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My name is Lisa Finley.  I am an OFSTED Registered Childminder who is fully insured through Morton Michel.   I have had
medical checks and the whole family has been cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau.  I live in the Westwood area of
Peterborough, close to Highlees Primary School and Ravensthorpe Primary School.

I live with the youngest of my two daughters, Paige, 2
3, who has a great job at Pets at Home.   My eldest daughter Brogan
lives in Wales with her partner and son.  We have a very friendly Chocolate Cocker Spaniel puppy called Minouche
who is 6 years old. We also have 4 cats, 2 geckos and a couple of goldfish!

I have been a Registered Childminder for 15 years, but have worked with young children for a number of years.  I was a Live-in
Nanny in Houston and Boston in the USA, and worked both as an assistant and then Leader of my local Pre-school in

I was  awarded an overall OFSTED rating of 'Good' at my
inspection in June 2015.

If you would like any more information, to book a place or reserve a future place please don't hesitate to Contact Me.  Please
visit my
Vacancy Page to see details of current spaces that are available.

Testimonials from Parents  

Why Choose a Childminder?

  • Registered Childminders offer flexible home-based childcare in a family environment rather than the more institutional
    environment of a nursery.

  • They are inspected regularly to ensure they meet or exceed The National Standards and are fully insured.

  • Childminders and family members aged 16+ are checked by the Criminal Records Bureau.

  • Small numbers of children with a childminder means each child can receive the individual care and attention that they
    need and children can thrive in a small group usually of two or three children - a ratio that nurseries can not hope to

  • Parents have the satisfaction of knowing that both they and their child will be forming a relationship with just one carer.  
    Recent research has shown that children benefit from care in a family style environment, where they can bond with a
    regular caregiver.

  • Brothers and Sisters of all ages can be looked after together.  Childminders can look after children from babies to
    teenagers offering an unrivalled continuity of care.

  • More flexibility around meal times, sleep times and planned activities.  Hours can also be far more flexible than those
    of a nursery, especially valuable when parents work part-time or unusual hours.

  • All childminders are different, and parents can choose the one they find most suitable for themselves and their child.  
    Many parents prefer their children to be in the less institutionalised setting of a childminder's home, rather than a

  • Childminders offer greater flexibility because they work at home.  If you have unusual hours, special needs or irregular
    work patterns, childminders are often the best option. Some childminders are registered to provide overnight care,
    although this is not a service that I offer at this moment.

  • The Families, Children and Child Care study (FCCC) says that Childminders are the next best thing to being at home
    with Mother.  A Registered Childminder has the advantage of being able to offer good quality care for children in a
    secure, loving, home environment.

Dr Penelope Leach, the NCMA president says:

"I believe that for babies and toddlers, childminding alone is probably the best kind of daycare we've yet dreamed up. It does
potentially better for children, families and for society."

Copyright 2003-2016 Lisa Finley
Child's Play Accounts

Yearly Accounts Workbook
A Quality Excel Spreadsheet
Program designed specifically for
Registered Childminders - A simple
and efficient way to organise and
track all aspects of your
childminding business.

Attendance and Payment
Register for 201
A simple way to keep track of the
children and their fees using this
simple bi-monthly sheet.  Makes
filling in the Accounts Workbook
even easier.
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