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Lyndas Little Ones
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Childminder in Wakefield

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Female Member since Dec 2012 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 22 Jun 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Registered Childminder rated Good by Ofsted.
My name is Lynda and I live with my husband in the lovely rural village of Wrenthorpe near Wakefield.

We live in a large detached house which enables a comforting homely environment in addition to having a designated play room, where children are able to freely access an abundance of books, puzzles, toys and role play resources. Children are also able to experience messy ,sensory activities on a regular basis.
I have a very large enclosed garden with a balance of grassed and paved areas to enable outdoor play, even on wet days.

I offer quality childcare for babies and children up to 3 years. in a clean safe and loving home environment. I have a happy relaxed and friendly home where all children and parents are welcome, each child will benefit from having a regular routine helping them to feel safe and secure. I create a stimulating environment for the children and through play will incorporate many different learning activities into their day. Most importantly, I want the children to be happy and to enjoy the time they spend in my care.

My Experience

I am a qualified Nursery Nurse with over 40 years of experience, working with young children and ensuring that others provide a quality childcare environment.
Over the last 40 years I have worked as:
• Nursery nurse in a Local Authority Nursery.
• Managed a Mother and Toddler group
• Worked as a childminder with assistants
• Managed my own Private day nursery
• Special Needs Nursery Nurse in an Education Nursery
• Ofsted Inspector
• Ofsted Investigations Officer
• Area Manager for National Day Nurseries Association
Childminding since 2013

My Qualifications

In addition I have the following
• Ofsted registration
• Enhanced CRB check
• Emergency Paediatric first aid Level 3
• Food Hygiene
• Basic Safeguarding Awareness
• Advanced safeguarding
• Introduction to Childminding
• Supporting children 0-5 years in the EYFS
Early Speech and Language
Phonics and Early Reading

I attend training sessions frequently to constantly update my knowledge

My Availability

Hours of business:
Monday to Thursday, 7:30 am – 5.30 pm
Ages 1 month to 3 years
I provide full day child care (minimum of 2 days) but I do not drop off or collect children from school or nurseries, as this would require me to unsettle very young children to put them into a car or pushchair and take them out in inclement weathers.

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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: 06/05/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.25 per hour

Fee structure

Full day 7.30 – 17.30 £42.50
(paid monthly in advance).
There are no charges for my holidays, Bank holidays, or any other time that my services are not available.
A degree of flexibility may be available to support parents in their childcare planning, please contact me to discuss your needs.

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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Good
19 April 2017
25 February 2014 - 2
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My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 22/09/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 20/09/2020)
  • Inspection Report: 2017 (added 12/01/2018)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Lyndas Little Ones. 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.

We found Lynda on this website and after reading the reviews we thought Lynda would be perfect for our daughter. After getting in touch and meeting up, it was clear she definitely was. Lynda really knows her stuff when it comes to children, she has a lovely home and garden space and it shows how kind, patient and loving she is with the children in her care. Lynda has helped our baby girl flourish in to a toddler, she’s learnt so much from being at Lynda’s. We were updated every day with pictures of new activities and our daughter always told us about what she’d done through the day and who she had played with. We never worried with our daughter being in Lynda’s care, it’s been like a home from home. We can’t thank you enough, Jess & Jack x

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Jessica Jessica about Avatar for Lyndas Little Ones Lyndas Little Ones on 05/06/2022


Response by Avatar for Lyndas Little Ones Lyndas Little Ones on 05/06/2022:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. x

