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Welcome to Shelley's Childminding.
I have been an Ofsted registered childminder since February 2009. I have over 20 years of childcare experience from working in schools , private nurseries & now childminding.
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.
I am able to provide OVERNIGHT CARE, FULL DAY CARE or PART TIME CHILDCARE.
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. Our curriculum includes things such as academic, physical, creative, emotional and social areas, appropriate to the children's ages; counting, colours, shapes, enjoying books, developing language skills and communication, as well as how we look after ourselves and others. Learning to understand feelings, practical skills such as toilet training, putting coats and shoes on. The basis for literacy, numeracy, artistic and imaginative areas are developed within the setting, as i offer opportunities alongside all that a child is learning in their home environment from shared experiences with their family.
We have built our Curriculum around the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The reason for this is because it is a comprehensive and evolving system which fully understands what is age, stage and ability appropriate for individual children. Thereby guiding me towards suitable planning, and inclusivity, in all our activities for all the children in my care.
I am very much ‘child led’, so within a daily routine which does adhere to regular meal times, we do not stick to a strict timetable of activities which we have pre-planned.
Experience has led me to the conclusion that children learn best when they have autonomy over what they want to do, especially at these young ages, balanced by including a loose structure of things they are usually very keen to do.
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. We take trips to the farm, seaside, theatre, woodland, splash parks, adventure parks and other local parks during the school holidays.
Please contact me to discuss your childs individual needs.
I currently hold a Foundation Degree in Early Years.
I have been childminding since February 2009. I have four wonderful & very sociable children of my own (18, 16, 9, 18 months old) ? ? ? ? and I can provide glowing references from parents.
Please see the many reviews attached.
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.
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.
|Last Updated: 20/10/2023|
- Childminding from £6.50 per hour
My fees include all food* which consists of healthy, nutritious and homemade dishes & soft play or playgroup fees during the term time*
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 or during school holidays
*food is not included for those children that are funded- you can opt to pack your own food or for those over 3 years old during school holidays. I ask you to pack your child a healthy packed lunch at these times.
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
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- UK Driving Licence (added 19/01/2023)
- Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 19/01/2023)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 19/01/2023)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 09/03/2020)
- DBS Check (added 06/05/2016)
Below are the latest reviews for Shells. 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 amazing. My daughter started with her in September when she was 11 months old and has settles brilliantly. She loves Shelley and all the children already and is so happy to see them every morning, which has made leaving her that much easier knowing she is safe and happy.They do so much from outdoor play, arts and crafts to playgroups and parks.We have noticed such a positive change since being with Shelley and we cannot thank her enough for all she does for us and our daughter.
Thank you Shelley you are amazing.
My daughter started with Shelley in June and since then she has come on leaps and bounds. As soon as Shelley opens the door, as massive smile goes across my daughters face, so I instantly know shes happy in her company. Shelley is so kind and gentle with her. I cannot recommend her enough to anyone looking for a safe space for your child to learn and grow.
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.
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.
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
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