Mel’s tiney home nursery

Melinda Gyarfas

Near Prettygate, Colchester

Meals provided・Easy parking・Outdoor space・House・Playroom・Sleeping area

spaces available


£7 per hour

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Under 1s, 1-2 years, 2-4 years, 5+ years


Open all year

Opening Hours

07:30 to 18:00

About this home

A welcoming, cosy, home from home environment in Colchester with lots of opportunities for both indoor and outdoor play. The children in my care will be able to explore and learn through play and also attend some lovely local playgroups and libraries. We have a lovely playroom, a large garden and separate sleep room. Fees include three meals per day, snacks and outings.

About our tiney childminder

I provide healthy and nutritious home cooked meals for the children in my care. I also enjoy baking and messy play with the children. I have a large, secure, enclosed garden that we will be able to enjoy all year round. I have 12 years of childcare experience having worked as a nanny before becoming a mother. My mother tongue is Hungarian but I also speak Romanian as well as English.

Unique highlights

Multiple languages

I speak Hungarian, Romanian and English.

Home cooked meals

Close to local playgroups and library

tiney is an Ofsted Registered Childminder Agency, licensed to train, support and quality assure childminders. Read Ofsted Report

DBS checked and verified

including all household members over 16

Paediatric First Aid trained

in accordance with Ofsted requirements

Annual QA inspection

in accordance with EYFS, Safeguarding & Welfare requirements

Verified in person

By Ofsted registered Childminder Agency, tiney

EYFS practitioner

in the social and educational development of 0-5 year olds

Fully trained by tiney

including Safeguarding, Food Hygiene, FGM and Duty to prevent

GP Health and Local Authority Background Checks

for childminder and each household member at all previous addresses


Bus stop at the end of our road

In this neighbourhood

I live just off London Road, on the edge of Lexden and Stanway in Colchester. Easy transport links to the town centre. Lots of local playgroups and a lovely library.

Lexden King George field

Kingsland church

Stanway library

What others are saying about this home...

David and Laura

Mel is utterly dependable, hardworking, positively minded, caring, patient, mature, honest, sociable, and very experienced. Mel went above and beyond for us and our children. They loved being looked after by her and any child in the future will be lucky to be under her care.

Kate and James

Mel speaks fluent English and has been great at teaching our son new words, colours, numbers and letters but in a play-based environment. She is also extremely good at teaching manners. Our son adores her which is not surprising.

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Fair Pricing

Clear rates for school and unsociable hours

Funded hours

Access to government funded childcare hours


Fully checked, vetted and inspected at least once a year

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