Who are we?

We have been married for fifteen years and have lived in our house for eleven.  We are a happy, busy family with four children.  

 

Our three youngest are still at home -  Marley is 10 and Jules is 8.  They both love being active outside and are very sociable.  Our youngest daughter Khaleesi was born in July 2012 .  She is happiest in her wellies exploring! 

 

We very much enjoy our time at home and love the scenery and land around our house.  Our children love being outdoors and we believe it is very important to their development.

 

 

Sharon Stoneman

(Manager)

 

 Hello, I am Sharon, busy mum of four!

 

I completed an HNC in Childcare and Education in 1996 and have worked in the sector ever since.  This has enabled me to access a wide range of further training, including some of the units for the BA in Early Childhood studies.  In 2009 I also completed the SCMA Childminder training.  

 

My first five years were spent as a Nursery Nurse in a school for children with additional support needs.  

 

I then moved on to work as a Pre School Development Worker for Aberdeenshire Council.  This involved supporting Playgroups and Nurseries in the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence and in meeting the standards required for Inspection.  I was also involved in the delivery of training.

 

My experience led me to believe that there was a need for flexible, home based childcare in the area, which provided high quality outdoor experiences.

 

I reduced my working hours to part time when I had my first son 7 years ago and I registered the business in February 2013.  We began work with our first families in ate summer of that year, after I had finished my Maternity Leave.

 

Since the business opened I have been busy providing a high quality service for the families who attend Wellie Boots.

 

 

 

 

Peter Stoneman

 

Hi, as you can see my name is Peter and I'd like to tell you a little about myself.

 

I am very much enjoying working as a Childminder and using my experience in working with children.  In 2009 I also completed the SCMA Childminder training, and more recently, First Aid training.

 

I spent the last 18 years working with people with aditional support needs and picked up quite a few things in those years.  I am musical and play guitar and sing.  I enjoy things like arts, crafts, cooking, and music therapy.  I value the importance of play.  

 

I have worked at outdoor enviromental projects and have been keen to take this into Wellie Boots, with planting, potting, woodwork and rich outdoor experiences using our large garden and outdoor area.

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