Childminder: Melissa Hill

Day or after-school care for children from 3 months to 11 years in a welcoming, family environment. Ofsted inspected. School runs to Sedgefield Primary, Sedgefield Hardwick, St William's (bus stop), and Hardwick Nursery.
Melissa Hill - Sedgefield Childminder


I have been a registered childminder since 2004, achieving Ofsted “Outstanding” status in 2015. I am very dedicated to my role as a professional child carer. The well being and safety of the children in my care, is a high priority. I have very close bonds with all my children, some of whom have been coming to me for many years. The children are offered love, consistency, security, attention, and plenty of opportunities to play,learn and be themselves. I am married with two teenage daughters and have lived in Sedgefield for 11 years. Prior to being a childminder I was a registered nurse with 13 years experience.

Detailed Information


As well as statutory training, I hold qualifications in Childcare at Diploma level and an NVQ level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development. I am a quality assured member of the Durham Childminding Network. I am also Registered General Nurse trained.


I am able to look after children from babies up to secondary school age. I am eligible to offer the free 15 hours to 2 year olds, dependent on parents meeting the criteria. I look after children during term time and school holidays. I will also offer some flexibility if parents need to change their hours for any reason, depending upon my child ratios.

School Runs

I do school runs to Hardwick School and Nursery, as well as some days to Sedgefield Primary School. I also see children safely onto the school bus to St William's, taking them to and collecting them from the bus stop in the centre of Sedgefield. I can also take children to local playgroups.


I have a designated play room where children can freely access a large range of toys and activities. Children can also choose to relax in my lounge, where they can also watch the TV, play on the Wii, or play with a selection of games. I also have a large garden at the rear where they can run around, play, have picnics and enjoy the freedom of being outside. I also grow fruit and vegetables and children are given the opportunity to help plant seeds, watch them grow, and then help pick them when they have grown. As well as the wide range of toys, I do enjoy baking with the children and they enjoy making things they can eat and then take home to share with family. Children enjoy playing with other children of varying ages, building friendships and doing things that they enjoy and make them happy.


Superb Childminder
Thank you so much for the excellent care, Its priceless.
Professional and dedicated to ensuring that our children are safe, respected and providing the right environment for them to develop and grow. Our children have both been with Melissa since babies.
Melissa is reliable and trustworthy and I am constantly reassured about her abilities, she treats children with respect and obviously wants the best for them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Childminders accept Childcare vouchers? Yes we do. Fees are paid in advance from a weekly, monthly or termly basis, cash, cheque or directly into bank accounts also accepted.
What sort of snacks and meals can you provide? After school snacks may include sandwiches, selection of fruit, yoghurt's, crumpets, bagels, pizza, toast, raw vegetables, wraps and many more. For children staying after 5pm, we can offer the option of a small meal, beans on toast, scrambled egg, pizza and a piece of cake, yoghurts, fruit etc.

contact info
Please feel free to send me an email request or call my mobile number.