Hello, I am Melanie McKenna. I am an Approved and Ofsted registered Specialist Childminder. Ofsted have graded me as Outstanding since 2008.
I have completed an Early Years Foundation Degree in order to keep up with latest practice and best understanding with childrens care, learning and development. I work hard to gain trust and build great relationships with parents. I hold a Certificate in Early Years Practice, am qualified with an NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care Learning & Development.
I am married to Andrew. I have two children, my son who is 11 years old, and my daughter who is 10 years old. My husband and I have been police checked. I am registered with and have been inspected by Environmental Agency.
We have 2 girl cats who have grown up around children, so they are nice, relaxed and friendly.
I live at the top end of Whiddon Valley, just past Orchard Vale Community School.
I provide fun for the children in a warm and caring environment. I have a small number of children with me during school term time. Most of which start at a very young age and only leave when they start school. I follow a curriculum with the children to monitor their progress, which is completed with help from you. The children learn about their community, they make friends and learn independence as they grow and learn.
I rarely have vacancies as the children come and stay for years at a time.
When the children turn 3 years old, they are entitiled to come to me for 15 hours a week for free. See my Early Years Entitlement link above left.
Some children are entitiled to free education from the age of 2 dependent on family circumstances. See my link above.
I hope you will consider me for your childcare, I look foward to hearing from you.