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Childminder in Preston

Babysitter in Preston

Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2012 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 03 Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
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
Free Smear-Test Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me


My name is Wendy, aged 49 have 2 daughters who have left home now. I am an Ofsted registered childminder. I live in the Preston area and if you wish to have a chat, please call my mobile number. I can also take vouchers for 2year and 3year olds through Lancashire county council. Immediate vacancies.

My Experience

i have been ofsted registered for 10 years and have worked in various nursery's and have good references, please call

My Qualifications

all relevant qualifications have been achieved to be an ofsted registered childminder. Last inspection was 020819 rated *Good*

My Availability

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 14/06/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

Fees £40 day(8am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday) Sat £12 per hour

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

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Its is one of the most important decisions you will ever make when it comes to choosing a new childminder for your child. I know this has before I met Wendy I choose an Ofsted Outstanding local childminder and did not read reviews correctly I just when of the word OFSTED ! these are the most important years for your child and my daughter suffered in development, interactions with people, speech etc. Then I was recommended Wendy, of course at first I had so many worries with my previous choice.

Hand on heart, Wendy has not only turned my daughters development, personality and health around making my daughter into a bright, educated and healthy 4 year old, but by doing this she has turned mine around too.

My daughter has excelled from month to month in her development, and over the past two years Wendy has put 110% effort in ways I don't know how I would have made my daughter she is today by myself.

If you are blessed to get a place with Wendy, I can assure you Wendy is up at 5pm cooking home made food, if you want your child to eat gluten free or vegetarian she will work to your needs. The house and toys are cleaned from top to bottom before you work through that door in a morning. Wendy cares for all her children in the same way and it is like one big family. She knows how to develop your child within play, development and activity, this is done successfully from a child at 3 months old to 4 years old.

My daughter loves Wendy and we consider her now as part of our family, I owe this women everything, every time I look in my daughters eyes I feel privileged that I found a place for my daughter with Wendy, as I am sure she would not be the bright, your lady that she is becoming today.

Even when my daughter goes to school in September we will still be part of Wendy's life as my daughter considers her as mum no 2 ! and loves her very much.

I have a massive respect for this women and let me tell you, Superwomen and Mrs Poppins are in the shadows when compared to Wendy - she is mine and my daughters personal Angel !

If you are lucky enough to get a place for your child with Wendy then I can assure you your child with be loved, healthy, happy and develop into a bright child- good luck parents !!

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by about wendyhou on 21/01/2017

I first meet Wendy when I had my eldest daughter, Sky, in 2010 at local toddler groups. Wendy always came across as loving and caring for the children she was looking after. In 2013 I had my second daughter, Willow, and I had to return to work. I felt guilty for having to return to work as I was able to be a stay at home mum for eldest daughter. However I looked through the Ofsted list for child minders in my area and Wendy was still child minding. Without hesitation I contacted her and arranged a meeting.
On meeting Wendy at her home, my daughters went in and within minutes the girls had found the play room and did not want to leave. This was very re- assuring for me to know that the girls felt happy and safe.
Wendy is fantastic, all the meals that the children eat are freshly pre paired that day. The children are encouraged to try all foods and look forward to their meal times. The arts and crafts are also fantastic and Wendy is in contact with you through out the day by sending picture messages of what your child is doing.
As a mum is makes my day much easier knowing my daughter is very happy in her environment when I am not with her.
Willow has gained so much with being with Wendy. At the age of three her counting is fantastic for her age, she knows her colours and is able to sing a large number of different nursery rhymes on her own. This is all down to Wendy's gentle encouragement and allowing her to develop in their own time.
My eldest daughter, Sky, is also cared for by Wendy in the school holidays and she always looks forward to going. Both Sky and Willow see Wendy as another family member. I could not recommend her highly enough.

