My name is Jen, I have been an Ofsted registered childminder since 2003, I’m in my thirties and married with three children. We enjoy spending time as a family and taking part in activities together at the weekends, such as going out for lunch/dinner, visiting the cinema and spending time at home cooking, baking or having movie nights together. The children and I also enjoy the activities that I undertake during my working week as a childminder. These include; visiting the cinema, parks, drop in’s, soft play areas, messy play, sensory play, baking and growing our own vegetables, as I have a vegetable patch specificaly for the children, as well as much more. I have been actively childminding for twelve plus years. In this time I have completed my NVQ3 in Childcare, Safeguarding, First Aid, Child Protection as well other training courses. I had my Ofsted inspection in March 2013 and I was given the award of outstanding. In my twelve years of childminding the longest period of child care that I provided for a child was 10 years, from the age of 14 months to 11 years. I have always had good relationships with all of my children as well as the parents. I have many references to support this which are available upon request and some can also be viewed on here.