5 stars (9)

Childminder in Ashford

Babysitter in Ashford

Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2009 Last Updated Jun 2019 Last Login 14 Aug 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Hotel Babysitter
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter

About Me

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 Experience

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.

My Qualifications

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.

My Availability

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.

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Last Updated: 30/04/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

I am currently charging £4.50 per hr.

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

Reviews

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 daughter has been seeing Michelle for just over a year now and she absolutely loves it! Every time we get in the car she asks to go to mee mee’s house!
Michelle was so good when we settled her in age 1year, I was very nervous finding someone I could trust as I was new to Ashford coming from a Surrey background but I got a instant great gut feeling with Michelle. She is super professional, but still etreamly friendly with it. I receive daily updates on what my lo has been up to. The food served is always very healthy, games and interaction is fantastic! Lots of arts and crafts, games, outdoor play, trips to the local farms fantastic party’s! I could go on and on ! The house is spotless all the time, my husband and I can’t believe what Michelle and mark manage to fit into their day with the kids! Mark being the chef and Michelle taking care of the kids! It’s a fantastic team and I’m over the moon that I found Michelle and her wonderful family! If I could rate them out of 10 I’d vote 20 !!

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by about michelle on 12/03/2018

I've been extremely happy with the care provided by Michelle for my 4 year old daughter. My daughter was always happy and bubbly at pick up and excited to go back. Michelle is very open, honest and approachable and made my little girl feel cared for and welcome. Highly recommended!

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by about michelle on 14/08/2017

So grateful to have Michelle to look after my daughter! Michelle has been helping me for the last two years. Even though she moved to town from village - we are only too happy to follow her to make sure my girl continues to come to this friendly home. Kids never have a dull moment - always something on! Very safe, very clean house, full of love and laughter - I am so grateful to Michelle for her help. On several occasions, when I had to travel, Michelle was looking after my daughter for several days in a row, and my daughter is always looking forward to return to Michelle's home. Even better - if there ever is an occasion when Michelle is not available - her wonderful mom, also registered childminder, is there for backup. Highly recommended.

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by about michelle on 17/11/2016

Michelle began looking after my daughter when she was only 13 months old and I was always totally happy with the level of care she received. She settled well and bonded with Michelle's boys.

She always came home exhausted from all the activities they'd been up to and was always bringing things home that she'd made. Michelle was brilliant at keeping me updated on everything they'd been up to, what my daughter had eaten, how long she'd slept for etc.

Michelle provided healthy home cooked meals for my daughter and had no problems accommodating her dairy intolerance.

Michelle's house was always spotlessly clean and tidy and she had a huge array of toys for the children.

I would totally recommend Michelle to anyone looking for a childminder.

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by about michelle on 16/11/2016

I have been very happy with the care Mia has received, and the great progress she has made whilst in Michelle’s care. Michelle’s home was always welcoming, well organised and Mia had great fun playing with all the toys available and with the other children in her care.
She provided a wide, fun range of activities including plenty of outdoor exercise. I know Mia recently enjoyed sand and water play, arts and crafts, singing and dancing as well as outings to different animal parks like rare breeds, trips to feed the ducks and walks in the park.
Michelle is a great communicator and had no trouble in gaining Mia’s confidence and therefore encouraging good behaviour and kindness. Michelle knows how to respond with firm but kind discipline explaining what we would like to see, in terms which she understands.
Michelle completed a diary detailing what Mia had done each day. From this I had a complete picture of her whole day including what she had eaten, how long she had slept and all her activities. This helped me to feel involved with her care.
All in all I am thoroughly happy with the level of care Mia received. Michelle was also very flexible and was there for us when we needed her the most.

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by about michelle on 25/09/2016

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