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Childminder in Welwyn Garden City

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2011 Last Updated May 2019 Last Login 22 Sep 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
Flexible Hours

About Me

I am a mum of two children, a son aged fourteen and a daughter aged twelve. 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.

My Experience

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.

My Qualifications

I am level 3 CACHE qualified.

Professional ballroom and latin dance teacher with the UKA

TRAINING

First aid trained

Makaton

Food and Hygience

Safeguarding

Letters and sounds

Phonics

Baby Brain

DBS

My Availability

from 8am through till 6pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 13/03/2019

My Fees

  • 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.

My Documents

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  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 05/07/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 07/09/2016)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for michymoo. 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.

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.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Helen about michymoo on 19/09/2020


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.
Stay safe
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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!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Melanie about michymoo on 16/09/2020


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.
Highly recommended!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by Pete about michymoo on 26/08/2020


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 x

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.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by DBL about michymoo on 22/05/2019


Response by michymoo on 23/05/2019:

Thank you so much Diana. Very kind of you. Hope to see you all soon xx

Michelle is an excellent childminder who helped look after our son Patrick one day a week for over a year. As soon I met Michelle, I knew she was the right lady to care for him - caring, honest, patient and kind. Nothing was too much trouble! Patrick settled well into her setting and always talked with such joy about the activities and experiences he had there. Michelle’s children are a credit to her and really looked out for Patrick when they got home from school and in the holidays. Michelle knew Patrick adores trains and when he was feeling slightly apprehensive after not being there for a while, Michelle organised a special trip all the way to Beckonskott model railway! She really isa great childminder - always updating the ‘daily diary’, checking in and just generally being a lovely, caring and flexible person to have around. I would not hesitate to recommend her!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Luci about michymoo on 21/05/2019


Response by michymoo on 23/05/2019:

Aww thank you Luci. Patrick taught us so much about his trains, whenever we see one we all think of him. Hope his transition to big school goes well xx

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