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 Devon Childminding Association


East Allington





 01548 521259




If you wish to contact us please be mindful we are registered childminders so please leave a message if we cannot get to the phone and we will contact you back as soon as possible, this maybe the evening or weekends, children depending. Alternatively you may wish to contact us via our facebook community.


DCMA is a registered charity run by a team of Trustees:


Jenny Bennett    Acting Chair      01626 336311 / 07988 867147

Jenny has been a registered childminder since 2009, is blessed with 2 wonderful girls and a very supportive partner.  Jenny lives in Kingsteignton and is qualified to Level 3 in childcare.   Jenny is an active childminder and takes advantage of the fabulous outdoor amenieties in Devon.   Jenny is a funded childminder offering funded places for qualifying 2 year olds as well as, 3 and 4 year olds.


Maggie Westcott                      01392 833583

Maggie has been a registered childminder since 2008 and has a Level 3 Diploma in Home-based Childcare and has recently completed her Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification.  Living in Kennford Maggie works with an assistant and they have a particular interest in outdoor learning and playing in the natural environment using natural resources for craft activities.


Susan Small                             01392 495449 / 07837 373671

Susan has been a registered childminder since 2007.   Living in Exeter Susan works with an assistant.  Susan has a Level 3 Diploma in Home-based Childcare.   As childminding can be an isolating occupation, Susan likes to promote links with fellow childminders to offer help and support at local levels.


Jane Booth                              01626 355066

Jane has been a registered childminder since 2016.  She lives in Kingsteignton.  Jane likes to work with spreadsheets to organise her business, is a whiz with crafts for the older children and enjoys music.


Clare Duval                               07840 377947

Clare has been a childcare practitioner for 30+ years and is childminding for the second time.  She has been registered this time for 5 years and is well qualified and experienced.  Clare offers a flexible home from home setting in the centre of Newton Abbot and works with an assistant.  


Carol Guppy                            07971 513791

Carol has been a childminder since January 2000 aiming to provide a 'home from home' environment where children develop both life and social skills, based on the outskirts of Newton Abbot allowing easy access to both urban and rural activities.  


Amy Cartmill                            0

Based in Newton Abbot, Amy is a childminder with 4 years childminding experience and 10 years experience of woking in two private day nurseries. Amy's key focus is on wooden and natural open ended resources and enjoys focusing on loose parts, schemas and in the moment planning. Creating interesting and inviting tuff tray play as well as invitation to play set ups Amy also makes many of her own resources such as song spoons, finger gym activities.  Amy draws on different theorists and styles of teaching such as Montessori, Reggio, Hygge and the curosity approach to provide an exciting and stimulating but calm and neutral environment for the children to explore and learn through play.  


Sharon Eves                            01752 337921

Sharon works as a registered childminder employing an assistant in Plympton and has been registered for over 25 years.  Sharon enjoys taking the children on outings, getting crafty and learning through play with her extensive and varied resources..  


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