5 stars (27)

Childminder in Grays

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Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2012 Last Updated Oct 2019 Last Login 21 Oct 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Hello, my name is Laura and I live in Blackshots, Grays, Essex. I am married to my husband Luke and we have a beautiful son called Charlie who was born in September 2010 and a gorgeous daughter Emilia Rae who was born in April 2013. We have a pet dog who is a Cockapoo called Jessie.

I love the career I have chosen as an Ofsted registered childminder. I have the perfect job which is full of fun and smiles. I look forward to it everyday.

I have been working as an Ofsted registered childminder since November 2011 and have had the opportunity to work with lots of different amazing families and beautiful children of different ages.

We love doing all different types of indoor and outdoor activities such as story time, rhyme time, music & dance, building & creating structures using all different types of materials, water play, sand play, messy play, baking, Arts & crafts, mark making and so much more. We have so much fun outdoors and in the garden and experiment in all types of weather conditions. We regularly visit local playgroups, parks, libraries and other amenities. We celebrate different festivals & celebrations. I really enjoy seeing children learn new skills and excitedly using their achievements as they develop and grow.

I believe that working in close partnership with parents has a positive impact on children's happiness, learning and development. I am always willing to listen to parents concerns and share in their child's achievements both at home and in my setting. I keep parents regularly informed about my daily routines and childcare practices and share information about the children with parents using a daily diary or their prefered method of communication. I send weekly photographs to my parents so they are able to share their child's experiences whilst in my care.

For all children aged birth – 5 years (who are not in full time education) I cover the Early Years foundation stage (EYFS). I will create a learning journal for your child which you will have access to at any time and I will send this home regularly for you to look at.

I can send you via email or post my parent information pack upon request which contains full information about me, my family and my setting. Any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

My Experience

I have been an ofsted registered childminder since November 2011 and I have cared for children from a range of different ages between 4 months - 11 years which has provided me with knowledge and positive experiences through the different ages and stages of development, individual needs and behaviours.

I have a son and daughter of my own which provides me with continuous first hand experiences in childcare.

My Qualifications

I have completed “Cache Level 3 Understand how to set up a home based childcare service. I attend all relevant child protection training courses. I hold a valid Paediatric First Aid certificate and I am registered for Food Business for Childminders. I regularly attend childcare training courses in order to further my knowledge and I am a member of Pacey.

I am graded "OUTSTANDING" by ofsted. My Ofsted inspection report is available to view online and I can also show you a copy upon request.

I have achieved my Level 3 Diploma in Children's and Young people's workforce.

My Availability

My childminding service is available Monday – Friday from 0800am until 17.30pm. Any hours required outside of these would need to be discussed.

I currently do school/nursery drop off's and pick up's at Sifford Clays school/nursery.

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Last Updated: 03/05/2019

My Fees

Hourly rate - please contact me to discuss.

Discounts offered for sibblings.

Half fee payable for up to 4 weeks annual holiday to retain the placement. For any further holiday taken or occasional days off/sickness the full fee will be payable. No charge for childminder holiday/days off.

Special days out may be charged extra.

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Below are the latest reviews for Laura We. 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 nearly two year old has just started with Laura and we have been really happy with the friendliness and professionalism of Laura and Clair.

Laura responded to our initial enquiry within a few hours and organised a visit soon after. She provided lots of clear information about her services and policies. Our son suffers from a number of allergies and carries an Epipen and I have felt confident with Laura’s approach, organisation and questions about his needs.

On my visit I thought that the setting was lovely and all the children were so happy. I was impressed how Laura and Clair integrated numbers and language so well into the children’s natural play. The free flow environment between the inside and outside worked really well and there are clearly loving bonds between Laura, Clair and all the children.

I have felt very reassured that even though our son is only doing one day a week with Laura we have had three settling in sessions. He has never been looked after by anyone except for immediate family so we were unsure how he would respond to being left, but he was more than happy to wave me off and didn’t want to come home when I came to pick him up. I feel Laura has put the same effort into his one day a week as a child starting full time, which has been much appreciated.

