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Sarah mathias
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Childminder in Tenby

Babysitter in Tenby

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Female Member since Mar 2010 Last Updated Jul 2021 Last Login Oct 2021 Email

My Summary

CIW Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Pre-Registration

About Me

I AM WORKING FOR KEY WORKERS CHILDREN, DAILY RATE FOR PARENTS £22 A DAY INSTEAD OF USUAL HOURLY RATE IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME. Qualified Nursery Nurse and childminder. I have recently moved into the area have been childminding in Wales for 10 years after being registered in England for 8 years, gaining an outstanding grade in my ofstead inspection. I am also available to collect children from Local primary schools.
I have excellent reference and very flexibale in my working hours. I am also available for emergency childcare cover if your childminder is on holiday or sick, or if you only require occasional days and dont want to be tied to a contract however would like the odd day here and there for shopping or a few hours after school to go and have your hair dressers appointments meet a friend for lunch etc I have a flexi space available were you pay for hours only used. I also provide holiday cover for children who's parents only need some school holidays and need flexi hours. You only pay for hours used. I am also registered to provide overnight care.

My Experience

I have been a qualified Nursery nurse for 24 years working in large day nusery's as a deputy managers and baby supervisor of a 12 place baby unit. I have been a registered Childminder for the past eighteen years working with all age ranges, from birth to 13 years. I have also been very fortunate to care for children who have social and emotional needs and who are on the Autistic Spectrum and have worked closely with special needs co-ordinators from Portage and Thomas outreach organisations identifying childrens needs within the home setting and building childrens foundations for them to prepare for pre-school. I am also a Registered Sitters child carer. I was an accredited network childminder where I last lived, Which represent excellent childcare skills. To maintain this level I was monitered and assessed by an NCMA co-ordinator throughtout the year and attend courses and training nights each month in the evenings and at weekends to gain higher knowledge and up to date training and qualifications within my chosen field. I provide a lot of activites in the day for the children to promote thier overal developement. I devise themes for the setting the children have new topics every 8wks to ensure they get the most fun and enjoyment in the days I care for them, they also have their own personal developmental file, which is sent home every term with pictures of activities and observations etc.
For children who attend in holiday time or after school I have extensive arts and crafts, board games etc to keep children entertained, if we go on any outings it's on wood land walks, beach walks, rock pool challenges etc with activity sheets for children to find explore etc or if numbers are low and we go somewhere that requires entrance fee that will be covered by myself no charge to the parents. Children love October half term as we make the week full of arts and crafts baking, science experiments, and end the week we have a Halloween party, full of old fashioned games and fun, even if a child doesn't enjoy parties I'm very sensitive to every individual child's needs and ensure everyone has a fantastic day.
When I am babysitting in the evening I usually ask the parents input into what their children enjoy playing with etc and bring along a bag full of toys activities etc to make the child/ren feel more comfortable with a new person coming into their home setting.

My Qualifications

N.N.E.B Diploma in Nursery Nursing
NVQ Business Administration Level 2
Childrens First Aider
Basic Good and Hygiene certificate
Outstanding childcarer by Ofsted
Safeguarding level 1
Level 2 risk assessment
Children's mental health course
Attachment and Resilience course
Quality Standard Award Course
Cache level 3 diploma in home based childcare
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder course
Busy Feet Health Matters course
Left Handed Workshop course
Welsh in a Childminding Setting course

My Availability

I can work any days and week nights. I am available as a babysitter in the evenings at parents home from 6pm until anytime required. I am very flexable and can be available at short notice if required.

I am available for childminding from 6am- Finish I can work as late as parent requires.

If Parents require school holiday cover only for their child parents will be charged £4.25 per hour for only the hours they use and require!

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes no no
Last Updated: 27/07/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £3.60 per hour
  • Babysitting from £5.00 per hour

£4.50 per hour for under 4’s

After school per session £9 from 3pm-6pm snack included, can work as late as parent requires, after 6pm £4.50 per hour until child is collected.
For evening work in childs homes I charge £9 per hour.
Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding any questions on hours fees etc more than happy to discuss individual needs of child hours etc.

If Parents require school holiday cover only for their child parents will be charged £4.25 per hour for only the hours they use and require.

Babysitting is £10 per hour in child’s own home.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

  • Reference (added 16/08/2018)
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  • Training Certificate (added 16/08/2018)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 16/08/2018)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 16/08/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 16/08/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Wales Certificate (added 16/08/2018)
  • UK Passport (added 16/08/2018)
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Reviews

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Sarah basically came to our rescue and was so flexible with us. My daughter was 2 when she started with Sarah and settled straight in. Sarah was so welcoming and loving. Her setting was homely and relaxed with plenty of play spaces and stimulation. My daughter always came home saying she had had a lovely day and would ask to see Sarah even on days she wasn't due there which I think speaks volumes. She provided a nurturing environment and just always seemed to genuinely love her time with the children which always put me at ease when I left my daughter in her care. We only ended our time with Sarah because she moved away and we were all very sad to see her go but wish her all the best and offer our recommendation.

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by Avatar for Nicola Nicola about Avatar for Sarah mathias Sarah mathias on 14/09/2018

Our son has been with Sarah for just over a year from the age of 1. We cannot recommend Sarah highly enough. She has provided a warm and caring environment with a great deal of support and flexibility for all the children in her care. During his time with her, our sons speech and general development has come on in leaps and bounds. He has turned into a happy and confident little boy and we know Sarah’s influence has had a major impact on this.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sarah to anyone as she has been excellent and will be greatly missed by all of us.

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by Avatar for LCDunne LCDunne about Avatar for Sarah mathias Sarah mathias on 03/09/2018

Sarah has childminded for my two children, one of whom is autistic.
She is a warm, caring and nurturing person. My children adore her and they are so excited to go to her house.
She truly is a real life Mary Poppins, and I feel like I’m losing a limb now that she is moving away.
If you are looking for a childminder then this lady is the best of the best!

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by Avatar for mumtotwo mumtotwo about Avatar for Sarah mathias Sarah mathias on 17/07/2018

Sarah has been our child minder since 2014 my son was 2 when we found her. Alex had previously been in a nursery setting but didn't get on well there he didn't speak much at nursery and would often come home with wet underwear. Since we sent him to Sarah he completely came out of his shell, he went from crying about going in to nursery to never wanting to leave Sarah's house! Over time his confidence has grown and even now he's in school he still goes to Sarah in the holidays and absolutely loves it. She makes everything fun for the children as well as educational and they are always coming home with something they have made. Sarah has been an absolute live saver on so many occasions with last minute childcare and babysitting. She also took my son overnight when my partner was in hospital and we literally couldn't survive without her. Anyone who is considering taking a place with Sarah it will be the best decision you make for your child.

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by Avatar for alialex alialex about Avatar for Sarah mathias Sarah mathias on 08/07/2018

sarah is amazing at her job very friendly down to earth lady she welcomed my daughter into her home and made her feel very comfortable as she is sleeping there overnight, my daughter loves to go to sarah’s house she never wants to leave it’s like her second home
daisy has made lovely friends here such a lovely warm setting thank you ever so much keep up with your good work!!

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by Avatar for Jess Jess about Avatar for Sarah mathias Sarah mathias on 24/05/2018

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