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Michelle Archer

Outstanding fully qualified Ofsted registered childminder. I work with my assistants from my family home in Detling and I have been childminding since August 2005. I have worked with children over 33 years as I was a foster carer before becoming a registered childminder.

I provide day care form 0-5 year olds, I also child mind 5-15 year olds before and after school and during school holidays.

Hours of opening are 7.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Thursday , with other times available by arrangement.  I provide a school run to Hollingbourne School only.

The children enjoy the outdoor play area in my setting. We like to play outside in all weathers we have artificial grass that is very safe for young children. . We visit parks, woods, play areas, Leeds Castle, Kent Life, Cobtree Manor, Heritage sites and Historical Gardens.

I provide each parent with a secure, password protected online daily diary of their child’s activities so that they can share in their activities and development.

For my first Ofsted inspection in 2005 i was awarded satisfactory. Six years and a lot of hard work later i got graded as OUTSTANDING in 2011 in all 17 aspects. After my most recent Ofsted inspection in December 2015. I was rated as 'Outstanding' again in all the new 4 aspects.

I have a lovely bright playroom with a variety of educational toys.

Every child is unique, and develops in their own time. We will encourage their progress and plan for your child’s next steps within a secure, caring and stimulating environment enhancing their development and helps them to be ready for school and their life beyond.  

Who to contact

Contact Name
Contact Position
01622 630305

Where to go

St. Martins Close
ME14 3JS

I am always up to date with the new EYFS paperwork and training. I have completed the Quality Assured Childminding Participation Form and I am an Approved Provider that can take eligible families for the ' free for 2' scheme and free entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds and other vouchers.

I am also registered with KCC to deliver the Early Years Entitlement, to a maximum of 15 hours a week, (up to 570 hours) of the year for eligible 3 and 4 year old's.

Working with parents, I like to be as flexible as possible while delivering the 15 hours of free childcare.

You can use your 15 / 30 hours:

Between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Thursday. 

For a minimum of 2 and a half hours a day

For a maximum of 10 hours a day

You can split your 15 / 30 hours between up to 2 providers, for example a childminder and a nursery. You don't have to use the whole 15 / 30 hours if that seems too much. If you request  more then 15 / 30 hours, you will need to pay the extra cost yourself.

I am registered with different childcare vouchers as an payment method.

When is it on?

Carescheme Age Range:
1 year(s), 3 month(s) to year(s), month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7am 6pm
Tuesday 7am 6pm
Wednesday 7am 6pm
Thursday 7am 6pm
Friday 7am 6pm

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£6.25 Per hour
£6.25 Before School
£6.25 After School
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Schools covered
Hollingbourne Primary School
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Immediate vacancies?
Cot Room, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toddler Groups, Paddling Pool, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Team Games, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Environmental Area, Pets, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Parent and Toddler Group, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Refreshments, Books, See-Saw, Ball Pit, Bike, Kitchen, Car Parking, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Library Visits, Stories, Life Skills, Sports
Other facilities information
After School Club in Hollingbourne

We care for 0-15 year olds – All day care; school runs to Hollingbourne School.

Term-time, Holiday-only, Ad-hoc contracts.

Regular outings – I have a 15 seater mini bus fitted with age appropriate child car seats.  Outings to parks and woodland, Leeds Castle, Cobtree Manor and Kent Life – experience of outdoor play areas, the natural environment and farm animals.

Visits to toddler groups, playgroups, combined childminding groups, children’s centres, Wear ‘m Out and other activity centres.

Indoor play, cooking with children, messy play, sensory equipment, music and dance. I have a light and airy playroom which has a wide choice of toys, books, arts and crafts. The children’s crafts projects and photos are displayed on the walls.

We do many activities with the children to support their academic development, such as focused days including Chinese New Year, World Thinking Day, Valentines Day, Shrove Tuesday, Mother’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, St David’s Day, Easter, April Fools Day, Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, May Day, Trooping of the Colours, Father’s Day, Harvest Festival, Halloween, Guy Fawkes, St Andrew’s Day, Remembrance Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.  We also do the Weather, ‘About Me’, Under the Water, Animals, Colours, Shapes, Numbers.

I have looked after twins, brothers and sisters, cousins, children from different cultural backgrounds, children with ADHD, dietary issues, lactose intolerance, allergies, autism, asthma, febrile convulsions, kidney reflux and hyperactivity disorder. We believe that every child is unique, and needs consistency and a warm, loving and caring relationship.

We can provide emergency care.

I will always keep my standards high – this will benefit the children in their development and reaching their milestones in life. I would like your child(ren) to feel safe, happy, secure, and comfortable with me. Your child(ren) would be welcome into my home, with the same love, care, attention and respect as my own children.

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

Service status



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