Hello, my name is Debra and I’m an Ofsted registered childminder along with my husband Stephen who is registered as my assistant. We provide quality childcare from our home in Northwich.
We are both the proud parents of three girls – Nevaeh, Elizabeth and Violet. All three girls attend school in Hartford, so we can offer dedicated childcare between school hours, then outside school hours we have 3 extra sets of hands… or playmates!
My passion is working with children and my aim is to provide the best possible environment for the children to achieve and flourish. I am friendly, honest, caring, and I don’t mind getting my hands dirty (with arts and crafts and messy play 😉 )! I have over 8 years experience in childcare from working in a day nursery and being a childminder. I am also a newborn photographer.
Stephen is always happy and enjoys the brighter side of life. He is fun, trustworthy and thoughtful. He has had lots of childcare experience from an early age by helping his mother when she was a childminder. His youngest brother was born when he was 16, so he often enjoyed babysitting and taking him on outings. He was also a registered childminder with me between 2004 and 2007.
Stephen and I have both had recent Paediatric First Aid training and Food Safety training. I have also renewed the relevant training course with Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) revisions to become a childminder and I am currently studying a distance learning course with Montessori for the Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma. If you would like to read up on the Montessori approach please have a look at their website https://www.montessori.org.uk/about-us/what-is-montessori/the-philisophy
We live in a spacious town house in Northwich town centre. We have an enclosed garden for the children and some of Northwich’s best parks with play areas are within easy walking distance of our house. Our home is a smoke-free environment. We have a large amount of toys, books and activities suitable for various age groups from birth to teens. We can provide all types of childcare, including overnight and weekends, and all food*, snacks and drinks** are included in the fees.
*There may be an additional fee for evening meals except for overnight care. Specialist food may cost extra.
**Formula not included.