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Childminder in Stoke Gifford

5 stars

Usually responds within 24 hours

Female Member since Mar 2012 Last Updated Feb 2024 Last Login 14 May 2024

My Summary

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

About Me

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 very friendly Cavapoo which children adore him.

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 27 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: 22/02/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

£5.50 per hour

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
15 August 2019
26 April 2016 - Good
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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.

I am delighted to share my positive experience with Marylou. She has been an absolute blessing for our family. Her dedication and genuine care for our daughter have made a significant impact.

She creates a warm and nurturing environment, ensuring our daughter feels safe and happy every day. The thoughtful activities, educational engagement, and the genuine affection she provides have not only fostered our daughter's development but have also made her time there truly enjoyable.

Communication with Marylou has been seamless. She keeps us informed about our daughter's day, milestones achieved, and any concerns promptly. This level of transparency has built a strong sense of trust and reassurance.

We appreciate Marylou not just as a caregiver but as an integral part of our daughter's early years. Her professionalism, kindness, and commitment to the well-being of the children in her care make her an exceptional childminder. We feel fortunate to have found someone so dedicated to creating a positive and enriching environment for our child.

Marylou is outstanding, and we wholeheartedly recommend her services to any parent seeking a caring and supportive childminder.

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by Avatar for Komal Komal about Avatar for Marylou Marylou on 03/03/2024

Response by Avatar for Marylou Marylou on 04/03/2024:

Thank you for such nice words, really appreciate your kind and positive review .

Mary Lou is our hero. She was like a second mother to my son. Always a positive influence, a good friend and a helping hand when needed. All the induction process was a success because her experience is something you can see from the first minute you talk to her. My boy started potty training at 2 years and 6 months and she helped a lot with not a single accident. As I was saying, supportive, respectful, calm. I appreciated the good care she gave to my child. Always clean, always smarter and happy. Also, children had weekly playgroups, walks, handcrafting and different activities. Don’t think twice in case you are looking for a professional, competitive childminder. Here she is!

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by Avatar for Marilena Marilena about Avatar for Marylou Marylou on 11/12/2023

Response by Avatar for Marylou Marylou on 04/03/2024:

Thank you for being such amazing family we will miss you all

Our experience with Marylou as our child's childminder has been nothing short of exceptional. From the moment we entrusted our child into Marylou's care, we knew we had made the right choice.

Marylou's home is a warm and inviting place that instantly puts children at ease.

She keeps us informed about our child's day, their activities, meals, and any important developments.

One of the standout qualities of Marylou is her incredible patience and empathy. She treats every child in her care with kindness and respect, helping them build valuable social and emotional skills. She has not only cared for our child but also helped shape their early years in the best possible way.

Without a doubt, we wholeheartedly recommend Marylou to any parents seeking a childminder who treats their child like family.

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by Avatar for Prabh Prabh about Avatar for Marylou Marylou on 27/09/2023

Response by Avatar for Marylou Marylou on 04/03/2024:

Thank you so much for your amazing words.
It’s lovely we all stayed in touch , the children are all our family.

My daughter started going to Mary when she was 2 untill school starts and she was very happy when was with Mary talking and playing with her all time. Mary takes care of kids like her own, my daughter always used to take her name even when home and on holidays also she used to ask me to take her to Mary.

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by Avatar for Chytra Chytra about Avatar for Marylou Marylou on 29/06/2023

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

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