Hi, my name is Michelle, I am a fully registered OFSTED childminder. I live in Croxley Green with my husband and 3 children, twin girls aged 14 and my son aged 11. We also have 1 small, very friendly dog & 2 very good tempered cats.
We live in a large house close to Croxley Green station with a separate playroom and a trampoline with a safety net surround in the garden. Our garden has artificial grass which will allow for outdoor play all year round.
I qualified as a registered childminder in 2013 & received a good grading from Ofsted in my inspection in November 2015. I am also a qualified primary school teacher. I have been a teacher for 18 years with outstanding status. I have decided to change my career whilst still working with children which is where my passion lies.
My ethos is to treat all children in my care as if they were my own. Wipe away a tear, clean a cut knee & make time to listen to their concerns and news of their day with respect and understanding.
I aim to provide a warm, happy and secure home from home environment for all children. I wll provide lots of fun activities and plenty of playtime. I will provide daily organised activities including toddler groups, outings, trips to the park and indoor art and crafts sessions. I will use my teaching background to focus activities towards learning and education following the EYFS guidelines. To the children it will just be a fun and creative activity! I am also very aware that children sometimes just need some down time and I will always be mindful of this.
Using my teaching experience, I will also offer a homework club for older children, for those who wish to take it up, at no extra cost. I will hear children read, sign their reading diaries and oversee / assist with any homework set.
I will provide home cooked, healthy meals daily. This may include picnics at the park when the weather allows.
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I am a qualified primary teacher with outstanding status. I have been a teacher for 18 years and have experience in all year groups from nursery up to year 6.
I am also a mum to 3 lovely children. My 2 eldest children are twin girls so I really was thrown in at the deep end as far as parenting is concerned! Then 2 years later along came my son so for a while I had 3 children all under 3! This experience along with my teaching background has resulted in me being a very organised person.
BA (Hons) with Qualified Teacher Status
Paediatric First Aid Certficate recognised by OFSTED
Early Years Foundation Stage Level 3 Unit (CYPOP5)
OFSTED registered childminder
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|Last Updated: 12/02/2019|
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This is the second child we've placed with Michelle and I really wouldn't use anyone else. Theodore has been with Michelle since he was 5 months old and she really does treat him as if he was one of her own. He's always so happy and content and she's always keeping him busy with various enrichment toys or trips out to various groups.
We're moving out of the area soon, but we love Michelle so much, we're more than happy to do the daily journey so Theodore gets to stay with her.
She's amazing and Theodore is a lucky boy to have such an amazing child minder.
My 2 girls (4 and 7) have been really happy with Michelle. They've been with her one afternoon a week for the last 1.5 years. They genuinely look forward to their time there. They enjoy playing with friends there, the pets and the trampoline! Michelle has been flexible and caring. I would thoroughly recommend her.
My two children have been with Michelle for several years now and have always been really happy and wonderfully cared for. They love their time with Michelle and her family and I always feel very confident that she provides a loving caring environment. Thank you Michelle.
Michelle has been our childminder for 2 years now and we couldn't be happier with the care that our children receive.
Michelle is reliable, kind, fair and fun - my children are always happy to be going to her and they miss her during the school holidays.
As well as being wonderful with the children, Michelle is great at communicating with parents.
We feel really lucky to have Michelle as our childminder and I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Michelle is wonderful, she is kind and welcoming and has a lovely family home, as soon as I met her I felt at ease. (after months of turmoil at the thought of having to have a child minder) She took care of our daughter a year a go for just the required 3 months to fit in with my new job and they spent time each morning at parks, cafes or playgroups before drop off for afternoon nursery. I still get asked now if she can go and be looked after by Michelle because she remembers their time together fondly.
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