Hi, my name is Michelle and I have been an OFSTED registered childminder for 14 years. I am a member of PACEY and have my public liability insurance with them. I have 1 cat, and 2 very small Chihuahuas.! I have lots of toys and equipment that are age appropriate. I enjoy cooking with the children and regularly make homecooked meals and desserts, i provide lots of opportunities for arts and crafts. Indoor activities include, drawing, painting, colouring, play dough, books, stories, sing songS and instruments, dancing to music, board games, puzzles, cooking, dressing up, DVD’s, free play and much more. I have an enclosed garden that has a slide, ball pool, water table, trampoline with safety enclosure, and lots of ride on cars, tractor and scooters, mud kitchen, outdoor arts n crafts and plenty of ball games.
My chilldminding experience has enabled me to have the privilage of looking after babies from 3 weeks old but also the satisfaction you get from older children up to the age of 10 years. I attend Chilminding groups,and toddler groups each week as well as the library and sure start centres. During the holidays i go to lots of different attractions, Leeds Castle is a favourite, Rare Breeds, Port Lympe and Howletts Zoo, Beaches and adventure play parks.
I have certificates in Paediatric First Aid and Safe Guarding Children and have attended a course for EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) training.I also have completed a Child Protection cousre which I have a certificate for and Observation and Assessment.I have a Diploma In Home-Based childcare and nannying. I graduated from university in March 2012 for a Foundation Degree in Early Years Studies. I have recently completed a course on Active learning.
I am available Monday - sunday - times to suit the parents.
I can drop off or collect from East Stour primary school.
I offer the funded early educational hours for 2,3 and 4 years olds.
|Last Updated: 03/03/2021|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
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- Training Certificate: safe guarding (added 25/10/2019)
- DBS Check (added 25/10/2019)
- Training Certificate: foundation degree (added 25/10/2019)
- First Aid Certificate: first aid (added 25/10/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 04/10/2019)
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I have used Michelle on an ad hoc basis during the holidays. She’s pretty in-demand, and for good reason! Both my daughters (aged 6yrs and 4yrs) had a great time, and couldn’t wait to go back. And this was after tears on the first drop off, where Michelle managed to turn the situation around straight away! The kids often get to go out, to the park, to soft play etc which is great. Michelle is clearly passionate about her job and has a naturally caring personality,
Our 4 year old daughter has been looked after by Michelle for a few months. She is really happy there, and is genuinely sad when it's not one of the days when she goes in. Michelle has a lovely setting with plenty of toys and a good sized garden, and puts a lot of energy into organising outings, crafts and games. She is very organised, reliable and great at putting new kids at ease.
My 5 year old son has started to go Michelle during half term and during summer holidays for 3 days a week. Michelle provides a safe environment and tries to include different activities every day for the kids. My little one is usually shy and prefers to stay home with us but he actually enjoyed the time he spent at Michelle’s. I also approached the fact that Michelle was ably to provide documentation regarding ofstead , her qualifications and DBS. I will continue to request support from Michelle during half terms!!! I only have positive things to say about her.
Michelle has looked after my two kids over the last year - and they have absolutely loved their time with her. She has done so much with them, whether its arts and crafts, or days out come rain or shine, my kids have thrived. My son especially was a late talker, but we noticed not long after he started with Michelle that his speech was coming along leaps and bounds.
Highly recommend Michelle - thank you for all you've done for my kids, they will miss you dearly!
Michelle is a fantastic childminder. She is very kind and hardworking and provides excellent care. Henry always has a good time and learns a lot. House is very clean and well equipped. She has an amazing garden so even if they are having indoors activities it's like great. Can't recommend her enough and I am hoping she will find a space for us for next summer :-)
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