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Childminder in Billericay

Babysitter in Billericay

5 stars

Female Member since May 2009 Last Updated Nov 2021 Last Login 02 Dec 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
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

About Me

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We are Mother Hubbards Childcare & are Ofsted registered mother & daughter childminders. We received grade Good at our last Ofsted inspection in March 2018.
We look after children in Lin's home, where she lives with her husband in a large house next to Lake Meadows Park.
We are only 10 minutes walk from Billericay train station (through the park) & have a large secure back garden with many outdoor toys.

We temporarily worked together when I was moving home... It worked so well that we carried on!
I have been childminding for nearly 13 years, Lin for over 32 years & working together for 12 years.
Lin has 3 children & I have a 13 year old daughter who is at Mayflower High School, a 5 year old son who goes to Buttsbury infants & a 2 year old son.

We care for children between the ages of 0-13 & can take/collect children from Buttsbury Pre-School, Buttsbury Infants school & Buttsbury Junior school.

We have a wide variety of toys, for both indoor & outdoor play, many musical instruments including a full drum kit & electric drums. We also have a wide range of art & craft activities, childrens baking equipment & actively encourage each child to be creative.

We often go on outings to Barleylands Farm, Hanningfield Reservoir, 360 soft play & picnics etc. We also go to Lake Meadows Park most days & in the school holidays we go out as much as possible.

In the summer the children really enjoy having lots of water play in the garden. We have water slides, paddling pools & water tables etc.

Being so close to Lake Meadows we often walk through the park on our way to school & stop off at the playground which the children love.

Because of our location on the edge of the park we often have wildlife come into the garden & the children enjoy using binoculars to spot them. We have a wildlife nature box & the children enjoy using flash cards, bug pots & magnifying glasses to find smaller creatures hidden in the garden.

We are happy to provide all children in our care with healthy snacks & drinks. We prepare home cooked meals for the children if required.

My Experience

We are Mother Hubbards Childcare and are mother & daughter childminders.
We temporarily worked together when I was moving home... It worked so well that we carried on!
We care for children between the ages of 0 and 13, so it works perfectly that one childminder can play with the younger children, whilst the other can be doing activities with the older ones, or preparing home cooked meals.

My Qualifications

I have completed these childcare based courses:-

Happy Tums - Weaning in a nutshell (March 2019)
Unit 1 of Diploma in Home Based Childcare (DHC1)
Safeguarding Children (LSCB)
Early Years Foundation Stage ( EYFS)
Supporting The Unique Child
Food Hygiene (5 star rating)
Completed a full 12 hour Paediatrics First Aid Course

My Availability

We are available Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6pm.

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: 15/11/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour
  • Babysitting from £7.50 per hour

We can offer a lower hourly rate if attending for 40 hours or more per week, reduction for twins & siblings and for before & after school children we can offer a lower hourly rate if attending for full days in the school holidays.
We do not charge for any outings we go on during term time or holidays.

We are registered with & can accept
- Agency childcare vouchers (Edenred, Care4, Sodexo, Computershare Vouchers, Kiddievouchers etc)
- The Government Tax-Free Childcare scheme
- Funded Early Education Entitlement Payments for 2 year olds
- Funded Early Education Entitlement Payments for 3-4 year olds
We do not make any additional charges for using the Government schemes (top up fees, voluntary contributions for art & craft materials etc)

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • Inspection Report: inspection report - page 5 (added 16/09/2019)
  • Inspection Report: inspection report - page 4 (added 16/09/2019)
  • Inspection Report: inspection report - page 3 (added 16/09/2019)
  • Inspection Report: page 2 (added 16/09/2019)
  • Inspection Report: page 1 (added 16/09/2019)
  • Training Certificate: supporting the unique child (added 16/09/2019)
  • Training Certificate: level 3 diploma in Home-based childcare (added 16/09/2019)
  • Training Certificate: introduction to safeguarding children (added 16/09/2019)
  • Training Certificate: level 2 food safety (added 16/09/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: first aid for child care practitioners (added 16/09/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 16/09/2019)
  • Marriage Certificate (added 16/09/2019)
  • Marriage Certificate (added 16/09/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 16/09/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Michelle. 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.

Lin and Michelle have been absolutely amazing with our son. From the minute we met them both we felt reassured that he would be well looked after under their care. Since he has been going to Lin and Michelle's, we have had beautiful paintings, seasonal decorations and delicious cakes! He loves going to their house every day, enjoys playing outside in the huge garden with the other children. As parents, we feel the communication and flexibility they offer has been efficient and so positive. They have helped us to establish a nap routine and have been really supportive with anything we ask of them. Can't recommend this duo childminding team enough! Thank you Lin and Michelle. Lyndsay & Dave

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

by Avatar for Lyndsay Lyndsay about Avatar for Michelle Michelle on 26/01/2021

Michelle has looked after my 11 year old before and after school since he started Reception during which time she has also taken on his younger brother and joined forces with her mum Lin. Over the last seven years we feel that we have become part of their extended family - Michelle and Lin are very much regarded as an honorary aunt by both boys! After school they are kept busy with arts and crafts projects, cake decorating, trips to the park, playing in the garden and occasionally just having some "chill time". During vacations Michelle and Lin offer a wide range of activities and often take them out and about to local parks and places like Barleylands. As a mum I find Michelle and Lin to be totally reliable and trustworthy. They flag any concerns - conversations that they think I need to know about, boys being quieter than normal!! - and I know that my kids are being looked after by people who genuinely love them. Knowing that my boys are being so well cared for means I carry on work without worrying about whether they are ok or not - some nights I literally have to drag them away from Michelle and Lin's to take them home with me. I have no hesitation in recommending them both - the only reason our eldest son is leaving is because he is moving onto Secondary School, Lin & Michelle get to keep the younger one for another two years - lucky things!!

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

by Avatar for Alexandr Alexandr about Avatar for Michelle Michelle on 13/07/2016

Michelle and Lin are brilliant childminders who have looked after our son since he was 6 months old. He loves going to their house and really enjoys the environment they've created there, so much so that I really feel it's like his second home. I can't recommend them highly enough.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for GandC GandC about Avatar for Michelle Michelle on 02/09/2013

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