Thank you for visiting my profile I started my journey when I qualified on 2 year full time course Diploma in Childcare and Education level 3 NNEB and became a Nursery Nurse then Nursery Manager in two nurseries before becoming a Ofsted Registered Childminder at home with 29 years experience based in Vernon Park area of Stockport therefore I have vast amount of experience working with children from newborns working closely with parents.
Our home is very close to Stockport town centre and easy access to the motorway, Paul and I have two gorgeous children age 12 and 15 years.
I provide a happy ,fun and safe environment. We have a large secure garden with wooden climbing frame tower, large wooden playhouse and swings and slides with wooden sandpit , lots of outdoor physical opportunities for your child to play and learn, We love the outdoors come rain or shine! But prefer the shine hehe.
During day to day we have many fun opportunities to visit enduring covid secure at my setting.....Weekly/daily
>forest school trips to Parks especially our Local park being vernon park / woodbank, >National trust quarry bank mill one of our favourites ,
>Legoland and sealife Soft play area's every Wednesday
>childminding playgroup in which I run with another childminder where we network with other childminders so that we socialise with other children daily aswell as lots of home activities to play and learn ....to be creative, themed tuff tray activities small world loose parts play playdough, painting, colouring , sand and water play, outdoor play, gardening, dressing up dancing ,singing music time and even quiet times story time and jigsaws catering all ages from babies onwards covering the EYFS learning and development of seven area's of learning the early learning goals and focus in the charactertics of effective learning, awe and wonders of the world covering children’s interests and we also learn all about other religious festivals eg Chinese New Year etc.
Library visits in the community
I produce termly assessments of children's achievements learning journeys to take home and add your own comments and children’s achievements at home working in partnership with parents and carers so we get the best out of each individual child in my care providing lots of learning opportunities through play, parents will be sent information home daily which consists of activities, developments, meal's and snacks about your child's day with me for the early age group.
Daily discussion and contact through messages with parent for parent partnership is very important to me and I have a private page to post children’s photos and developments of our adventures daily with parents permission.
I like to venture out on days out and weekly trips in my seven seater which is business insured with new car seats.
We are Merlin entertainment members locally we visit eg legoland discovery , sealife centre and go to toddler sessions in the week term time aswell as school holidays we are national trust members forest school membership to enable our adventures in the beautiful countryside heritage sites eg tatton park and Dunham Massey etc enabling the wonders of the wider world and communities around us.
I have enjoyed and worked with children of all ages (birth-12 years) for 28 years+ in different establishments since attending college for 2 years to gain my Diploma in childcare and education.
Thank you for looking at my profile If you are looking for childcare please don't hesitate to contact me for any further details on myself and to discuss any details you have about your child or anyway I can be of a help to you to make the right choices looking for childminder for your little ones so that your child's care and your needs are being looked after in a home setting where your child will have lots of one to one and fun!!!
Shelly childminding xxx
I have enjoyed every aspect of my career and gained so much knowledge of looking after children from all ages.
my 28 years career experience constists of in 1992 i attended a full time course for 2 years and gained my NNEB DIPOLMA in childcare and education level 3. Once awarded i started working in a private nursery in heaton moor i worked my way up to become a roomleader i worked here for 5 years I then had the opportunity and decided to gain experience as a private nanny whom i am still in contact with for a 6 week old baby and 3 year old child the contract was for 3 years i then started as a deputy manager at holmes place nursery in didsbury for 2 years and manager till i gained a promotion to full time manager at david lloyd nursery. I then ran an after school club in didsbury then i studied the cache diploma in home based childcare childminder course at college in sept -dec 2010 and became a childminder in the beginning of January 2011 in which I have loved caring for each child and have lots of memories seeing the children grow and develop
I update all my courses regularly with vast amount of childcare webinars so my own personal development is keep updated with knowledge of ongoing changes within the childcare sector.
My main Qualifications to date and are updated on a regular basis certificates can be seen in my cpd file :
NNEB DIPLOMA Level 3 in childcare and education
*Cache Dipolma in homebased Childcare Childminding Qualification
Paediatric First Aid date September
Intermediate Food Hygiene and safety and Safeguarding
online safeguarding level 2 course safeguarding level 2 course
EYFS revised course,
characteristics of effective learning course 2019
Food hygiene and safety level 2 The prevent duty course date Speech and language course 2019
COVID -19 training 2020
Including Lots of Webinar courses covered regularly monthly to update my continued personal development (cpd) and refreshing my knowledge enabling me to put them in to practice benefiting the children.
