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Valerie Gaynor


I am a Ofsted Registered Childminder and have received OUTSTANDING by OFSTED.  I have years of experience as a childminder and enjoy what I do.  The schools I cover are CHASE LANE Primary schools and schools around Chingford Mount area.  

I provide Free 15-30 hours childcare (FEEE) to children aged 2-4 years 

I offer a warm, loving and safe home environment whilst supporting children's learning and development in all 7 areas of learning: Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Maths, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design. 

All healthy meals and snacks and drinks provided and to be discussed according to childs needs except special dietary needs

I have 2 vacancies for part time babies/toddlers and vacancies also for school drop off and pick-ups

School drop offs and pick ups are from the following schools, nurseries and pre-schools: Chase Lane (my main school); Chingford Hall; Larkswood; Parkside - Also pickups from nurseries and tea time clubs (use of own car).

My hours are very flexible as I start from early morning and finish late evening. I also do weekends, emergency cover including covering holidays.  

My services are in Chingford and I try to cater to parents needs and do occasional babysitting also within a 5 mile radius. I take childcare vouchers and I am also a member of the student bursary scheme which is designed to help young people and adults improve their skills by taking part in further education and training.

I have a lot of knowledge and experience to offer a child. I can encourage and support their development through a wide range of activities which I link to the Early Years Foundation Stage 6 areas of development. I have had experience in many settings including children centre’s, day nurseries, school nurseries, pre schools, running my own crèche and doing emergency cover for social services. I also have experience with children with disabilities/additional needs and work with children of all ages from babies to young adults. I am a fun loving, caring, creative, reliable and trustworthy person who loves working with children and can offer them a variety of activities to do in their spare time, ie. Swimming, badminton, guitar practice, playgroups, parks, libraries ect. exploring through forest, going to farms, museums; there is so much they can learn through play...

My ofsted inspection was Good and I have just been inspected in November 2015 by Ofsted.

Please feel free to check my references from other satisfied parents and contact me for more information

Excellent References and CV supplied on request.


DBS certificate

City & Guilds Seasonal Crèche Work Certificate (NVQ equivalent to 1-2)

Foundation in Childcare

Safeguarding and Child Protection Certificate

Pediatric First Aid Certificate

Level 2 Awards in Food Safety in Catering

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Special Educational Needs

Certificate of Employers’ Liability Insurance

Certificate of Registration 2003-Present

CACHE Level 3 in childminding practice

And more.... 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Valerie Gaynor
Contact Position
07727 660683

Where to go


Buses: 97, 215, 397, 158, 357, 444 -

20 mins to Walthamstow Central or 15 mins to Blackhourse road Victoria Line.

Trains: Highams Park, Chingford 20 mins Liverpool Street 

I do not mind doing childcare of babies/children in the Walthamstow/Highams Park area as another childminder can pick up and drop off if necessary and convenient.

Other Information


Prices to be discussed according to times, days, hours and sibling discount


Other notes

I am registered to provided funded places and have vacancies for part time places.

As well as Chase Lane School I now do drop off and pick ups from Chingford Hall school and other schools according to the different times.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Premises entrance not wide enough for wheelchair use.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Challenging Behaviour
Speech Delay
Autism spectrum
Sickle cell
Emotional needs
Depending on childrens individual need, the amount of children I have on my books and whether I will be able to cater for such individual needs within my childminding practice

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Will work with parents to provide special dietary needs including nut allegies . I am aware of allergens . I also have a food hygiene certificate

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Experience with
Books and toys showing diversity of different cultural background.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Has future vacancies
Contact provider for vacancy
2 vacancies for 2-12

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Tax Free Childcare
Offers the free 30 hour entitlement

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday 07.00 19.30
Saturday and Sunday 08.00 22.00
Outdoor Playspace
Visits and Outings
Outdoor Play Area
Quiet Area
Cooked Food
Sleeping Area
Songs & Rhymes
Dressing up box

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Early Education Centre (144 Bramley Close)
Chase Lane Primary School
Chingford Hall Pre-School
Busy Bees Day Nursery at Chingford
Busy Bee Pre-school
Yardley Forest Nursery
Chingford Mount Baptist Church Pre-School Playgroup
Buxton Bears Pre-School
Chingford House School
Chingford Hall Primary School
Chase Lane being my primary schooled collected from, but can do other schools within catchment area or according to time required i.e. preschools, drop offs, pickups and tea time clubs as I can provide transport using my business car.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection Grade
Ofsted Outstanding
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
06/12/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
19/11/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
31/07/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Met

Local Offer


This would be assessed according to disability and needs and staff training also according to child ratio within my setting at the time which would apply to both disabled and/or siblings.

Contact Name
Valerie Gaynor
Contact Telephone
07727 660683
Contact Email
SEN Provision Type
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