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by about wendyhou on 16/01/2017

Having looked on google and visited a few childminders from there we can across Wendy, we was very nervous about finding the right child minder to help our son grow and develop,
Having had my son and was told he had certain health issues that could delay his development in all aspects of his life it was important for us to find the right childminder, as this was our tiny tiny prem baby who we was trusting with someone who we didn't really know, after visiting Wendy we instantly felt at ease and this was the right setting for our son,
Rocco settled into Wendy's right away and at 6 months was still a very small baby,
Wendy has helped rocco grow and develop in all aspects of his life from educational to helping him grown socially,
Rocco gets so excited to go to Wendy's ever day and I know and feel at ease that Wendy is treating every child fairly and like her own children, which is very reassuring I think, rocco is now a very bright and clever little boy who has recently had a development test due to his health issues and after we was told he will be delayed and might not reach his milestones, the results came back and they are amazing how well rocco has developed, he is way above average in his development, this is thanks to Wendy as he goes there 4 days a week, Wendy has encouraged and nurtured rocco to be the best he can be,
We could not ask for a better childminder

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by about wendyhou on 12/01/2017

Wendy has looked after our daughter Phoebe, who is now three, since she was 8 months old. We found Wendy via this website and arranged a visit, not knowing her or having a personal recommendation, combined with the prospect of leaving our first child with essentially a stranger, we were very anxious and went armed with a notebook full of questions. Wendy took the interrogation in her stride and in fact within minutes of entering her house our minds were put at ease, both myself and my husband and more importantly Phoebe (who was at this point only 6 months old) immediately warmed to her.
Wendy is the kind of person you can't not like, she is kind, generous, funny, , trustworthy, caring and so loving towards the children she cares for. Both my husband and I work full time shifts and the thought of balancing childcare was sending us into a tiz. We need not of worried so much, Wendy's flexible nature meant that my transition back to stressful shift work was a smooth one, Wendy even has Phoebe on weekends on the occasions that both my husband and I are working and she treats Phoebe just as if she was having her grandchild for the day. On the days that Phoebe is with Wendy she jumps out of bed in excitement shouting " Is it Wendy's today"? Phoebe absolutely loves Wendy and I know that the feeling is mutual! Wendy is an absolute legend, the woman doesn't stop, when you arrive in the morning the smell of freshly cooked food is wafting through the house (that woman could get any child to eat their greens) and there an activity set up on the table.

As well as an array of crafts that even Tony Hart would be proud of, they do baking, learning numbers, alphabet etc. She attends weekly playgroups and the gymanies class at the leisure centre, takes them to the park, beach, zoo....the list is endless. And all this is done with the biggest of smiles on her face and with a zest that even makes Mary Poppins look lame! if you are looking for a childminder and not sure who to pick, then look no further, don't even hesitate. In fact if you even found somebody half as good as Wendy you would be lucky, but why settle for less when you can have the best!

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by about wendyhou on 10/01/2017

After visiting a number of childminders with a view to finding childcare for my 6 month old son and not feeling particularly comfortable about leaving him a friend of mine recommended Wendy Clarkson. I called Wendy and visited her the same day. Wendy made me feel at ease straight away. She is bubbly and outgoing and I could see that Dominic was very comfortable with her from the start.

Dominic is now four years old and a very happy and thriving little boy. He is bright and sociable and I can most certainly credit Wendy as a major contributor to his progress over the last three and a half years.

Wendy provides a bright and friendly environment for the children, along with numerous enjoyable and educational activities both at her home and on the numerous days out that she takes them on.

The children are given a homemade balanced diet with the odd treat thrown into the mix and she manages to get vegetables and food into Dominic that he just refuses point blank to eat for me at home.

Wendy is extremely reliable and has been very flexible with me hours wise as my job and hours have changed a number of times whilst Dominic has been with her. This flexibility has made my life so much easier.

Wendy is a big part of our lives now and she is an ABSOLUTE DIAMOND. I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending her as a childminder to anyone. Its going to be a big wrench when Dominic leaves her to start school in September.

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by about wendyhou on 05/01/2017

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