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Birthstones
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Childminder in Margate

5 stars
(6)

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Oct 2013 Last Updated Apr 2022 Last Login 16 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I am married with three children, we live in a four-bedroom house and It is a happy homely environment, we have fair boundaries at are coupled with a kind, caring, supportive atmosphere within a very well placed home in the local area.
My Mother is a Registered Childminder who registered to help me out on busy days and is happy to cover my holidays or training days, she has many years of childcare experience and an up to date Paediatric certificate and Safe Guarding Children Training.

We have cats and fish, both very well cared for and provide the children with the opportunity to help take care of and love a pet while here.

My Experience

I have worked with children since 1990 and have been childminding since 2004. We aim to continue to keep up to date and improve this service to meet the childrens needs in any way we can.

My Qualifications

My qualifications are: NVQ Level 4, Safe Guarding Children Training, Paediatric First Aid, Basic & Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificates, Fire Training, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities, Makaton, Birth to Three Matters, Certificate in Welfare Studies, Certificate in Health & Social Care and the Diploma in Home Based Childcare. Getting it right of two year olds .Early Years Safeguarding Module 1-for Designated person.Making it Better for Boys And Accredited training.

My Availability

I work Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm

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Before School no no no no no no no
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After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 26/04/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

£4.50 per hour

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Ofsted Inspections

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Good
25 July 2019
18 November 2015 - Good
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My Documents

  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 09/11/2021)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 02/09/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 02/09/2020)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Birthstones. 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.

Michelle was an excellent childminder and we would recommend her. Our daughter loved going to Michelle's house and she was always made to feel very welcome. Michelle is very professional and experienced and she was never flustered by anything. We appreciated how flexible she was with occasionally swapping days, how she kept to the routine, cared for our daughter, and her good communication.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Lisa Lisa about Avatar for Birthstones Birthstones on 04/11/2021


Response by Avatar for Birthstones Birthstones on 04/11/2021:

Thank you so much x

Michelle and Carol looked after our older children so they were the obvious choice for our youngest. Dropping her off with them is like leaving her with family, knowing she will be cared for as we would like in a living, safe and comfortable environment.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Kelly Kelly about Avatar for Birthstones Birthstones on 02/10/2016

Our son has been at Birthstones for about 17 months and he couldn't be happier, I was so nervous having to go back to work and leaving him but the home from home environment made it so much easier. He has progressed so much in this time. All the staff are absolutely amazing and very helpful and courage every milestone with us. Couldn't recommend them highly enough. Xx

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Jodie Jodie about Avatar for Birthstones Birthstones on 01/10/2016

Harry has been going to birthstones now for about a few months,not once have we had a problem with him he loves all the staff so much he always has a massive smile and they love him to,we are so happy to have to go to work knowing our 9 month son is looked after in a safe friendly professional house.very happy

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Paul joy Paul joy about Avatar for Birthstones Birthstones on 30/09/2016

My daughter has been at Birthstones for nearly 2 years now and she has loved every minute of it. I have never once worried about her whilst she has been in their care and would recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Carrie Carrie about Avatar for Birthstones Birthstones on 30/09/2016

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