Shannon's home nursery, Hounslow Central
I believe children learn best when they can express themselves fully, so my home nursery encourages artistic expression, messy play and getting really muddy when outdoors.
I have been working in childcare since I was 18 and I decided to become a childminder because I am passionate about giving kids the best start in life.
Angela's home nursery, Hounslow East/Whitton
I started my career as a painter in the world of theatre, TV and film and I also trained as an actor in musical theatre. My home nursery is a colourful and happy place — I encourage singing, dancing, creating and lots of other forms of self-expression.
With lots of toys, books and a relaxing sleep space, it is also the perfect place to return to after busy mornings spent out and about.