My name is Sharon Noble. I live with my husband, Leighton and we have 2 children aged 5 and 2 yrs old. I am registered with OFSTED and am an accredited member of Sandwell Childminding Network and can offer the Nursery and Early Learning for Twos Free 15 hr funding. Both my partner and I hold current police check certificates.
I am registered to care for 4 children less than 8 years old in addition to my own child. I take part time and full time and also do local school drop offs and pick ups from Tividale Community Schools. Children over 8 can be cared for as long as it does not impact on caring for younger children.
We live in Tipton/Tividale (DY4) and have been here for 19 years. We live in a Semi-detached house with a pleasant garden space (see the picture - this is our garden in the sunshine). We have a purpose built playroom with every toy possible and use our dining area and kitchen for all sorts of messy fun and play.
Being a childminder means I am different from a nursery as I can only look after a certain amount of children at any one time and therefore I can offer lots of individual attention to the children. I also provide a homelike environment and this seems to appeal to parents as they know the child has all the comforts and security of a home setting as well as having other children to play with. I look after children of mixed ages so your child will learn to be comfortable around older and younger children.