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Childminder in Ashford

Babysitter in Ashford

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2009 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login 20 Jan 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
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
Key Worker Childcare

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: 15/10/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.00 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

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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)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 04/10/2019)

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.

Our daughter has been with Michelle for nearly two years.

She settled in right away, with Michelle and her family welcoming her in to their home hole heartedly.

Michelle has offered our daughter a safe, loving and nurturing environment. Where she has come on so much since being with her.

Our daughter has so many lovely memories with Michelle and her family. From fun and educational activities at home make lots of crafts and baking too day trips out.

Michelle will send me updates with information on what they have being doing in the day along with pictures and videos.

I would highly recommend Michelle, she is an amazing childminder. Xx

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by Avatar for Lucy Lucy about Avatar for michelle michelle on 30/11/2020

My son one of those boys who cried then I had to leave him at nursery, but as soon as he started to go to Michelle he changed! All tiers gone! I couldn't believe it! It proved to me that I made a good choice by picking Michelle as his childminder.
She's gentle, caring, wonderful person. Who made my sons days much happier wile mummy is at work.
If you are looking for the childminder who will make your child happy and safe while you're busy at work choose Michelle and you won't feel sorry. 😉❤️

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by Avatar for Vaida Vaida about Avatar for michelle michelle on 10/09/2020

Within a few minutes of meeting Michelle we knew that we wanted her to look after our little girl. As soon as you wall in, it feels like a safe and comfortable environment. During the time she was there she developed so much and a large part was due to the interaction she had with both the other children and Michelle.
The updates we received from both indoor and outdoor activities made us both feel as though we were a part of her day and showed us she was safe and having fun.
The flexibility that Michelle offers meant she worked around both my wife and my schedule, which meant we weren't having to constantly rush around whilst also keeping the fees fair.
This was one of the main reasons for us
Choosing her as nurseries are not flexible at all.
You can tell she absolutely loves all children and as a result we knew that she would look after them as if they were her own.
We can't recommend Michelle enough and she will always be our first choice for our childcare.

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by Avatar for Emma Emma about Avatar for michelle michelle on 09/09/2020

I cannot recommend Michelle highly enough. My son was with Michelle for around 3.5 years until he started school and we will be back for every school holiday we can!

Michelle hits the perfect balance between giving the kids incredible experiences and activities, and providing a relaxing home from home environment. My son really flourished in his time here. He was so happy and so were we.

Michelle takes into account all the kids needs and personalities to creative a wonderful environment for them to grow and learn. Life at Michelle’s is like a second family for the kids and this is a great reassurance as a parent when leaving your children in childcare.

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by Avatar for RHassall RHassall about Avatar for michelle michelle on 11/09/2019

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 Avatar for hediye hediye about Avatar for michelle michelle on 12/03/2018

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