I am a mother of two in her 40s who has worked in childcare for over 20 years. I grew up in Halifax in West Yorkshire and I knew from a young age that I wanted to work with children. I love to see how their individual characters grow and I enjoy being a part of each unique child’s development.
I began working as a nanny in 1994 to a set of twins, who I am still in touch with over 20 years later! It was the start of my long career in childcare and in that time I have looked after children of all ages, including newborns, as well as children with special needs. For 5 years I cared for Daniel who has Down’s syndrome and, again, we are still in touch now that Daniel is grown up.
I love children and can entertain every age group – I especially enjoy coming up with new craft ideas to try out with the children. I am a very patient person and I am particular about cleanliness (I also used to run my own cleaning business when I lived in the north). I am outgoing, friendly, trustworthy and reliable and have many references and testimonials from previous employers.
I have NCFE level 3 award in Home Based Childcare and a GCSE in Child Development. I am paediatric first aid trained, and have also completed an NSPCC Child Protection course, safeguarding course and FGM awareness training. Our home setting has been awarded the highest level Food Hygiene Rating score of 5 by the Food Standards Agency.
I married my husband Graham in 2010 and in 2011 we welcomed our first son George. We moved to the Romford/Hornchurch area in 2013 and in 2015 we had our second son, Harry. George attends Towers Infant School, and Harry goes to Creative Kids three days per week and will now be starting Towers Infant School in September 2019.
In 2017 I decided to become a registered child minder and in September I became Ofsted registered and launched Cheeky Chops Childminding Services from my home off St Leonard’s Way, Hornchurch. I have recently acquired bigger premises to work from on Nelmes Crescent in Hornchurch to expand the business, and now work with 2 assistants. I care for babies and children of all ages. I accept childcare vouchers and also 15 and 30 hour funding from age two. School drop offs and pick ups are available from local schools and nurseries including (but not limited to) Creative Kids and Towers.
Cheeky Chops Childminding Services is open weekdays, 8am till 6pm at my business premises in Hornchurch. A collection and drop off service is possible depending on location and times.
Please contact me for current availability.