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‘Outstanding’ childminder recognised with trip to palace garden party

Registered childminder Ann Corbet, from Bradford South, who was awarded a British Empire Medal in 2015, will be travelling to Buckingham Palace in 2016.

Ann, who was awarded the BEM for services to children in the Queen’s birthday honours list has been invited to a garden party at the palace which will take place in May this year.

Ann has been a registered childminder for 31 years and provided childcare and early education to over 300 children, including early education places for two-year-olds.

>Ann’s childminding has been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted, who said “The childminder is highly committed to working in partnership with others and takes a lead role in establishing effective working relationships with parents and other professionals. The welfare of the children is promoted exceptionally well and is significantly enhanced by the childminder’s policies, procedures and practice, which are implemented with a high level of consistency. Proactive systems are in place, which lead to continued improvement. Children’s learning and development is exemplary and they are achieving as much as they can. Therefore, the outcomes for children are excellent”.

Kay Holden, Sufficiency Officer for Early Childhood Services, said: “Ann is an inspiration and this is great recognition for all the hard work and dedication that she has shown in providing an excellent childminding service for children in Bradford South.”