Hi, my name is Michelle. I am an ofsted registered childminder. I live with my 5 year old daughter in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Gadebridge area of Hemel Hempstead. We live in a 3 bedroom house with lots of room for the children to play both inside and outside. We are lucky to have a dedicated playroom and there is a good variety of toys.
My aim is to provide a warm and caring home from home environment where babies and children can play, learn and socialise. As a registered childminder I will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and activities will be based on the childrens individual needs and interests.
I enjoy the outdoors and take the children on regular trips to local parks and country walks. We will also go to toddler groups and visit the local library. i have a zoo pass that we use regularly. There will also be plenty of time for stories, singing, baking, messy play and lots more.
I have 24 years experience working with children. I started my childcare career working in nurseries and was a room leader in a baby/toddler room. I was a nanny for 16 years. I have looked after newborns through to teenagers and also have twins experience.
BTEC National Diploma in nursery nursing
Cache home based childcare
Paediatric first aid
Food Hygiene and Safety
The Prevent Duty
Monday - Friday 7.30am-5.15pm
Drop off and pick up from Gade Valley school
|Last Updated: 30/09/2019|
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
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I simply cannot say enough about Michelle and what she has meant to our children and our entire family for the past three years. Michelle started working and looking after our then ten month old twin boys for us in October 2015. Looking after such young twins is no easy feat and Michelle took it all in her stride with a sense of calm as well as authority. For a year Michelle kept them occupied three days a week taking them to different activities in the morning and in the afternoon playing and reading to them at home. In addition to the child care she provided, Michelle prepared three healthy meals each day for the boys.
In 2017 we had our third baby and Michelle began to juggle both the twins and a new born. I definitely would not have been able to get through the first few weeks without her as I knew that the twins were so happy in her care that I didn’t have to worry about them whilst dealing with a newborn.
With the twins now at nursery every morning Michelle also juggles getting all three of them ready in the morning and doing the nursery run.
She truly treats them all as if they were her own and shares such a special bond with each of them individually. Michelle has done so much more than merely supervise our children. She does a vast range of activities with them from painting, cooking, arts and craft to exploring the great outdoors and nature. One of my sons is more challenging and Michelle is often working with him on his behavior and as a result, he has improved tremendously. For instance Michelle from an early age has worked on letters and phonics together and at 3.5 they can now write some letters and are trying to blend to read.
Among her strengths are her punctuality and efficiency. I simply cannot understand how she gets so many things done in such a short time. She is also very thoughtful, always remembering important dates in the lives of our children and bringing them cards and gifts.
We are so sad that Michelle is leaving us but I am confident that she will always be a part of our lives.
Michelle will be a superb childminder and I know that any child would love her as much as mine have and that you would never be disappointed in her services. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance.
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