Enterprising Buxton student launches childcare service

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A childcare student at Buxton & Leek College has launched her own babysitting service using the power of social media, and business is booming.

Hannah Naden, 20, from Buxton, is nearing the end of her Level 3 Early Years course and began advertising her services on Facebook, only to find there was huge demand from parents wanting more than just a babysitter.

She said: “A lot of families now have both parents working long hours. I’m in demand to care for children before and after school. I take children to a local nursery at 7am and care for other pre-school children later in the day.

“The experience had made up my mind that I would like to work as a nanny once my college course is finished.”

She added: “I love working with children as they develop so rapidly, and I find it very rewarding to be part of that.”

To set up the business, Hannah has acquired public liability and car insurance, a DBS certificate, and qualifications in food hygiene and first aid.

College tutor Rachel McVeigh said: “Hannah has set herself up very professionally and, with her hard work and enthusiasm, she deserves to succeed. We are very proud of her achievements.”

You can Hannah’s childcare blog at http://hannahnaden3.blogspot.co.uk. To discuss her services, email hannah.naden23@gmail.com.