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Little Stars
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Childminder in Coulsdon

Babysitter in Coulsdon

5 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Mar 2009 Last Updated Mar 2022 Last Login 12 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
Own Car
Emergency Babysitter
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Hi There ; I'm a ofsted registered childminder Based in Coulsdon, just off Chipstead valley Rd :: I have been childminding for 11 years now , which I love , I was Graded Good on
my last ofsted inspection , i offer a fun and loving happy & safe home enviroment ,where all children are included and treated as part of our family .your child will learn through play with lots of indoor and outdoor activities which are all educational , Arts and crafts, cooking ;painting ;dressing up . role play , games and puzzles .and story time . i also go out daily to toddler groups ; stay and play ,soft play , such has gambados ,buzzzone, children centres ,parks and day trips ,such as the farm seaside & the local library . i have a large garden with swings ,slides ; ride ons ,sand and water play & big play castle & play house ,& trampoline . . i am a mum of 2, a daughter aged 21yrs and a son aged 12yrs old : My own two children are very ,happy , loving , and welcoming to all children in my care .i have been childminding for 11 years now and i love my job , working with children is very rewarding has they learn new things and words each day . and im still learning new things too from them , as every day is different . .i live in coulsdon , just off chipstead valley road , walking distance to local train station (woodmansterne ) and a regular bus route into croydon , also ample parking for parents . i have excellent experience and excellent refrences from previovs parents and current parents and are avaliable to read on request, . i keep updated with all my childcare training . i follow the EYFS framework for children under 5 . i also provide daily diarys & child progress folders to keep parents up to date with there childs daily activties and progress .for parents to read when requested .. and photos sent throughout the day ( w/app ) i provide all healthy home cooked meals ., drinks and snacks and fresh fruit daily . . My local school is Chipstead valley primary , were i do drop off and pick ups from and cv nursery ,i will pick up from others if local to me .. so if you would like to see where all the fun is give me a call . My home is pet & smoke free .

My Experience

full time mum ;mum of two , Daughter aged 21 yrs old and a son whos 12yrs old .. i am from a large family and have had lots of exprience with children , including younger siblings , as well as my nieces and nephews , .and younger cousins , and close friends children . from birth upwards .

My Qualifications

paediatric first aid , NVQ level 3 in childcare & B tec level 3 in childrens care , and learning development , (chip ) child induction programe , child development , safeguarding levels 1& 2 , food hygiene , healthy eating , look whos learning 1&2 , getting it right for boys .course EYFS observation & planning . 2yr check course ,letters and sounds , developing phonological awareness . child tracking, & childminder practise guidance for Sencos ,I have a full CRB checks and i am fully insured . i attened courses regulary to keep my practice up to date and relevant in the ages of children i care for .

My Availability

2 partime. & 1 full time vacancies holiday cover ,emergency cover , my hours are 7.30 6.00pm . can be flexilble with hours i pick up and drop off to chipstead valley primary school . , can do others if local to me .

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Last Updated: 08/03/2022

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

please call to discuss as p/time and full time differ , Thank you for reading my profile ..loretta .

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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17 January 2017
10 January 2013 - 2
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My Documents

  • Marriage Certificate (added 12/10/2020)
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  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 01/10/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 01/10/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Little Stars. 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.

If I could shout from the rooftops how amazing loretta is I would, I moved slightly away from the area and have kept my children at the setting as they are so settled and she's just perfect.
I've been sending my little ones to her since 2017, 1st with my little girl who's been with her since 6 months old and then with my latest addition in 2020 I couldn't imagine anyone else looking after my pride and joys, my son was a difficult baby as having been with me throughout a pandemic he was clingy but loretta made it so fun and exciting he runs right in.
I get sent pictures of all the things they get up to throughout the day and the adventures they go on from the parks, woodland walks and trips out. She makes sure there is lots of stimulating play with different textures, smells and fun activitys lots of paintings and works of art.
I get updates with their development and progression, she always makes an effort at special occasions. My children love attending loretta its a home from home environment.
with my eldest leaving for primary school in September she's got her ready and I know she will be so excited to go back in the school holidays.
Loretta is always there for me and my children, that's why I can't recommend her enough she's AMAZING!

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by Avatar for Kiera_l Kiera_l about Avatar for Little Stars Little Stars on 06/07/2021

My Son (6.5 yo) and I think that Loretta has been fantastic for the past 2.5 years and I'm sure she will continue to be going forwards looking after him. She has helped me nurture him through difficult periods and been wonderfully flexible when trains or Dad goes wrong. She is loving and professional, with the child at the centre. Holiday periods involve outside activities and a variety of stimuli to keep them engaged. I feel that I/we am very lucky to have found her and her lovely family

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by Avatar for Tubbsie Tubbsie about Avatar for Little Stars Little Stars on 16/08/2017

My daughter and I both love Loretta.. It was my first time sorting out childcare and had never really considered a childminder until I met Loretta. She always makes the effort to send me photos throughout the day, which is so nice. My daughter now cannot wait for me too drop her off usually running in without even a look over her shoulder, which for me is everything I could ask for. They are always out having fun at different softplays or parks. I would highly recommend Loretta!!!

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by Avatar for Abi Abi about Avatar for Little Stars Little Stars on 17/05/2017

Having had challenged with our previous childminder, my wife and I struck gold with finding Loretta! We've had her for over 18 months and though both my wife and I work and have stressful jobs, having the kids being looked after by her has made our lives a lot easier. She does drop off and pick ups for my two girls at the local school Chipstead Valley Road (and previously Coulsdon Nursery) and my kids love her. She takes pics and shares with us on Whatsapp. She never seems stressed at all which means my kids always seem at ease with her. Can't find a fault with her!

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by Avatar for AbedulH AbedulH about Avatar for Little Stars Little Stars on 18/11/2016

Loretta gave my son really fantastic care in a loving family environment. He was so happy with her and really enjoyed going. Loretta is professional, friendly and approachable. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. I was given regular updates, kept informed and it was fantastic to be confident and relaxed in the knowledge that my son was well cared for. My son enjoyed lots of fun outings and exciting activities every day. He will miss his time with Loretta and I can’t thank her enough for looking after him so well.

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by Avatar for jasminm jasminm about Avatar for Little Stars Little Stars on 01/09/2016

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