Hello I am Kerry and I am an Ofsted registered childminder in the Ashton in Makerfield area.
I became a Qualified Primary School Teacher in 2005. I have worked in schools across Wigan, Bolton and Warrington.
My professional development has allowed me to increase my expertise in the area of speech and language courses, where I became ELKLAN accredited, showing an insight into children’s communication and language skills. Some of my qualifications include Paediatric First Aid Training, Food and Hygiene, Safeguarding and Early Years Foundation Stage training, Letters and Sounds phonics training in the Early Years, equality and diversity, SEN code of practice and ECAT (Every Child A Talker).
I have been very fortunate to work with lots of different children who all have their individual needs. Also my profession has allowed me to build lasting and positive relationships with many parents who I have met over the many years. The courses I have attended have given me an in depth insight into children including child development, behaviour and learning. My learning and training is substantial and ongoing as I strive to remain fully informed and up to date.
I decided to become a childminder to be able to provide children in my care with new and challenging experiences that help to create the new generation of tomorrow.
I offer a learning environment, where the children in my care, feel safe, secure and ready to learn and explore from a well resourced playroom catering for children of all ages. I offer a family run childminding service alongside my husband, Gary, where we follow the EYFS to plan and deliver activities for children 0-5 years.