Hi I live on Canford heath with my husband Rich, son Josh who is 13 and daughter Erin who is 7. We have a 3 bed house , with a lounge/kitchen/ conservatory for the children to spread out in and this also leads straight out onto a patio and garden laid with fake grass to enable all year round play. We have lots of toys for garden play including water and sand, balls and paddling pool, skittles and much more. We are very social people who enjoy venturing out with the children to many local places every day including the local childrens centre, gymnastics,soft play areas, the park, toddler groups, libraries for story time the list is endless! We spend a lot of time with other local minders too, attending groups together and ensuring the children get lots of social interaction. We have lots of toys and activities at my setting. We enjoy messy play, baking, music fun, song and story time every day, free play where they can pick their favourites toys, more structured learning play, quiet play if any little ones are napping and much more fun. We use a tracking sheet to ensure your little one is developing wonderfully and update you on next steps as and when it’s relevant. Regular photos can be sent to you during the day, or at the end , showing what we have been up to, and photos of the children are displayed in my setting so they can see the fun they have had, and this can prompt fun discussions and inclusion. xx
I have been a chldminder and registered with ofsted since 2009 and have minded many children. I also have the experience of my own wonderful children. My latest Ofsted inspection was February 2020. I have parent references available to view. My husband has joined me and has the Ofsted suitability letter and safeguarding training January 2022.
NVQ Level 3 in childcare
Paediatric First Aid
DQIS Training (Dorset Quality Insured Scheme)
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|Last Updated: 24/01/2022|
- Childminding from £4.80 per hour
Hourly Rate £4.80
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I can offer the 2 year old funding and 3/4 year old 30 hours funding.
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Michelle has been our daughters childminder since September 2020 taking her to school and dropping her off and picking her up every day. Michelle makes us feel welcome and nothing is ever too much trouble.
I highly recommended
My son has been going to Michelle's since Feb 2013 and from day one he has loved going! He was 11 months when he started full time (10 months when he started his settling in sessons). The first time we met Michelle we was very impressed with her and her home, our son took to her straight away. We had a lot of trouble trying to find a good childminder as well as to do the hours we needed but Michelle was really flexible and went the extra mile to help us out. I had our second son in August but still kept our first son with Michelle even though im on maternity leave, not only was my son enjoying the time he spent with Michelle his development there was outstanding! Michelle would keep us up to date with his development by sending home a development folder showing us pictures of him doing different things and sharing examples of his progress which is very reassuring as a parent, she also would ask us what we would like her to focus on which was great. We have been so pleased with everything Michelle has done to help us and our son, he really loves going to Michelles and spending time with her and her son so its a real shame its coming to an end but I would definatly recommend Michelle to anyone who is looking for a childminder!
As soon as I visited Michelle, I was instantly impressed with her relaxed and friendly manner; Michelle has a lovely welcoming home environment. Straight away she put my two year old son at ease with her fun and friendly approach. I have been really pleased with how Michelle structures her daily routine, ensuring a mixture of outside physical activiteis, indoor crafts, cooking, attendance at childrens groups and lots of play time. I have certainly noticed a benefit to my son's development.
Initially my little boy was very clingy to myself and therefore struggled with me leaving him but Michelle was not faized by this at all and demonstrated both patience, excellent distraction and play skills. My little boy loves going to Michelle's now and gets on extremely well with her little boy. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michelle to others looking for a childminder. I have certainly been extremely fortunate in finding Michelle and would trust her implicately with my son.
I have been using michelle's childminding service for over a year now. My son has been very happy with her. She is kind, caring and friendly. She has a lovely enviroment with plenty of toys. She is a fab childminder and i would definitely recommend.
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