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Childminder in Houghton Regis

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Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2009 Last Updated Dec 2020 Last Login 26 Feb 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
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
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare
Free NHS Emergency Childcare

About Me

Welcome to Shelley's Childminding.

I am an Ofsted registered childminder.

I am registered with Central Bedfordshire Nursery Education Funding therefore I can offer 2 & 3 year old 15/30 hour’s funding for eligible parents. If you feel a home from home environment with lots of 1-1 attention is more suited to your child please get in contact.

I am also a community childminder & have vast experience in caring for children with a range of disabilities & additional needs.


OVER NIGHT CARE can be a one off if you just need a night out or for parents who work night shifts.

I work from my own home and successfully deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

We have a toy room with too many toys to list with a very safe outdoor play area. I live next to a wonderful, well maintained park which is a stones throw from my home.

Your child will always be busy out and about everyday. I attend a Playgroup every day of the week.

We take trips to the farm, seaside, theatre, woodland, splash parks and local parks during the school holidays.

Please contact me to discuss your childs individual needs.

My Experience

I currently hold a Foundation Degree in Early Years.

I have been childminding since March 2009. I have three wonderful & very sociable children of my own and I can provide glowing references from parents.

Also please see the reviews attached.

My Qualifications

On my last inspection Ofsted state "The childminder has high expectations of what children can do. She provides tools to help children to develop their excellent physical skills. They use knives to cut fruit, showing an exceptional awareness of safety. The childminder encourages children to manage small risks, giving them clear direction and supervising them closely.
Children are highly sociable. The childminder helps children to name and understand their strong emotions. In turn, this helps children to manage their feelings and their behaviour is excellent.
Children are confident and enthusiastic about their learning. They show a good ability to concentrate at activities"

I have a large portfolio of qualifications and certificates for you to look at during our initial meeting.

I always attend training as it helps to enhance my knowledge, skills & setting thus helping me to provide the best care for each & every child.

I am always updating my training especially FIRST AID and SAFEGUARDING.
Level 2 Safeguarding certificate & Safeguarding Disabled Children.

My Availability

At present i drop off and collect children from Hadrian Academy Dunstable & Willow Nursery Dunstable.

I am unable to accommodate collection or drops to any other schools at the present time.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 23/12/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

My fees include all food* which consists of healthy, nutritious and homemade dishes & soft play or playgroup fees*

Childcare vouchers & tax free childcare is accepted as full or part payments

I also offer 2 & 3year old funding for eligible children.

*soft play and playgroup fees are not included for those who are funded
*food is not included for those children that are funded- you can opt to pack your own food.

I look forward to hearing from you & if you have any questions at all please send me a message :)

Thank you so much

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 09/03/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 06/05/2016)
  • DBS Check (added 06/05/2016)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 06/05/2016)


Below are the latest reviews for Shelley. 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.

Shelley is a rare find, her attention to detail and care is amazing. My son has been going to her through the summer holidays and he has enjoyed every minute.
He has come home with the activities he has done during his day there and I have been really excited to see what he's been doing. He has absolutely loved his time there.
We will definitely be booking him in with Shelley again.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Kaz Kaz about Avatar for Shelley Shelley on 01/09/2020

Our son has been looked after by Shelley since 2017 when our son was 3 years old. It is a school holiday contract.
We have found her to be an excellent childminder in all ways. We feel that our son is well looked after and we have never had any need for concern. We are extremely happy with her approach to child care.
Our son loves going to Shelley so much that he is often asking if he can stay with her forever. We find that Shelley organises a wide range of activities for the kids which are both physically and mentally stimulating, which are fun and have an educational element to it. Some of the activities have included trips to the great outdoors, beautiful walks, cinema, cooking, local parks, crafts, indoor play and many others.
During lock down, Shelley kept in touch with us providing sunflower seeds that my son enjoyed planting and watching them grow. She sent video of her reading a bedtime story to the children and colouring activities. All of these helped my son at home as well as to know that Shelley continued to care even when he was not able to go to her.
In our opinion, Shelley encourages good behaviour in children, teaching them to be kind to others. She shows great care in what food she gives to the children, it has to be health and nutritious and is home made by herself and with the children helping. We have noted how Shelley ensures good hygiene encouraging children to wash their hands before food and after using the toilet. She has demonstrated her commitment to keep the children safe from Covid-19 by practising the correct precautions. Often, Shelley will send us pictures of what the children have been up to and/or samples of the activities they have been involved in. We have found that with Shelley's guidance and supervision our son interacts well and has made friends with the other children Shelley cares for, creating a positive and happy environment. Her communication is open and transparent. Shelley will take her time to explain and make sure we parents are happy too.
We are very happy with the level of care our son receives and will not hesitate to recommend Shelley as a great, reliable and committed childminder. We would say she is one of the best.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for JEC JEC about Avatar for Shelley Shelley on 21/08/2020

Shelley has been looking after my children since they were 3 and 1. They are now almost 8 and 6.
Shelley cares for them as if they are her own children and I couldn't be happier with their experience at Shelley's.
Shelley drops off and collects my children from school and will provide them with a healthy dinner. Healthy snacks and lunch are also provided in the school holidays.
Shelley offers a variety of activities and my children enjoy going to different places. They love that they have the park right on the doorstep too.
They have made some wonderful friendships with the children at Shelley's and I couldn't think of anyone better to look after them.
Thank you Shelley.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Michelle Michelle about Avatar for Shelley Shelley on 18/08/2020

Shelley has been our childminder since my daughter was 4 months old, my daughter is now almost 4 years old. Shelley has been a huge part of her life and my family’s life. I chose Shelley as my childcare provider as she is warm, kind and genuinely loves the children in her care.

Shelley attends lots of different groups with her preschool children and ensures that the children are challenged and stimulated to further their learning. Shelley’s home is clean and tidy with many toys and opportunities to further the children’s thinking and learning too. Shelley ensures that parents are updated with their children’s progress through the app, Tapestry. This shows you photos and links to the Early Years Foundation Stage profile, so you can see what your child’s next steps are and how you can support your child’s learning. There is also a daily diary telling what your child has been doing today, again linked to the EYFS profile.

Shelley provides high quality, healthy homemade lunches and dinners. My daughter’s favourite was Chilli con carne - when I try to recreate it at home - my daughter says “it’s not as good as Shelley’s!” 🤦🏻‍♀️
In short, Shelley’s Childminding has helped me build a confident and kind little girl, who is not afraid to take risks and enjoys celebrating her achievements. And has offered me guidance and advice and a safe, happy place for my little girl.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for nichola nichola about Avatar for Shelley Shelley on 18/08/2020

Shelley has been looking after my Daughter since June this year! And what can I say. She already has come on so much, Leaving your child with anyone can be so so daunting, Shelley put my mind at ease the first time meeting her! Isabella didn’t want to leave the first ever time we went to visit her house and that just said it all to me! I knew Isabella would be so happy coming to stay with Shelley while mummy has to work.

I never really thought about having a childminder before, but meeting Shelley and seeing how she is with the children just made me change my perspective straight away.. My little girl is so happy coming here and I’m so lucky to have found someone like Shelley. She truly is amazing and I would highly recommend her!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Mangan28 Mangan28 about Avatar for Shelley Shelley on 19/07/2018

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