5 stars (17)

Childminder in Cardiff

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2010 Last Updated Oct 2018 Last Login 18 Dec 2018 Email Website

My Summary

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

About Me

we are Melanie and lee and have been registered childminder since 2006,we live in Pontprennau area of Cardiff, with our children, and service several schools in the area, we offer wrap around care for children from, birth to 12 years and we are registered with the Care inspectorate Wales (C.I.W.)

we live within easy access of the M4 and A48,in a house in a quiet cul-de-sac with its own separate childminding room to nurture and stimulate your child's needs and development, we offering outdoor activities, including soft-play and visits to local amenities,we try to ensure your child has a full and varied day that will stimulate and educate your child.
We follow the foundation phase, which encourages children to be creative and imaginative,and makes learning more enjoyable and more effective.

At home our first language is English,but we also promote the welsh language with songs, books and resources.

Please contact us for a friendly and informal conversation to discuss your needs.
we can offer collections and drops to you home as we have a nine seat minibus,and we offer a very flexible service.

My Experience

we are parents to teenage twin, and have been childminding since the children were toddlers,fully registered with the C.I.W. and a member of PACEY formally know as N.C.M.A

Since 2006 we have child minded many children,and have enjoyed the experience of looking after children, watching them taking their first steps, and progressing on to their first day in school, and growing into young adults.

My Qualifications

We have completed the National Childminding Association (N.C.M.A) Introduction to childcare course, and have been approved and registered by Care inspectorate Wales (C.I.W). we are also member of P.A.C.E.Y formally the N.C.M.A and have full public liability insurance.
We are qualified first aides, and both hold full up to date DBS certificates.

My Availability

Monday - FRIDAY 7.30 AM - 6.30 PM

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 yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 21/10/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

.hourly rate £5.00 /per hour

this including food,snacks, and all out of pocket expenses

I accept childcare vouchers and child tax credit payments.

set rates can be negotiated, for full time children, and sibling's.

My Local Schools

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Mel and Lee have looked after my two daughters for the last 3 years. They have been brilliant with both of them, supporting the girls through potty training, weaning my youngest onto solid foods, taking them on lots of outings and adventures and doing lots of craft which the girls use to bring home regularly! The girls have had an amazing time with Mel and Lee and will really miss going to them everyday!

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by about melanie on 19/08/2018

Mel and Lee looked after my little girl for a year before she started school. They are kind and compassionate and made my daughter feel so welcome in their home. They do lots of day trips and interesting things at home. My daughter loved going to them and loved them both equally. I felt really reassured that she was having a lovely time while I was in work and regular picture updates were brilliant. I always found Mel and Lee very flexible with days and their house is immaculate. As a teacher, it's hard to find childminders who don't charge over the holidays but Mel and Lee are perfect childminders for teachers! I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.

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by about melanie on 23/07/2018

Mel and lee looked after my son for 2 years and provided excellent care .
By the time Ben left he was potty trained and liked different types of food that he would never attempt to eat at home.
He had formed a good relationship with Mel and lee and was sorry to leave. He still talks about them now.
Highly recommended 👍

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by about melanie on 30/04/2018

Mel and Lee look after my 2 boys and cannot reccomemend then enough. They send pictures of their activities like soft play and the park, this cheers me up at work! And bring craft my things they have made Home. My boys are always tired at the end of the day, always a good sign that they have done plenty to engage them throughout the day.

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