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 16 and my son aged 13. We also have 2 very friendly dogs & 2 very good tempered cats.
We live in a large house close to Croxley Green station with a separate playroom. 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 & July 2019. I am also a qualified primary school teacher. I was a teacher for 18 years with outstanding status. I 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 also offer a homework club for older children, for those who wish to take it up, at no extra cost. I hear children read, sign their reading diaries and oversee / assist with any homework set.
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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: 08/11/2021|
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Leaving our daughter Maisie with a childminder at 7 months left me feeling so nervous and overwhelmed. How do you know who the right person is? Within minutes of meeting Michelle and her beautiful family and home, we knew immediately that she was the right person to help look after our daughter.
Maisie from the first day has smiled and laughed with sheer joy and excitement and every evening we pick her up she has the biggest smile and has had the loveliest day. Some days she doesn’t want to leave!!
Michelle has been an absolute saviour and has helped my husband and I out on so many occasions and goes above and beyond for us, and we cannot be more thankful.
I know that Maisie is treated like one of Michelle’s own children. Her children are so kind and caring and treat her with such patience and love. Maisie has the most wonderful role models to look up to and we are so lucky.
I honestly could not recommend Michelle enough. She is everything and more that you will need in a childminder. Her services and support are exceptional.
Our daughter started going to MIchelle after a friend recommended her. Our daughter had previously been in another childcare setting and had been heartbreakingly unhappy there. My daughter now skips out of the door to see Michelle and has a wonderful time with her. This has been transformational for our family, and taken such a weight off our minds. Michelle is warm and caring and deeply supportive and really understands children and what they need. Her communication is excellent and I have found her personally to be a huge support. She has really given me confidence as a parent and rebuilt our daughters confidence too. We are so happy we found Michelle and couldn't recommend her highly enough.
We absolutely couldn't be happier with Michelle and the setting she provides for our daughter. After considering our options for childcare in the area, including nurseries, I know that we have made the best choice and we are so lucky to have Michelle on our doorstep. Our daughter has been with Michelle since she was 15 months old when she wouldn't leave my side. She settled very quickly into her days there and in that time we have seen her blossom into a confident, happy and chatty little lady. She is always happy to see Michelle in the mornings and Michelle is always brilliant at keeping us updated on her days with her, through photos during the day and chats at the end of the day. They always have busy days, visiting toddler groups and the parks around the area. Our daughter loves Michelle, her family and all the other children she spends the day with there and we couldn't be happier.
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.
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