My Experience & Qualification
I am an Ofsted registered childminder registered in 2003. At my last Ofsted inspection in April I was graded as 'Outstanding' in all areas (also graded 'outstanding' at my two previous inspections in 2008 & 2010).
I am a member of the London Borough of Hillingdon Quality Assured Child Minding network.
I have completed an NVQ level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development for children aged 0-16 years old
I hold roles for the London Borough of Hillingdon as a Childminding Lead practitioner and a Childminder Buddy, through which I mentor and support other childminders.
I hold a current paediatric basic life support
I have attended training in the Early Years Foundation Stage and implement this in my day to day planning and
I have also attended various play workshops in areas such as festivals and celebrations, enabling me to embrace all members of the community.
Both my husband and I have undergone enhanced police checks and our home has been inspected and approved by an Ofsted inspector.
I have two children of my own, a son aged 15, who attends Vyners Secondary school and a Daughter aged 17 who attends a specialist Music boarding school in Manchester.
I operate my child minding practice from my own home, a large semi detached house in Hillingdon , Middlesex, UB10 9NA area -within five-ten minutes walk from Hillingdon station .
Easy off-street parking available for parents collecting and dropping off children.
What Childminding means to me
Shortly after my daughter was born. I took the personal decision to stay at home and look after her full time, (and her brother a few years later). However, sometimes being a full time mum does not pay all the bills, so for me Registered Childminding gave me an opportunity to look after my own children while running my own business and producing an income.
Little did I know then that my business would mean so much to me. Not so much for the financial support it has obviously given, but more for all the brilliant & lovely children it has given me the opportunity to look after.
I think it is true when they say you cannot be a Registered Childminder if you do not love children. I fell into this business through a need to bring in an additional income, but what I really found was my vocation in life. The pleasure of seeing children grow up and gain independence and all the other elements of being around children is a perk!