Meet the Team

My name is Mo Tierney and I have worked with children in schools, nurseries and playgroups and as a childminder since 2001. I am Ofsted and ICO registered, insured, a member of Pacey and of and a Staffordshire County Council approved chaperone and a Parent Governor of St Paul’s Primary School. I aim to offer your child and family the best possible, personalised, care. Your child’s development, learning and care will be centred around play and be at their own pace, in a safe and secure environment ingrained with British Values. Where appropriate, activities and experiences will be planned according to EYFS requirements and your child’s age, developmental stage, ability, needs and preferences. Your family will always be treated with respect, whatever your background and I will work in partnership with parents to achieve the best possible outcome.

I have experience of working with children with special needs (ASC, Down Syndrome, Dyspraxia, GDD, Behavioural Issues and ADHD) and will care for special needs children if I have the appropriate facilities, experience and training. If I feel that your child would be better served in a different provision, I will provide you with information which should enable you to find the best possible care.

I sometimes work with an assistant depending on the number of children I am caring for. Children are cared for either at my own home or at St Paul’s Primary School, Garden Street, Stafford depending on the session your child attends.


Qualifications and Courses Attended


Childminder Pre-Registration Briefing

Introducing Childminding Practice (Level 3)

EYFS Principles into Practice and Development

and Welfare Requirements

EYFS Awareness

Safeguarding Children (Level 1)

Safeguarding Children (Level 2)

Paediatric First Aid

Food Safety (Level 2)

Health and Safety in the Workplace (Level 2)

Fire Safety Risk Assessment

Manual Handling for Childcarers

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare & Education

Promoting Positive Behaviour

Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity  (ENCo Level 1)

Equality and Diversity (ENCo Level 2)

SEAD – Supporting Social and Emotional Development

Down’s Syndrome workshop

Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication


Child Development in the Early Years

Baby Matters, Health, Development and Best Practice

Yoga and Movement 

EYFS Cluster Training

Leading Letters and Sounds (Level 4)

Seamless Transitions

Volunteer Tutor Training (Adult Literacy and Numeracy) 

BA (Hons) German / Sociology

MSc Computing Science

Marketing for Childcare

Safeguarding Awareness Level 1 Unit A

Safeguarding Awareness Level 1 Unit B

Children thinking Mathematically

Every Child a Talker

School Governor Training

Staffordshire Childminding Network

Promoting Positive Behaviour 1

Promoting Positive Behaviour 2

Signed Communication

ECAT Workshop

Get Active !

Disability Resources

Creativity and Critical Thinking

Music with Babies and Young Children

Are Feet Just for Walking?

Healthy Eating, Oral Health and Food Safety

Body Building from Birth

Assessment in the EYFS

EYFS Review

Managing Feelings and Behaviour in the EYFS

Equalities Act 2012 : Implications and Opportunities

Staffordshire Childminding Quality partnership Forum Meeting

Makaton Taster Course

Cooking for Children

Promoting British Values

Prevent Training

Mo Tierney MSc. BA (Hons)