I have been a Registered Childminder since 2011 and am married to Ben. We have three children and a number of pet hens. I work most days with Amanda who is registered as a Childminding Assistant. Amanda is married with two young children and lives locally. Amanda is a warm and caring person who has a wealth of experience especially with young children and babies.
My husband, Ben, is also registered as a Childminding Assistant, which allows us to offer flexibility for school drop off or pick up to those children who take part in after school activities, and when possible, Ben joins us for family meal times, playing in the garden or for impromptu singing sessions with his guitar!
Amanda, Ben and I hold current Paediatric First Aid certificates and have attended the relevant Safeguarding (Child Protection) courses. I have a Level 3 in Childcare, am a member of PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) and hold current Public Liability Insurance. I also attend regular conferences, courses and Early Years networking groups. I also run Apple Trees Club, the out of school care at Curry Rivel Primary School.
When I am not childminding, I am a Governor at Curry Rivel Primary School and I lead a messy play and singing parent and toddler group at our church on a Monday.
I am a trained Breastfeeding Mother Supporter and can provide help with a range of breastfeeding queries, including weaning, continuing to breastfeed when working and expressing milk.