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Michelle Thorpe (Ravenswood Childcare)


Hi, my name is Michelle. I am an Ofsted registered childminder. I have worked in childcare for 12 years and enjoy every minute of it. I have four children of my own, ranging in age from 21 to 30 years old. I work with another childminder, Kelly Mayne, and we have been friends for over 20 years. We are both qualified and hold level 3 certificates in Childcare, learning and development, paediatric first aid, level 2 food hygiene and safeguarding children. We offer a relaxed, caring and safe home environment. We aim to work closely with parents to make sure we provide the best possible care for your children whilst in our care. We do lots of creative and messy play, we have a wide range of toys and spacious garden where children can have lots of fun and develop in all areas following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. We have a weekly menu which is freshly prepared daily. We have a fully qualified assistant, which ensures that we are open 50 weeks of the year(closing 2wks at Christmas).

Who to contact

07553 470764

Venue Details

Parking available

Close to bus routes 1 and 3 to/from Ipswich town centre.


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Michelle and Kelly have various full time and part time spaces available.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - There is level access to this settings premises.
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Parents a given a care plan rpior to the child starting to inform me of any dietary needs.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 per hour (After Sch)
£5.00 per hour (Before Sch)
£26 Per Half Day
£43 Per day

Other Details

Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Close to parks, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Out-door play, Playroom, Quiet area, Sleeping area, Slide, TV - DVD, Take children on outings
School pickups
Ravenswood CP School (Ipswich)
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s) 0 month(s)
To 8 Year(s) 0 month(s)
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
04/02/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
21/08/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
17/01/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

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