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Childminder in Loughton

5 stars

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Female Member since Dec 2012 Last Updated Aug 2021 Last Login Mar 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Hello! My names Mandy and I’ve been an Ofsted Registered Childminder since 2012.
I live with my other half Neil, 3 children Millie 16, Max 14 and Megan 9 and our Labrador Ned!
As a mum myself I understand the importance of having reliable childcare, and I can offer this alongside a fun, safe and stimulating home from home setting that your children can enjoy.
I used to be a Retail manager but after having my third child, I registered as a childminder.
I provide a happy and caring environment that you will be comfortable for your kids to be in while you go to work, safe in the knowledge that they are being cared for and having fun!
If that sounds what you're looking for then feel free to get in touch!

My Experience

Being a mum of 3 provides me with plenty of hands on training!
I have been an Ofsted registered Childminder since 2012, caring for many children varying in age from 9 months to 12 years.
I was inspected in August 2016 and was graded Good.

My Qualifications

I am paediatric first aid trained and have successfully completed the CYPOP 5 course with PACEY.
I have also attended a level 3 safeguarding course.

My Availability

Giggles is open 7:30-18:00 Monday-Friday both term time and during the holidays.
I can be flexible so please contact me and I will see if I can accommodate your childcare needs.

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Last Updated: 07/08/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

My fees are £6.00 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 Ofsted Inspections

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31 August 2016
15 March 2013 - 3
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My Documents

  • Inspection Report: Ofsted inspection. August 2016 (added 18/04/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Mandy. 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.

Mandy is the most amazing childminder, my daughter loves attending her setting and never wants to leave. I feel completely comfortable knowing my daughter is in mandys care.
She’s one in a million 👍🏽

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for vickygco vickygco about Avatar for Mandy Mandy on 28/04/2021

Both my daughters went to Giggles (with one still going) and they absolutely love it. Mandy is truly amazing (we call her Mary Poppins!). The premises is spotless, the toys and equipment for the kids to play with are amazing - they are not only fun but educational too. Mandy is so kind and loving to all the kids but is also extremely professional. I have had no worries leaving my children with Mandy, especially as they love going so much. I couldn’t speak more highly of Mandy and highly recommend her.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by Avatar for Bex Bex about Avatar for Mandy Mandy on 28/04/2021

Amanda Payton was recommended to us by a friend when I was still pregnant with our little girl. Shortly before I had to go back to work I contacted Mandy to meet her. We had an immediate connection and I felt at ease from the moment I met her. She has a very forthcoming manner and a way to make any person feel welcome and at home. My little girl has been happy at giggles childcare from her first day. I believe there have been more tears when picking her up (not wanting to leave) than when dropping her off.

Both my husband and I feel that Mandy not only does a good job but goes above and beyond. Mandy is the one who picked up that our daughter was hypermobile and immediately started looking into ways to help and support her.

The resources that Mandy uses with the children is age appropriate and extensive. She always endeavours to keep them busy in a constructive, educational manner and always keeps all parents up-to-date with development and change.

I would recommend Mandy time and time again to any parent looking for a reliable, trustworthy, dedicated and passionate childminder. The children come first in everything and this is evident also in the way she treats her own children.

I have the greatest respect for Mandy and am so grateful that we found her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Babelela Babelela about Avatar for Mandy Mandy on 19/10/2015

My daughter Lily has been attending Giggles Childcare for 18 months now and during this time I have found Mandy to be a fantastic childminder.

Although Lily is one of the older children in Mandy's care, there are activities to keep all ages occupied and, whenever I collect her, she and the other children are always doing something fun! Lily especially enjoys the themed craft activities Mandy arranges around special occasions, eg., Mothers Day, Christmas, etc.

Lily enjoys having dinner at Giggles Childcare as it is always something tasty and nutritious and Mandy ensures the children have refreshments when needed.

Mandy will always let me know how Lily has been when I come to collect her and pays particular attention to advising me of any changes in character she's noticed, like if she seems quieter than usual.

I am safe in the knowledge that Lily is well looked after when in Mandy's care, whether it be the morning school run or after school until I arrive. I would not hesitate in recommending Giggles Childcare to other parents.

Mandy's an absolute star!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Lainey Lainey about Avatar for Mandy Mandy on 19/10/2015

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