I am a reliable, Ofsted registered childminder (graded Outstanding at my last inspection) with over 12 years experience. I am in the Norbiton area, (KT1) appropriately 8 mins walk to the station. I enjoy working with young children, to ensure that they have a stimulating and fun time. Working from home enables me to be responsive to the interests of the children I look after. I aim to offer a home from home environment. I understand the demands of being a working parent outside of the home, having done so when my own children were small.
I like to be active in my spare time, competing in half marathons and triathlons.
Our house has the benefit of a large enclosed garden, with a variety of toys. In addition we have a open plan area in the house with plenty of space of the children to play with the wide range of toys that are available.
I offer a fun, stimulating environment in a homely atmosphere with a limited number of children in order to provide personal care and attention. I work in accordance with the new EYFS framework & the National Guidelines.
We go on regular outings including local parks, playgroups, library and our allotment
I am educated to degree level, have an up to date Paedriatric First Aid course, CRB and attend regular CPD
I will have a vacancy for Friday due to a child moving to school from September 2020. After school pick up from King Athlestan School considered. Term time only available or all year round care
|Last Updated: 26/06/2020|
- Childminding from £7.00 per hour
Please contact me to discuss
My Local Schools
- I provide pick ups at King Athelstan Primary School
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Linda has looked after our two boys (now 7 and nearly 5) for six years. Throughout, we have had absolute confidence in her to keep our children safe and happy and also help them learn and grow.
Linda is dedicated, professional, organised and calm. She has communicated comprehensively with us about how our children were getting on, including the funny moments!
More than this, she cares deeply about the children in her care, their emotional needs and their development. Our younger son in particular regards her as being like a member of his family. If one of our boys was tired, upset or otherwise acting out of character, she knew straight away, and sometimes spotted things about them that we hadn't yet noticed. She provided the boys with stimulating activities, good meals and clear boundaries for behaviour. Both children improved their skills (and manners!) and made friends with others while at Linda's.
We are very lucky that our boys could spend time with Linda when they couldn't be with us, and we would wholeheartedly recommend Linda as a wonderful childminder.
We feel profoundly lucky to have found Linda six years ago. She has cared for both of our boys with such a brilliant mix of kindness, creativity and enthusiasm. Our children have learned a huge amount and so have we as parents. An exceptional professional, she handles safety, diet (our child has severe food allergies) and their emotional, physical and intellectual development with total confidence. Our boys absolutely adore her and we would recommend her wholeheartedly.
I cannot thank Linda enough for amazing 2 years of loving care and excellent education.
Linda is the best person I could ever dream of to look after my little one - they days were full of adventures, outings, explorations. My daughter was gently supported to grow to be independent, self-aware and ready for school.
Every day I was given a record of daily activities and observations, accompanied with photos, drawings and all my little one's creations. This was very reassuring, informative and created the best keepsake of those precious early years. Linda is knowledgeable, nurturing and kindest person ever; the best childminder I have ever come across.
I would have absolutely no hesitations in recommending Linda's childminding. She cared for my two boys aged 5 and 3 for a year. Having used a daycare nursery before my eldest started reception I was slightly apprehensive about how the boys would find a childminding environment. I need not have worried though, as I very soon realised what an amazingly welcoming and loving environment Linda offers. Both boys couldn't have been happier in Linda's care. She exposes the children to a great range of activities (both at home and external.) I was genuinely sad to see the boys leave Linda's care when I had my third child. She will definitely be first on my list to call should I be back in work soon.
From potty training to jolly phonics, Linda never let me down in exceeding my expectations!
I really cannot rate Linda highly enough and feel very lucky to have found her. There is no-one else I would want to care for my daughter 3 days a week. The range of activities the children get up to in Linda's care is wonderfully varied and my daughter enjoys invaluable experiences which I know will help her for life. The environment at Linda's home truly has a home-from-home atmosphere and Linda also takes care of discipline and nutrition brilliantly. My daughter has built wonderful relationships with the other children in Linda's care - particularly valuable to us while she is an only child - and testament to the family environment Linda offers.
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