Childminder in St Leonards On Sea

  • Age: 59
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Smoker: No
  • No. of own Children: 6
  • Join Date: 22 May 11
  • Last Login: 22 August 14
  • Location: St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex
  • Rating: 5 stars from 1 review

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My Summary

Ofsted Registered Hover for information First Aid Training
CRB Check Hover for information Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence Own Car
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Part-time space available from mid July aged 0-4 years.All day Monday and Tuesday.
Also holiday care for school aged children 5-8 years old, including inset days.

.Registered to provide Early years Education entitlement [eyee] funded 15 hour places for 3 and 4 year olds, PLUS THE NEW FREE 15 HOURS FOR 2 YEAR OLDS
I can also accept all employer sponsored childcare vouchers
At my Ofsted inspection I received a Good grade overall,with Outstanding for Partnerships with parents , Safeguarding children and Children feeling safe in my setting, please contact me for more details.

. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR INFORMATION REGARDING VACANCIES AND FEES.
i have 35 years experience as a parent, grandparent and childminder, i live near silverhill in st leonards with my youngest 2 children, aged 17, i provide a proffesional childminding service to suit the needs of both parents and children. I will work closely with parents to enable children to reach their full potential.
I have an extensive range of quality toys to suit children from 0 - 5+ years, a comfortable family home and a small, safe enclosed garden, which has recently be developed specifically to suit the children in my care. i will also take children out to groups, parks, beach, farm shop, and other suitable local attractions and events..

My Experience

I previously worked as a registered childminder for 20 years, after a change 12 years ago where i worked as a childminding coordinator,I chose to return to the job i always loved in August 2011, Childminding, working directly with children and families.I love to see a child develop fron a baby to a confident 4 year old ready for school and to know that i have helped them along that path.
I can provide childcare tailor made to suit the needs of your child, i have a good working knowledge of child development and the Early Years Foundation Stage.and truly believe that children learn through having fun and playing, I will get to know your childs preferences and interests and use these to develop their all round skills for life, hopefully instilling a love of fun and learning from an early age
I am a parent of 6 children aged between 17 and 37 years old, so not actually children anymore i am also the proud Granny to 4 beautiful graddaughters and a grandson, aged 19. 10, 6, 3 years and my new grandson 9 months

My Qualifications

i hold a current peadeatric first aid qualification
NVQ4 in children's care learning and development
A level 3 Cache Certificate in proffesional development working with children and young people aged 0 - 16 years,.
I have also attended many other short courses / workshops to keep my practice current and as well advised as possible.
.Recent courses include, Health and safety, Food safety, "every child a talker", Child protection and Observation, planning and assessment, child development from birth to 3 years..
i attend as many of the courses that are offered to keep my pracice as current as possible.
I am registered with The Information Commisioners office [ICO] as a data handler,
I have also registered with Hastings council as a food provider, this means that i am approved to provide home cooked meals for children.
I AM A gold member of ESCC childminding quality network
At my recent re-application to remain an EYEE provider I passed at level one, the highest possible.

My Availability

I provide care for pre-school children from babies to 4 year olds, I don't offer school pick up / drop of as i prefer to focus my day on the needs of the younger children in my care without disrupting their day with school runs.

I do offer care for up to 8 year olds during school holidays and inset days.

My core hours are 8am to 6pm, I can also cover shift patterns and regular day time hours including early starts by negotiation.

I will not be available for the week between Christmas and new year, I will also take a week off in August which I will discuss with parents and try to coordinate if possible.

My Fees

available on request.
Variable dependant on service required.

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for michelle.. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

5 stars
Wonderful

Michelle is a wonderful childminder, my 2 children have been with her for 2 months now and their mental and physical development is coming along in leaps and bounds.
Her home and family are very welcoming and my children benefit greatly from the interactions with them, helping them to develop their their social and communication skills. My 18 month old son says a new word every few days, and has started to string sentences together.
Michelle plans out their day in advance based on what they like and their ability. She also encourages them to try new activities. She has a fantastic selection of toys and games for my children to use, many of which they don't have at home, so they benefit immensley from a vast selection of different toys and activities.
My 18 month old wasn't walkin until he was 15 months old but thanks to the work that Michelle has done he is running, climbing, jumping and dancing around everywhere.
Michelle also thinks of activities for my children to do that neither my partner or I think of, so the children face new challenges on a daily basis, and they relish the opportunity to sink their teeth into something new and different.
I'm so glad that we chose to place our children with Michelle, they are growing and developing into well rounded individuals with a taste for adventure and a little mischief. New challenges no longer worry them and they are becoming very confident in everything that they do.

by on 11/11/2011

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