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Melissa Jane Henley-Jones

Ofsted Registered childminder living in Shepway, Maidstone in Kent. My name is Melissa and I run Cabin Tots with my husband (assistant) from our family home where we live with our 3 children (aged 6, 10 and 13) whom we love to watch grow day by day. 

Having worked in hospitality/healthcare industries since leaving school, I have now been blessed with the opportunity to work with children which is something I have always wanted to do. I have a lot of experience with my own children, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends of the family. 

We are fortunate enough to have a large outdoor space with artificial lawn making it suitable for all weathers. This compliments our well equipped log cabin extension & lean to shelter for the children to play within. Our home is in a quiet cul-de-sac with easy drop off/pick up access. Full & part time care available for babies to primary school age and beyond if required. Open all year round except when setting closed for time as a family (dates always given to parents well in advance). 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Melissa Henley-Jones

Where to go


Near to Maidstone Town Centre, where public transport is easily accessible.

I have my own transport for chilminding purposes.

Easy access for drop off/pick up.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only, Occasional Childminding, Saturdays, Open All Year, Shift Patterns, School Holidays Only, Flexible, Sundays, Weekends, Evenings, Overnight, Bank Holidays, School Holidays
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 6 month(s) to year(s), month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:00 18:00
Tuesday 07:00 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 17:30
Thursday 07:00 18:00
Other Availability
Evenings/Weekends/Overnight - considered upon request

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£6 Per hour
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Schools covered
Greenfields Community Primary School
Greenfields Community Primary School along with Willowrise Pre-School in Downswood
Cost details
Hourly rate includes snacks. Other meals charged accordingly where required.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
Full and part time vacancies. Open all year round. Term time only available upon request. We are currently at full capacity for under 5's with our next known availability from September 2025 when we have some school leavers. Please make contact if you would like to be placed on our waitlist.
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 0
5 8 3
8 3
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Cot Room, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toddler Groups, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Team Games, Outdoor Activities, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Help With Homework, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Woodwork, Refreshments, Books, Sewing, Internet Connection, See-Saw, Ball Pit, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Soft Play Area, Songs, Sleeping Area, Library Visits, Stories, Sports
Other facilities information
Large outdoor space with artificial lawn & large sheltered area, Log Cabin Extension - Play Room.
Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)


Service status



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