My name is Annette. I am a happily married mother to three older girls (33, 22 and 21), two of which now work in childcare as well. I live in the Cowley area.
I have been an OFSTED registered childminder for 24 years. I started to childmind so I could be a stay at home mum with my oldest child, whilst also creating a loving and welcoming environment for other children.
I’ve gone on to become friends with a lot of the families of the children I’ve childminded for. I am also Godmother to several of the children who I’ve childminded. I still see a lot of the children I’ve looked after to this day. I still keep in contact with the families who have moved away, one moved to Ireland and one moved to Sweden.
I have had quite a few siblings from the same families due to having a good relationship with the parents. I have experience with working with Social Services for emergency childcare. I have worked with children who are on the autistic spectrum, young children with eating issues (refusing to eat at all) and bilingual children.
I run a toddler group three mornings a week. I do not have a garden, as I live upstairs, but in the summer months, we occasionally play downstairs on the grassed area with some toys that I keep in the shed.