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Loretta Youngs Childminding Services

Categories: Childcare Services, Childminders, Childrens After School Care and Activity Clubs Categories: Childcare Services, Childminders, Childrens After School Care and Activity Clubs

Address: 7 Grasmere Close, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 8JG

Mobile: 07736 6... Mobile: 07736 6...

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About Us Ofsted Registered Childminder in Kempston, Bedford offers various childcare places. I offer a welcoming, safe, clean and welcoming home from home environment where having fun while learning is my motto.

I have a huge portfolio of numerous excellent parental references and 45+ online reviews spanning 29 years. Also 70+ Certificates of further training undertaken within my field available for inspection. For this duration I have also been a fully insured PACEY Member with enhanced DBS clearance. I am also ICO Registered.

There are no hidden costs-administration costs, registration fees or the like. All activities, days/trips out include admission costs within your fees. All toys, resources and equipment are of the highest standards, supplied by myself and regularly inspected and safety checked. All childcare can be flexible and tailored to your child's exact needs.

Please call to discuss your individual childcare requirements.



Testimonials are curated by Loretta Youngs Childminding Services and are not independently reviewed or verified.


"Been with loretta for nearly 3 years now, brilliant childminder. Always out and about with the kids doing things. Always there to talk to, very flexible and accomodating. I will not be leaving untill i no longer need a childminder as i couldnt ask for better.

5 stars Overall
by Sophie Q about Loretta Young on 18/01/2016"

Sophie Q on 18 January 2016


"Loretta for a month but he is doing really well we had never been apart before so was worried about leaving him but he settled in quite quickly and Loretta was very understanding about his difficulties with going to new places and his certain fears, she took it slow with him and he has come on leaps and bounds since being there, im a very glad i sent my son to Loretta and i would defiantly recommend her."

Sara Wag on 22 June 2012

"One of the best of the best"

"Hiya there. Lorett Young is one of the wonderful Childminder I EVER know,,she looked after our daughter for more then a three years and WHAT a progress in anyway,VERY HAPPY:). She is a such beautiful person from inside and outside. Thank You Lorett,we love You.

5 stars Overall
by Ivet777 about Loretta Young on 18/06/2012"

Ivet777 on 18 June 2012


"Loretta looked after all 3 of my children my youngest was about 6 months old when he started going, all 3 of them loved being there, the two older childern loved going out and about after school with Loretta & the other children.
Loretta was very accomidating to work around my shifts evan at short notice.
I would have no hesitation in sending my children back to Loretta as i know they would be very happy with her.
5 stars Overall
by vicky04 about Loretta Young on 11/05/2012"

vicky04 on 11 May 2012

"Used to childmind me"

"Used to childmind me

I am delighted to discover that Loretta is still childminding. She used to proved childcare for my brother and myself around 16/17 years ago and I have very fond memorys of my time there. Now i am looking for childcare for my own children, so I will be in touch :-D

5 stars Overall
by s_c_a_t_ about Loretta Young on 06/05/2012"

s_c_a_t_ on 6 May 2012


"My child went to Loretta from a young age until she had to go to school.
I always found her to be professional, extremely reliable and always accommodated my change of shifts at last minute. I was never worried to leave my daughter there as I always felt she was being well cared for in every aspect of her needs and was made to feel like part of her family. Loretta would always keep me up dated in her progress and I felt when it came to potty training and all those first milestones we worked as part of a team at keeping the continuity for my daughter. My daughter would cry when she was having to come home which is a testament to Loretta
I would highly recommend her as a childminder and would not hesitate to use her services.

5 stars Overall
by meggiemo about Loretta Young on 02/05/2012"

meggiemo on 22 May 2012


"about her time there and if she could , she would be back at Loretta's in a heart beat. Not only does Loretta do her job at an amazing standard but she makes you feel like apart of her extended family, which is a very wonderful thing. We are trusting her with someone special to care for and basically raise while we are at work.
I have nothing but praise for Loretta.
And when i can i will be sending my daughter back plus any other children i have in the future.

5 stars Overall
by Colours0 about Loretta Young on 02/05/2012"

Colours0 on 2 May 2012

"Numerous excellent parental references"

"My 8 yr son has been going to Loretta for 4months now and iv found her to be very welcoming and friendly .

My son takes a long time to settle with new people and Loretta has been great at helping him feel at home

my son goes 5 days a week and if needed Loretta offers over night care so i can get a night off now and then and i know that my son would be totally happy and safe 100per cent of the time .

Loretta has the experience of 19yrs of child minding which i was very impressed by and i would recommended her any one that needs childcare in the local area with out hesitation

i choose Loretta because numerous excellent parental references , too many certificates in childcare to list ,
and has brought up 3 well mannered happy children of her own .

5 stars Overall
by clare mo about Loretta Young on 30/04/2012"

clare mo on 30 April 2012


"Loretta has previously looked after my daughter, she is professional in her work.

Kind caring and and provides a safe, clean home.
Definately recommend Mrs young who is approachable.

5 stars Overall
by charley2 about Loretta Young on 27/04/2012"

charley2 on 27 April 2012

"Lovely lady"

"Lovely lady
5 stars
Loretta has been my 13yr olds childminder since August 2010. She has been 100% reliable,very flexible with my unsociable shift patterns and my daughter has always enjoyed going there.

5 stars Overall
by colettez about Loretta Young on 27/04/2012"

colettez on 27 April 2012

"Excellent childcare services"

"Lorretta is an excellent childminder. As I worked different shifts when she looked after my children she was willing to be flexible to accomodate my childcare needs. She always engaged my children in different activites. The children were happy with her and in fact looked forward to going to see her. She is a very caring childminder and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

5 stars Overall
by Sarah A about Loretta Young on 27/04/2012"

Sarah A on 27 April 2012

"Thank you to the experienced child minder"

"Loretta provides a wide, fun range of activities including plenty of outdoor exercise. I know my daughter has enjoyed sand, writing and drawing, as well as playing with her beautiful cats .

