5 stars (3)

Childminder in Buckingham

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2009 Last Updated May 2019 Last Login 11 Aug 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Welcome to Little Stars Childminding. I live in Buckingham with my husband and 2 children - my 14 year old son and 4 year old little girl. I am close to all local schools, parks and amenities. I have a warm welcoming home and a lovely big safe garden fully set up with a vast amount of toys and activities for children of all ages to participate in.

We are also very lucky to have our own family allotment in Buckingham.

Babies and children are cared for in a safe and stimulating environment. Most children in my setting started as little babies and stay until they leave to go to school so they really do become part of our family. I am also proud of the fact that parents then return with their second child to attend my setting and of the good long term relationships that myself and my family form with the children and parents in my setting.

My Experience

I have been childminding since 1996 and have years of experience of caring for children of all ages. I started work as a nanny in 1996 and then became registered as a Childminder under Bucks Social Services and then went on to register under Ofsted in 2005.

Excellent references available from past and current families.

My Qualifications

Ofsted registered to provide Overnight Care.

Ofsted inspection graded OUTSTANDING.

I am fully accredited and able to offer up to 15 hours per week government funded sessions to children age 3 years and over and 2-year-olds may also qualify for funded sessions.

I can also offer the new 30 hours childcare entitlement to parents who qualify.

NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care Learning & Development, Pediatric First Aid, public liability insurance and appropriate car insurance for transporting children.

Many other childcare qualifications - I am constantly updating my knowledge and skills in the childcare profession.

Extensive experience in caring for children with multiple allergies including dairy, coeliac, wheat & gluten intolerances and additional training has been undertaken to support these children and families.

My Availability

I offer school drops/collections from Buckingham Primary School.

Please enquire to find out my current availability - Thank you :)

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 28/05/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Please enquire for up to date fee's

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


Below are the latest reviews for LStars. 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.

Mel looked cared for my 6 year old daughter full time from the age of 2 till she was 4. Leah was treated like a member of the family from day one and has formed a treasured lasting relationship with Mel and her lovely family. Happily, Leah's brother Zac is now part of the brook's clan and loves being there as much as his sister did! Leah still goes to Mel's house on the holidays - a highlight for her! I cannot recommend Mel highly enough and credit her with helping our precious children grow into polite bright and friendly children.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about LStars on 07/11/2011

My husband and I moved to Buckingham in April 2010, with our three kids. The move was not planned, and we hadn't considered how difficult it would be to find childcare at such short notice. The boys where fine, as we placed them into the school close by and they had after school care. We had to find a child-minder for our daughter, and we came across Mel's services. Luckily she had a space for Lilly, and was so helpful with everything. Mel and her family welcomed our little girl into their lives, and it was the best thing ever.The care she gave to Lilly was outstanding, and every day we got a page filled in her diary about everything she had done that day, and where they went. It was so nice, as it was as though we got a little peak into our babies life while we were at work. I could never have a bad word to say about anything that Mel offers, as she is brilliant, and loves being with kids, and for her its a passion, not just a job. Last but not least, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!! :-)

  • 5 stars Overall

by about LStars on 19/02/2011

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