Hi my name is Michelle and I am a passionate home-based care provider in Wakefield. I am mum to two beautiful girls, who are polar opposites, and so I understand that all children have different needs to fulfil to help them blossom. I believe in and encourage independence, self-confidence, empathy, family, manners and consistent boundaries. I am passionate about art, animals and nature and love to encourage children to explore and grow.
My programme includes Music & Movement, NatureExplorers, PlaySchool, Wheels days and child-lead free play. These activities are often shared with other educators, children and families, so there are certainly plenty of social opportunities for the children in my care.
I am an active learner myself and have attended a wide range of professional development courses and am always looking for more ways to improve myself and my service.
I am lucky to have the support of my amazing partner, Mikhail, who loves the children in my care as much as I do. Our family is complete with two gorgeous, marshmallow-heart doggies, who enjoy being pampered by the children.
Michelle is amazing! You can tell she has a genuine love for what she does and the children she looks after. I feel really comfortable leaving my 2 1/2 yr old son in her care, she is very nurturing, has made a real effort to get to know him and picks up very quickly what he is trying to say with his currently limited speech. Michelle has been very flexible and she is open, honest and reliable. We couldn’t recommend her more!
Michelle offers the children an incredibly active programme filled with wonderful learning opportunities where their needs are met and their soul is nurtured
Michelle runs an awesome program, with a nice balance of out days to home, offering a sense of adventure at the same time as stability. Michelle provides all sorts of beautiful natural resources in her home, encouraging imagination, creativity and love for the earth. Michelle crafts the kids scrapbook journals entirely by hand, which adds a real sense of love you can feel. My Grandson thoroughly enjoyed attending Nurture With Michelle, and still loves to visit to this day.
Michelle is awesome, super energetic and great with all the kids. My girl was 18months when she started so i was a bit nervous putting her into a new environment and leaving her there, but i could see after a few weeks that she had really taken to Michelle and would look to Michelle for comfort when i left which i found really reassuring that i had found the right place for her. Would definitely recommended Michelle to others.
Michelle is lovely. She cared for my son when he was 3 and 4. Michelle worked hard in the early weeks to welcome my son into her home and family and was patient, gentle and understanding during the settling in phase. She is thoughtful, and fun. I also really appreciated her willingness to be flexible with days and times as our schedules changed.