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ld childcare

Childminder in Kenilworth

Babysitter in Kenilworth

5 stars
(2)

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Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2013 Last Updated Oct 2019 Last Login 06 May 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Part time place available January 2020 I am based on the Coventry side of Kenilworth less than 5 minutes drive from the Stoneleigh turn on the A46
I am 57 years old, married with children age 27 and 25 both who live and work away from home
I have been a childminder for 23 years and completed my level 3 qualification in 2015 and I have implemented what I have learnt into my setting and received a good grading at my last Ofsted inspection(April 2016)
I am warm caring and friendly and offer a homely setting where all children are valued and treated equally
Children learn through play. I have a range of toys, games,.puzzles and books as well as doing art and craft and some music
I have a fully enclosed garden and go to a park at least twice a week


I can accept funding for 3 year olds and am registered for TFC

My Experience

I have 23 years experience as a childminder,I have worked in local nurseries and helped out at school.

I have cared for 2 sets of twins and various sibling groups.

I have experience of all ages from new born

My Qualifications

Rated good by ofsted ( april 2016)
ofsted registered
Level 3 diploma in early learning and childcare
first aid
food hygiene
child protection
eyfs training

My Availability

Available for babysitting

Available for 1 off babysitting jobs eg;adult wedding

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes no no no no no
Afternoon yes yes no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no no yes no
Last Updated: 15/10/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £6.50 per hour
  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

£4. 50 per hour per child for childminding can offer reductions for siblings

I can offer term time contracts for parents who don't require school holiday care(usually with no charge during holiday

Please contact me for rates for babysitting

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

Reviews

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We used Linda's services for an evening sitting our 10 years old child and were very pleased with her services. She is a caring, patient and trustworthy professional that made the whole sitting experience enjoyable. She engaged in peaceful but stimulating play and immediately made our child feel at ease . It was a relaxing and happy time for our child. We are really glad to have found such a gem. We would definitely recommend her services.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Parent7 Parent7 about Avatar for ld childcare ld childcare on 12/12/2016

We are extremely glad we found Linda! We needed childcare for a brief period of time (few months) for my 1 year old daughter because we did not get enough time at the nursery where she usually goes to (University of Warwick nursery). Imagine having to run between a childminder and a nursery with a baby in the middle of separation anxiety age... and Linda made it just so easy for us!

She loves babies and children and clearly enjoys being with them, and it reflects in the quality of her work. She really goes an extra mile making parent's life easier too. She drove our baby to the nursery when we had half days there, she picked her up in the mornings and dropped her at home in the evenings saving us a lot of time and trouble. And that also meantwe were not limited by the nursery closing times. Moreover, she never charged us for all this extra work. Her services are really an excellent value, I feel she is not charging us enough for what she does for us!

She handles special cases really well (our baby is allergic to loads of things including a strong milk allergy and has eczema). This was never a problem (while we had 2 accidents in the nursery).

Our nursery is rated outstanding by Ofsted, and Linda is definitely in the same league - I think her Ofsted rating is unfair, she is outstanding.

Our baby always smiles when she sees Linda, and is always happy to go and stay with her (remember, she is at the separation anxiety age!). She learned a lot too.

Our arrangement is coming to an end, but we are actually doing some hard thinking now about whether to give up some of the nursery time so that our baby does not have to part with Linda and other children in her care, as they became good friends despite age difference. We will definitely continue inviting Linda to babysit for us.

To keep this short, Linda is great with babies and children, very reliable and experienced. I can't praise and recommend her enough!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for OksanaT OksanaT about Avatar for ld childcare ld childcare on 09/07/2014

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