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Birstall Buddies

Childminder in Birstall

Babysitter in Birstall

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Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2013 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 03 May 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

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I am an Ofsted registered Childminder who has recently moved to Leicester. I have adapted part of my home for childcare in order for children to have as much fun as possible,

There is plenty of outdoor play, messy play, role play, toddler group visits and outings etc

I believe that every child is unique, and needs quality and consistency and a secure foundation in a warm, loving and caring environment. I believe in building positive relationships, where safeguarding and welfare requirements of each child will be of utmost importance. I follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) which monitors children's progress from birth to their first year at school.

My Experience

I have the experience of newborn babies and a lifetime experience of bringing up 3 of my own children who have all grown up and left home and I have a 1yr old grandchild.

I have done plenty of Childcare and babysitting for family and friends, and have completed a Childminding pre-registration course.

My Qualifications

Pitmans certificate in Secretarial studies
OFSTED registered
CRB checked
Paediatric 1st Aid Course
1st Aid in the Work place
Health Check
26 hour Pre-registration NCMA Childminding Course
Member of NCMA (now called PACEY)
Food Standards Agency rating = 5 star
Level 2 award in Food Safety and Catering

My Availability

7.00 am to 6.00 pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 10/09/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.25 per hour
  • Babysitting from £6.00 per hour

Rates are

£4.25 p.h
£1.00 for a cooked lunch, 50p for breakfast and 50p for dinner
Snacks will be free

Please note I do not do any drop offs or collections of children and I dont look after school going children.

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

  • DBS Check (added 10/07/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 10/07/2017)
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Below are the latest reviews for Birstall Buddies. 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.

My daughter has been to Lianna for over 2 years, as a first time mummy I was really nervous but as soon as I met Lianna she made me feel at ease, my daughter instantly took to her too! (She was 9 months when she started with Lianna), she made me feel comfortable that I could ask anything I needed, we worked together in my daughters developments which progressed amazingly with lianna’s hard work, she was coming home daily knowing new things!! I love that she does a daily diary so I could see what my little one had been doing and learning as well as knowing what/how much she’d eaten throughout the day which were all fabulous cooked meals! Overall Lianna is an amazing person personally and outstanding with all of the children treating them as she would her own, my daughter would be so excited to be seeing Lianna and her little friends at Birstall buddies often telling me she missed her on our days at home! Couldn’t recommend Lianna and her setting enough, we will remember her input always.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Shannon Shannon about Avatar for Birstall Buddies Birstall Buddies on 06/08/2020

Lianna is such a lovely woman inside and out. As a family we were so lucky to have her as our childminder, nothing was ever a bother and she has always helped us out when needed. As we have no family living close by Lianna has been our saviour at times when we needed last minute care for the girls.
My eldest girl started with Lianna October 2017 and as an anxious first time mother, Lianna would send me texts and pictures of her having fun to put my mind at rest. I loved the daily diary updates which would tell me exactly what she done that day, what she had ate, drank and nappy changes etc. I also cherish all the little arts and crafts sent home, so much thought and effort put in.
Although only being with Lianna for a few months my youngest the joined her at 9 months old. She too was very fond of Lianna and settled in quickly. Again I would love the videos and pictures she would send of her. They both got lots of outdoor time in the garden and have had fun on the bouncy castle over the summer.
My daughter has come on so well and is saying so many new words now with Lianna's help. She would be coming home singing lots of nursery rhymes.
Thank you so much Lianna for all of your help and support! You have made the girls feel so special and we will always be so grateful!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for ingrid ingrid about Avatar for Birstall Buddies Birstall Buddies on 30/08/2019

My boys have spend week of school holidays and they absolutely love it! I was afraid at the beginning that boys will have problems with settling but I was completely wrong! I couldn't be happier to see how they enjoyed their time with Lianna. I don't know what she's done to them but they both were coming back home exhausted and fell a sleep on the way back home :) so big thank you Lianna for your devotion and see you soon :)

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Piwna33 Piwna33 about Avatar for Birstall Buddies Birstall Buddies on 20/10/2017

Lianna has been really helpful having my 1yr old daughter while I attend medical appointments and events at short notice. She is easy to get hold of, friendly and welcoming and my daughter loves her time there. We like her nursery room which is bright, colorful, clean and has lots to entertain little ones. My daughter never wants to come home!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for shelly24 shelly24 about Avatar for Birstall Buddies Birstall Buddies on 05/10/2017

Our son William was in Lianna's care for two years and we couldn't have been happier during this time. He settled very quickly and developed a real affection for Lianna, her assistants and the other children.
Lianna always kept us fully updated as to the day's events, by way of a contact book and verbally upon collecting him.
The activities he undertook were varied and interesting and he often came home with something he had made.
Lianna had a huge impact on Will's development and we are very thankful to her for all the care and love she showed to him. He has grown in confidence so much during his time with her and is an extremely sociable boy. He learnt so much whilst there and never fails to amaze us with some of the things he comes out with. He talks about Lianna and her colleagues with great fondness. We all miss Lianna and would encourage anyone considering sending their child to her, to do so.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by Avatar for ClaireB ClaireB about Avatar for Birstall Buddies Birstall Buddies on 23/04/2017

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