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Childminder in Norwich

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Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2009 Last Updated Mar 2021 Last Login 09 May 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

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I’m an ofsted registered accredited childminder. I live in Old catton Norwich Nr6
with my hubby and 3 grown up children. I have been childminding for 15yrs Feb 2019 now and love my job, I have a playroom I use for Childminding.I have lots of resources Dinosaurs,Cars,Dressing up,Reading Corner,Dolls and pushchairs,Puzzles,Bricks and lots lots more.Ive an Enclosed back Garden with lots of Garden Toys.Cars & Trikes,Playhouse,SeeSaw,Slide,Sand and water table,Balls &Hoops,Giant Abacus,GiantBricks,Chalk boards,Teepee,plus lots lots more.I have excellent references from parents Ive completed Lots of course certificates can be seen on interview.My house is a non smoking .I have now also completed the revised EYFS (may 2020) Also completed my Safeguarding course (Oct 2020)IMMEDIATE VACANCIES FROM Sept 2020Registered with
Ofsted registered,DBS,First aid trained,Data protection (DOCUMENTS CAN BE SEEN ON INTERVIEW).FULL TIME/TERM TIME ONLY vacancies from Oct 2020

My Experience

I have a current first aid cert,DBS checked, I have helped run a toddler group,have dealt with special needs children,i have completed lots of courses,PACEY registered.EYFS trained,
if you would like to know more then please get in touch.I NOW HAVE 1 FULL TIME SPACE & 1 PART TIME SPACE FROM Sept 2020.I also take childcare vouchers/Childcare choice vouchers.I have now completed the revised EYFS Full time/Term time only space from begining OCT 2020

My Qualifications

I have completed my ICP COURSE,Safeguarding course,Plus,Children with a different language,Children’s behaviour,Special needs and lots more. I have just completed the SIGN ALONG COURSE (SIGN LANGUAGE) I’m registered with PACEY.I now have full and part tine spaces Available.I also take childcare vouchers/Childcare choices.I have now completed the revised EYFS (May 2020) Term time space available from Oct 2020

My Availability


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Last Updated: 23/03/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.75 per hour

Discuss at interview as rates vary depending on hours required and wether full or part time. I also take childcare vouchers IMMEDIATE VACANCY July 19 (UNDER 5s)OFSTED REGISTERED.(2 SPACE LEFT) I also take childcare vouchers.Term time only space from Jan 2019

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 18/10/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 18/10/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 18/10/2020)
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We were new to finding a childminder and Michelle was really helpful and friendly. Really set our mind at ease. From the first message and meeting her, she was lovely friendly and very knowledgeable. Our son, who is 10months absolutely loves going 2/3days a week. He has just come home with a bag full of wonderful christmas crafts. Michelle has also included a little something for our older child who's at school.
She goes above and beyond caring for our son, and am so happy we have found her. Thank you 😊

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for AmyDob AmyDob about Avatar for MichelleCochrane MichelleCochrane on 17/12/2020

Response by Avatar for MichelleCochrane MichelleCochrane on 17/12/2020:

Thank you so much Amy.Little man is a joy to have he’s such a happy little boy and a joy to mind.

Michelle has been fantastic with our children. Both my daughter and son love it at Michelle's so much so it's a task to get them home at the end of the day.
Michelle is a lovely lady, so loving, warm and thoughtful with the kids. The moment the kids met her they felt comfortable, safe and both were so happy.
Michelle drops my daughter to Hayes Park School and collects her after school. She has my two year old son all day. She offers a wide range of activities to keep them busy, arts and crafts, dressing up, outdoor play, play groups and soft plays. My son has made so much progress and is developing so well whilst being under Michelle's care.
My daughter also adores Michelle and loves her one to one chats, which Michelle always makes time for.
Both are so happy when I get there they are hardly bothered Mummy has arrived after a long day. In fact, they sometimes ask to camp at Michelle's.
Michelle has been a gem and has made going back to work after mat leave with my second hardly painful at all. Not once in over a year have the kids made any fuss about going to Michelle's. Which makes me feel comfortable and able to do my days work without any worry.
As a family we love Michelle and she is an extension of it for us.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Fatima Fatima about Avatar for MichelleCochrane MichelleCochrane on 14/09/2019

Response by Avatar for MichelleCochrane MichelleCochrane on 18/12/2020:

Thanks for your review Fatima. I loved caring for the Children They are wonderful Children.

Michelle is one of the warmest individuals I have had the pleasure of meeting, and we knew she was the one as soon as we met her. My little boy has grown to adore spending time at Michelle's, and some days doesn't even seem bothered about coming home!Leaving my baby with someone I didn't know should have been the hardest thing in the world, but Michelle reassured me and comforted Dylan throughout the process. Michelle is one of those rare people you meet in life, that I feel so blessed to have met & care for my child when I can't be there. She gives above and beyond, in her arts & crafts, activity level, involvement in local groups, baking and play time, but most importantly in her humanity!????

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for FBurke FBurke about Avatar for MichelleCochrane MichelleCochrane on 06/04/2015

Response by Avatar for MichelleCochrane MichelleCochrane on 06/04/2015:

Thanks fiona for such a lovely review.Dylan is an absolute pleasure to look after.Thanks for picking me to care for dylan.

Michelle has been a huge support to us over the last year & a half, whilst caring for our now 3 year old daughter and has done a fantastic job. Our daughter has gained so much confidence and has advanced well in her key developmental stages. She has progressed with her speech, listening, reading, writing, physical and creative skills by spending her time with Michelle and always keeping busy at different playgroups and play sessions with other childminders too. Michelle is truly a professional childminder with many years of experience and a very trustworthy individual whom we always have had the utmost respect and comfort level with.

We would not hesitate to recommend Michelle to anyone and would be happy to provide a reference at anytime.

Thanks for all your hard work & efforts Michelle!!

We miss you :(

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for gal_mtak gal_mtak about Avatar for MichelleCochrane MichelleCochrane on 16/07/2014

Response by Avatar for MichelleCochrane MichelleCochrane on 18/07/2014:

Thanks manjit, your review is lovely and has put a lump in my throat reading it.regards michelle

my daughter ruby has been going to Michelle's since November last year. Ruby really enjoys her time with Michelle, going to toddler groups and interacting with other children and doing wide range of activities including arts and crafts, ruby is always coming home with paintings or something she has made.
Michelle has made my returning to work after maternity leave so easy and seeing how settled and happy ruby is, has left me with no doubts that i have the perfect person looking after my daughter. Michelle offers me and ruby fantastic support in helping ruby with her development and have notice big changes in ruby in such a short space of time. Michelle is a great child minder and would highly recommend her to friends.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for kelly812 kelly812 about Avatar for MichelleCochrane MichelleCochrane on 27/02/2014

Response by Avatar for MichelleCochrane MichelleCochrane on 28/02/2014:

Ruby is an absolute joy to mind thanks for the lovely reference.

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