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Childminder in Stoke Gifford

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2012 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login 22 Jun 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

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Everyone knows me as Marylou
I provide a Friendly and stimulating non smoking, home from home environment that is safe, welcoming and fun for all ages.

I have various toys and activities for all ages and a fully enclosed, secure garden.
I have a small, very friendly, yorkshire terrier which children adore.

We enjoy spending lots of time outdoors and exploring a variety of places including parks & woods, zoo, horse world, ball pits, playgroups, we regularly attend the library for story time/ryhme time.

I have many letters and cards from previous families, thanking me for the care I have shown to both the children and their families. These are available to view also references you can see or phone some of the parents.

My Experience

I've been a registered childminder for 22 years and have 4 children of my own, two of which are now grown up and are off exploring the world. I have cared for children aged from newborn and am still in contact with many of the families that i have built relationships with over the years.

My Qualifications

I am First Aid qualified, and update this every 3 years. in addition to this I attend many relevant child care training courses.

My Availability

Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm

will try to accommodate shift patterns.

Full Time & Part Time places offered

I am able to care for children during the school holidays (subject to availability)

Please feel free to contact me at any time for further details.

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Last Updated: 02/09/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

£4.50 per hour

My Local Schools

My Documents

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Below are the latest reviews for Marylou. 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.

Marylou looked after my son from 18 months until he went to school. I was nervous about leaving him as he was very shy, but she quickly put me at ease and genuinely looked after him like one of her own. My son loved it there, as well as her family and the other children that attended. They were always doing varied activities and trips, as well as learning and this meant he was well prepared for school.
Marylou is so friendly and approachable with the children’s best Interests at heart, we were very sad to leave and I would not hesitate recommending her x

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by Avatar for Rachel Rachel about Avatar for Marylou Marylou on 19/11/2020

My little boy grew up with Marylou for 3 years from 7 months to age 4 when he started school, and he was treated as one of the family. He has missed spending his days with Aunty Lou Lou and looked forward to returning this half term, and has really loved going back for a few days of playtime and seasonal activities.
She has a massive variety of places to visit and activities for the children, and it was so nice to see pictures of my son doing things at hers that he would never do at home, and spending time and learning to play with other children that he doesn't get the chance to at home.
Marylou is very accommodating with changes in plans, always supportive with issues such as eating and toilet training and suggestions for things to do and places to see.
My son misses Aunty Lou Lou and her family and can't wait to go back, thank you Marylou x

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by Avatar for AmiC AmiC about Avatar for Marylou Marylou on 29/10/2020

My daughter has been with Mary Lou from when she was 18 months old right until she started school. In those 3 years, never have I felt the need for any nursery as Mary looked after my child like no other nursery would. She would be out everyday of the year. Mary takes the kids out for seasonal activities and even to movies, soft play, zoo etc. Mary is now, more of a family friend than my daughters childminder. She genuinely cares for the child even outside of her setup/working hours.
My daughter misses her Auntie Lou Lou and can’t wait to go back to her during school holidays.

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by Avatar for Shilpa Shilpa about Avatar for Marylou Marylou on 08/09/2020

Mary Lou, I could trust this lady with everything. She is a breathe of fresh air. So caring, so kind and nothing is ever a problem. She will go above and beyond for your child and parents. She has made me feel so comfortable and at ease. Her house is spotless and inviting. Her family are so so lovely & caring. My child absolutely loves coming to Mary Lous when I go off to work. She does so so much with the children & I personally feel my child has come on leaps and bounds with their learning! She is the safeguarding queen and is up to date with everything she needs to know. We have constant flow of updates and pictures whilst at work which really makes me happy as I felt I was going to miss out on. I think it will be sad when September comes and my little one has to go to school. We will Miss Mary Lou very much. Thank you x

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by Avatar for LucyS LucyS about Avatar for Marylou Marylou on 26/04/2020

Couldn’t recommend Mary enough she’s been amazing with all 3 of my children. So warming and comforting all of them just love her like she’s part of our family.

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by Avatar for SarahP SarahP about Avatar for Marylou Marylou on 25/01/2020

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