I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder in the Southwood area of Farnborough, Hampshire.
DURING THE CORONAVIRUS I AM OFFERING CHILDCARE FOR KEY WORKERS.
I have many years of experience with children of all ages and only recently stopped Fostering for children with disabilities.
I am a kind, calm and caring person and enjoy trips out with the children whenever possible; we also do arts and crafts and games and puzzles and I have a wide variety of toys to suit all ages and stages. We also like to play in the garden or go out to the park or go for picnics when the weather is nice.
I provide breakfast, lunch and a hot home cooked evening meal before home time.
We have two very very calm and placid golden retrievers who adore children...I think the children hug them before me!!
My three daughters are grown up now and I just have my 24 year old living at home with us.
We are all DBS checked.
I have been working with children since I was 18 years old after I had completed my NNEB Nanny training. I have a wealth of experience and have also raised 3 children of my own,the youngest of which is 23. I worked full time as a Live in Nanny until I had my own children then I Registered with Ofsted as a Childminder.
My husband and I have also been approved by Social Services to be Respite Foster Carers at weekends for children with disabilities.
My CV and references are available on request.
An NNEB Nanny
Ofsted Registered Childminder.
Approved Social Services Foster Carer for children with disabilities.
Paediatric First Aid
Paediatric Anaphylaxis training
My working hours are:
7.15 am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.
July 2020 I will have 1 full time space.
|Last Updated: 29/08/2020|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
To be negotiated on meeting.
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.
- UK Driving Licence (added 08/05/2019)
- First Aid Certificate: Linda Elwick (added 08/05/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 08/05/2019)
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Our little boy has been with Linda for the past year. She provides a loving family setting, with lots of fun and cuddles.
Our son has been very happy there and very well looked after. Linda always provides freshly cooked wholesome lunches and always manages to get our boy to eat, much better than I ever can!
Linda is a joy to work with, she is friendly, understanding and patient and will always go out of her way to help us, if we need last minute childcare, are running late, or for just good advice on our son, as first-time parents.
As soon as I met Linda, I knew she was the childminder for me. She was so warm, and my son took to her immediately. The settling in sessions were wonderful and when it came to returning to work, I knew I wouldn’t have to worry about him, being in such a loving and caring environment.
I am so glad to have found Linda! She is a wonderful childminder with experience and accommodating mindset.
She offered training sessions with her prior the actual start date which were good to get my 9 month old son used to her and the home and other kids. Once started full time we have always been getting warm welcoming reception upon bringing our son there and in the afternoon a nice update of day's activities and how the day has been, what they are, did during the day and other etc.
We have been very fortunate by getting to take our son to Linda's care as she makes s true effort to ensure each kid is getting treated equally and well. She cooks kids lovely homemade warm dinners. Where there has been any dietary requests she has accommodated them very well. The house is not just a place to look after kids but it is a home with welcoming and caring environment.
The hours we had to have our son in daycare were very long and I felt a little bad at the beginning of having to leave my kid for such long time at daycare, 9 hours. But soon after we started with Linda I could relax as Linda really made the effort to ensure the house is really a home with heart and she made sure the kids were made felt that way too. My son loves to go to Linda's in the morning and he keeps learning new there every day.
There are three wonderful golden retrievers with her. They are the true ice breakers, gentle and calm and a wonderful way for kids to get used to dogs.
I can warmly recommend Linda as a childminder!
My son, Arthur has been with Linda since he was 10 months old (he is now almost 15 months) and I could not have asked for a more wonderful, kind and caring childminder/adopted nana for my little boy. Knowing Arthur was spending time with Linda made going back to work so much easier. Arthur adores Linda and the other lovely children in her care and he has come on so much in terms of speech, confidence and sociability over the last few months from being in such a safe, warm and happy environment. I have gotten to know the whole family and only wish I could take them with me so that Linda could continue caring for Arthur when we re-locate to the north of England in the next few weeks! I could not recommend Linda enough and will genuinely miss the laughs we’ve had watching Arthur grow over the last six months.
I’m so glad we found Lindy after unfortunately having a bad experience with a previous childminder. Lindy was very flexible with meeting times, I first popped round one evening to meet her which was really helpful as a full time working mum. I felt at ease and instantly knew my little boy would be very happy in her care.
Lindy has a lovely spacious home that offers a home from home setting for children in her care. Lindy has a cosy play setting in the lounge area, along with a great range of toys to choose from, catering for children of all ages. My little boy is very relaxed at Lindy’s house, I often arrive to find him snuggled up on the sofa with a blanket or curled up next to one of her two beautiful golden retrievers.
The children partake in a wide range of activities including arts and crafts, woodland walks with the doggies, trips out and indoor imaginative play. Lindy offers breakfast lunch and dinner, she also provides a hot meal at lunchtime.
I couldn’t recommend Lindy enough! She is very calm and nurturing, she really takes her time with the children and brings out the best in them. My little boy has thrived in her care, I am so thankful we found her!
Response by Lindy22 on 23/10/2018:
Thank you Susie!
Such lovely kind words and I can’t thank you enough.
I adore each and every child that enters my setting and they are all treated equally no matter how long or short they stay.
I love watching each and every child grow and mature in confidence verbally and socially.
Lovely words from a lovely lady xx
I was so glad to have found Linda when looking for a childminder for my son when he was just 4 months old. Linda is extremely kind and patient and made my return to work after maternity leave much easier. I felt very relaxed from day 1 leaving him in her care. Even though at around the age of 10 months he went through a spell of separation anxiety Linda really kept me up to date with his progress on the days she had him and helped put my mind at rest, the spell didn't last long.
Now at 18 months old he absolutely loves going to Linda's and I truly believe she has played her part in him being such a kind, outgoing and well behaved little boy. Linda has a wonderful calming nature and provides a loving "home from home" environment which was really important to me.
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