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Female Member since Jul 2015 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 04 Jul 2022

My Summary

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

About Me

Hi my name is Melissa and I am an OFSTED registered childminder. I love to be busy with my children and I'm looking forward to sharing our fun. I can give your little ones a loving family environment in which to learn and develop new skills.

I have been happily married for sixteen years and we have three beautiful children (15yrs, 13yrs and 8yrs). I live in a 4 bedroom town house with a large open plan play area and well resourced garden. We enjoy family days out to the farm, the zoo, riding our bikes, flying kites on the Downs and exploring the National Trust.

Please contact me and I'll send you a prospectus.

I am currently FULL

If you are looking for a childcare space for Easter 2023 please contact me for availability.

Thank you

My Experience

I have been a childminder for 6 years and before this I was a primary school teacher for 13 years. I have worked across the primary curriculum and specialised in Key Stage 1 and the EYFS in recent years.

I worked in America as an au pair for a family with three children in Chicago before going to university. And during my summer holidays at university I taught swimming at a New York summer camp for girls.

My Qualifications

Teaching Degree - BEd Hons Primary with QTS
Ofsted Registered and PACEY member.
Safeguarding Children Certificate
Adult and Paediatric First Aid Certificate
CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare
Level 2 Award in Food Safety
Level 2 Award in Food Allergy Awareness for Childcare
Prevent Programme
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect

My Availability

Please contact me to discuss your childcare requirements.

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Last Updated: 24/02/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 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

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
9 January 2018

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for MelissaP. 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.

Melissa has been looking after my little girl since September 2021. The biggest compliment I could possibly give is that when my daughter is in Melissa's care I never ever worry about her. I know how much Melissa cares about her and how safe she is under her care. She very regularly takes her on trips to the zoo, to play groups and does many wonderful activities with her.

My daughter is always happy to go to Melissa's and always leaves her care bright and happy with a big smile on her face and adventures had. I get regular updates from Melissa including pictures and daily communication in her diary.

My husband and I are entirely grateful to have found somebody as wonderful as Melissa to look after our little girl.

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by Avatar for KLRouse KLRouse about Avatar for MelissaP MelissaP on 30/05/2022

Melissa has been looking after my little boy since he was 10 months old, he is now 17 months. He goes 2 days a week and is really enjoying his time there and I can see his social confidence growing every week. Melissa is really open and communicative which is such a help and the setting she provides is ideal and exactly what I was looking for. She is also clearly very knowledgeable and often explains what she has been working on with him that week so I can keep the work up. I'd very happily recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a childminder.

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by Avatar for Lauren Lauren about Avatar for MelissaP MelissaP on 20/05/2022

Our son has been with Melissa since August 2021. Since he started, his confidence has grown. We have seen vast improvement in his fine and gross motor skills. This is down to the activities and social interactions that Melissa sets up for our son. Being with Melissa is like a home away from home and she makes us feel that our son is safe and cared for. We are so thankful that we found such a caring, loving childminder.

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by Avatar for Gshaw Gshaw about Avatar for MelissaP MelissaP on 12/05/2022

Our daughter has been attending Melissa's setting since she was 10 months old. I can say without hesitation, that our daughter has developed brilliantly and at a considerable rate due to Melissa's background and all the efforts she makes. Melissa’s knowledge and skills enable her to adapt and deal with any given situation and she is full of encouragement. She is able to support us in setting goals for our daughter and ensures she contributes to situations effectively. We regard Melissa as an extension to our family, she has made a huge impact to our daily lives.

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by Avatar for Vicks17 Vicks17 about Avatar for MelissaP MelissaP on 10/05/2021

Melissa has been looking after our son since he was 10 months, he is now 17 months.
Our son is so very happy with Melissa and clearly feels like part of the family in her home.
Every morning he walks in, waves goodbye and then he closes the front door! A sign of a very happy and settled boy! Which is really impressive and reassuring after having spent many of his early months in lock down due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
We never worry when he is with Melissa and we know he will have a great day, always doing a variety of activities.
He truly is thriving under Melissa’s care. Thank you Melissa!

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by Avatar for Becky Becky about Avatar for MelissaP MelissaP on 06/05/2021

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