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Michelle Angela Buckland

Childminding is more than just a job to me, I am passionate about providing every child in my care the opportunity to not only reach his or her full potential, but also to experience a warm, loving, home based childcare environment. We are regularly out and about whether it is on the school run, to toddler groups, trips to the zoo, beach or parks + much more. I have a wide selection of toys and leaning resources for different ages. I love how I can give the children in my care lots of variety each day and is normally linked to their current interests and ages and stages of development to maximise their enjoyment and potential whilst in my setting.

I offer a range of hours to suit what is required and offer both all year round and term time only childcare. I accept 2, 3 and 4yr old government funded hours, including tax free childcare

Who to contact

Contact Name
Michelle Buckland
Contact Position
Ofsted registered Childminder
07917 605 177

Where to go


My setting:

  • Spacious 3 bedroom house in Burgoyne Heights, Guston, Dover.
  • Has an enclosed garden with a wooden play house and plenty of garden toys.
  • Children in my care have access to all of the downstairs part of my house including porch area, lounge, downstairs toilet and kitchen. The younger children have access to the upstairs bedrooms when they need a sleep.
  • Close to Burgoyne Heights shop and Pre School and Guston CofE primary school
  • I drive a 7 seater car which is fully, taxed, MOT and insured.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only, Occasional Childminding, Open All Year, Overnight, School Holidays
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 0 month(s) to 12 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7:45 17:30
Tuesday 7:45 17:30
Wednesday 7:45 17:30
Thursday 7:45 17:30

Other Details

ECD Type
Offers pickups
Guston Cof E primary school
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
Vacancies available from September 2022.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 0 1
1 5 3
0 5 3
5 7 5
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toddler Groups, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Discussions / Talks, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Webcam (Secure) In Setting, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Help With Homework, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Sewing, Ball Pit, Bike, Kitchen, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Library Visits, Stories, Life Skills, Sports
Languages Spoken:
Sign Language Makaton, English
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)

• Funded hours (15 or 30) will only be offered during term time only and will be the same set hours every day/week.

• I do not offer stretched funding, the hours will be taken over 38 weeks of the year. I am open 48 weeks of the year in total so if additional childcare is required then the extra hours will need to be purchased and will be charged at my hourly rate accordingly

• Funded hours are free and can be taken between 8:30am and 4pm Mon – Thursday. Additional hours outside these days/ times will be charged accordingly at a set hourly rate

• I do not charge registration fees when your child first starts in my setting. No registration fee/payment will be taken for funded hours or any non funded hours. I reserve the right to take a deposit to secure your child's funded place with me but that will be returned when your child starts in my setting.

• There are no additional fees if a child only attends government funded hours. Occasionally there might be an outing or activity which incurs an additional cost (for example for a pre planned trip) In these instances you will have the option to either pay for the outing, or use your funded hours on a different day/session.

• Food is not provided, children should bring their own lunch.

• For further information or any questions please feel to get in touch and ask.

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