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Lorraine Meakins

I am an Ofsted registered childminder in Paddock Wood with 15 years experience as a nursery nurse. In the past, I have also been the manager of the local council holiday Playscheme, as well as worked in a breakfast/after school/holiday club catering for 0-11 year olds.

I am excited to introduce Linden Ladybirds as a home from home environment shared with my partner Mark and our three children aged 14, 4 and 2 years, along with two outdoor guinea pigs “Patch and Squeak”.  We have a large secure garden with plenty of opportunities for climbing, riding, ball games and roleplay for all ages, along with water play, sand play and mud that we can explore in all weathers with sail-shades and puddle suits.

Children can look forward to exploring all areas of play indoors from construction to craft, roleplay to reading, as well as investigating what our local area has to offer with outings to help children learn through play, gain new experiences and build positive friendships along the way.

Training and Experience

·         BA (hons) level degree in Early Years, Foundation degree in Early Years,

·         NVQ L3 , BTEC & Advanced apprenticeship in Childrens Care, Learning and Development

·         Paediatric First Aid (renewed every 3 years)

·         Safeguarding children, FGM Recognising and Prevention,  Child Sexual Exploitation,

·         Food hygiene L2

·         Positive behaviour management

·         Makaton workshop

        ……to name a few.


Opening hours are 7.30 am - 6pm weekdays including school holidays.


Spaces are available for babies to primary school age and I will be offering drop off and collection at Paddock Wood primary school (just a few minutes walk away) and the local preschools, from September 2019, along with care in the school holidays.

References available on request.

Please get in touch for availability and further information.

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