My name is Lisa Smith and I am a qualified Nursery nurse with over twenty years experience in the childcare sector.
I previously owned my own childminding setting called Rinky Doos Childcare (references on my profile).
Over the last two years I have worked as both Nursery Manager and Field Manager for a large Nursery chain in Hertfordshire and London.
As much as I have enjoyed the challenges and personal development this role enabled, I am missing the interaction and bonds I once had with families as a nanny.
I’m now hanging up my corporate hat to return to the nurturing and fun of teaching and learning as a nanny.
I have two children of my own (11 and 9), both of whom are kind, happy and sociable. They both have good manners and are a joy to be around. My daughter attends a local village primary school and my son attends a secondary school in Harpenden.
I am a qualified NNEB nursery nurse with over 20 years experience in the childcare sector.
I have worked as a nanny, a successful manager of my own childminding setting, three years experience in an Ofsted graded Outstanding Primary school and most recently completed two years as role as a Field Manager in the Childcare industry.
Certificate in childcare and Education
CYPOP 5...Introduction to Homebased childcare
I have an up to date paediatric first aid certificate
Up to date enhanced CRB check
I regularly attend training courses which support the improvement of the quality of care and education I provide.
I’m looking for part time
Flexible as to days and times
Ad hoc would suit
|Last Updated: 29/11/2019|
- Babysitting from £13.00 per hour
- Nursery work from £13.00 per hour
Please contact me for details.
Childcare vouchers accepted.
Below are the latest reviews for Rinky Do. 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.
Lisa has looked after my daughter since she was 11 months and my daughter adores her.
We had looked at a few different childminders and nurseries and Rinky Doos was the first place where she wanted to let go of mummy to go explore and play with the toys. In fact my school age son will soon be a Rinky himself and is so excited to be joining his little sister at this wonderful home from home environment.
There are lots of learning opportunities and outings to local places for the children along with good home cooked food and plenty of support for parents and children.
I cannot recommend her highly enough!
I would definitely recommend Lisa as a Childminder. She is very reliable, flexible and such a friendly, lovely person. I had to find another childminder due to my previous one moving from the area, Lisa made the transition for my Daughter easy and positive, my Daughter loves going to Rinky Do's and has settled into her new surroundings brilliantly. Lisa provides a very healthy, varied diet for the children. Lisa also works very closely with me in regards to development i.e. I have targets from my Daughter's nursery to work on and Lisa will continue these targets whilst my Daughter is in her care.
Lisa runs a loving and welcoming setting, my daughter is very settled here and skips through the door. She is only 20 months and I was very apprehensive at first as it was the first time leaving her with a non family member. Lisa and her children have made my little girl a part of their family, I couldn't be more happy with them and more importantly my little girl loves them too. My daughter is learning new skills everyday and Lisa updates me with diaries, comments and photos throughout the day of all the fun they are having. She even packs up the dinner for me to give her at home if I collect her early! I would recommend Rinky Doo’s to anyone. Please message me and I would be happy to chat you through anything else you would like to know.
My 3 year old son has been at Rinkys for a few months now and thoroughly enjoys his time with Lisa!
The setting is cosy and homely and every effort is made to make the children feel at home. Time at Rinkys is divided into a wide variety of different activities and the children are encouraged to join in.
Lisa is a lively and friendly person who the children all seem to respond really well to... It isn't unusual to arrive to find Lisa and all the children engrossed in energetic action songs, all giggling away....
My son has some medical issues that require some attention above the ordinary. Lisa has embraced this as a learning opportunity and has gone out of her way to research and understand his needs. His food allergies are well catered for and I have 100% confidence that my son is in very capable hands. It means so much to me that I have found childcare that can accommodate my sons needs so well... Nothing is too much trouble and the childrens wellbeing is paramount at all times - what more can you ask for?!!
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