Melanie Smith (Paignton) - Precious Steps Childcare.
***January 2021 spaces available ***
My name is Melanie Smith. I have been a childminder for 6 years. I have 2 children Chloe who is 19 years old and Matthew who is 11 years old. My dad Tom also lives with us in the property. We have 2 cats Woody and Jess.
I provide a home from home quality childcare service. My aim to to make children feel safe and secure in my care while providing varied learning opportunities.
I have a dedicated playroom in my home as well as a big living area for extra space. I also have a large kitchen diner for meals and baking and indoor messy play activities as well as arts and crafts activities. I also have a spacious garden with tuff tray activities sand and water play.
We also do lots of trips out and about. I have membership at Paignton zoo, dinosaur world we are also national trust members and also like to visit places like occombe farm, parks, soft play, Haldon forest and beaches.
I use an online system to record progress and do daily diaries you can access this on desktop and through a phone app so you can always see your child's progress.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Melanie Smith
- Contact Position
Check out my Facebook page Precious steps childcare for more details about my setting.
Where to go
- Precious Steps Childcare
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type 4.30 per hour
- Immediate vacancies
- I have some spaces available depending on your needs.
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening Times & Facilities
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 07.30 17.00 Tuesday 07.30 17.00 Wednesday 07.30 17.00 Thursday 07.30 17.00 Friday 07.30 16.00
Role play dressing up
Messy Play Area
Books & Storytelling
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Multicultural Themed Play
Nappy changing facility
Small world toys
Songs, Rhymes and Music
Arts & Crafts
Visit & Outings
Walks to local park etc
House based activities
- Offers pickups
- Curledge Street Primary & Nursery School
- Pick ups and drop offs
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 07/07/2016 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good 01/08/2019 Inspection (Early Years Register) Good