re out every single morning having fun while learning through play and adventure! Nothing is ever set in stone....for example if a child has a current interest in trains or fire engines-we could go to the Train Station or Fire Station. We have done this many times and have often wangled an exclusive guided tour of each! All of our trips out, visits, past times and attractions and all admission costs are included within your fees.

At home I have numerous educational toys and resources and we do lots fun and educational activities following the EYFS Framework and the children's interests such as singing and music sessions, dressing up and role play, gardening, computers/iPads, arts and crafts with glue and paint, basic baking and cooking, projects, model making, age appropriate scientific experiments, general free play and much more.

My home is warm, large, clean and welcoming. My garden is fully enclosed and has various swings, slide, trampoline, sand pit etc in addition to general items such as play tents, paddling pools, golf, skittles, ride on bikes and trikes etc. We have tortoises which the children love feeding, 2 rabbits and some very tolerant cats which love to be fussed. Please bear this in mind if your child may have allergies.

I provide all the essentials with regards to pushchairs, car seats, travel cots, car seats etc. All my toys, resources and equipment are regularly checked for safety and kept in a good and clean condition.

Please note these new vacancies are for children approximately 18+ months to fit in with existing children.

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My Experience

I have 30 years experience of bringing up my own children and also helping many happy families with theirs!

I have a special interest in behaviour management and also speech and language development and can help your child with problems regarding this in order to develop them further should you have any concerns about this.

I have also minded babies from 3 weeks old, twins, children with behaviour problems, teenagers and special needs children although my current preferred age is 18+ months to fit in with existing children.

Please take time to read the 30 parental reviews at the bottom of my profile. Previous parents who I’ve dealt with on a very personal level over a number of years have said the most wonderful things about the levels of learning opportunities and quality childcare I offer so please take time to take a lookie.

My Qualifications

(Certificates of further training in no particular order)

Paediatric First Aid (numerous renewals tailored especially to babies and young children renewed every 3 years maximum over 30 years)

C.O.E.L. Characteristics of Effective Learning

Child Protection

Safeguarding (Refresher to the above with 100% passmark)

Home Fire Safety Training

Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse V3

Oral Health Awareness and Nutrition Training

Working with Babies

The Prevent Duty ( Level 2)

Early Years Foundation Stage

Speech and Language Disorders in Pre School Children

English as an Additional Language

Allergy Awareness

The Prevent Duty Level 2

Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect-Core V4/R4MV5/V7.3

Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect-Core Refresher R4MV5

Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect-Core Refresher R3MV14

Data Protection Level 2

Inclusive Play, Disability and Early Years Workshop

Prevent Duty and British Values

Supporting all Children's Speech, Language and Communication

Disability Awareness

Supporting all Children's Speech, Language and Communication

Common Assessment Framework

Supporting all Children's Speech, Language and Communication-Introductory Level

Using Visuals to Support Communication

Child Development in the Early Years

Sensory Play and Learning

E.Y.F.S. Planning Observations and Planning

Autism, Aspergers Syndrome and Semantic Pragmatic Disorder

Nutrition and Oral Health

NCMA Behaviour Management and Emotional Development for 5-12yr olds

Drug Awareness

Compulsory Paperwork

Supporting Children with S.E.N.D.

Smile Award

Allergies and Anaphylactic Shock

Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements

E.Y.F.S. Moving On

Behaviour and Self Regulation

Inclusion and Diversity

Under 5's Learning Through Play

C.A.F. (Common Assessment Framework)

Early Learning Goals

Allergy Awareness

Common Core of Skills and Knowledge

Developing Young Childrens Speech and Literacy

Observations of Childrens Learning

Teach the Foundation Stage (through Block Play)

Happy Handz Non-Verbal Communication

N.C.M.A. Activities for 5-12 year olds

A.D.H.D. (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

Birth to Three Matters

Portfolio Workshop

Using Visuals To Support Communication

Risk Assessment and Enabling Environments

How to Drug-proof your kids

C.A.F. Raising Awareness

Common Assessment Framework v3 e-learning course

Administration of Epi-Pen

Policy and Procedure Writing

Compulsory Paperwork

Data Protection Level 2

E.Y.F.S. Briefing Sessions

Level 2 Food Safety in Catering (Food Hygiene)

Are you Ready for your Inspection?

I.C.P. (Introduction to Childminding Practice)

Early Mathematics

Mark Making

Phonics for Pre-School Children

Health and Self Care

2 Year Progress Check

Tracking Children’s Progress

Transition to School

Sustained Shared Thinking Webinar

Child Development in the Early Years

Sensory Play and Learning

Introduction to the E.Y.F.S.Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements

Working with Babies

English as an additional language

Supporting Children with S.E.N.D.

