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Childminder in Houghton Regis

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Female Member since Nov 2009 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 17 May 2022

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
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

*** 1 Early Years space for a child between 0-2 years available from July 2022***

Welcome to Shelley's Childminding.

I have been an Ofsted registered childminder since February 2009. I have over 20 years of childcare experience.

I am registered with Central Bedfordshire Nursery Education Funding therefore I can offer 2, 3 & 4 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 AstroTurf 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.

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 February 2009. I have three wonderful & very sociable children of my own (with another little one on the way) 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.

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Last Updated: 16/05/2022

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, 3 & 4 year 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 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 Good Provider Logo
24 September 2018
28 August 2014 - 2
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My Documents

  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 09/02/2022)
  • 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)
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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.

It has been nearly a year since my son started with Shelley. And he has been so happy. He absolutely loves going to Shelley's and it is beautiful to see how much he learns every day and most of all the fun he has (the variety of activities, play groups, crafts they do is incredible, they even have a cooking club!). Seriously Shelley is the best childminder ever. The communication has been great since day one. We feel so lucky we found Shelley. To trust someone with your baby is extremely hard but quickly we realised Shelley was the Childminder any parent would dream of. Everyday i drop my son at hers i know he is going to be very well looked after, loved and cared and i will pick him up well fed, clean and with a smile on his face. Couldn't ask for better.

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

by Avatar for mafalda mafalda about Avatar for Shelley Shelley on 24/03/2022

One of the best childminders I have had! I cannot rate her enough. Shelley is so patient, understanding, caring and goes above and beyond. My children absolutely love her and go to her with open arms.

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

by Avatar for Dipi Dipi about Avatar for Shelley Shelley on 10/02/2022

My little girl has been going to Shelley’s now since July and she has loved every minute she’s also learned so much while being there and has come out of her shell I couldn’t recommend Shelly enough x

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

by Avatar for Paige Paige about Avatar for Shelley Shelley on 09/02/2022

My little boy started here at Shelley’s childminder end of December and I was extremely nervous as my little boy had only really known lockdown life, and hadn’t had much socialising with people outside the family or other children. Shelley was understanding of this and eased my little boy into it, as a parent herself she understood how nervous I was and reassured me by sending photos and messages with how the days were going. Shelley puts in so much effort to make the days there full of activities which are fun but also help the children learn new things, I honestly don’t know how she thinks of all these new creative things to do and bonus my little boy will always come back home with something to show me.
My boy settled in so quickly and that is all down to the caring and lovely environment Shelley creates at her home. I honestly am so lucky I found Shelley Childminders as it allows me to carry on with work without having to worry about my little boy as I know he’s having the best day and being looked after extremely well.
My partner and I work shifts and due to the demands at our work we sometimes have to change these around at not the best notice, and Shelley always accommodates which is a massive bonus.
I can not recommend Shelley Childminders enough.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Sarah Sarah about Avatar for Shelley Shelley on 01/04/2021

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

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