I am a mum of two children, a son aged 16 and a daughter aged 14.
We love to spend our time at the local parks or woods, and a favourite place of ours is visiting Hatfield House. I have lived in WGC all my life and know the area very well.
I am a calm, patient person and like to think I usually have a smile on my face and lot's of energy (even at my age!)
I am offering childminding services all year round except bank holidays.
I would be happy to answer any questions you have.
I have had many years experience in child care. First job was a nanny when leaving school, worked in a day nursery, deputy in an Outstanding Pre-School and as a part time key worker. I prepared planning for my group of children, learning journals, UCOs, two year old checks, arrange parent evenings etc.
I also ran a very successful dancing school for many years, teaching children from 4 years of age to adults.
In my past I have also had secretarial roles and worked as a self employed graphic designer/DTP.
I am level 3 CACHE qualified.
Professional ballroom and latin dance teacher with the UKA
First aid trained
Food and Hygience
Letters and sounds
from 7.45am through till 5.30pm
|Last Updated: 20/04/2021|
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
To be arranged
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.
- Ofsted Certificate (added 05/07/2020)
- DBS Check (added 07/09/2016)
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I contacted Michelle as I needed short notice childcare for my two children ages 4&1 as I had to work. Michelle responded quickly saying she would be able to help and the cost. We arranged a visit for the kids to meet Michelle in her home and immediately all of us felt comfortable and settled. After a play and chat we left happy and I understood how Michelle worked and what I could expect when my children were in her care.
Michelle offered to take them out whilst I was working. After settling them into the session I left. After a short while I had a message from Michelle to say they both were happy and they were off out. When I went to pick them up neither of them wanted to come home as they had had such a wonderful time. Michelle sent lots of photos and a short report (whatsapp) of what they had done and eaten. Michelle provided all the food.
Response by michymoo on 27/06/2021:
Thank you so much Helen. I am so pleased I was able to help out with your lovely children. We had such a fun morning and I am still amazed at how much J knows about dinosaurs. Take care x
Our son attended Michelle's setting from 9 months until recently when he was 3. She provided exceptional care, love and attention beyond what we ever expected and became a wonderful friend and educational advocate for our son during his time there, which spanned him still being little through to him going on to preschool. During Covid we were kept safe and informed, and Michelle went the extra mile providing fun and light-hearted digital content, which kept us all feeling like a group as well as entertaining our children individually on their birthdays and at points where some merriment was much needed. Michelle has acted like a second mum to my child, and I honestly could not recommended her more highly. She always goes the extra mile and considers activities and sessions which cater for all the children she looks after, as well as finding special treats on an individual basis, which can only be attributed to her really knowing her children and caring so much. Our sons development both education wise and emotionally was really well understood and cared for by her. But for a change in family circumstances, our son would still be at Michelle's, and whilst we aren't there currently, we are still in contact and much appreciate all the kind words, actions and care that Michelle shows for her children- both those who are still actively attending her setting and those who have moved up to school and beyond. Her own children are a joy and a credit to her, and demonstrate how wonderful the setting really is and how it acts as a home from home type environment, which was really important when we initially wanted childcare.
Response by michymoo on 20/09/2020:
Thank you so much for your very kind words Helen. I hope things are going well. We certainly miss your little man. I'm not sure who is going to sing when Santa got stuck up the chimney with me this year 😉 I hope you come and visit us soon. Sending hugs to you all.
Michelle is a very caring Childminder and was very loved by our daughter. We always had regular updates throughout the day and nothing was ever too much. Our daughter never wanted to leave at pick up and had a great time with all the children. We will miss seeing her each week and our daughter will also miss seeing Michelle's children and Cookie the cat too!
Response by michymoo on 16/09/2020:
Aww thanks Mel. It all went by far too fast. I have your daughter to thank for trying to teach me all the names of the paw patrol characters, everything being coloured blue and her funny cat stories. We are missing her already.
Always welcome for a visit anytime.
Take care x
Michelle has looked after our twin boys for the last 2 and a half years, before that she worked at a local pre school looking after our daughter. The boys were always happy to go to Michelle’s, she would always be doing lots of exciting and educational activities with them to keep them both entertained and aid their development.
She would also arrange a number of trips out which the boys would always really enjoy.
We were regularly kept up to date during the day as to what the boys had been doing so we didn’t need wonder how they were getting on.
Response by michymoo on 07/09/2020:
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We all really miss the boys, especially their giggles. I hope they have settled well at school they looked do grown up.
Love to all
Michelle was minding my son for few years until he started at school. She is absolutely one of the best childminder. She is trustworthy, caring and always go an extra step providing extra support when needed. She pays great attention to details and communicate about any concerns and highly supportive and helpful. She is highly active and plans amazing activities eg walks in woods, trips to park etc. She has absolutely two beautiful children with the best behaviour, so caring, entertaining and they loved playing with my son. Michelle is definitely one of the best and she is the first one I would approach if I needed any childcare or advice as she is trustworthy and very helpful and involved.
Response by michymoo on 23/05/2019:
Thank you so much Diana. Very kind of you. Hope to see you all soon xx
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