My little girl has been going to Lynda for around 18 months and we can’t thank Lynda enough for looking after her so well during this time.
After a very difficult experience trying to settle her into a nursery when I returned to work, I decided to look elsewhere and thankfully I found Lynda’s little ones.
I was very anxious and apprehensive at the thought of leaving my daughter with someone else while I was at work, but as soon as I met Lynda and visited her home I knew this was where I wanted her to come. Lynda is a very warm, caring and thoughtful person and her home is immaculate and full to the brim with a huge range of toys and activities.
Lynda really gets to know each child and their different needs and routines. For example my daughter liked to nap in a cot in the morning and afternoon, so Lynda incorporated this into her routine and from the first day she napped no problem.
Every day involves lots of different activities such as baking, painting, crafting, role play, dressing up, dancing, singing and reading. They also get to play outside every day in Lynda’s lovely garden, they even had paddling pool parties in the summer!
My daughter settled in brilliantly and is always happy and smiling when I pick her up. Most of the time she would run up to Lynda for a hug or just run straight past her into the house!
My second child is also booked to come to spend some days with Lynda as it is so much fun and I can really see the benefit in my daughter. She is a happy, sociable and confident little girl. Thanks for everything Lynda x

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for StephH StephH about Avatar for Lyndas Little Ones Lyndas Little Ones on 02/05/2022


Response by Avatar for Lyndas Little Ones Lyndas Little Ones on 03/05/2022:

Thank you Steph. Looking forward to welcoming J in January. xx

As soon as I became pregnant we knew we wanted Lynda to have our second child. She is simply wonderful with the children. Our daughter settled straight away as did our first, despite her never really being away from me. It is like a home from home and after having both our children it is like Lynda has become an extended member of our family. She has an amazing large setting for the children and since covid has taken all the measures she can to ensure the children are safe within her care. Her outdoor facilities and activities are endless as are her indoor play areas. Her imagination when thinking of new things for the children to play and create means they are never bored. She teaches them to not only be ready for the big wild world of preschool, but also the big wide world I'm general and has helped my daughter become confident in all manner of things including using cutlery, toilet training,

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Emma888 Emma888 about Avatar for Lyndas Little Ones Lyndas Little Ones on 26/10/2020


Response by Avatar for Lyndas Little Ones Lyndas Little Ones on 26/10/2020:

Thank you Emma, hope you all have an amazing life in your new home. xxx

Right from the moment I met Lynda, I knew she was exactly the right person I wanted to look after my little girl.

Being my first child and leaving her at only 9 months old for the first time I was very nervous, but Lynda reassured me that she would be absolutely fine and she was. I never had a second of worry while she was in Lynda's care as it felt like a home away from home. I also received lots of photos during the day so I could see how she was settling in which gave me additional reassurance.

My little girl was with Lynda for just over 2 years and in that time I saw her develop so much to become such a happy, well mannered, loving little girl, which i owe to Lynda. The time, effort and attention she gives to each of the children in her care is amazing. You can see she clearly loves what she does and it reflects in how my daughter has developed during her time with Lynda.

The fun, imaginative, engaging, creative play and activities Lynda does with the children is fantastic. I really couldn't have asked for a better childminder for my daughter and her time at Lynda's has meant that she is starting pre-school fully potty trained and full of confidence ready to start the next steps on her learning journey.

I can't thank Lynda enough for everything she has done for my daughter and would highly recommend her to anybody looking for childcare in a warm, friendly, home environment. Thank you Lynda xx

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
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by Avatar for Amanda Amanda about Avatar for Lyndas Little Ones Lyndas Little Ones on 20/10/2020


Response by Avatar for Lyndas Little Ones Lyndas Little Ones on 26/10/2020:

Thank you Amanda, looking forward to seeing updates on her new adventures. xx

My daughter started at Lyndas when she was 9 months old and I knew from the very first moment I stepped inside that I wouldn't have to worry. A warm, happy and friendly environment awaits anyone entering the setting. My daughter advanced so much during her time with Lynda and the care and time that Lynda dedicates to each child is evident - from sending daily updates to really understanding each child's personality and catering for this. Lynda taught my daughter so much and we get many comments about what a confident child she is and I whole heartedly believe this is the influence of Lynda.
Lynda makes you all feel like part of the family, she is simply the best and we will forever be grateful for all she did for our daughter.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by Avatar for Louise Louise about Avatar for Lyndas Little Ones Lyndas Little Ones on 09/09/2020


Response by Avatar for Lyndas Little Ones Lyndas Little Ones on 20/10/2020:

Thank you Louise. x

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