About Me and the setting
I live with my husband (a serving police officer) and my 13 and 5 year old daughters in Didsbury, South Manchester.
I am educated to a degree level (marketing) and working within the marketing industry for over ten years at management level. After the birth of my eldest daughter I decided to change careers and moved into a childcare career, in Childminding.
After 10 years working from my own home, I took the leap and opened a new nursery setting about 200 metres from my home address.
I am committed to gaining as much knowledge as I can with regards to childcare and development and regularly attend courses in my spare time to further develop myself in this area and improve the service I provide.
- NVQ (Level 5) - Childcare and Development
- Accredited childminder - Claim 2 and 3 and 4 year old free funding
- Delivering the EYFS
- Creative Play
- Food Safety and Hygiene
- Pediatric First Aid
- Speech and Language in the Early Years
- HENRY (health,exercise and nutrition for the really young)
In the setting we have a team of 16 childcare practioners that work across six different rooms. The children are split up by ages but we also spend time together during the day too.
The setting is managed by myself and my deputy manager between us we are qualified to a management level 5.
Each room is led by a level 3 qualified team leader and our pre school room is led by a qualified teacher (level 7). The qualifications for our practitioning team range from a level 2, 3 and 4. All the staff are DBS checked, trained in safeguarding children and all hold a current paediatric first aid qualification. We have recently been awarded our Millie’s Mark, accrediting us in Paediatric first aid.