5 stars (8)

Childminder in Bristol

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2009 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 03 Dec 2019 Email

My Summary

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

About Me

I am an ofsted registered childminder in South Bristol based in Brislington just off of West Town Lane. I have been registered for 13 years. I have a self contained playroom and work closely alongside the EYFS. My husband is also a registered childminder and works with me before and after school, 4 days a week I employ a childminding assistant who works alongside the children with me. We offer a very professional yet enjoyable practice where the children get a good variety of experiences during the time they spend with us and we love spending time out side in the wider community

My Experience

During my career as a childminder I have worked alongside children with learning difficulties, behavioural problems and have experience caring for twins too. I attend several toddler groups during the working week as well as going to local soft play, park, and I am also a member of avon valley . We work closely alonside the EYFS allowing your child to develop and learn at a pace that is suitable to them with our support and encouragement.

My Qualifications

Courses I have completed include ICP, first aid, child protection, healthy eating for under fives and makaton, I hold a level 3 Diploma in Homebased Childcare and a Level 4 in Early Years Practice.

My Availability

Monday 07:30-18.00
Tuesday 07:30-18:00
Wednesday 07:30- 18.00
Thursday 07:30-18:00
Friday 07.30-15.00


School runs available from West Town Lane Academy

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THE AVAILABILITY SHOWN BELOW IS FROM SEPTEMBER 2020,

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 12/11/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

£5.50 per hour for pre school children

Before and after school rates:-

7.30 start flat rate £7 per child
8.00 start flat rate £5 per child
(Breakfast optional)

After school up to 17.00 with light snack £10 per child

After school up to 18.00 with home cooked tea £12 per child

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

Reviews

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My first child started with Lisa in 2013 and thrived in this caring and varied environment; when we were looking for care for our second child in 2016 we knew this would also be best for our daughter. Lisa provides a wonderful balance between a home environment (perfect if like me your children were babies when they started and so you wanted a cosy and secure place for them to be) and an educational environment where children can develop key skills. I particularly like the varied activities and outings which take place to socialise, develop and entertain. Her feedback on my children’s progress both at drop off and collection leaves me secure about their well being, happiness and progression. I have no qualms in recommending Lisa as a childminder, I feel very lucky to have had her caring for my children.

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by about Explore and Learn on 14/01/2018

My 19 month old twins have been looked after by Lisa and her staff since they were just over 8 months old. Lisa is fantastic with them, and I can’t fault her. The setting is well set up, and she organises lots of fun activities for them to try. I feel confident that she is looking after them well, and highly recommend her :)

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by about Explore and Learn on 11/01/2018

Lisa and Lee are great childminders. My 3 year old son and 5 year old daughter have both been going there since they were 1.
They have a lovely playroom area and also take the children to various activities, play groups, gymnastics, Avon Valley, parks etc.
Lisa is very creative with the children and helping them to learn and develope, I get updates on their progress and photos of what they have been doing, which is lovely to see.
My children are always happy going to Lisa’s and Lisa is flexible and understanding as a mother and childminder.
I would strongly recommend using Lisa and Lee :)

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by about Explore and Learn on 10/01/2018

I cannot recommend Lisa highly enough if you are looking for wrap around school or full / part time care for your child(ren).

My Son (9) and Daughter (5) have been with Lisa since August 2014 for after school care three nights a week during term time only, with the occasional before school sessions, they both love going to Lisa’s where it is home from home environment.

When looking for a childminder it was important to my husband and I that our children could relax and chill out after having been at school all day. I haven’t been disappointed; Lisa gives them the opportunity to decide what they would like to do, more often than not they come home with something they have made at Lisa’s.

They both have dinner at Lisa’s after school, where they are given healthy and nutritional food, I have had no complaints from either my Son or Daughter about the food they are given – in fact I am told off by them if I collect them early and they haven’t yet had their dinner!

There have been occasions where I have had to ask Lisa to look after the children before school at a moments notice and she has always been able to assist. Recently when I was unwell I couldn’t have asked anymore of Lisa, the support she provided my husband, our children and I was up and above what I would expect of a childminder.

Our relationship is very positive and we work well together to ensure the children are happy. If Lisa is aware of anything that has bothered either of them during school or more recently when I was unwell, they are very comfortable talking with Lisa &/or Lee (Lisa’s husband), she shares this with my husband and I, so there is a joined up approach. Likewise if my husband or I are aware of anything upsetting the children we make Lisa aware just in case their behaviour is out of character and Lisa is prepared on how to handle them or even talk with them.

Lisa is very firm but fair with both my Son and Daughter and her approach mirrors how we are bringing our children up, to show respect to all and more importantly right from wrong.

We really couldn’t ask for a better childminder, both my son and daughter are made to feel part of the family and to date I haven’t had to fight with them to go to Lisa’s which is all that I can ask for – apart from the morning sessions, but that is just due to my Son not wanting to get up!

You wouldn’t be disappointed if you chose Lisa as your childminder.

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by about Explore and Learn on 10/01/2017

I have always been delighted with choosing Lisa to be my daughters childminder. Lisa has helped me with crucial stages such as potty training using her vast experience as a mother and childminder. Lisa is a great communicator and organiser with a flexible approach on working together with parents to provide the best environment for your child. I am an ex-teacher and I really have been impressed by Lisa's approach to childminding. Can't recommend her highly enough.

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by about Explore and Learn on 16/11/2016

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