My name is Nikki, I am an ofsted registered childminder and I live with my partner, Tony, and my daughter, Niamh, in a semi-detached three bedroom house. We have a dog called Nala, who is a large Alaskan Malamute; she is a loveable, gentle dog, who loves children. We have a big ginger male cat called Benson who is very friendly, soppy and likes to sleep a lot! We love to go out for long walks and we also like to go swimming. I love working with children and find it fascinating to watch them develop in so many ways; I find it very rewarding to be part of this. This is mainly why I have decided to be a Childminder! Tony is an IT Manager at The AA and has been working in IT for many years.