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Anabela Santos

Childminder in Sheffield

5 stars

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2010 Last Updated Oct 2021 Last Login 07 Oct 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

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Hi, I am Anabela, I am friendly and approachable, I love being around children, which is why I became a Childminder, I have lived with my partner Kevin for over 27 years. We have a son Jake 25 and a daughter Isabela 15 years old. We live in the Meersbrook area of Sheffield (S8)

I am from Portuguese parents, but was born in England, I do understand Portuguese more than I actually speak it!

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder
I have recently had my second inspection and was graded GOOD again with outstanding aspects!

I am also a Free Early Learning provider for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

My Experience

I have had over 25 years experience of looking after my own children and children of family and friends over the years

I have been Ofsted Registered since February 2009.

I regard my role as a childminder is to help them grow, become confident within themselves as well as with adults and other children. To assist in their progress to become happy confident individuals, whilst learning through play!

I offer a very warm, caring, happy, family home environment

We go out, visiting playgroups, children's library, museums, parks, local farms, walks etc. If we do stay in we keep busy doing other activities.

If I can help in any way please do get in touch by telephone, text or email

My Qualifications

Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People's Workforce (NVQ)
Developing Quality Practitioners Course (Childminding course with all the revised EYFS requirements)
Paediatric first aid certificate
Awareness of child abuse/neglect
Safeguarding/Child Protection
Advanced Safeguarding/Child Protection
Safe Sleeping for Babies - Reducing the Risk for SIDS
Basic Makaton

I am always updating my knowledge and training by attending training courses when available and other online courses regularly.

I am also a Free Early Learning provider for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

My Availability

Long term and short term care
Emergency one off care if needed

I do school and nursery pick ups and drop offs from

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Last Updated: 02/10/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Fees to be discussed

Fees include: snacks, drinks and toddler/playgroups fees

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

  • First Aid Certificate: First aid certificate (added 03/07/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 03/07/2018)
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My little girl has been going to Anabela on a Wednesday since January 2014. Its always scary leaving your child with someone new at first but from the moment I met Anabela I knew my little girt would love her. She is flexible, great fun and an absolutely wonderful person.

She provides a great range of activities for the children and they are always out and about and having fun.

I would recommend Anabela 100% to anyone. When I pick my daugher up at the end of the day we always have a battle as she never wants to go home.

She is an absolute superstar and I would never hesitate to use her again in the future if needed.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Sammynro Sammynro about Avatar for Anabela Santos Anabela Santos on 19/06/2014

My daughter has been going to Anabela after nursery for 8 months. From the very first day Anabela has been wonderful, she made us feel so welcome in her house and always provides an organised but very stimulating and creative atmosphere for the children in her care. She does an excellent variety of activities: craft, playgroups, walks in the park and woods sometimes even trips into town to the library.

My daughter always comes back beaming with smiles and lots to tell me about her day after her session. Anabela keeps a diary for each session (with photos!) which is wonderful for us to read at home together and to show the grandparents.

I am planning to send my 9 month old son to her in September and have absolutely no worries about it, am actually really excited that he will get to know Anabela too, I know he will think she is wonderful like we do!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Lizcello Lizcello about Avatar for Anabela Santos Anabela Santos on 22/04/2013

Our little boy's been with Anabela since he was nine months old. He has flourished under her care and is so happy in her home. Anabela is such a caring person and has a genuine passion for looking after children.

Every day brings a range of lovely activities, from trips to the library, to crafts, to singing, to playgroups. Despite being less than eighteen months old, we've already received a handmade Christmas tree decoration and hand-crafted cards for Mother's Day and Easter from our little boy.

Anabela is really flexible and accommodating - we're very lucky to have found her and have no hesitation in recommending her to other parents.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for quinnite quinnite about Avatar for Anabela Santos Anabela Santos on 01/04/2013

Both my children are minded by Anabela and the care she has provided is always outstanding. My son who is now 3 was her first mindee, he started with her aged 8 months and my daughter who is 1 joined him aged 9 months. They love her like she is a member of our family and she creates a warm, stimulating learning atmosphere which they thrive in.

We chose to send our son to Carfield School (not our nearest school) when he was old enough for nursery so he could continue in her care and so our daughter could also stay with Anabela, that is how highly we value her work.

Ananbela provides plenty of appropriate activities including excellent art and craft sessions and interesting outings. She also makes good use of the playgroups and the supportive network of childminders in the local area so her mindees often spend time with a variety of other adults and children.
Anabela has also been really flexible as our needs as a family have grown and changed, this has been invaluable.

My sister has also used Anabela as emergency childcare during the school holidays for my niece who is 8 and she is hovering over my should......she would like me to write that "Annie is a caring and loving person". Thanks for your help Millie!

My children adore her, she is fantastic and makes our working lives manageable and worry free. I would highly recommend her services.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for liz766 liz766 about Avatar for Anabela Santos Anabela Santos on 27/03/2012

My son is with Anabela and he loves every minute with her! He often requests to go to her house even on the days he is not with her and shouts her name at breakfast time ;-) (he is just 2). Anabela`s house is very welcoming, the family is lovely, her toys are fab, the craft she does with all the kids are great and she is so lovely, warm and caring with all the kids. She often takes the kids out on adventures and there are always lovely pictures to see at the end of a day. If we ever needed any help, or a few extra hours on top of our regular days, she makes sure to find a way to make it possible. That`s very rare!
I highly recommend Anabela to everyone, but be aware that your kids might not want to come home with you at pick up time;-)

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for heysonja heysonja about Avatar for Anabela Santos Anabela Santos on 21/02/2012

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