5 stars (8)

Childminder in Portsmouth

Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2013 Last Updated Apr 2020 Last Login 31 May 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hi my name is Mechele.
I am a quality assured ofsted registered childminder, I have been registered since 01/07/1992. I have 3 children, two of them have flown the nest. I am a fun childminder and provide a wide range of activities for children of all ages.
I live in a spacious home with a large toy room, I have a fully enclosed garden with outside equipment for the children to enjoy.
I do pick ups and drop off to langstone infant / junior school.
I’m in the Baffin area of Portsmouth

My Experience

I have lots of experience with children of all ages,
I have exceptional experience in special needs and have provided care for a special needs child for 21 years. I am always looking for new challenges and find the rewards are immense

My Qualifications

Diploma in early years care and education
Makaton sign language
Paediatric first aid
Food and hygiene
Outside agencies I have been involved with :-
Speech therapy
Social workers

My Availability

My working hours are Monday to Thursday 7.00 to 6 pm and Friday 7 to 4.30 if possible.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
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: 28/04/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.19 per hour

My fees are available on request

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 Documents

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My son has been in her care since 9 months old, he is now just over 2 years. He loves Mechele and her colleague Sue. He is always happy to go in freely and takes me round for a tour every day that I pick him up.
Mechele and Sue keep me updated on his activity be it good or bad for that day. I've never had any concerns about his welfare whilst in their care.
Mechele does have a few pets and they are all well behaved and friendly.
She is easy to talk to and can be flexible if you are running late, there is always a compromise.
My intention is to keep my son in her care through pre-school and school life taking part in the before and after school option, and term only option.
I would be lost without them it's like having an extended family.

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by about Mechele goldthorpe on 31/05/2019

Until a couple of years ago Mechele had looked after my daughter since she was 3 months old .............. she is now 22! This in inself speaks volumes.
When we first found out Meg had additional needs finding someone suitable to take care of her whilst I was at work was a priority and we were so very very lucky to find Mechele. I became a single parent very early on and with no family living locally it was important to have someone who could not only take care of my child but also be someone that I could rely on 110% in times of need - going away with work at short notice, hanging onto her later than planned due to a meeting that ran over, even having her overnight when an emergency arose.
Mechele has never treated Meg any differently from any of the other children she cares for and Meg thrived in the homely atmosphere that was always full of other children, people and animals. Even when Meg grew older she still loved going to spend time at Mechele's house and playing with the other kids. She still visits even now!
One of the things I love about the service Mechele provides is the fact that she does lots of things with the kids, activities, games, trips to the park etc. They dont just sit around the house all day even though her ground floor is just one big play room.
I cannot recommend Mechele enough. Without her I dont know what I would have done and Meg, well Meg considers herself one of the family and as far as she's concerned Mechele's house is her other home.

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by about Mechele goldthorpe on 27/11/2018

Michele is truly amazing. She has been looking after my son before and after school for nearly a year. I wish we had found her sooner.
My son has always struggled a little with behaviour at school but Michele is so positive with him and works with us to make him want to do well at school. We have seen a huge improvement over the last year.
From her positive attitude to her home cooked dinners and all the bits in between, Michele is awesome.

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by about Mechele goldthorpe on 18/11/2018

I would highly recommend Mechele to anyone looking for a childminder who you can really trust, leave your child and not really have a second thought- if I can say that! Going back to work after maternity leave made me feel very anxious but was made a lot easier knowing that my daughter was in safe hands. She didn’t even want to come home with me sometimes- I didn’t take it personal, in fact I was really pleased that she was obviously very happy with Mechele! My daughter has been with Mechele for over a year and she is already very advanced. I feel this is also down to the activities and developmental encouragement that Mechele provides as a childminder. For me, I am always very impressed with Mechele’s organisation and what she offers as a childminder. She always has a range of healthy home cooked meals that always smell amazing when dropping my daughter off in the morning and is always worn out by all the activities she’s been doing throughout the day.
From a personal point of view I have always found Mechele to be incredibly helpful, flexible and supportive. To anyone looking for a childminder, I would highly recommend you meet with Mechele and see what she has to offer!

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by about Mechele goldthorpe on 29/08/2018

Mechele is a truly amazing childminder who is clearly passionate about the happiness and development of each and every child in her care.
I returned to work when my daughter was 5 months old and was, of course, worried about leaving her...I needn’t have been! Mechele is like a second Mum to my girl and we couldn’t be more grateful for the fantastic start that she is giving to her.
Days at Mechele’s are action packed and often involve visits to different groups, the library, trips out and lots of time outdoors. I don’t know where she gets her energy!
My daughter is now nearly 20 months old she is bright, happy and confident in a range of environments for which I thank Mechele. She is simply the best!

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by about Mechele goldthorpe on 23/08/2018

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