I am an English graduate with a background in health and social care. I live with my husband Neil, a secondary school teacher, and our sons, aged 6 and 3. Following the birth of our two children I decided to re-train as a childminder to follow my passion for early years development and education. I am Ofsted registered, a member of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, and am first aid trained.
We are very fortunate to live in a house with plenty of space to play and a large garden that we love to use whatever the weather! We have two cats and a flock of chickens, as well as a vegetable patch for the children, a mud kitchen, play house and lots of outdoor toys and games.
When we are inside the house, children have access to a wide range of toys and books. We love to read, and to find out about the world around us. We also like to bake, be creative with paints and craft materials and make use of our local community; we regularly visit the library, market, cafes, playgrounds and local countryside.
My aim is to offer a warm, friendly and engaging environment to you and your child. Childminders are privileged to work closely with a small number of families, and really get to know both the child and their parents or carers. Together, we can ensure that your child is safe, secure and happy and has all the right foundations for them to thrive.