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Childminder in Matlock

5 stars

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Female Member since Nov 2016 Last Updated Apr 2021 Last Login Dec 2021 Email

My Summary

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
Flexible Hours

About Me

I am an OFSTED Registered childminder and a mother of two children. I enjoy watching them grow and learn from babies through toddlers to school children - no day is ever the same! I am passionate about children's learning and aim to provide a professional, open and caring service.

Recent activities include outings to The Tramway Museum, Sudbury Hall and Markeaton Park and junk model construction, painting with cars and digging for dinosaurs to name but a few.

My Experience

I was a Secondary school English teacher for over 13 years so have experience of dealing with teenagers with a variety of needs. I loved teaching but became frustrated with how set in their ways students had become, so want to spend energy on inspiring children to explore and be curious to create a positive foundation for learning, which are those who are under 5.

I have been a childminder for 3 years now and really value developing relationships with children and their parents, watching them develop and thrive. I was graded ‘Good’ last year in my OFSTED inspection. I have also undertaken work experience with an 'Outstanding' Ofsted rated childminder in Surrey and am collaborating with a local 'Outstanding' childminder.

To ensure I have the relevant early years experience, I currently working around the children I mind in a 'Good' rated local playgroup, where I am responsible for planning and delivering the Sports orientated session.

My Qualifications

PGCE Qualified Secondary English Teacher
Level 1 Derbyshire County Council CAYA Basic Induction and Registration Training (Childminder)
Paediatric First Aid
CPD: Maths in the Early Years
CPD: Starting Points
CPD: Phonics
CPD: 2 Year Old Check
CPD: Outdoor Learning
CPD: Health & Safety including Covid-19
CPD: Risk Assessment for Covid-19

My Availability

Currently, I have no availability, but do get in touch if you would like future childcare and I can add you to my waiting list.

I work Monday to Thursday from 7.30am until 6.00pm, however, if you have any other requirements I am more than happy to discuss them with you. Please contact me via the DCC website or through this site.

I am contracted with the council for 15 hours Universal Funding and the 30 hours Free Funding. I also accept Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare.

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Last Updated: 17/04/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.25 per hour

My fees include regular outings and groups.

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


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.

My two children have often struggled to settle within a childcare setting. Michelle has provided a warm loving home environment that is both nurturing & holistic, but also exciting and full of many opportunities for play based learning. My children love Michelle and we have found Michelle to be lovely, kind, approachable and adaptable whilst remaining professional with clear boundaries at all times. Could recommend more highly.

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

by Avatar for Chala Chala about Avatar for Michelle Michelle on 02/08/2020

Response by Avatar for Michelle Michelle on 02/08/2020:

Thank you so very much Chala for your kind words. I love having your children!

Myself and my daughter went to visit Michelle in her home - all I can say is that she made us feel welcome, she immediately formed a lovely bond with my daughter and made us feel at ease. She has bags of experience and had age appropriate toys for my 1 year old. Highly recommend!

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

by Avatar for Caroline Caroline about Avatar for Michelle Michelle on 10/04/2018

Response by Avatar for Michelle Michelle on 10/04/2018:

Thank you, Caroline. I really enjoyed meeting you both and bonding with your lovely daughter.

I can not recommend Michelle more highly. I have two lively boys aged 5 and 3 and they enjoyed every minute in her care. Michelle is reliable and very positive person who has a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience; my children felt happy, safe and stimulated. My youngest was taken for fun days out while my eldest was at school, all of their activities carefully recorded and sent to me electronically with pictures at the end of each day. Michelle also provides wonderful home cooked meals and snacks which have allowed my boys to explore new tastes and and also participate in cooking and baking in her fabulous kitchen. I can't thank her enough for her kindness and the wonderful memories made.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Deb Deb about Avatar for Michelle Michelle on 08/01/2018

Response by Avatar for Michelle Michelle on 08/01/2018:

Thank you, Deb. It was a pleasure welcoming your boys into our home. We had fun together and it was enjoyable aiding your youngest's exploration.

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