I have a complete picture of her whole day including what she has eaten, and all her activities. This helps me to feel involved with her care and that I can talk to her about her day.

I am thoroughly happy with the level of care my daughter receives and I'm certain that being in such a positive and happy environment is helping her develop into a confident and self assured little girl. Thanks so much Loretta."

Cora on 22 July 2017

"Loretta is a wonderful childminder"

"Loretta is a wonderful childminder. Very passionate about her work, with years of experience and my daughter absolutely love her. She puts a lot of effort to entertain children and make them feel happy and safe. My daughter Laura was staying with Lorreta for the school holidays and she absolutely loved it. I am so pleased that this is not a stay at home childminder. They always do something and never get bored. She takes children to the park, playground or even to the Play House with no extra cost. She also have a big garden with swing and a slide and many toys to keep children entertain at all times. So far this is the best childminder that my daughter ever went to and for me this is very important as I want her to feel happy and I know she is in good hands. We definitely come back in October half term.

5 stars Overall
5 stars Setting
5 stars Cleanliness
5 stars Food
5 stars Communication
by Kasia"

Kasia on 3 September 2018

"Perfect fun childminder"

"Perfect fun chilminder

Our little one is with Loretta since mid April 5 days / week and loves it! She has so many activities for him and the rest of the children that he never wants to leave in the evening! There are activities in doors when it is raining but most of the time she is bringing him to groups, parks (water park in the summer) museums etc. My sister in law's childminder doesn't even do 1/3 of what Loretta proposes! A good mix of Nanny Mcphee and Mary Poppins! Very happy and very glad we found her!

5 stars Overall
5 stars Setting
5 stars Cleanliness
5 stars Food
5 stars Communication
by virginie"

Virginie on 14 September 2018

"Activity Guru"

"Activity Guru!

Prior to meeting Loretta, my daughter was afraid of cats, but Loretta found a way to make her feel comfortable and reassure her - by the end of her first day she enjoyed being around her fluffy cats and looked forward to going back.

My daughter always talks about Loretta and the various activities she enjoys with her such as Lego Club and going to local parks. She also likes playing in her garden, playing with the other children that Loretta cares for and looking after the cats. Loretta is chatty and always thinking about activities to do with the children and always suggests activities that I can do with my daughter on the weekends.

5 stars overall
by Ms D"

Ms D on 20 September 2018

"Perfect after school care for our son"

"Perfect after school care for our son

Our 5-year old son has been staying with Loretta for over a year now after school and during school holidays and absolutely loves it. Loretta always tries to find new activities (seasonal) to entertain the children and our son never gets bored. He has also met lots of new friends as Loretta cares for several other children and they all get on very well. I highly recommend Loretta's services if you are looking for a "feel at home" place for you child in the Kempston area.

5 stars Overall
5 stars Setting
5 stars Cleanliness
5 stars Communication
by Olivier"

Olivier on 3 October 2018

"Very lovely lady with lots of experience"

"Very lovely lady with lots of experience

My year old daughter had an overnight stay with Loretta. She made me feel at ease by sending her qualifications, sending videos of where my daughter would be staying etc and kept me updated while she had my daughter. She was able to pick up and drop off (as I do not drive) and my daughter came back very smiley.
100% recommend!!

5 stars Overall
5 stars Communication
by Tasha"

Tasha on 20 June 2019

"Very good"

"Very good

My son is at Loretta for only one week and I can say that now I know how a Childminder should behave with little ones because I had a very bad experience before with another Childminder.
Loretta is lovely, the kids loves her, she's tacking them each day to a different place, and they do lots of activities, go and feed the duck or go to soft play with no extra cost. I can tell that she is very passionate in what's she's doing, she's not doing just for the money like others Childminder I had before.
Every day I received a picture or Christmas ornaments and lots of pictures and videos.
My little one was crying in the first days but she always was sending me photos reassuring me that after a few minutes he was fine, and it was really good for me, I could do my job that day without thinking if his still crying or not.
Thank you Loretta!

5 stars Overall
5 stars Setting
5 stars Cleanliness
5 stars Food
5 stars Communication
by Daniela"

Daniela on 15 December 2019

"Loving and caring childminder"

"Loving and caring childminder

My son went to Loretta for 3 days a week, and every day he was with her he came home a very happy little boy, and he couldn't wait to tell me what they done that day. Loretta has taken him out every day he was with her, from going to feed the ducks, to train spotting, he loved going to her. On the days he was not going to Loretta he would ask me in the morning when i get him dressed:"mommy am i going to Loretta today?", and i say no, he would cry and say, but i love Loretta.
Thank you Loretta for being so loving and caring person. This little monster is missing you every day.
Jolene Lyons

5 stars Overall
5 stars Setting
5 stars Cleanliness
5 stars Communication
by Jolene"

Jolene on 31 May 2020

"Great childminder"

"Great childminder

Loretta, is a lovely child-minder, she looked after our little girl two days a week when I returned to work. The level of communication we received made the whole process so much easier, every day we got a full diary of everything she had done that day. This included lots of photos of her and her friends happily playing which is lovely and reassuring to see when you are apart from your child, especially in the early days. They are always out and about, socialising with other children and days full of varied activities. I would highly recommend Loretta to anyone looking for child care.

5 stars Overall
5 stars Setting
5 stars Cleanliness
5 stars Communication
by Deb_C"

Deb C on 8 June 2020

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