Tinyfeet Childminding

About us

My name is Sharon.I have been a registered childminder since August 2007 and have an N.N.E.B childcare diploma level 3. I have over 30 years experience in childcare including bringing up 3 boys,  working in schools, nurseries, special care homes and special schools. I have helped in setting up a nursery to the standard of it being passed by the authorities. I have worked on a hospital childrens ward as a play therapist. I have experience with a wide range of disabilities. I have also been a member of St John Ambulance for over 20 years. This has involved serving the public providing first aid at a wide variety of events and concerts. I have saved many lives during this time. I was a duty co-ordinator and duty manager which included risk assessing. I have worked at Manchester United football matches for nine seasons being in charge of north stand first aid rooms covering thousands of people, this involved working along side doctors and paramedics. I have also taught cadets aged between 10yrs and 18yrs to be skilled first aiders.

I have lived in Manchester for 27 years and moved to Normanton to be with  John who i am now married to. I have 3 boys. John has 2 girls and 2 boys. They are all over the age of 21yrs. Two live with us and have been police checked.

My husband John is my assistant and has had all the relevent training like me. He is very out going and loves the outdoors and he is a very accomplished artist and loves painting in oils. He is also a brill cook and makes the meals, homemade for the children. He has certificates in health promotion, public health food safety and level 2 in meat and poultry processing which includes health and safety in the workplace and hygiene.I have food safety level 2 and we have both completed an allergens course.

We are registered with 'Environmental Health'.

I am OFSTED registered. I was graded OUTSTANDING in 2011/2012. My last inspection in July 2016 was graded GOOD. We both have level 3 diploma in home-based childcare. We have up to date first aid certificates. I also have working safely with young people and keeping children safe certificates. We have both completed a safe guarding/ child protection course. i update my knowledge and have ongoing training.

I have all relevant policies in place for children to be safe and well cared for. These meet OFSTED requirements that all childminders must have.