A little more about us ...

"Behind every young child who believes in themselves, theres an adult that believed first"

Willow Childcare & Training Ltd is a Nottinghamshire childcare provider, bespoke training specialist and childminding support business.

We are a unique training and support provider because we also still run a successful before and after school club enabling us to have hands on, current practice experience in the sector and first hand experience with Ofsted.

We aim to support you as a practitioner in your daily work and continued professional development. The childminding support business arm has been set up following requests from childminders to have more support on a local level across Nottinghamshire. Your time is too valuable to be spending it trawling the internet for updates – let us do the hard work for you!

Willow Childcare & Training Ltd is a Nottinghamshire childcare provider, bespoke training specialist and childminding support business.

We are a unique training and support provider because we also still run a successful before and after school club enabling us to have hands on, current practice experience in the sector and first hand experience with Ofsted.

We aim to support you as a practitioner in your daily work and continued professional development. The childminding support business arm has been set up following requests from childminders to have more support on a local level across Nottinghamshire. Your time is too valuable to be spending it trawling the internet for updates – let us do the hard work for you!

Sally Watson

Sally Watson

Those of you who know Sally already will be aware of her crafting obsession and any other spare time is spent walking her dog Millie!

  • 30 + years in childcare, has operated as a childminder and successfully set up a before and after school and holiday club.
  • Worked for PACEY for 13 years supporting childminders across Nottinghamshire with all aspects of child-minding and ensuring they are securing the best OFSTED result possible.
  • Accredited in Nottinghamshire as a Early Language Lead practitioner.
  • Instrumental in writing and regularly updating the RAG document which was requested by the local authority and was sent out to all childminders in the County.
  • Qualified with a Diploma in teaching in the life long learning sector and proficient in developing and delivering childcare training. In the past Sally has delivered training for PACEY, The Preschool Learning Alliance and Safeguarding for the local authority.
Kerry Delaney

Kerry Delaney

Kerry is not quite as fanatical about crafts as Sally but does enjoy making pictures and cards as well as indulging in vintage furniture restoration.

  • After a successful career in senior management recruitment, Sally was delighted when at long last Kerry followed her mothers passion for childcare!
  • Whilst working full-time somehow Kerry also managed to complete a part-time degree, obtaining a BA in Early Years which is equivalent to a Level 6.
  • After leaving recruitment, Kerry has joined the family business at her mums well established before and after school club and will also be supporting Sally with the Child-minding support and training.