4.5 stars (13)

Childminder in Mitcham

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Female Member since Aug 2013 Last Updated Feb 2019 Last Login 25 Mar 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

I am an OFSTED registered childminder. My family and I live in Mitcham very close to St Thomas of Canterbury and St Marks Primary School (where I do school drop off and pick-up) and Mitcham Eastfields station. I am originally from France and have been living and working in the UK for the last 20 years. I started working as an Au Pair and then went on to work as a Personal Assistant. After being a working mother for 5 years I have decided to follow my passion for caring for young children. I aim to create a warm,friendly and safe environment for your child.

We will enjoy walk through the Common and the local parks (e.g. Ravensbury and Morden Hall Park), we will visit the local Children’s Centre, playgroups and playgrounds. At home we play in my back garden which is well equipped . Inside we have a variety of toys to play with and art/craft activities to stimulate our creativity. In hot weather, we enjoy splashing and cooling down in the paddling pool. During the school holidays, we enjoy trips further afield like a day by the beach, a visit to Chessington and a day at Kew Gardens. Dean City Farm is also a place we visit regularly, especially when our theme is the Farm where we learn more about the animals.

I follow the EYFS Statutory Framework which enables your child to develop both social and educational skills from an early age. I organise activities to support the development of each child’s skills. I use the Baby’s Days software to record my observations of children’s development and achievements where parents have online access to their child’s file and photos. As I have been a working mother and employed a childminder in the past, I understand the anxieties of returning to work and leaving your little one with a carer, and will endeavour to make the transition as easy as possible for both you and your child.

My Experience

Childminder since 2013.
Experienced from 6 months old onwards.

My Qualifications

Passed the ICP with a 100% score
Paediatric First Aid
Basic and Lead Safeguarding
Special Need Course

My Availability

Limited space for immediate start. Please enquire.

Full time space available from September 2019.

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Last Updated: 27/02/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

Available on request.

Various childcare vouchers accepted.

15 and 30hrs Funded places accepted.

My Local Schools

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Reviews

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When I found Sandrine I was at the end of my tether and on the verge of looking for a nanny as I had met with 7 different childminders but could not find the right fit for me and more importantly my dd. As a SEN co-coordinator for a neighbouring borough, what struck me immediately was Sandrine's really lovely manner with all the children in her care. I have found her to be kind, calm and patient with them and all the children are happy and well behaved and know what’s expected of them. A recent ofsted report raised an issue which was quickly recified. However as my job mainly deals with safeguarding- I had no concerns and told the Ofsted inspector (on re-inspection) that if she had a full time vacancy for my dd, I would absolutely snap it up! I regularly recieve photos of my dd's activities including beach, farm, park and activity centre trips as well as a breakdown of what they did through the day when I collect dd.

Since dd now 2yrs old, has been going to Sandrine’s I’ve been reassured that I made absolutely the right choice. She’s so happy there and really loves Sandrine, her assistant Simone and the friends she has made in the setting. I’ve been impressed by the variety of toys and activities and have observed that the children don’t play with just gender stereotype toys. I’ve really seen dd’s progress since she started over a year ago. While she’s pleased to see me at the end of the day she’s never desperate to go home and always arrives at Sandrine's with a smile.

Whenever I’ve been inside the setting I’ve seen all the children happily and safely engaged. I’ve always felt very comfortable to ask questions about dd and her day and have found Sandrine to be very open and honest.

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by about Sandrine on 15/11/2018

Sandrine has been looking after my two daughters over 2 years now! She has been amazing not only in settling them in but also in every day care. She does the drop off and pick up from school and communicates any messages, homework or issues. It does help enormously and allow me and my husband to be part of the girls learning and development.

We are working parents and using Sandrine every day for breakfast and after school time. The food is homemade with plenty fruit and vegetable. The house offers lots of toys, books and fun activities. The children have access to the back garden, again plenty of equiplment and even paddling pool for hot days.

Sandrine is very flexible and also helping during school holidays. She takes the children for day trips, for example seaside, farms or local parks for picnics. The girls are really enjoying spending time with her and made lots of new friends.

I have found Sandrine the most carrying person who always goes above and beyond when looking after children. I often dont write reviews but feel differenly this time and would highly recommend Sandrine to anyone who is loking for a great chilminder!

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by about Sandrine on 15/11/2018

Sandrine is taking care of my 2 children: my 2-year-old since she was 6 months old, and my 8-year-old, since he started school. Sandrine is an excellent childminder, who provides a homely environment for children and a place where they can develop, grow, learn and have fun.
Sandrine programs activities daily for the smaller children, which are most of the time in line with the topic they are learning with her. In addition, during school holidays, Sandrine plans trips to central London (museums, parks) as well as outside of London such as seaside trips, farms and New Forest. For school children, Sandrine also organises activities when they come back from school, such as board games, arts & craft, parties (birthday, Halloween etc.), garden play or sometimes takes all the children to the park for a picnic. She also recently started French and Spanish lessons (Sandrine speaks fluently both languages) for all the children after school or encourage them to read their school book or do their homework. Sandrine does A LOT with the children, I am actually amazed by the diversity of the activities and the energy she puts in them!
My children love going at Sandrine’s and I feel confident to leave my children under her care every day.

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by about Sandrine on 15/11/2018

I took my son to Sandrine when He started Reception and He didn't take long before He settles in. He constantly tells me he want to go to Sandrine's even on weekends, that is how much he enjoy being there. Sandrine help your child to grow and nurture, She go far and beyond to help both parents and kids. She was helpful when I was in difficult situation, she provides information even if its not part of her job, she provide solutions, she is more than a child minder. She allow the kids to play and grow in a safe environment, very very nice lady and I will recommend her to anyone that is looking for the best child minder around Mitcham.

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by about Sandrine on 15/11/2018

My daughter is 3 years old has been going to this setting for over 2 years now. I am extermly happy with the service I have recieved over the years. The service has influenced my daughter’s total development mentally, physically and emotionally.

Sandrine has gone above and beyond to ensure that each child is treated as an individual and recieves the same amount of one to one interation as per their needs. She even ensures that 50% of the time they are in her setting is not only sent indoors but are outdoors ( park, seaside, play area, play group)as well and include other learning excursions to help with their development. These normally increase over school holiday . Meal times are planned to incorperate each child nutritional needs but still ensuring that they are meeting the dietary requirements.

My child now attending 2 settings which has not affected her negatively as the nursery staff are praising Sandrine and quite astonished by my daughter’s knowledge, interactive and behavioural skills.

Sandrine has provided a safe and interactive setting, which has aided in my toddler’s overall development.

Highly recommended .

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by about Sandrine on 15/11/2018

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