About Us

All the staff employed at Mini-Me Childcare have been chosen for their enthusiasm and approach to childcare. We attract good quality staff to ensure the care provided remains consistent throughout your child’s time with us!

All adults (16yrs and over) working on the premises or with the children are fully vetted through Disclosure and Barring Service. We attend relevant training to develop our skills, learn new ones and keep up to date with all the latest legislations ensuring that we carry on providing the highest standard of care.

Every child is assigned a key worker who monitors their progress and maintains development records allowing us to plan and tailor activities to each child’s individual needs.

Come meet our team below ... I've allowed them to write a bit about themselves and add the best picture they could find but you will hopefully get a feel for what they are like!! 


Depending on the number of children in each day, I employ assistants to help in caring and supporting the children. My assistants are qualified to minimum of Level 3 in Childcare with the exception of students, who work with us, working on their qualifications.  

Assistants work in line with the Early Years Foundation and current relevant legislation's and guidelines.

All assistants are not only vetted with Ofsted by DBS checks but have suitable qualifications or are working towards qualifications in childcare. This information is kept on file so if you’d like to know more about the staff or their qualifications then please ask.    

Staff Profiles

Sarah Bailey-Gough

Owner / Childminder

"I’m currently registered with Ofsted as a Childminder. I created Mini-Me childcare to provide a high quality day care with education and fun playtime for children mainly aged 0-4yrs, but also offering school wrap around and holiday care for children up to 16yrs of age.

I had worked in the construction industry for 11 years but took the decision to change my career and re-train in 2011; my eldest daughter was reaching school age, and I wanted my job to work round my children not the other way round.

I completed my City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma – Children and Young People’s Workforce in March 2012 while volunteering at Oakhill Nursery in Featherstone. I was able to gain knowledge and experience in providing childcare with some great practitioners and children".

With any spare time I get I spend it with my family and friends and try fit in some of my loves such as Motorbikes and cars!!


Main Qualifications

  • City & Guilds – Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce: Early Years Learning and Childcare Pathway
  • Safeguarding Children - Various courses
  • City & Guilds – Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering    
  • Emergency First Aid (Paediatric)
  • BTEC Level 4 Management & Leadership

Donna Evans


I am Donna and started working for Mini Me Childcare in January 2017. I have previously worked with children for over 5 years in a Crèche setting and through teaching Early Years, Primary, Secondary Children and Children with additional needs in dance.

Working with children is a passion I love to see them grow and learn also being able to work closely with children with additional needs was very rewarding.

 If I am not at Mini Me’s you will most likely find me teaching Dance, dancing and doing fitness myself and probably watching Disney.



BA Honours in Dance

Early Years Professional Status (EYP) - Post Graduate

ABATD Freestyle, Cheerleading, Modern and Stage

Makaton Stages 1-4

Safeguarding Children

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene  

Jessica Pickles

Senior Assistant

“Hi my name is Jess, and have been working in childcare for over 7 years. During my time so far I have been lucky enough to work one to one with a child needing additional support, which I loved and found very rewarding. I also been a room leader at a local nursery which gave me experience and confidence to take on the role at Mini-Me Childcare”.

When Jess isn’t working for Mini-Me Childcare, you’ll find her shopping or spending time with family and friends!

Jess has been with Mini-Me Childcare since February 2012.


Main Qualifications

OCR Level 3 National Diploma in Health, Social Care and Early Years - June  2009

Safeguarding Children - Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect – Core V4      

City & Guilds – Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering    

Emergency First Aid (Paediatric)

Braiden King


Hi my names Braiden. I've been working at mini-me childcare since September 2018. I have always had a passion for working with children and with the more experience, I get the more this passion grows. Nothing makes me happier than being able to go on the journey of guiding children when they're growing and developing whilst in my care.

I am currently enjoying working on broadening my knowledge in Childcare, which I do alongside my job at Mini-Me's. If I'm not at work, I'm either spending time with family & friends, or learning.


My main qualifications include:

Health & social care level 2 & 3

Level 3 Children and Young people NVQ

Paediatric First Aid




Chloe Pickles

Senior Assistant

Hi! My name is Chloe. I have previously worked at Mini-Me's and decide to return March 2020.

During the last 7 years working in childcare, I have worked in both Childminding and Nursery settings, working my way to Room Leader in the last Nursery i worked in. I believe working in different settings has given me both knowledge and experience which enhances the care i give to the children. I am always eager to widen this knowledge through training courses and research.

I find working with children rewarding and exciting!


Qualifications - 

  • CACHE Level 3 Childcare
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 3 Management
  • Food Hygiene
  • Safeguarding