The Childminding Cafe Profile         Hi, I am Donna.
I am really excited to continue providing more excellent resources of information to members of The Childminding Café and hope that membership of the site will help build your growing childminding business. But why am I qualified to offer this service?
I have been helping childminders to run their business and become EYFS experts since 2009.
I have gained over 22 years of childcare experience including many years as a registered childminder.
 In 2012 I completed a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Health and Social Care (Integrated Practice with early years & young people).  I have extensive qualifications including NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and education, Playwork, Business studies along with a vast amount of training certificates relating to safeguarding children.
I have worked within the private and independent and voluntary sectors including local authorities.  During my career I have successfully developed and managed a not for profit childcare setting for more than 10 years.  More recently building a network of childminders to prepare for inspections, develop new policy and procedures and amending in line with current legislation.
I love seeing children thrive and enjoy helping childminders to run a successful business, both for themselves and for the children they care for.  I understand the challenges childminders face when providing effective services for young children and believe you should have access to support.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Childminding Cafe Soon, Donna