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Childminder in Middleton

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2011 Last Updated May 2020 Last Login 23 Nov 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Hi my name is Michele but i am better known as Shelly to all my children and parents.I have been a Ofsted registered childminder for 17years and on my last inspection was graded outstanding .
I live in a detached property on the Silver Birch estate and provide quality childcare.. My setting provides a fully equipped toy/play area where fun, messy and educational activities are taken place. The kitchen is used for more messy activities and baking under close supervision and inline with NCMA guidelines.My garden provides a safe and secure area with outdoor toys such as play house, trampoline, sand pit, water tray,slide and many more for physical and fun play.I provide lots of outdoor pursuits and visits to the library along with childminding and play groups provide an educational and fun packed itinerary as well as benefiting from social interaction with other children and adults of all ages.
I provide a safe,caring and educational environment and meet all aspects of Child Development which incorporates creative play,social and personal development along with emotional,mathematical and physical development. I am also a Forest School member which involves children experiencing the natural environment outdoors.

My Experience

Before i choose chiildminding as my career i held the position of financial director within a engineering company where I achieved an AAT certificate in accounting level 2 and finance and payroll in sage accounting.
I find working with children my greatest achievement and much more rewarding and i believe that caring for children is a partnership between parents and myself.

My Qualifications

I have a NVQ Level 3 in Early years Care & Education.
I also hold an up to date paediatric First Aid, Child Protection and Health and Hygiene certificate. I am fully trained on the Early Years Foundation stage and update my knowledge by attending regular training sessions. I have also attended training sessions on food hygiene, equal opportunities, fitness & drama, creative play,portage,webster Stratton & lots more which are available to see on request.
I also have a Enhanced CRB disclosuer and hold full business use on my car
I am also an accredited childminder having achieved the highest level 5 and being able to provide the 3 year old grant for children in my care. Also the 2 year old grant

My Availability

Mon - Fri 7.30 am til 5.30pm but i am flexible and willing to accomodate.
Full or part time places as well as after school care for St John Fisher school.

I also Provide School Holiday Cover

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no 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: 08/05/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Please contact me to discuss as fees can vary depending on what you require.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate (added 08/05/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 08/05/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Michele. 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.

I have been using Michelle’s services for almost 11 years now. I have utilised wrap around childcare provision when my children reached school age and pre-school/early years services prior to that.

Michele provides a safe, professional, reliable service but there is the added bonus of your children feeling completely at home when they are being looked after there. The house is beautiful and is always spotless, the garden has lots of fun things to do in order to keep the children entertained on sunny days. Michele also takes the children to a variety of children’s groups so that they experience wider interaction with other children and develop their interpersonal skills.

Michele feels like more of a friend or family member than an employee. She consistently goes the extra mile and nothing is too much trouble for her. I would not hesitate to recommend Michele to anybody seeking a very personal, attentive, family oriented environment for their children.

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by Avatar for Sarah Sarah about Avatar for Michele Michele on 23/04/2020

My son has been with Shelly since he was 7 months old. Shelly came and did settling in sessions with us before he started and I can honestly say it was the most loveliest experience and Shelly made us feel so welcome. After that my son adores going to shelly’s he is so loved and cared for in a way that is home from home. He is growing and developing so much with all the resources and experience Shelly provides along with making new friends in his new environment. Shelly has such a wonderful and safe setting with so much love and care for her children it’s incredible how much work she puts in to make sure my son is happy and learning so many new skills along with all the adventures he goes on to so many different places. I love nothing more than going to work knowing that my son is with Shelly living his best life in her care. Thank you so so much Shelly for everything you do for us xx

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by Avatar for Claire Claire about Avatar for Michele Michele on 23/04/2020

What can I say about Shelly! She has been looking after my children for over 7 years now and I wouldn’t have it any other way. She goes above and beyond her job description and my girls love and adore her. She ticks all the boxes for helping the children with their development but also provides them with a safe and loving environment where they can flourish. Their time with her is also exciting and fun with trips out and adventures to keep the children active and entertained.

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by Avatar for Toe Toe about Avatar for Michele Michele on 21/04/2020

Shelly has been caring for my eldest for the last 3 and a half years since he was 1 year old and now also has my 20 month old and has done since he was 6 months old.
The care they receive is second to none. I initally debated wheyher or not to send them to nursery but now would never even consider it. With a smaller, more diverse age group, they not only mingle with other children that they might not play with at a nursery but Shelly also gives better 1 on 1 care. They each have had their own learning journeys since they started, which are tailored to which milestones they should be aiming for next. This is filled with pictures of all of their achievements. They go for days out and have even had a mobile petting zoo come to Shelly's, all at no extra cost. She is supportive and accommodating and the boys adore her, as do we. An absolute God send!

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by Avatar for Lottie Lottie about Avatar for Michele Michele on 20/04/2020

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