5 stars (2)

Childminder in West Allotment

Babysitter in West Allotment

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2009 Last Updated Jul 2018 Last Login 19 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

...Free 2yr and 3yr 15 and 30 hrs funding available ... Hello my name is Linda I live in Holyfields West Allotment with my husband Eon and I have 2 grown up children . I live in a 4 bedroom detached house with a large garden with large climbing frame and lots of toys for outdoor and indoor play. I attend various toddler groups with my minded children I also visit soft play, parks, library, beach and country parks at no extra cost . I drive a 7 seater vehicle which is fitted with car seats and boosters depending on childs age. I have no pets and my home is none smoking

My Experience

I have been a childminder for 32 years, in that time i have looked after children from 3 months to 15 years. many of my families come back to me with the childrens siblings I was graded good at my Ofsted EYFS inspection in December 2016

My Qualifications

Ofsted Registered , CRB checked ,Paediatric First Aid ,Safeguarding children , Technology in early years ,Science in early years food hygiene and many more fully insured .

My Availability

I am open 5 days a week Monday to Friday from 7.30am -6pm I offer full and part time care, before & after school collection from Holystone primary & backworth school also nursery collection or drop off

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After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 26/04/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour
  • Babysitting from £7.00 per hour

please contact me for up to date childminding fees

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


Below are the latest reviews for Linda Harvey. 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 son has been minded by Linda since he was 10 months old and we are very sad that our contract will be ending in two weeks. The only reason we have to find alternative care is because we have moved and the school our son will attend in September is too far for Linda to pick up from.

Linda and Eon have provided a warm, safe and nurturing environment in which our son has thrived for three years. He runs eagerly into their house each morning and usually asks at some point on a Saturday if we can leave him round to Linda's as we are boring! Their home is perfectly equppied for the service they offer with a comfortable playroom exiting onto a safe, enclosed garden.

Linda offers a diverse range of stimulating and fun activities at home, including messy play, baking, creative arts and crafts, as well as outdoor play with slides, climbing frames and scooters in the spacious garden. Her playroom is perfectly equppied with doll's house, train tracks, books, puzzles etc. She utilises the local playgroups several times each week and regularly attends local parks and soft play centres. Our son has the benefit of a homely setting with the other children Linda cares for but regular interaction with larger groups of children and ages as well.

Our son has enjoyed a homecooked meal each day, occasionally eating out (more than we do!) and Linda goes above and beyond in the care she offers. We work full time and it has been made so much easier knowing how well cared for our son is and how much fun he has well.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Linda Harvey on 10/07/2018

Linda is a very experienced childminder and we couldn't be happier with the service she provides. She takes the children out every morning to play groups, soft play and other outings and they have fun in her lovely house in the afternoons playing dress up, building train sets and doing arts and crafts. They enjoy playing in her lovely garden in the summer with a wide assortment of outdoor toys and visit the local parks and beaches often when the weather is nice. Her home is very welcoming with a lovely playroom and she always has a nice meal in the oven to share with the children. Linda has quiet, individual areas for the children to take naps and ensures they keep a good schedule to get the rest they need. Our daughter (age 2) looks forward to her time with Linda so much and runs in with a big smile each morning. She enjoys Linda's home cooked meals, never ending patience and lovely cuddles and is sure to give her a great big hug every evening before we leave. When we get home, we are pleased to read her notebook to discover all the fun activities they've done and see photos of her enjoying herself. Linda keeps this up to date every day and we are always bringing home the lovely crafts they've done together. It gives us such peace of mind to know that although we have to work full time and can't be with our little one ourselves, she's in very safe hands with Linda. We would highly recommend her service to anyone for the warm, loving, safe and fun atmosphere she provides. Our only regret is that we didn't go there sooner!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Linda Harvey on 20/01/2015

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