Welcome to Nessa's

Hello, my name is Vanessa. I have been a registered childminder since 1993, and work with husband, Mark, from our home in Birkenhead. We have cared for many children over the years and, though it can be a very demanding career, we have found it to be one that is both challenging and very rewarding. I hope this website answers any questions you may have about our daily routines and requirements as childminders. If you would like further information, please feel free to contact us.

About Us

I am an Ofsted registered childminder and a member of the Professional Association for Childcare & Early Years (PACEY). I have an NVQ3 in Children's Care, Learning & Development, and certificates in Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Awareness, The Language of Baby, Food Hygiene, and Health & Safety. Husband, Mark is registered as an assistant - he has certificates in Child Protection Awareness, Autism Awareness, Paediatric First Aid, and a Level 2 Health & Safety for Childcare Practitioners. He collects the children from school and, as an artist, he is often found amusing the children (and himself) with his play dough sculptures, paintings and drawings. He is also responsible for this great website.


Child Sleeping
We believe it is important that children feel they are in a loving, caring environment that is safe, clean and with activities that are fun and educational. Our home is situated in a quiet road near Birkenhead Park, and is equipped with a wide variety of toys, books, arts and crafts. There is a large kitchen/dining room which is used for those messy activities such as painting, gluing and play dough. Children are able to play safely in an enclosed garden with a variety of toys, including a play house, slide, tent, ride-on cars, and sand/water pit.

Children can also watch television and bring along their favourite videos.

Sleeping children are checked on regularly, and have a baby monitor in their room.

We have regular inspections by Ofsted and the Department of Health. All health and safety requirements have been met, and risk assessments are carried out at the start of each day. We take every precaution possible in maintaining good food hygiene.

We have a no smoking policy and ask that this be respected.

We understand that parents can be a little anxious about leaving their children for several hours a day, so we took the decision to install webcams in our indoor and outdoor play areas. Now, parents can keep a 'virtual' eye on their children without having to leave the workplace. The camera is in operation throughout the day and a password is required to gain access to the images. Parents are, of course, welcome to phone or drop in at any time.

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