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by about Laura We on 01/10/2019

Our son who is 3 started with Laura & Clair in January. He is a little shy of new surroundings and people so I was anxious about the big change of him going from family looking after him to a childminder whilst I am at work. I had no need to worry as Laura and Clair have made him feel very welcome and he loves being with them and all of the other children and has settled in lovely. He has lots of fun playing, doing activities, going on outings and making friends with other children and he is learning whilst he is doing it. I have noticed how much confidence he is gaining. Laura is excellent at keeping learning fun.
Communication from Laura is fantastic and I am updated everyday with a daily diary. Laura sends pictures of the adventures the children have been on, It’s nice to see them and what they have been doing. It’s great piece of mind knowing he is happy and having a lovely time. Laura and Clair cater for every child’s individual needs. I know my son is being taken very good care of being with them both and he adores them. I really appreciate everything they do for him and wouldn’t want him to be anywhere else. Thank you both Laura & Clair for everything you do for our little boy xxx

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by about Laura We on 04/05/2019

Very apprehensive about finding childcare due to the previous setting my daughter was in not being great. But I shouldn’t have worried! Laura’s is the perfect place for my daughter to be while I’m at work. It’s a second home for my baby and She loves going. She sometimes asks to go at the weekend! Their days are filled with fun learning and making good friendships.
My daughters speech and knowledge since starting have progressed so well. She surprises me with new words/skills every single day (the most recent one being counting to 22! My daughter isn’t even 3 yet!)

I can’t recommend Laura enough!

And to add, Clair is equally as amazing! My daughter takes a little while to warm to people but Clair wasn’t fazed at all. My daughter absolutely loves her now!

Thankyou to you both for welcoming my baby and taking good care of her (even on her mega sassy days)

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by about Laura We on 16/02/2019

My daughter has been going to Laura’s Little Lovelies for just over 18 months now and she absolutely loves her time there. We felt so fortunate when Laura offered us a space at her setting after all the wonderful things we had heard about her.

Laura has created such a welcoming and homely environment for the little ones to learn and develop in. My daughter has formed many friendships with the other little lovelies (along with the parents now) & it’s so nice to see the close and tight bond the children have with eachother as well as Laura & her lovely assistant Clair. They are a great duo and have a wonderful working relationship.

Laura recently introduced a Forest school morning to their week which my daughter benefits from greatly. She absolutely loves all outdoor activities and learning about nature (and getting very muddy)!! Yet another great idea that Laura has introduced to all the children’s development.

Laura also acknowledges all cultural celebrations including the little ones birthdays where she will hold a tea party for each of them. I love to see what the children have been up to each day in the daily diary that Laura provides along with the exceptional level of communication that she maintains with us parents.

We feel so lucky that Laura, Clair and their lovely children are all a part of my daughters life, I really believe they enrich it. I’ll be so sad when my daughter has to start school and the happy well organised routine we currently have will have to come to an end.

I highly recommend Laura’s Little Lovelies to anyone looking for a an exceptional childminding service 👍😊

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by about Laura We on 10/02/2019

I simply cannot praise laura enough for all the care she has given our son (and us!) over the past three years.

The children take part in tons of activities in a safe and caring environment. Along with the wonderful Clair, Laura has established a real homely feel at her setting and we look forward to hearing about all of the things our son has been involved in every day.

My son has made so much progress with Laura and she makes him feel like a part of her family. Her wonderful children are involved in supporting the younger ones and my son adores them! All the children (and now the parents!) are all great friends and all look forward to spending time together in and outside of laura’s Setting.

Laura works alongside the local pre-school to ensure that there is a consistency of the care, support and enducation that our son is receiving. This is so wonderful to hear that the two settings communicate to support my son.

I am so thrilled that my daughter will be starting with Laura in a few weeks. Even though I will be upset to leave her, I could not think of a better person to look after her and help her. Thank you Laura xxx

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by about Laura We on 05/02/2019

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