Mini-Me Childcare was created to provide a quality childcare setting where children could learn, develop and have fun. We cater for early years aged 0-5 years, with the additional wrap around and holiday sessions for 5-11 year olds.

The staff are employed for their enthusiasm and approach to childcare. Choosing quality members of staff means the care we provide remains consistent throughout your child’s time with us.

Every child who attends is assigned a key worker. The key worker monitors their progress, works with each child on their next steps and plans activities that our tailored to each child’s interests and development needs.

Come meet our team below …

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.

Sarah Bailey-Gough

Owner / Childminder

I’m an Ofsted registered Childminder. I created Mini-Me Childcare in November 2012, to provide quality childcare with learning and fun for children mainly aged 0- 5 years, but also offering school wrap around and holiday care for children up to 11 years of age.
With any spare time I get, I spend it with my family and friends plus try to fit in some of my own enjoyments like fitness classes, boxing, music and sports.

Main Qualifications

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

Jessica Pickles

Senior Assistant

Hi my name is Jess and have been working at Mini-Me Childcare since 2013. My previous nursery jobs gave me experience working one to one with a child requiring additional support and the role of room leader, which gave me experience and confidence to take on the role at Mini-Me Childcare.

When Jess isn’t working, you’ll find her with her son, shopping or spending time with family and friends!

  • 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)
  • Pro Qual Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Childcare Practice and Management
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young Peoples Services

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!


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

Donna Hall


I am Donna and started working for Mini Me Childcare in January 2017. In my previous job roles I worked in Crèche setting and taught dance to Early Years, Primary and Secondary Children and children with additional needs.

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 or 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