Love, Laughter & Learning
About Melanie's Minding
Ofsted Registered Childminder with
Early Years Professional Status
Welcome to Melanie's Minding
Melanie's Minding is a home-based, Ofsted registered Childminding service based in Felixstowe, Suffolk. I am pleased to be able to offer my home and care for children of all ages, from birth, through the Early Years and to pre-school and beyond. Full and part time places can be arranged with Early Education funded sessions available. I also offer School Holiday and After School sessions for older children.
As a parent (and personal secretary to a Member of Parliament in a previous life!) I understand the demands of meeting a happy home and work life balance. As a childcare provider I work with parents and carers to support their needs whilst catering to their children's learning and development in a warm, loving and fun filled environment.
Relevant qualifications are important and give reassurance of the standard of childcare that children can expect to receive from me. I have a BA (Hons) degree in Childhood & Youth Studies and completed the Early Years Professional Status Qualification in 2013. I completed Early Years Special Educational Needs (SENCo) training in 2019. I am fully qualified in paediatric first aid and in providing home based childcare to include aspects such as safeguarding children and food hygiene. All of this and I am an expert with a glue stick and in the making of chocolate crispie cakes!
Outdoor play and adventure are a part of the daily routine - with the beach just outside the front door and many parks and gardens to explore, wellie walks, bug hunting and nature trails are a must. Working with local families, creating links with other childcare providers and offering a professional, personal and high quality service, I hope that if you are looking for a childminder, or know someone that is, that you will be in touch with Melanie's Minding.
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