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Meet the Team


Hi, we are; Sally Wright (In the middle), Nigel Wright and Janice Blair. Sally is an Early Years Teacher and Ofsted Registered Childminder and Nigel and Janice are Ofsted Registered Childminding Assistants.

Sally & Nigel are a husband and wife team providing ‘Early Year’s Education and home based Child Care’.

We work from our home in Timperley, Cheshire where we live with our two sons; Alex (age 12) and Thomas (age 14). We also have a pet dog called ‘Poppy’ who is a small American Beagle and a cat called ‘Jammie’.

About Sally:

Sally has been working within the early year’s sector since 2004 and has been an Ofsted registered childminder since 2007. Sally received an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ in all three of her Ofsted inspections in 2008, 2011 and 2016 and is also a Quality Assured Network Childminder who is accredited by Trafford to provide funded early years education for 2-5 year olds.

Sally has a current and up to date DBS certificate and the statutory paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications. She has also attended many early years’ courses including Behaviour Management, Dyslexia Awareness, Autism Awareness, Sign-along workshops, Behaviour Management, Healthy Eating, Language Development and many more.

Sally is committed to expand her knowledge and understanding in this profession and during her time as a registered childminder has completed a foundation degree in Early Years Education (2012), a BA (First Class Honours) degree in Early Childhood studies (2013) and has become a Certified Early Years Teacher (2014).

In 2017 Sally became a published Early Years author and continually strives to help others develop in this profession. Sally's book can be found here:

About Nigel:

Nigel has always supported The Ark Childminding but ‘officially’ joined ‘The Ark Team’ in April 2014 when he became an Ofsted registered Assistant. Nigel has a fully enhanced DBS certificate and has completed his Paediatric First Aid Qualification and Safegaurding level 1 & 2.

Nigel is also has a level 3 NVQ Play Worker qualification which specialises in work with children aged 0-11 years. Nigel has also attended numerous training programs to enhance his knowledge and understanding of this profession and continues to develop with his knowledge. 

About Janice:

Janice Blair has many years of experience working in the Early Years Sector. Janice has been registered as an ‘Ark’ assistant since 2008 and holds a current and up to date DBS certificate. Janice is NVQ level 3 qualified in Child Care Learning and Development. She also has paediatric first aid and safeguarding training and has attended many training programmes delivered by Trafford Early Years Department. Janice joins The Ark Childminding Team on an adlib basis, as and when required.

Find out more about The Ark Childminding Team:

View our Ofsted reports here: The Ark Ofsted Reports


“To teach is to learn twice”.
Joseph Joubert


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