Childminder in Cardiff

Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2010 Last Updated Mar 2020 Last Login 07 Sep 2020 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 7 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 - 5.30 pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 19/03/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

.hourly rate £5.50 /per hour

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

I accept childcare vouchers, child tax credit payments,and registered for the free 30 hour Childcare Offer in Cardiff.

My Local Schools

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for melanie. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other users and not of 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.

They have looked after my twins for the last couple of years. They have helped with toileting and the logistics of school runs with my eldest. The girls have thoroughly enjoyed their time with mel and Lee and we couldn't have found better childminders. They are very sad to be leaving to start full time school and we will definitely miss mel and lee and all their friends. The girls have enjoyed going on outings, arts and crafts, soft plays and park visits. They have always kept me well informed and let me know how they have got on. Its nice to know i have been able to leave them and go to work without any worries. Best childcare we have ever had.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Sam about melanie on 26/08/2020

we have used Mel & Lees services for the last three years,my daughter started full time school and our young son remained,he has enjoyed his time with them and he thinks he is part of their family as they treat him so good,he has made lots of friends and enjoys all the activities arrange by them,we are very sorry to be leaving their services only due to relocation,we wish them all the best for the future and will keep in touch.
thank you for being our childminders.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by apple01 about melanie on 27/02/2019

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!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by Rhian25 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.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by Lorayne 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 👍

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

by Emma about melanie on 30/04/2018

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