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Average Rating: (5 from 7 reviews)
Sarah is simply the most easy going, down to earth, trustworthy person you will ever find to look after your children. Finding childcare for your children after a year off and finding someone who is not a family member or a friend was one of the most nerve wrecking times for me but when I met Sarah early in 2019, I instantly knew I wanted Sarah to be our childminder. Sarah had a friendly manner over the phone and when I met her in person was so welcoming. Sarah’s house is always spotlessly clean and safe.
Our daughter Isla has now been with Sarah for nearly 3 years and has had the best start in her learning journey. They go on days out to the farm, adventurous walks, attend play groups and visit other childminder’s houses which has enabled Isla to develop her social skills and make really strong friendships with other children and adults along the way (including Sarah’s own boys and husband who Isla absolutely adores!) When they have days at home they are always busy baking, making, doing puzzles, having story time and playing in the garden… the list is endless.
Sarah and I have both recently had house moves to different areas but throughout Sarah was very flexible in helping us make our childcare arrangements suit our working needs. If plans change last minute, Sarah is also very accommodating. On occasions where Sarah has needed to talk to us about Isla, Sarah always remains very professional and is very approachable and understandable if we too have had any issues with Isla ourselves.
Isla is now due to go to school in September and as much as she is excited for that, I know she will miss Sarah a lot. However, we are lucky enough to be able to send our son Jaxon from March so Isla will still be able to see Sarah too. Jaxon has already visited Sarah’s a few times whilst I have been doing KIT days and it is safe to say he has already become part of their little family!
Thank you Sarah for everything!
Sarah has been a key extension to our family since our son was 8 months old and he is now 4 years old, she has taken care of both of our children! After endless searches for Childminders and nurseries, Sarah stood out from everyone, her kindness, warmth and loving nature towards our kids was instant and it shines through how much she loves what she does, this in itself is rare.
She is not just any Childminder, she has helped us as first time parents go through every milestone with our son, from weaning, walking, talking, teaching rights and wrongs, potty training and starting school nursery. You can imagine the emotion that is involved with every stage, however Sarah doesn't judge she takes it all in her stride, she listens, is empathetic and puts you at ease. She works with you to continue what you are doing from home like nap times for example and even goes to the extent of celebrating cultural festivities with our children. We loved the diva lamps Rian made for us and still have them.
Our kids loved going to Sarahs, her setting is spacious, homely and is shared with her husband, two sons, a tortoise and Lenny the cat. They would always come home just as happy as when they went in. It was lovely our children would always refer to Sarahs older boys as "my big brother". As professional working parents, it was comforting to know our children were going from a 'home to home'.
In advance Sarah would inform us of the activities she had planned from going to the zoo, parks, strawberry picking, farms. library, play groups and many more. Even when the weather wasn't great the kids would be baking, painting, writing, singing and dancing. It's such a joy to get videos sent to you throughout the day and then to come home to the childrens creations. She would provide healthy meals and snacks throughout the day and would take extra care around dietary requirements.
Every day Sarah sends home a Communication book, detailing everything our children did for the day, from nappy changes, activities, sleeps, food and drink so we were kept fully informed.
Sarah is a real credit to her profession, she has been amazing for our family and we will miss her terribly as we are relocating.
She comes highly recommended and your mini me's will be in safe hands.
Mrs R Sidhu
Great childminder, you instantly feel like part of the family, home from home. the children are in a safe and happy environment. Both of my children have been looked after by Sarah and have always been happy and well looked after.
Sarah Francis was my childminder from May 2014 to February 2016.
Sarah offers a safe, fun and friendly environment for all children in her care. My daughters were in her care and they were treated as part of her family from day one.
Sarah is a very warm, friendly, generous and truly amazing lady. She is extremely professional and takes her role of childminder very seriously. While my daughters were in her care she planned activities carefully around their learning and development needs. Sarah will work hard with her parents to establish routines that work both for home and her environment. I was keen for my daughters to have interaction with other children and Sarah was able to assist with this need, by going to groups and mixing with other children via local childminders. I was always given updates after each visit on how their day went.
Sarah always has a busy day planned eg singing, dancing, baking, drawing, painting, planning great parties, trips to the park , day trips etc
I would highly recommend Sarah as a childminder. Sarah and her family are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Working with Sarah was one of the best decisions I ever made.
After visiting Sarah for the first time I just knew that she would be the best person to look after Ethan. Sarah is one of the most caring and genuine people I have met and childminder is clearly a passion rather than a job for her.
She is loving and nurturing. She has ample experience in childcare and always made us feel confident in her ability to look after and care for Ethan. Sarah is excellent at planning activities for the children, with daily activities such as playgroups and crafts. Her communication is amazing. We would get a full diary of each days activities, meals, sleep schedule and nappy changes and also reports on his development each term. Ethan has a lot of food intolerances and Sarah was so helpful with food logs helping us to get to the bottom of it and always accommodated Ethans special food needs without any complaint. He was always fed fresh healthy home cooked meals which he loved. In fact so much so that we always joked that I would need to bring him around on weekends as he preferred her cooking to mine!
Sarah was always happy to help wherever she could and helped us many times on more personal levels as we have no family in the same country. Her husband, Titus and sons are just as lovely and all embraced Ethan and he loved spending time with them all and l sure he thought he was part of their family!
Sarah played such a huge part in Ethans early development and I am eternally thankful for her chapter in Ethans life. I cannot stress enough how I would not hesitate to recommend Sarah as a childminder. I am happy to say we have remained friends since we have moved and always enjoy spending time with her and her fami
I couldn't have asked for a better childminder. Sarah is a warm, bubbly and friendly person who has a lovely and convenient setting. My LO loves going to her and enjoys all the activities on offer. Sarah takes great pride in helping LO reach their development outcomes and also keeps us updated on all of this with pics and videos. I would highly recommend her.
We had the opportunity to meet Sarah and her lovely family last week. She has a wonderfully warm and inviting home and a brilliant play room for the children. I have no doubt Sarah would make an excellent childminder and my only wish was that she lived closer to us. I would thoroughly recommend anyone in the Hillingdon area to meet her and her lovely boys.
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