Oral Health in the Early Years

The Learning Walk

Cultural Capital

Coronavirus-Health and Safety

Supporting the Development of Self Regulation Skills

Inspection and You – Education Inspection Framework Jargon Busting

Focus on….The Learning Walk

Focus on…Cultural Capital

Dental Hygiene and Oral Health in the Early Years

Supporting Children through Bereavement

Healthy Eating in the Early Years

Gender in the Early Years

Children’s Character, Interests and Talents

Oral Health

Updating your Safeguarding Policy for September 2021

Quick Assessment Checks

Updates to the Early Years Foundation Stage

Impact of Lockdown on Children

Literacy in 2021

OFSTED Inspection from September 2021

Progress Check at 2 in 2021

Pedagogy and Practice in 2021

Learning Characteristics in 2021

Delivering the Educational Programs in 2021

The Educational Programs in 2021

Changes to the EYFS from September 2021

Child Development part 2

Curriculum in 2021

Comparing Development Matters

Teaching in 2021

Safeguarding – the Roles of the DSL

Environmental Check

Safeguarding Refresher

Curriculum for 2021

Data Protection Refresher – Safeguarding

Developing a Sequenced Curriculum – EYFS Reforms

Driving your Business through a Pandemic

EYFS reforms – a Blended Curriculum

EYFS reforms – Tracking Children’s Progress

Rethinking Children’s Behaviour – part one

The Leuven Scales

Children returning to Childcare

Getting to Good

Curriculum Planning – a Trauma Informed Response

Restarting your Early Years Business

Child Well-being

Coronavirus Risk Assessment

Health and Safety in the Early Years

The Outside Play Curriculum

Resources in the Early Years

Risky Play in the Early Years

Risk Assessment in the Early Years

Childminders Paperwork

Supporting Children with SEND

Outings in the Early Years

Working with Others

Working with Parents

Daily routines in the Early Years

Teaching Boys and Girls

Working with 2 to 3-year-olds

Physical Development

Self Evaluation

The Early Years Curriculum

EY Inspections from September 2019

Music and Movement in the Early Years

Mark Making

Phonics in the Early Years

Reading in the Early Years

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Physical development

2 Year Progress Check

Transition to School

E.Y.F.S. 2021- 3 months on

Your Curriculum for 2022

Safeguarding Audit for 2022

Paperwork for Childminders in 2022

Planning for Progress in 2022

Supporting Childrens Emotions in The Early Years

Enabling Environments

Quality Improvement

Safeguarding File

Books to Support Learning

Ofsted and Professional Development

Role Play in the Early Years

Nappy Changing and Toileting

Multicultural Teaching

Provision Mapping-SEND

Certificate of Excellence (high rating on Childcare.co.uk)

Gold Service Award (10 year Membership with Childcare.co.uk)

Local Authority Registered Food Business Establishment for Food Hygiene (England) Regs 2006

I.C.O. Registered

N.C.M.A/P.A.C.E.Y. Member for 30 years

Inland Revenue Small Business Support Team-Income Tax for Registered Childminders

Advanced Training Course covering all aspects of the Baby's Days system including: Progress, Observations, Planning, Next Steps, Policies, Permissions, Medical, Book keeping, Attendance, Contracts, Registers, SEF, Photographs, Risk Assessments & Diaries.

My commitment to ongoing training is very important to me as it constantly updates my knowledge and keeps me up to date with latest methods and legislation.

My Availability

* School holiday places are now available for children aged 4+.

* My final childcare place is available for children over 18 months. This age limit is to fit in with existing children.

* In addition to this standard daytime childcare place becoming available I also have X2 after school places available (with the option of holiday care)

PLEASE NOTE: The current standard daytime places are for children 18 months upwards in order to fit in with existing children.

In addition to offering 15/30hr funded places, all workplace childcare vouchers are accepted. As I’m a Registered/Approved Provider you may be able to claim the Childcare Element of WFTC/Universal Credits depending on your household income. I am also registered for the new Government initiative of 20% Tax Free Childcare Scheme which is an incentive for higher earners with an income of up to 100K per year. This gives you a permanent 20% discount by using the Government Scheme to pay your childcare fees. Please ask for further details about either of the above schemes.

