My name is Michelle Judson and I have been an Ofsted register childminder since June 2005. I child mind with my assistant (and mum) Sheena Bennett, Sheena has perviously been a registered childminder and has many many years experience working with children. I have experience of caring for a vast age range of children and some special needs. I received a good on my last Ofsted inspection and I hope to achieve outstanding on my next one. I am able to care for children 0 upwards and operate between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday, I am based in the Northwich area. I live with my partner Alex and my two young children Harrison and Harvey.
Here at mykiddicorner I offer a fun, caring, educational and stimulating environment for the children to learn and develop to their full potential. I follow the Early Years Foundiation Stage (EYFS) guidelines and requirement, doing this helps me to track the children's learning and development in the seven key areas and provide activities which support these areas. I have a range of educational toys and I provide activities which support the children's learning through play and organised activities. The activities I provide include baking, painting, a variety of crafts, construction, imaginary play, outdoor play, sand and water play, modelling (clay, play dough and junk)and many many more! On a regular basis we go to play groups, the library, local parks, rhyme time and walks in the countryside. During school holidays we go on outings to a number of places including: wheelock farm, Delemere forest, Chester park, Walton gardens, Marbury park , museums and other local attractions.
I child mind from my home in Leftwich (Northwich). It is a three bedroom semi-detatched house with a front and a rear enclosed garden. I also have a ground floor playroom which contains a wide range of toys and equipments. There is also a separate dining area for the children to eat, bake and do craft activities. I live in walking distance of a park, children's centre and countryside for leisurely walks or jumping in muddy puddles!!
All meals, snacks, drinks, nappies, activities and outings are included in the fees. For an idea of meals please see meal plans. Fees are £4 per hour. Before and after school care is charged at £4 per hour. I do not provide formula milk for babies. I also ask parents to provide the food for babies who are weaning.
For more information on how the setting works please browse around our website where you can find out more about me and what we get up to and how to contact me.
I felt both reassured and confident leaving my daughter in the care of Sheena and Michelle and I was happy they continued to work alongside my routine. As She has grown up she has enjoyed baking, craft, rhyme time at the local library, visits to the park etc but I think the large playroom filled with so many toys has to be a key factor factor in Her enjoying time in their care.
Working together when a problem arose at school in order to resolve it, friendliness, putting both child and parent at ease are the main reasons I chose Sheena and Michelle to look after my son. They are also fairly flexible with extra days due to work commitments at short notice. My son is very happy here!
Both Sheena and Michelle are always inviting and both of my children enjoy going and if given the choice our son would go at a weekend and our daughter always seems to have lots of fun..
My daughter loves coming to play after school and is very unwilling to come home!
My son has been attending with sheena and michelle since Sept 11, he has built a good relationship with both childminders. He always looks forward to going and enjoys playing with the other children. Very friendly people and a friendly atmosphere. I would recommend to any parent.
My daughter loves all the fun things you do together, painting, drawing, park trips, play group, baking, reading and playing outside!