Hi there, my name is Chelsie and I run The Little Orange House, a small Hygge Accredited, Montessori childminding setting on Loves Farm.
With a background in Nursery Management and a large family, childcare is my passion! I have a firm, fair and positive approach to childcare, enjoying getting out and about with the little ones with weekly Forest School sessions.
If you’re looking for a unique Montessori childcare setting that incorporates aspects of Steiner, Reggio and Te Whariki, with a focus on natural resources and outdoor learning then I would love to hear from you!
-Child Behaviour & Parenting Consultancy
-Large family with young siblings
-Worked in an additional needs School and a state school
-Worked and managed Pre-School settings
-Managed Nurseries across Cambridgeshire
-Been providing Private Nanny care and Babysitting for over 8 years
-Extensive Newborn & SEND experience
I am more than happy to provide you with references and copies of my qualification certificates including DBS upon request :)
Red cross intensive baby sitting certificate
L3 CACHE Childcare and the Young peoples work force extended diploma
PACEY Child-minding Course and registration
12 GCSE's A*-C Including Child Development with commendation
A Levels (Health & Social Care and English Literature)
Mentoring secondary school students- commendation certificate
Primary School experience
Baby and Child first aid
DBS (update service)
Level 3 Recognising and supporting children with SEN
Level 2 Food Hygiene
Nursery Management experience
Degree in Playwork, Early Years and Education
ADHD and Autism awareness
Weaning & Nutrition
Montessori Trained- Early Years
Hygge Accreditation- August 2019
Certificate of Excellence awarded for 5* Ratings 2020
*PLEASE NOTE* I am currently fully booked and have a waiting list for 2020/2021 spaces. Please get in touch for more details if you are interested in joining our childcare family!
|Last Updated: 29/04/2020|
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
Please get in touch for up to date fees.
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Chelsie is simply fantastic. Our little girl has been going to Chelsie’s for nearly a year now and she has thrived since the moment she stepped through The Little Orange House door. Chelsie made returning to work for me so much easier than I had anticipated as I have never had to worry about my daughter whilst she is in Chelsie’s extremely capable hands. They always seem to be getting up to a wide range of engaging activities and we love the Montessori, child led, approach Chelsie uses. Our little girl has also made great friends with the other children she mixes with at Chelsie’s. For a child who is not even 2 yet, still asking for her little friends and Chelsie after 2 months of COVID19 lockdown (in place at the time of writing) is testament to the strong bonds she has formed there. Thank you Chelsie.
Our little boy has been with Chelsie for nearly 2 years now and we couldn’t be happier with the care he is receiving. She’s always got a fun activity planned for all the kids or a fun day out, I don’t know how she does it with being so organised but I can feel rest assured when at work that he is having the best time. She’s incredibly professional and knowledgeable and has had a huge impact on how we parent at home too, before Chelsie we had no idea about Montessori and it’s now an approach we’ve really embraced at home! We’ve really lucked out finding her, the childcare setting she offers is so unique to our local area too. Safe to say anyone would be lucky to have Chelsie look after their little ones!
Chelsie has looked after our first little girl whose now 4, for about 2 years now. I admit I am a nervous, first time parent and leaving R with someone I didn’t know terrified me!
I’ve always felt at ease with Chelsie, she’s more like family than a childcarer to us now and has made a potentially difficult time for us much easier. We are lucky enough to have her helping with our new addition in the summer too! I don’t know how she does it but I hope to have her in our lives for the foreseeable future!
100% recommendation from us!
We simply love Chelsie and we think you will, too, I found Chelsie here on Childcare.co.uk, she was one of a few professionals I messaged on the site and she really stood out from the rest.
Chelsie visited us, free of charge, for an informal meet and greet, and she met our two-year-old girl. They immediately hit it off. And we felt extremely comfortable having grilled her with a few tough questions. The truth is, though, we knew within a few minutes that she was perfect for us.
She’s experinced, friendly, confident and extremely competent. We can’t recommend her highky enough.
Chelsie comes to our house to play with our daughter and sorts bed time for us, too.
Now we get a date night each month - some really important time together - and are happy knowing the little one is safe and sound.
If you’re looking for childcare, look no further than Chelsie. She is amazing,
Chelsie babysits for our 2 year old son, she is always on time and very polite. We feel very comfortable and can relax on an evening out knowing Chelsie is looking after our son. Recently our son had been playing up at bedtime, Chelsie very kindly gave us tips on how to manage the bedtime routine (and it worked!) miracle worker! I can’t recommend her enough, we will continue to use Chelsie’s babysitting service.
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