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An industry-leading childminder agency
Run by childminders. For childminders.
You've found Rutland Early Years and we can't wait to support you on your childminder journey.
We're a childminder agency with a real passion for early years. We support professionals to deliver quality childminding services that benefit both children and parents, while delivering job satisfaction and quality of life for our childminders.
Get in touch with us using the form opposite or find out more about us below.
Who We Are
Meet Mel and Sam, the founders and driving force behind Rutland Early Years. Both experienced childminders and with a passion for early years, Mel and Sam are committed to supporting every childminder that selects Rutland Early Years as their agency.
Sam worked in financial services as a manager and financial adviser for over a decade before changing career after the birth of her daughters.
She was a registered childminder for 14 years, retiring in 2019. Prior to that she had already started Rutland Early Years alongside Mel in 2015, after working with the local authority on the pilot scheme.
Mel worked in telecommunications as a senior manager for over a decade before making the career change into childminding following being made redundant.
Mel was a registered childminder for 8 years - retiring in 2019 - and in 2015 she started Rutland Early Years alongside Sam, embarking on the childminder agency journey together.
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Everything you need to know in one handy Rutland Early Years info sheet. Complete the form to grab your copy.
Anyway, I just want to say thank you really for everything so far, from both myself and Abi. It’s refreshing to know you're there for us with advice and clarification in these uncertain times - I’m so pleased I chose you guys and when I did.
I just wanted to say thank you! It’s my 2 year anniversary of being open and I couldn’t have done it without you! Sometimes you need to borrow the belief off someone else to let your own belief shine through. So, thank you so much for always being there! I love my journey and love having the opportunity to watch other little people grow on their new journey! So here is to year 3!
You offer new childminders peace of mind that they are not alone and are able to pursue a rewarding career at such an unusual time. Thank you for your support.