My name is Amy Cottrill, and I am a registered childminder, in Allithwaite, near Grange over Sands in Cumbria. I live on Church Road, opposite the primary school, with my partner and our two children.

I provide home from home childcare to children from 6 months to 16 years, in a friendly, stimulating and fun environment. Services offered range from before and after school time – where I deliver to and collect from Allithwaite primary school, to full day care. I am conveniently located not just for the school, but for the playground and the local toddler group.

We have dedicated the lower ground floor of our home to the children, with easy access out into the garden. For the younger ones, there are quiet rooms for peaceful sleeping.

I am OFSTED registered, hold current paediatric first aid certificate and am a member of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years.