I may offer early starts/late finishes and weekend childcare at enhanced rates for those who may need this facility. I may occasionally offer overnight childcare

My preferred method of contact is by phone as I feel human conversation is better than endless messages. However, if you would prefer to message me-please clearly state your requirements in full including preferred days, times, your childs exact age and any other relevant details ie; whether they have any medical conditions or special needs etc. If you require after school care PLEASE state which school with the same information-thankyou.

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Last Updated: 01/08/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

Please enquire as this can vary depending on your requirements. Factors to consider are:

How many children
Which days
What hours
How regularly
Long/short term arrangement
Term time only or all year

Late nights, overnight care and weekends may be available and offered in addition at enhanced rates. (Standard rates are between 9am-5.30pm Monday-Friday)

Please call to discuss your individual requirements or if you message me within this site PLEASE clearly state your requirements in full.

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
13 June 2017
1 August 2013 - 2
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My Documents

  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 22/06/2021)
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 22/06/2021)
  • Training Certificate (added 26/10/2016)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 26/10/2016)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 26/10/2016)
  • Utility Bill (added 26/10/2016)
  • UK Passport (added 26/10/2016)
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Below are the latest reviews for Loretta Young. 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.

Our daughter has been going to Loretta’s since November, and has such fantastic (and educational!) experiences, and they are always doing something different.

As a little one that was only 4 months old when we went into lockdown 1, we were quite nervous about our first experience of childcare outside of family. We didn’t need to fear though, and our daughter has a fab time with Loretta and has made some lovely little friends. Whilst our daughter has suffered some separation anxiety, we have been able to work through this together with Loretta, as a key partner to the success of our family. With her empathy and support, we are out the other side (touch wood!), but if not, we trust that there is a huge knowledge base in Loretta to help us get our little girl back on track.

Our daughter’s language and counting has come on leaps and bounds, and her vocabulary, comprehension and conversation has expanded to include all the exciting things they do.

Would recommend for your littlies

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Em G Em G about Avatar for Loretta Young Loretta Young on 22/03/2022

Response by Avatar for Loretta Young Loretta Young on 22/03/2022:

Thankyou so much for your lovely words 🤗

My daughter has come on leaps and bounds with Loretta !! She loves Loretta like one of the family !!! Loretta is a great all rounder with years of experience, I felt at ease with leaving my daughter with her from day one , was the best choice i ever made , they do so many different activities daily and go on wonderful outings which I am so impressed with , If you are looking for a childminder do not hesitate and choose Loretta she’s the best .Loretta’s house is also like a show one spotless clean .

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Katiedig Katiedig about Avatar for Loretta Young Loretta Young on 17/03/2022

Response by Avatar for Loretta Young Loretta Young on 17/03/2022:

Aww that’s so lovely. Thankyou so much for your kind words :-)

Loretta is really nice; she keeps Lara very busy with multiple and variable indoor and outdoor activities that our daughter loves doing. Day by day she has managed to gain our daughter trust and love.
She also has helped a lot keeping us updated with all the required paperwork, etc.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for LuisAPL LuisAPL about Avatar for Loretta Young Loretta Young on 04/03/2022

Response by Avatar for Loretta Young Loretta Young on 22/03/2022:

Thankyou very much 😀

Loretta is the best child care provider i have used since living in bedford. She helped my children behaviour making them more calmer and more respectful towards people and animals. She is great with children. She took my children to do activities after collecting my girls up from school. She has helped me personally by picking me up from work at times and drove me and my kids home , she a great listener and gives great advise and is very supportive . Literally no bad thing about her and what she does. Reasonable prices too. Highly recommend loretta child care services.

Also would like to say a huge thankyou to loretta for taking my kids on in a short notice and looking after my children. Its sad that we no longer need child care at this moment in time. If i did need childcare i would know where i would go to. Xx

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 4 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Liana Liana about Avatar for Loretta Young Loretta Young on 17/12/2021

Response by Avatar for Loretta Young Loretta Young on 21/12/2021:

Thankyou for your kind words. I try to help my parents out as much as possible. I’m definitely going to miss your sweet girlies!

Well what can I say apart from Loretta is absoustly amazing!! The best decision I made was to put my son into Loretta child minding services, she takes them all to many amazing, fun, and also learning activitys. my sons always been very happy to go to Lorettas.
Loretta engages with each child and understands all their individual needs.
I just want to say a massive thank you for everything you have done over the year an half you've taken care of Romai.

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

by Avatar for AliceH AliceH about Avatar for Loretta Young Loretta Young on 09/08/2021

Response by Avatar for Loretta Young Loretta Young on 09/08/2021:

Thankyou so much! I’m really going to miss him and I definitely know he’s going to be a superstar pupil when he starts school in September 💫

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