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Childminder in Leighton Buzzard

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2013 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 06 Oct 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

4 x full-time spaces available September 2020.

Hello! We are a husband and wife team (Sarah & Andy) based on the Billington Park estate. We have two of our own children; a girl (14) and a boy (11) and provide care from birth upwards.

We offer a flexible, home-from-home, friendly, fun, happy and stimulating environment for children with emphasis on early learning and development for the under 5’s.

We currently drop and collect from Oscar Club and Clipstone Brook Lower School.

We are registered to offer funded spaces for 2, 3 and 4 year olds; have a wheelchair assessable setting; will tailor dietary requirements to meet children’s needs and will incorporate religious beliefs and cultural differences.

We have a soppy, friendly cat and may re-stock our chicken coop at some point.

We enjoy taking the children out and about and visit Mead Open Farm, Stockgrove, Tring Museum, local parks and play sessions.

Our setting is a member of the Forest Childcare Association.

Our garden is fully equipped with play equipment. We have converted the garage into a playroom off our lounge. We have quiet areas upstairs available for sleeping and a downstairs toilet which is ideal for toilet training and also as a private changing area for older children should they need it.

3 years experience with twins.

My Experience

We have been parents for over 15 years and loved being with children so much that we have been childminding for over 10 years.

My Qualifications


Children and Young Persons Workforce Level 3.
Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Early Learning and Childcare.
Level 3 Diploma In Home-Based Childcare.

Sarah & Andy:
Paediatric First Aid.
Level 2 in Food Hygiene.
Diploma for Childcare In A Home Based Setting Level 3.
Both attend regular training to assist in working with children and young people.

My Availability

We offer a range of care; full-time; part-time and school term time only. Please call to discuss your requirements.

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
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After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 10/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Full-time care (including all meals / snacks / drinks / transport):
£5 per hour for the first child between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00, time and a half outside of these hours.

Before school care (including breakfast / drinks / transport):
£6.00 per hour from 08:00 until school starts; time and a half before 08:00. Minimum charge of £10 per child each morning.

After school care (including transport / snacks / evening meal / drinks):
£6.00 per hour up to 18:00; time and a half after 18:00 with a minimum charge of £12 per child each afternoon.

Discounts are available for siblings.

We ask that young babies and children who are not fully weaned yet should come with their own baby food and milk please.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Exam Certificate: Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (added 11/09/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Early Learning and Childcare (added 11/09/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: Level 3 Diploma For The Children and Young People's Workforce: Early Learning and Childcare Pathway (added 11/09/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: Level 3 Diploma In Home-Based Childcare (added 11/09/2018)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 11/09/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 11/09/2018)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 11/09/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 11/09/2018)


Below are the latest reviews for SarahAndyMartin. 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.

A brilliant home from home environment with Sarah and Andy. A caring, fun house with plenty of indoor and outdoor toys to use. Great for early drop offs and school pick ups. Thoroughly recommend 😃

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

by Pinto about SarahAndyMartin on 10/06/2020

My twins settled instantly with Sarah and Andy and have built a lovely bond with them. Communication between us is fantastic and they look forward to going. So much easier when the child is happy and content. They have a fun packed home from home environment and enjoy their day. Their routines are kept to. Happy children = Happy parents.

  • 5 stars Overall

by tgilson about SarahAndyMartin on 23/09/2015

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