5 stars (9)

Childminder in Stockport

Female 42 years old Non-smoker Member since Aug 2011 Last Updated Nov 2017 Last Login 14 Mar 2018 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

Hello I am a Ofsted registered Childminder/practitioner with level 3 diploma in childcare and education based in Vernon Park area of stockport.
Before becoming a childminder I qualified as a Nursery Nurse practitioner and nursery Manager therefore I have over 26 years experience working with children ....babies through to 11 years 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 girl age 9 and boy age 11 years.

I provide a happy fun safe environment. We have a large secure garden with wooden climbing frame tower, large wooden playhouse and swings and slides with wooden sandpit and lots of outdoor physical opportunities for your child to play and learn, We love the outdoors come rain or shine! But prefer the shine hehehe We have pets ....a baby rabbit called nibbles and a dog (cockapoo ) called crystal who is 4 years old
During day to day we have many fun opportunities to visit playgroup weekly where we have lots of messy play, Libraries visits, trips to Parks especially our Local park being vernon park / woodbank, quarrybank mill ,Legoland Soft play area's, childminding playgroup where we networking with other childminders so that we socialise with other children daily aswell as lots of home activities to play and learn ....to be creative, playdough, painting, colouring , sand and water play, outdoor play, gardening, dressing up dancing ,singing music time and even quiet times story time and jigsaws.

I cover the new EYFS learning and development of seven area's of learning the early learning goals and school termly assessments of children's achievements learning journeys so we get the best out of each individual child in my care and lots of learning opportunities through play, parents will be given a diary sheet 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 with parent for parent partnership is very important to me.

During school holidays I like to venture out on days out and weekly trips in my seven seater which is business insured with brand new car seats,my favourite time is school holidays.
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 to adventure in the beautiful countryside eg tatton park and Dunham Massey , Knowsley safari , Chester Zoo etc

I have enjoyed and worked with children of all ages (birth-12 years) for 26 years+ in different establishments since attending college for 2 years to gain my Diploma in childcare and education as a Qualified Nursery Nurse, Private Nanny, Deputy and Manager of Private nursery,Owner\Manager of a After School Club in which I have loved caring for each child and have lots of memories seeing the children grow and develop.

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!!!

Kind Regards Shelly childminding
Michelle smith xxx

My Experience

I have enjoyed every aspect of my career and gained so much knowledge of looking after children from all ages.
my 24 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 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

My Qualifications

My main Qualifications to date and are updated on a regular basis are:

*NNEB DIPLOMA Level 3 in childcare and education

*Cache Dipolma in homebased Childcare Childminding Qualification

*Paediatric First Aid date Sept 2013
*Renewed : paediatric September 2016

*Intermediate Food Hygiene and safety and Safegaurding date Nov 2013

*safeguarding course Date November 2015

*EYFS revised 2012 course,

*characteristics of effective learning course 2016

*Food hygiene and safety level 2 date January 2016

*The prevent duty course date January 2016

All Certificates can be seen on request in my portfolio, including my

*Ofsted Certificate

*Pacey membership and Pacey Liabilty Insurance, childcare liability insurance

*CRB checks.

My Availability

*********Please email me for availability and flexibility thank you.

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Last Updated: 05/12/2017

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

All fee's are inclusive of meals: lunch and snacks, playgroups\mums and tots groups whilst in my care.

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

My Documents

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  • Ofsted Certificate (added 23/11/2017)


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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

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by about Shellys Childminding on 27/07/2016

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.

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by about Shellys Childminding on 25/07/2016

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.

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by about Shellys Childminding on 25/07/2016

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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by about Shellys Childminding on 25/07/2016

Going back to work was really difficult for me but after sending our little one to Michelle for a few weeks I knew he was in the best place of I couldn't have him. Communication in brilliant and we receive regular pictures of what they are Upton. No matter where they are or what they are doing, all the kids are smiling. So sad we won't be attending as regularly anymore...really makes me feel sad.

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by about Shellys Childminding on 25/07/2016

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