I’ve been working as a childminder since 2011, and am based in Trumpington, Cambridge.
I currently care for Early Years children, during term time.
The children in my care enjoy a fun and welcoming environment, and a wide range of activities ranging from baking and craft to bug hunting, den making and forest walks (“Bear Hunt’s”...) We visit toddler/baby groups regularly, and enjoy lots of outside play and exploration time. I have a mixture of styles but have been inspired by Steiner and Montessori, and many of my activities and resources reflect this. Lots of Natural learning and life skills. We follow the EYFS and each child in my setting will be encouraged and supported with all areas of their development throughout their time here with me. I observe their learning and interests, and use this information to plan appropriate activities and experiences for them.
We enjoy lots of open ended and child-led play, which I feel is the very best way for a child to learn.
Lots of hands on learning experiences, small world play, exploring, cooking and trips out and about.
I aim to give the children a rich and varied assortment of experiences and encourage them to participate in as many different activities as possible.
I consider it an important part of my role in the childrens lives to have really good comunication with parents, which ensures that all the children’s individual needs are met and any problems or anxieties are smoothed out as soon as possible.
18 years invaluable mummy experience!
I’ve been working as a childminder since 2011. During this time I’ve cared for children of all ages, from a few months old upwards. I also have experience working in a primary school supervising up to 30 children.
**My current OFSTED ratings in specific areas are Outstanding & Good**
I have completed the required courses in childcare and hold a Paediatric first aid certificate and a full CRB certificate, as well as regular updated training courses.
Full or part-time *TERM TIME ONLY*
Currently no availability
|Last Updated: 11/01/2021|
- Childminding from £6.50 per hour
I charge £6.50 per hour, per child for daycare
(This rate includes snacks and drinks)
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.
- First Aid Certificate (added 14/06/2018)
- DBS Check (added 14/06/2018)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 14/06/2018)
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Leonie is the best childminder we’ve seen. She looked after both of our kids and she is absolutely amazing. Of course, she has lots of experience on taking care of kids, also very helpful for parenting suggestions such as potty training. We can feel she sincerely loves all the kids from heart, she reads them lots of books, teaches them good manner, positive attitudes, she took them to many nice places during the day such as NT, botanic garden, local garden center and parks…. My kids had lots of fun with her, sometimes when we visit these places during the weekends, my kids always very excited to show us their secret routes, what did they play there… I still remember few years ago when she looked after my older son, there was an unplanned snowy day. And they made their own little “ski board” on that day; it was so much fun they had together. She had grown them so happy and confident about themselves. Both of my kids love her a lot!!!
It was so lucky to have her look after our kids. We would highly recommend to everyone who needs a childcare.
Leonie is just the most wonderful childminder you will find. We feel so lucky that we found her. She has been looking after our son since he was 10 months old, and he is now 3 and a half. She was brilliant at helping him settle in and on the very few occasions he cried on being left she would send a picture of him beaming less than 10 minutes later. He absolutely loves going to her and gets very excited when it's a "NiNi day".
They do loads of fun activities - trips to the botanic gardens, national trust places, the library, the playground, baking, stories, art and crafts. He always comes home full of excitement about what they have done.
She is incredibly helpful and supportive and has helped us navigate parenting challenges such as potty training with kind and patient advice.
She is completely brilliant, totally reliable and we really can't recommend her highly enough.
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