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Poppins Childcare

Childminder in Andover

Babysitter in Andover

Female Member since Apr 2010 Last Updated Oct 2021 Last Login 23 Jan 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Space Available

Hello, welcome to Poppins Childcare Montessori.

I have a 4 or 5 day space available from September 2022, due to 2 children leaving to go to school.

It would be for a pre school child from 9 months, but younger is fine.

Advanced booking of this space is available with a small deposit.

If you would like an

available space, call to book your visit.

Hello, my name is Sarah, I own Poppins Childcare Montessori, a Registered Childminding Setting in Andover. I work from my own home under the Registered Childminding Regulations.

Alot of my mums tend to choose my setting as I do work a little differently in general. I decided I wanted to continue the ethos I used as a nanny in family homes, an ethos I feel is incredibly important to a child.

Here, the parents view of how they would like the care of their child to take place is very important. Each child's individual routine is followed with in a basic setting routine. The parents take the lead and basically each parent has a nanny for their child. Every one calls me Nanny Sarah. In short my families are predominantly in control of the care of their children.

I am a Qualified Nursery Nurse and a Qualified Montessori Teacher, I have also worked as a Deputy Manager of a Montessori Nursery, I also currently provide Ad Hoc Nanny care and Evening Babysitting Care in family homes outside the hours of my Registered Childminding business.

My Experience

30 years experience in childcare. Largely this was from working as a children's nanny in family homes.

I have worked in day nursery, at one stage I was a deputy manager of a Montessori nursery.

I have extensive experience with twins having cared for 4 sets, one set was a month premature and incredibly small.

I am a mum to a beautiful little girl called Ella.

My Qualifications

BTEC DIPLOMA IN NURSERY NURSING. (2 year full - time college course. Had placement training which included, nurseries, schools, maternity units and family homes).

MONTESSORI TEACHING DIPLOMA. (2 year college course) also worked in the nursery as a Montessori teacher)

THE 3 DAY CHILDMINDING COURSE. (trained to be a Registered Childminder in 2011. )

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID. (This is OFSTED recognised via ST John's Ambulance.


LEVEL 4 Safeguarding



LEVEL 2 FOOD HYGIENE (Training to prepare food as a food business).

EYFS TRAINING (Aditional training to help with learning journals).

MAkATON TRAINING (This gives me the ability to communicate with children who do not verbally speak. Sign language training).

My Availability

The setting is open Monday to Friday for the Home From Home Nanny Service (Registered Childminding).

I specialise in Term Time only care, yet still provides year round care if needed.

Their is no waiting list system. When a space comes up, I offer it out on a first come, first serve basis. I am happy to book your child in for a future space with a small deposit.

Contact for Evening Babysitting is available 24/7. Simply leave a message and I will return your text or call.

Do call me for you personal requirements.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 23/01/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £5.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Bespoke childcare packages that are individually tailored to each family.

Do give me a call and she would be happy to chat to you further.

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 Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
1 May 2019
28 July 2016 - Good
2 December 2013 - 2
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My Documents

  • Training Certificate: Makaton training (added 25/02/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 25/02/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Diploma in Nursery Nursing (added 25/02/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Home based childcare (added 25/02/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First aid (added 25/02/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding level 3 (added 25/02/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding level 4 (added 25/02/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 25/02/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Poppins Childcare. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

My daughter started with Sarah at 14 months old and had bad separation anxiety. Sarah put my mind at ease the moment I went to visit her home and I knew straight away that my daughter was going to love it there. After a couple of weeks my daughter began to go to Sarah and put her arms out to be taken off me and for her this was a huge step as she was still wary of some family members at this point. Sarah is so professional and gave me fantastic advice not only as a childminder but as a parent and helped me establish a routine when I was struggling with bed time and also gave me ideas of ways to include my son with taking care of his little sister too. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone looking for a caring, professional and amazing childminder who will make both you and your child feel safe and secure.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Nicole Nicole about Avatar for Poppins Childcare Poppins Childcare on 04/11/2020

Sarah is a fantastic childminder. Our son has been with Poppins childcare for three months, and he settled in with Sarah as soon as he met her. We had no difficulties leaving him at all (even though he was only 9 months old). He was so happy from the word go, and seems to thoroughly enjoy his days at her setting. Sarah is friendly, professional and very experienced, and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Fi C Fi C about Avatar for Poppins Childcare Poppins Childcare on 09/03/2018

"Nanny" Sarah is a fantastic childminder. I found her through attending a local music group and after seeing how wonderful she was with the children she was looking after I was very happy to be able to put my son in her care when she had a space.

The electronic diary Sarah uses is wonderful for getting updates through the day and seeing pictures of my son happy and playing in different groups is very reassuring. Sarah will always message with a picture of him happy if he has been tearful when I drop him off.

When I needed extra days due to having to increase my working hours Sarah was happy to have my son for the extra hours even though it will only be for a few months before I go on maternity leave.

Sarah is wonderful with all children and always does all she can to accommodate any changes needed or extra sessions.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Rachel Rachel about Avatar for Poppins Childcare Poppins Childcare on 03/10/2017

Sarah is a modern day “Mary Poppins”. Sarah is very warm and caring. She has a lovely nature about her and loves children. My son is autistic who Sarah has taken under her care and made him feel comfortable. In return has given him a lot of confidence. It is the happiest I’ve seen him which makes for happy parents.
Always had issues over the school holidays with my son stressing and becoming anxious. He went to Sarah’s for under 4 weeks and never had one complaint. Very happy boy. Sarah plans daily activities and is out with the children all the time.

Would highly recommend Sarah for your childcare needs.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for wellingt wellingt about Avatar for Poppins Childcare Poppins Childcare on 01/10/2017

Sarah has been looking after my twin girls for four months now. Sarah has a child centered approach to childcare which I really value, my children are happy when they are with her. Sarah takes the children out to groups so that they get a variety of play opportunity. She has a lovely way with the children and has really taken the time to get to know them. She is flexible and really thinks about the children's needs and how to best meet them, you can tell she has a lot of experience in childcare. I was impressed with how much trouble she took to get to know them in the early days which helped a lot when I was finding the thought of leaving them difficult.

Sarah keeps me updated with an online diary. Its nice to get the messages while I'm at work, she will often add photos of the girls and I like to see them having fun at groups or having lunch in town.

I am very glad I found Sarah, I have been able to return to work without worrying about whether my children are happy. I would not hesitate to recommend her.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for KarenH KarenH about Avatar for Poppins Childcare Poppins Childcare on 17/03/2017

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