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Childminder in Lydney

5 stars

Usually responds within 2 hours

Female Member since Jun 2013 Last Updated Jun 2021 Last Login May 2022

My Summary

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

About Me

I am Heidi, a registered childminder in Lydney.
I enjoy working, playing and learning with young children and delighting in new experiences which encourage children to explore, investigate, think, talk, listen, be independent, and solve problems.
Even day-to-day routine activities are exciting learning experiences for young children and me! I will also be doing school runs to Lydney C of E school from September 2021.
Enquiries welcome

My Experience

I have worked as a Classroom Teacher, Nursery Teacher, Children's Centre Teacher and Early Years Consultant, working with children 0-5 years and their families for over 25 years. I have been childminding for 7 years.

My Qualifications

Qualified teacher (B.Ed)
CYPOP5 home-based childcare (PACEY)
Paediatric First Aid
Safeguarding & Child Protection
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Variety of EYFS and related training, including:
Speech & language
Sustained Shared thinking
English as another language
Equal Opportunities
Parent partnership
Behaviour Management
Special Needs
Outside area specialist

My Availability

Normally available 07.00 - 18.00 Mon - Fri.
I am flexible with working hours.

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: 06/06/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

£5 per hour

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
28 April 2022
22 August 2016 - Good
13 May 2014 - 3
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Heidi deserves an award as she had cancer and she struggled to continue with her childcare commitment as the chemotherapy was too much to handle. A year later after the recovery and she is continuing as a childminder. When i first met her, she was lovely and welcoming and made me feel at home due to the fact i have severe mental health issues. She looks after my sister in law, who is always excited to go to Heidis house and always tells me about her days with her. I have the complete privilage of knowing her and she is the most deserving person for this award.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Emily Emily about Avatar for Ragamuff Ragamuff on 21/01/2018

Heidi looks after my little sister, and she always comes back as happy as ever. She’s constantly learning new things with heidi and loves going to heidis too.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Brandon Brandon about Avatar for Ragamuff Ragamuff on 21/01/2018

If my 3 year old daughter could write a review it would knock this sideways because she would have amazingly fantastic things to say about her Heidi. Heidi literally is an extended part of our family. My daughter has been going to ‘Heidi’s house’ for two and a half years. And ‘Heidi’s house’ is the best place for fun. Trips to zoos, mums and tots, library, watching aeroplanes, nature trails, parks, outdoor play, indoor play centres, activity groups.... Heidi takes my daughter everywhere and anywhere. Space travel may not yet be available to children and childminders but that doesn’t stop Heidi she would encourage children’s imagination to take them to space instead. The places my daughter goes too are so thought out. Even just a spontaneous trip to a cafe because the children ask and Heidi allows them to make choices and helps them fulfil their needs and turns the situation into something fun and where they can learn out of it too. ‘Heidi’s house’ has playrooms and adventures all around it. If I didn’t have to work I would stay at Heidi’s House to play.
The care my daughter receives exceeds my expectations. When my daughter is ill Heidi has been on the phone and sends happy cheerful messages from herself and the other children to cheer my child up. And Heidi has never been off sick not once. In two and half years. Never been late or let me down. I have had issues with tax credits for childcare and Heidi has supported us and helped and waited for payment. And not once has she ever ever let us down. Every day once the children have gone home she sends me pictures of my daughter so I get to share in the fun my daughter had. She frames my daughters work so I can hang it on the wall. Heidi is the comfort and love a child needs when their mummy is at work.
My daughter talks about Heidi at home a lot too. Heidi is special to my daughter. My daughter is blessed with all these wonderful experiences. Heidi takes a story and turns it into an adventure where feelings and imagination come into life. She makes little things special.
But she is always there for my child in every way. And never lets her down. Heidi is kind, patient, deals with tantrums like a saint! She is more than deserving of an award. We love you Heidi and thank you for all you do. Louise and Maisie x

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for louisec3 louisec3 about Avatar for Ragamuff Ragamuff on 11/01/2018

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