A CHILDMINDER has been praised for providing a ‘good’ level of care.

Blackburn childminder Sharon Anne Middleton was described by Ofsted as helping children develop vital skills.

The minder, who cares for children at her Bolton Road home, had been previously rated as outstanding. Inspector Linda Shore said children were making good progress in their learning and development.

She said: “They are supported well by a knowledgeable childminder. They benefit from strong continuity of care between home and nursery due to the effective partnerships and communications with parents and nursery.”

The minder was also praised for her behaviour management.