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5 stars (4)

Childminder in Tattenham Corner

Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2013 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login 21 Sep 2020 Email

My Summary

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

About Me

Hi my name is Lorraine Martin and I have lived near Tattenham Corner (Chapel Way) since 2000 and got married the same year.

I have 2 daughters, one born 2005 and the other 2010.

I am happy to have full days/half days and take/pick up from school, but would have to be same as my youngest, Shawley Community Primary School.

I offer a very friendly home from home environment and a wide range of toys indoors and outdoors.

I also go to Toddler Groups, soft play, parks, library during the week and during the school holidays vary the days out ie beach, zoo's and much more.

My Ofsted graded inspection is a 'good' and I intend to work hard so that every child I mind enjoys every minute of their experience/time here.

Please note I have 1 cat, which is very friendly and has been around children all his life.

My Experience

My experience is bringing up my own 2 children since 2005.

I have been minding since September 2013 and received a grade 2 'good' for my inspection !

My Qualifications

ChIP Course October 2012

Safeguarding Children October 2019

Paediatric First Aid Course November 2018

Ofsted Registered

My Availability

I am happy to do full/part time and term time only.
school pick ups as well (shawley).

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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 yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 05/12/2016

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

After school pick up is set fee at £18.00 which includes snacks, meals and water.

Please feel free to ring and ask any questions and I will try and be as flexible as possible.

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

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My little one has been with Lorraine since she was 11 months old ( now turning 3).... to say that Lorraine is amazing is an understatement.
From day one Lorraine cared for my little one like if she was one of her own, she takes her to playgroups, libraries, and when the weather is nice they go out exploring.
My little one loves going to Lorraines in fact she gets very excited every day we take her.
Lorraine has become and extension of our family without a doubt.
Lorraine keeps us informed every day on our little ones activities, we get photos and Lorraine is very understanding and accomodating should we ever need to swap days due to our work/life schedules.
We would higly recomend Lorraine, our very own Mary Poppins

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by Lorena about lorraine martin on 08/01/2019

I have now had my daughter with Lorraine since jan 2017, Lorraine and her family look after my little like she was part of their family, Lorraine is very caring and loving.
My little one is always very excited to see Lorraine which is great feedback in itself, i get lovely feedback and updates of what they have been up to, playgroups, park, etc
I would very highly recommend Lorraine, she and her family have become and extension of ours.
We would be lost with out her.

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by Lorena about lorraine martin on 29/06/2018

My little boy is 10 months old and Lorraine looks after him 5 days a week as I work full time. She is absolutely amazing. he is so happy and we never have any issues dropping him off. He settled incredibly quickly with Lorraine and is busy everyday going to the park, playgroups etc. She send me pictures at work so that I know what they are up to and the online system she uses is great so we can see what they have been doing each day. Being a full time working mum can be hard but Lorraine makes it easy as he is so happy and she is so amazing with him.
I have used childminders before with my 2 eldest and can honestly say that the service Lorraine provides is far superior. I would 100% recommend. She provides a home from home and I love knowing that he is treated as part of the family. I cannot sing her praises enough. I am so glad we found her.

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by katec11 about lorraine martin on 07/10/2017

Lorraine has looked after my 2 year old daughter Hollie for over 18 months now. Hollie absolutely adores Lorraine and her family. It's like a home from home and Hollie settled from day 1. I would highly recommend Lorraine, in fact my friends daughter now goes to her too :)
Lorraine is very friendly, welcoming and I have total peace of mind when I go to work. Hollie does so much when she's with Lorraine and has many adventures from playgroups to fun in the park, or a visit to see reindeers at Christmas, one of many days out Hollie gets to enjoy in her care.
I am very lucky to have found Lorraine she's just perfect for my princess!

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by nshep1 about lorraine martin on 04/07/2015

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