I am a 41 year old married mother of two young boys 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 22 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, this is still a thriving business). I am outgoing, friendly, trustworthy and reliable and have many references 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, current enhanced DBS check and I am the update service, I have also completed an NSPCC Child Protection course. I have a good hygiene certificate as well, and public liability and business insurance in place for the cars I transport the children to and from school or playgroups.
I married my husband Graham in 2010 and in 2011 we welcomed our first son George (now 6). We moved to the Romford/Hornchurch area in 2013 and in 2015 we had our second son, Harry. George attends Towers and Harry goes to Creative Kids three days per week.
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 in St Leonard's Hornchurch. Working alongside myself is my 27 year old stepdaughter Keleigh, herself a mother of baby Buddy, born in March 2017. She is also paediatric first aid trained and also holds an enhanced DBS check, and is on the update service. We take children of all ages and accept 2,3 and 4 year olds for 15 & 30 hour funding, as well as childcare vouchers. We do school collections from Towers Infants and Juniors, and also Raphael Independent School, Squirrels Heath, James Oglethorpe, and both Creative Kids nurseries.
Cheeky Chops Childminding Services is open weekdays, 7am till 7pm at my home in Hornchurch. A home collection and drop off service is possible depending on location and times (this service is subject to additional charge).
Please *contact me* for current availability.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Contact Position
Where to go
- Cheeky Chops Childminding Services
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type From £5 per hour
- Set day rates 8-6 or 7-7pm no half days or hourly charge except after school collections, if term time only, parents still charged in school holidays, open 48 weeks per year closed 4 weeks of the year - parents are not charged.
- 3/4 year olds - 15 hour Universal Offer
- 2 year olds - 15 Hour Offer
- 3/4 year olds - 30 hour Extended Offer (Working Parents)
- Yes .
- Tax Free childcare (Working Parents)
Opening Times & Facilities
Walks to local park etc
House based activities
Arts & Crafts
Visit & Outings
Private Changing Area
Books & Storytelling
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Role play dressing up
Meals cooked on premises
Nappy changing facility
Songs, Rhymes and Music
Soft Play area
- Offers pickups
Towers Infant School
The James Oglethorpe Primary School
Squirrels Heath Junior School
Towers Junior School
Squirrels Heath Infant School
- Ofsted URN
- Latest Ofsted Report
Latest Ofsted Report Inspection Date Rating Publication Date 17/12/2019 17/12/2019
- Local Offer Age Bands