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Childminder in Dover

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2011 Last Updated Jul 2021 Last Login 08 Oct 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
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

About Me

Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo

Hi my name is Michelle, I have been awarded an Outstanding grade from Ofsted in September 2015 + again in February 2020. I live in a spacious 3 bedroom house in Burgoyne Heights, Guston, Dover. I am fully insured, hold a valid paediatric first aid certificate & have had an enhanced CRB (criminal record check, now DBS) along with my husband. I live with my husband & three children (2008), (2010) + (2017).

I have a wide range of toys, resources and equipment available aimed to suit each childs age, interests, and developmental levels allowing them to reach their full potential. The activities which I carry out include: messy play, puzzles, arts & craft, books, dressing up/role play, cooking, outdoor play, attending toddler groups/parks/feeding the ducks etc, having fun + much more. I visit Dover and Walmer castle, Wingham Wildlife Park, soft play areas + more

Please contact me for more information.

Many thanks Michelle (A.K.A) - SeaShells Childcare

My Experience

I have worked as a childminder since being Ofsted registered since 2011 looking after a wide range of ages from 5 months to 14 years old.

My Qualifications

Diploma in homebased childcare
12 hour Paediatric first aid training
Managing Behaviour
Makaton baby signing
Level 3 NVQ in Children and Young People's Workforce
Kent Safeguarding training

My Availability

From September 2021 I have a Wednesday and Thursday 0-5year old space available (minimum of 6 hours per day)

I am open 7:45am - 5:30pm Monday - Thursday. Outside these hours may be available on request

Pre/After school care available + school holidays

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After School no no yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 17/07/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

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.

Michelle has been looking after our 13 month old son, Oliver for the last 3 months and she is doing a brilliant job! Her home is lovely, warm, safe with loads of toys and activities for children of all ages.

My partner and I are very happy. Oliver adores Michelle and her family and he gets very excited when we approach her front door in the mornings. She cares for him well and is very organised with daily activities planned for whatever the weather brings.

When we first met Michelle in her setting, we were very impressed. She was the first childminder we had met who showed us her up-to-date folders of her policies, the EYFS guide, certificates and it was all very organised and clear for us to read. We were given a neat little booklet all about her childminding and setting to take home to read. We were also impressed by this.

We loved the idea of 'baby days' where we are able to securely log in to see daily photos, diaries, updates and the developmental progress of Oliver. Michelle also puts all of the highlights together from this to make a keepsake book for us.

We feel extremely happy and comfortable whilst Oliver is in Michelle's care. He has lots of fun and we are always being given great feedback about Oliver's time there.

We would highly recommend Michelle to other parents!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Cassie V Cassie V about Avatar for Michelle Michelle on 18/10/2015

Mitchelle is a lovely and caring lady,very good with children and my daughter was always happy and calm being with her.
I definatly recommend her...

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Minisobe Minisobe about Avatar for Michelle Michelle on 05/10/2012

Response by Avatar for Michelle Michelle on 07/10/2012:

Thank you for the lovely review. It was my pleasure looking after Isobel, she is a lovely little girl & I thoroughly enjoyed looking after her! :)

Michelle xx

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