Lynda Blades (Childminder)

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I have been an Ofsted registered childminder for 31 years.

I hold a paediatric first aid certificate.  Generalist and Designated Lead  safeguarding certificate and food hygiene level 2.

I live in a town house with my partner Colin . My daughter Lisa (33 years old) lives in Hay- on- wye, my son Michael (31 years old) lives in Banbury.

Colin has two sons aged 32 and 30 , his eldest son lives in Canada and the youngest son lives in Tysoe.

We are located very close to  the centre of Banbury town, next to the local park. Parking is available at our home for easy dropping off and picking up of the children.
 
I am registered with  childcare voucher companies, childcare choices to offer funding, HMRC Tax free childcare.

We enjoy the wildlife in the local park and in our garden.

We don't have any pets but enjoy feeding the hedgehogs and watching video footage of them, our garden is full of wildlife , we feed the birds and squirrels.

I look forward to meeting you to show you our home and the service i provide for the children.

Ofsted Information

Current judgement
Good
Ofsted Inspection
Ofsted URN
133563Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
DatetypeOutcome
02/07/2007CareGood
03/03/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
10/09/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
06/06/2016Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
22/01/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
04/06/2019Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lynda Blades
Contact Position
Childminder
Telephone
07983 295548 07983 295548 01295 266584 01295 266584 email lyncol@hotmail.co.uk email lyncol@hotmail.co.uk
E-mail
lyncol@hotmail.co.uk
Notes

Please email , text or call anytime  to  discuss your childcare requirements . I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

 

Where to go

Name
Lynda Blades childminder
Address
Banbury
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX16
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Notes

Our home is very child friendly. We have a lovely play room resourced with a full age range of educational toys.

We have a large garden with lots of outside play equipment, sand tray, water play etc. and plenty of room for the children to run around and ride on trikes etc.

We live very close to the local park.

Please feel comfortable to phone or email to arrange a visit to  our home and see what we have to offer your children.

Costs

Costs
£4.50  Per hour full time
Costs
£4.50  After school per hour
Costs
£4.50  Per hour part time
Costs
£4.50  Per hour
Costs
Costs
Details

My hourly fee is £4.50 Half fee is required for parents booked time off. Full fee is required for days when a child is sick or notice not given. Notice required for time off/holiday is one week. No fee is required for childminder's time off eg.. for holidays or days off sick. Full fee is required for bank holidays. Please note i don't work on Bank Holidays Please note my hours are 8:00am-6:00pm. If you need extra hours I charge more before 8:00am and after 6:00pm. I can be flexible with my working hours , i generally work between 8am -6pm.

Availability

Age Ranges
From 0 months to 5 years
5 to 8 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
0 - 2 years
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
Children
Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Vision impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Yes
Details
Accessible parking available. Ramp required for access through front door
Special Needs provision
Yes
Special Needs Experience
Allergies
Asthma
Eczema
Able to assist with moving and handling
Provision for special dietary needs
Yes
Experience
Yes
Details
Children bring their own food to the setting and the food is cooked to the children's and parents' requirements. parents provide nappies and wipes, changes of clothes , wellies and raincoats , suncream and sun hats.
Can make special cultural provisions
Experience
Yes
Details
Experience with children who have English as an additional language. EAL

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
No
Date updated
15/09/2023

Funded Places

2 year old funding
Yes
3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)
Yes
3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)
Yes
Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Term Time
Offering split funding with other providers
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Thursday 8:00am 6:00pm
Open school holidays 8:00am 6:00pm
Every day
School Holidays 8:00am 6:00pm
NEF funded places - flexible
Facilities
Messy Play Area
Visit & Outings
Large Garden
Paddling Pool
Water play
2 - 5 steps into building
Accessible toilet
Accessible changing facilities
Arts and crafts
Quiet room/area
Computer
Playroom
Sleeping Area
Dressing up
Sandpit
Cooking
Garden
Educational Toys

School Pickups

Does offer school pickups

Schools
St Mary's (Banbury) Church of England School (vc)
Details
pick up from St Mary's school on the Southam Road Banbury.

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