Hello, I’m Clare, an Ofsted-registered Childminder based in Robin Hood, Wakefield.
I completed my Ofsted childminder registration in September 2013. Read my Early Years Inspection Report (PDF).
I’m 34 years old and Mum to Georgia and Jack.
I moved to study in Leeds in 2004 from the south coast and graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a 2:1 in Business Management in 2007.
After I had Georgia I totally changed my whole perspective on life and had a desire to start a far more rewarding career after spending 5 years in a very unrewarding role in sales.
When I returned to work after maternity leave I decided that a childminder would be the best option for Georgia as I wanted a home-from-home environment, and for it be as similar a routine to what she had at home as possible.
Seeing how much fun she had and how she has developed with her childminder gave me the inspiration to start my training and set up my own childminding business.
I have found teaching Georgia and Jack to do something for the first time the most wonderful and rewarding things and I feel truly honoured that I have been able to do this with the children I care for as well whilst providing them with lots of love and cuddles.
Returning to work isn’t easy for a parents or carers but knowing that your child is being cared for as if they were my own enables you to hopefully make that transition more smoothly.
PS Want to see what I get up to with the Little Tots? Check out my blog.