Laura Whaley (Childminder)
I am an OFSTED registered childminder and an Early Years specialist teacher based in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough. I live with my husband and seven year old son.
I offer home from home childcare where children can play and learn in a fun and caring environment. I have a wide range of toys and equipment that are suitable for all ages and stages and I have a large enclosed garden with lots to explore including toys such as a playhouse, slide, swing, scooters, ride-ons and mud, sand and water play and much more!
We also enjoying cooking and craft activities and I use the local environment to extend the children’s experiences for example; visits to museums, parks, libraries, soft play, music groups, playgroups and more.
Before becoming a childminder, I was a primary school teacher for 14 years, specialising in Early Years. I have always loved working with and caring for children and all of my training has been focussed towards this. I feel privileged to be able to play a part in guiding children’s learning and development and I use my knowledge and skills from my teaching to support the children’s progress by making observations and assessments to plan exciting learning opportunities to support the next steps in their learning. I enjoy seeing children having fun and exploring new things. It is so lovely to see a child achieve something and feel proud, no matter how small, and it is a wonderful feeling to be part of that and to celebrate it with them and their family.
As a mother myself, I understand what a big decision it is to find the right childcare for your child and I aim to provide as smooth a transition as possible for the children I care for so if you have any queries, please contact me.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Laura Whaley
- Contact Position
- 07901 370 370 07901 370 370
Where to go
- Belle Maison Childminding
- TS5 6RF
- View TS5 6RF on a map
- Please contact me to discuss my current daily fee. I offer full time and term-time only contracts.
- Age Ranges
- 0 - 10 years
- No wheelchair access
- No wheelchair access
- Has Special Needs provision
- Has provision for special dietary needs
- Has immediate vacancies
- Provides 3 & 4 year old funded places
- Provides 2 year old funded places
Opening Times & Facilities
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 8am 5pm Tuesday 8am 5pm Wednesday 8am 5pm Thursday 8am 5pm Friday 8am 5pm
Visit & Outings
Large book collection
Sand and Water resources
Early Years Professional led care and education
Use of local facilities
Art and Craft activities
Highly qualified and established staff team
Play Equipment for all ages
Home cooked food
Registered for 2 year old funding
Kitchen for use by children
Does offer school pickups
- St Edward's R.C. Primary School