All Certificates from training can be seen on request in my portfolio, including my
*childcare public liability insurance
* ICO certificate registered
I have one part time place available now on tuesdays Wednesday and Thursday
I can offer term time places with no retainer
*Discount offered off full day rate for early pick up if parents requiring 3pm collection
Please message me if you require any information thank you
|Last Updated: 12/04/2021|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
All fee's are inclusive of homemade meals: lunch and snacks from weaned, playgroups legoland etc whilst in my care.
I charge set daily rate and half day rate and hourly for extra hours
I don’t charge retainer in holidays for term time places
I am able to take all Childcare Vouchers of method of payment,
I offer government funded two,three,four year places if you are eligible.
You can also use my unique reference number to claim working family tax credits again if eligible.
My Local Schools
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- UK Driving Licence (added 26/11/2020)
- Basic Disclosure Check (added 26/11/2020)
- Exam Certificate: safeguarding level 2 2019 (added 17/11/2020)
- Exam Certificate: cache home based childcare level 3 (added 17/11/2020)
- Exam Certificate: NNEB DIPLOMA IN NURSERY NURSING (added 17/11/2020)
- First Aid Certificate: first aid (added 17/11/2020)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 23/11/2017)
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Jade started going to Shelly’s childminding when she was 1. She was meant to stay until she started reception but unfortunately the Covid-19 situation cut her time short!
Shelly has always been wonderful with the children, she is caring, enthusiastic and just has a way of bringing out the best in them.
The days are always packed with activities! Regular visits to places like legoland and sea life gives the children something to look forward to which is lovely to see. As a parent I received daily messages and pictures of Jade’s day.
Jade lives in a bilingual household and Shelly even worked with us in this respect to help with Jade’s communication skills.
Shelly has always been really accommodating of parents’ work shift patterns etc. When Covid hit and she was allowed to reopen she had safety measures in place for drop offs and pick ups.
I couldn’t recommend Shelly enough. I’ve always felt my little girl was in great hands and I wouldn’t hesitate to go to her again if I had any more children! :)
We know Shelley from school and she is such a friendly approachable person we did not hesitate to approach her when we were looking for childcare for our son Jack. She is wonderful. So very accommodating with sorting out times for drop off/pick up. The activities she organises for the kids both at her home and the different groups she attends with them shows her passion for looking after children and I honestly wish I could go some days! I mean legoland and sea life how cool is that in one day!! Jack absolutely loves going and seeing his other little friends and adores Shelley.
On a last note I would like to say that if your child has any additional needs of any kind you need not worry. Our son jack has down syndrome and is absolutely thriving with Shelley x
Michelle was a big part of my daughter's life from 9months old to starting school. She encouraged her to learn, have fun and made her happy every day whilst in her care. I couldn't have asked for a more caring and professional childminder.
Michelle has looked after my 2 children from an early age until ready to move to school. She was flexible and supportive to aid with my return to work and both girls loved going therefore had no concerns leaving them. She always kept me informed of any developments and aided with personal goals ie toilet training and counting. I would recommend Shelly to anyone looking for a child minder, she is attentive to the children's needs, is always expanding the children's experiences with various activities in various settings therefore the children are very socialised and adapt easily in different circumstances. She has also been supportive and assisted in medical needs ie milk allergy following illness.
My children love and miss being with Shelly and only left due to start school in a different area. When you leave your children with Shelly you become part of a family, which only enhances the children's time.
Michelle has looked after Adam for 5 years now , she is a fantastic childminder who I can call on at the drop of a hat when my shifts change at work short notice. Adam is always happy to go to shells as he plays with her two children and doesn't want to come home sometimes !! ? School holidays they are always on trips out to the safari park , or the seaside always a fun packed day . I trust Michelle with Adam 100% she is like his second mum her home is friendly with a back garden like a fun park slides football paddling pools In the sun . Thanks shell for being a superstar childminder xxxx
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