About Gilly’s Helping Hands

All our staff are committed to offering quality childcare, working closely with the families who use our services. Our ethos is to ensure the children are having fun, learning and developing in a safe, secure environment.

All about Gilly

When moving to North Devon Gilly worked in a local nursery, for the last 20 years Gilly has worked as a childminder, setting up the mobile creche business in 2011. Gilly’s qualifications include N.N.E.B level 3, Take 10 for play level 2 and business course level 3.

All about Karen

Karen qualified as a Nursery Nurse at the age of 18 and went straight into the childcare industry working as a nanny for families in and around London and the Home Counties. Having had a family of her own, Karen moved to North Devon and established her own childminding business. Karen progressed to working as a Childcare Development worker, she now supports foreign students visiting North Devon to learn English.

All about Jane

Jane is an experienced and highly driven childcare professional with multiple qualifications, including Level 2 Teaching Assistant and Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development. Jane has 15 years of experience working in a variety of childcare settings and with children of various ages. Jane is also a mum, so has a wealth of real life examples of how to handle children in all situations! Jane is currently employed by a local primary school to cover for teachers across all age groups, and continues to relish the challenges that each day brings.


We were lucky enough to attend a wedding and have Gilly’s services to use to care for our 5 month old. It was the first time I left my baby with a non family member and felt she was well cared for so we could enjoy the dancing!
Thank you

Lucy – February 2018

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