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.
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.
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 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.
|Last Updated: 03/05/2019|
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.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Stifford Clays Primary School
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My ‘lockdown’ 17 month old little boy has just completed his settling in sessions with Laura and Claire and is beginning his first few days. I can’t emphasis how at ease Laura has made me feel the last few days, and how well she has settled our little boy in who is quite used to his little bubble at home. Laura has sent regular updates and pictures to reassure me at every stage of the settling in period, from taking his dummy out to eating snack and going to sleep- I appreciate this very much and look forward to seeing my little boy progress with Laura and Claire.
My son has attended Laura’s lovelies for a year and in that year he has come along leaps and bounds! The support, care and attention to every need is always met. The ladies are always cheerful and happy they have activities planned and report to myself with updates daily if not weekly with photos or comments.
When placing my son here I knew from others experiences how great this place is but I must say it exceeded my expectations so much I wish I could keep him there longer.
In preparation for starting his new journey to big school the ladies have followed every aspect of early years to insure he would be ready and he certainly is! They have include learning numbers, letters, writing etc into every day and also the manners and politeness from the ladies rub off on the children which is amazing!!!
I personally am so grateful to the ladies for helping my little one grow in so many ways and would highly highly recommend this setting!
During a tough year with COVID the ladies have literally gone above and beyond to insure there setting is a clean and healthy environment and kept the setting open so our children were still able to maintain a little bit more normal lives which was again amazing!
I couldn’t be happier with the childcare that is provided at Laura’s little lovelies. Laura, Clair & Steph create a warm & welcoming environment with plenty of fun & giggles!
My 3 year old absolutely loves going in everyday & drops off are always easy. She loves to tell me about her day & we often look through the many pictures that Laura sends to me.
My daughters development has come on leaps & bounds in Laura’s care. Not just her speech but with the support form Laura, Clair & Steph potty training was less stressful.
Overall I couldn’t recommend Laura’s little lovelies enough. Everything from communication, development, wellbeing is all done with plenty of care, smiles & fun.
My little girl started at Laura’s Little Lovelies just after her first birthday (September 2020). I chose this setting as I was so impressed with the attention to detail, layout of the learning areas and generally Laura & her team’s approach/attitude/techniques/ethos. They always put the children first and treat them as they would their own children - as they are mothers themselves.
There is so much for the children to do to occupy their day and I know every time I drop my little girl there I know she is going to have a fun action packed day which is full of learning! Laura and her team go above and beyond in every aspect, from storytelling, trips out & educational learning methods. This year (April 2021) Laura organised a chick hatching experience, the children got to watch the chicks hatch from their shells. The children got to learning about them as well as help keeping them safe/clean and even holding/stroking them!
I always receive regular updates during the day, a daily summary as well as reassurance when dropping off that my tearful toddler is back to her normal self once I have left the setting - she suffers from separation anxiety. Laura and the team are so supportive & nurturing that I know that my little one is in the best hands.
I would highly recommend Laura’s Little Lovelies to any parent/guardian who is looking for excellent childcare services.
My son has been one of Laura's Lovelies for almost 2 years and he absolutely loves it!
At the setting it's always fun packed and no week is the same! They have lots of fun while learning and they spend lots of time outdoors at the park or in the forest!
Laura has also been amazing in aiding us in getting additional support with my son's speech delay - taking time to attend zoom meetings and creating reports!
I am so happy that I chose Laura's Lovelies - the love the girls (Laura, Clair & Steph) for their jobs shows so much! There is always lots of fun and smiles at Laura's!
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