Ad hoc childminders

Local Mums recommend the best ad hoc childminders in our area


"I highly recommend Lou’s Adhoc Childcare. Lou is amazing, she manages my two hurricanes (4 & 2) with ease and they love spending time with her. Louise always has a plan for activities, often bringing a huge bag filled with toys, creative play utensils and more. When looking after my four year old for several days she comes prepared with a full schedule of activities and outings and our son is never bored! She truly is a God-sent and as much as I can recommend her, I would also like to keep her as our ‘secret’.”
Tanja, Local Mum

"I highly recommend Lou’s Adhoc ChildcareLouise is great when she babysits my two young sons. What I really like about Louise is that she is reliable, calm and has always been open in her communication. She is understanding, naturally caring with the children and connects with them with ease.”
Nicola, Local Mum

"I highly recommend Lou’s Adhoc ChildcareLouise has been great looking after my five year old boy. She is very adaptable and will think of things that my son would specifically like. She is very down to earth and great at engaging with my son and daughter. She has also managed to have great patience playing games with my son that really interest him. Couldn’t recommend her more!”
Helen, Local Mum


Lou’s Adhoc Childcare
I am a mum of three, eldest is 22. All of my children are neurodiverse.

I have worked with children since I was 16 and qualified as a Nursery Nurse in 1998. In mixed-age settings, I usually found myself with the babies!

Over the years I have worked in nurseries, a creche and in the children's own homes. Between 2016 and 2020 I had an after school job, picking the child up from school, taking him where he needed to go or we just hung out. 

During the Covid period, I enjoyed working regularly with the same families, being creative with activities including cooking, craft, playdough, board games and taking the children out. The families have had mixed-age ranges but usually at least one school aged child. You will find me reliable, trustworthy, always willing to try new things, kind and polite. Always happy to adapt to the families parenting style.


I was nominated by two families for the Bubble Sitter Award 2021, which I won!

I offer day-time or evening childcare for a minimum of three hours

I have many years experience from babies to teens

DBS check May 2024 (and am signed up to the update service)

Paediatric First Aid valid from Dec 2021

Full terms and conditions available on 

Louise Smallwood
Tel: 07920282176
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