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Childminder in Great Sutton

Babysitter in Great Sutton

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Female Member since Nov 2011 Last Updated Jun 2022 Last Login 10 Aug 2022

My Summary

DBS Check
Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Hotel Babysitter
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare
Key Worker Childcare
Outstanding Rated
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me


My name is Mel and I started childminding in 2004. I have 3 grown children one is also a Childminder, one a Primary School Teacher and the youngest is at university. I have 2 granddaughters aged 9 and 5. I am Ofsted Registered and live in Great Sutton, I offer a relaxed homely environment where the children are well cared for stimulated and encouraged in all they do. Their learning is through play opportunities and experiences and I offer and support these daily. We spend a lot of time outside and we venture out most mornings to explore the local parks farms, zoo , blue planet , toddler sessions, woods play centres etc as social interaction outside their environment is really important and as a childminder I can offer this unlike a nursery setting. I am extremely flexible to support parents whatever their hours may be. I work closely with parents to encourage the best from their child, ensuring continuity of home routines where possible. I will keep you closely informed about progress and milestones with daily photos via WhatsApp and also welcome parents feedback and suggestions as this partnership is a very important part of successful childcare. I have lots of excellent parent references to show how settled and well cared for their children are and how pleased they are with the service and flexibility I provide.

I collect from the Oaks Primary and I also take to St Marys of the Angels School. I can collect from other schools or afterschool clubs. I Have taken babies/toddlers until they leave to go to a different primary school.

I am fortunate to have 2 Emergency Childminder's available if I am ever ill or have appointments etc, both would know the children as we go out together during the day to increase our safeguarding with 3 sets of eyes on the children allowing extra flexibility for toileting and individual interests. One is my daughter and the other my next door neighbour both of whom are Ofsted Registered.

I am a member of Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (Pacey) and I am registered on this site with" i child" with further details.

I am registered for Childcare Vouchers with several companies including care4, fidelty, computershare and sodexo and also the student childcare grant service. I could register with others if need be.

My Experience

Mum for 33 years and I have 2 granddaughters aged 9 and 5. A childminder for 18 years and I have looked after children mostly for long periods of time only leaving when going to High school , moving home or grand parents retiring and taking over childcare. I have a wealth of experience and knowledge and support parents with their child’s learning journey. Never had a child that hasn't settled well and been happy as part of my extended family. I keep upto date with all relevant training, and courses that I think will support any child with their learning journey and also all mandatory training. I am extremely flexible working late nights and early mornings to allow parents to work their shifts without worrying about childcare.

My Qualifications

NVQ3 Early Years and Education, Paediatric 1st aid and ST Johns Baby first aid certificate Food Hygiene ,Active Play, Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Eyfs training speech and language development behaviour management plus numerous other childcare development courses.

My Availability

I can offer early starts and late finishes for shift workers spaces permitting. I also offer evening babysitting when time permits. Please contact me for my current availability and to discuss your individual requirements.

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Last Updated: 26/06/2022

My Fees

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

Contact for details competitive rates include all trips out daily snacks and toast and fruit for after school children.Babysitting from £10-£15 hour depending on days/times.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo
26 January 2016

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 03/12/2016)
  • UK Passport (added 03/12/2016)
  • Exam Certificate (added 03/12/2016)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 03/12/2016)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 03/12/2016)
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Below are the latest reviews for melsminimonsters. 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.

I have had Mel baby sit two times now, she is always on time friendly reliable and brilliant. I was really nervous to leave my young children but Mel put me at ease to leave them. Will only use Mel now xxx

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by Avatar for Meganl94 Meganl94 about Avatar for melsminimonsters melsminimonsters on 07/08/2022

I was very pleasantly surprised by Mel, who was prompt, pleasant and caring. My daughter is very shy and everyone comments on how she doesn't talk but there was no hesitation with Mel, who seemed to put her right at ease. I will definitely be hiring her again. Goes above and beyond. An expert at connecting with kids!

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by Avatar for Jac Jac about Avatar for melsminimonsters melsminimonsters on 30/05/2022

I’ve used Mel for a few years now absolutely fantastic! Teddy loves going to Mel’s she caters for all his needs. Made us comfortable from the start and great communication with regular updates on how he’s getting on throughout the day. Mel does so much with the children was amazing to see my son thrive and come on so much. Couldn’t recommend enough she’s one of the best. Thank you.

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by Avatar for AlexK AlexK about Avatar for melsminimonsters melsminimonsters on 24/10/2019

Mel has looked after Oscar for one and half year and we have seen him develop so much in this time. Oscar come home happy and full of joy from interacting with the other children.

Mel creates our WhatsApp group and send us pics and videos throughout the day which gives us a little window into his world while he is away from us.

We have had to relocate back to Birmingham because of our work and having to gain trust in someone new to watch Oscar will be difficult because Mel is such a kind and trustworthy person who put the children first before anything.

We will miss Mel ourself and always remember how she looked after our baby boy and helped him mature into the cheeky 2 year old he is today.

Thanks Mel

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by Avatar for annanm annanm about Avatar for melsminimonsters melsminimonsters on 31/07/2019

My husband and I were looking for a weekend childminder for our 2 year old and we came across Mel's profile and we couldn't have asked for anyone more flexible, caring and totally passionate and dedicated to her job. Mel's contact with us when arranging dates to have our daughter is great, not to mention when she is in Mel's care, we are updated on how she is getting on throughout the day and photos to keep us at ease and make us smile knowing she is having such fun. We totally recommend Mel to anyone who needs full-time childcare, part-time childcare and unsociable childcare like ourselves. Mel is very down to earth, has a great energy and best of all, our daughter loves seeing her and we know she is looked after properly!

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by Avatar for Tilly168 Tilly168 about Avatar for melsminimonsters melsminimonsters on 10/07/2019

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