I am a childminder because of my love for children

I have been registered with ofsted since May 2002. I believe in what I do and enjoy my work.

Joel and GypsyHad I not been a childminder, I would probably be working with animals, as that is something else I have always enjoyed. My own children are grown up with families of their own. We have a very friendly greyhound that has grown up all her life in a childminder's setting and, as a result, loves being around children. I have alot of experience with dogs and children and believe that animals can have a positive effect on children's development. .

The child in this picture had a real fear of dogs. It was wonderful to see him overcome his fear. He gained an enormous amount of self confidence and achievement.

The children in my care are most important to me, and I will always ensure that they are safe, happy and well cared for.

I have excellent references from parents, professionals and Ofsted, the official body overseeing child care in Britain (which can be viewed from our helpful links page).