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Hello, thank you for showing an interest in my childcare services and for looking at my website.


My name is Michelle Dowse, I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder in Caistor (Lincolnshire) who is fully insured through the National Childminding Association (N.C.M.A) of which I am also a member.


I hold a current first aid certificate, have had all the relevant health checks and have been cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau.


I have been a Registered Childminder for 2 years but have worked with children for many years.  

I worked in a nursery with children under 2 years and then became a pre-school practitioner in a local pre-school.  I have worked for a local family as their Nanny looking after their two children.


I live with my partner, Paul and two children aged 2 and 9 in a non-smoking household.  We have a pet rabbit called Cocoa and two Guinea Pigs called Lilly and Elvis.  Our large enclosed garden offers lots of outdoor equipment.  Sand and water play, trampoline (sunk to ground level without net - Ofsted confirmed this is acceptable when performing inspection visit), playhouse, tractors, bikes, swings, slides and lots more.  All the equipment is in a custom build play area with shaded patio areas for the children to play safely.


We regularly visit other childminders and their children and go for walks or outings to the park, local animal farms, toddler groups, soft play areas etc.


I hold a full, clean driving license and have insurance policies that cover my business in my home and car.  I have a spacious 7 seater ford galaxy which is used within my daily business and have AA cover.


I provide a flexible and personal service that meets the individual needs of your child.  My home is a caring, safe and stimulating environment giving your child lots of opportunity to have fun and learn through play.  I am committed to the welfare and development of all the children in my care and it is important to me that parents can leave their children knowing that they are in safe hands and are having a very positive, enjoyable experience. 


I adhere to the regulations under the Children’s Act 1989 to meet the 14 National Standards.


I provide care for children from birth onwards that require childcare on a full time or part time basis.  I offer local school and pre-school drop offs and pick ups where necessary, as well as childcare during the school holidays.


Currently I offer:


  • Nettleton Primary School
  • Caistor Primary School
  • Whitegate House Kindergarten
  • Rainbow Pre-school
  • Any other schools / pre-schools will be considered.

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