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Childminder in Southampton

Babysitter in Southampton

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2010 Last Updated Jan 2018 Last Login Nov 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

I'm a very friendly and active mum of three and a qualified registered ofted rated 'Outstanding' childminder. I love children and really enjoy helping them learn and grow. My home is very friendly with a lovely playroom, lots of toys for girls boys and all ages. I am fully equiped for babies and also have homework facilities for older children. I have a fun enclosed garden and attend lots of local playgroups, parks, farms, museums and nature walks.
I live with my husband and children and have been in Southampton about 17 years, I'm originally from Lancashire.

My Experience

I previously worked with children aged 3-13 in schools for the NSPCC before becoming a childminder and have a lot of experience with all ages, abilities and backgrounds. I have my own three children, the first attended nursery, the second a childminder and the third has stayed home with me, so I do have the experience of what you might be considering.
Since becoming a childminder I have taken every opportunity to learn new skills doing many courses in the evenings and at weekends.

My Qualifications

Fully qualified and Ofsted registered childminder. My latest Ofsted grading was OUTSTANDING which was 2016
Level 2 childcare
Level 3 diploma in childcare
Network childminder
Paediatric first aid certificate
Champion support childminder
CRB checked ( both me and my husband)
Safeguarding children certificate
Health and hygiene certificate
Importance of play certificate
Effective Communication... to name a few!
7 A-C pass GCSE's
3 A levels
1 AS level
HND in business and finance
I try to attend courses on child developement some evenings and weekends as often as possible.
I have personal experience with eczema and asthma
FULLY ACCREDITED!! which means I can accept 2, 3 and 4 year old funding. You can use your 15/30 free hours with me instead of nursery or pre school or split it between. I accept childcare vouchers too.

My Availability

I have currently have 2 vacancies for a pre- school child or baby full time or part time slots.
I have vacancies for children over 8yrs before and after school and during holidays. I can pick up/drop off from Ladybirds pre school, Manor rd pre school, Ludlow Infants and Ludlow Juniors.
I have vacancies available for school holidays only.
I can accomodate different dietary needs or learning difficulties depending on the circumstances however I do not have wheel chair access. I would be willing to attend courses if necessary.
You are welcome to come and see me and my home with no obligation and you will be offered free settle in visits where possible, please phone to make an appointment.
I work all year round but take 5 weeks holidays over the year usually in the school holidays.

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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: 17/01/2018

My Fees

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

£4 per hour for pre school children including drinks and snacks
£4 per hour for school aged children including drinks and snacks
Breakfast can be provided for a small additional fee

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


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Sarah is an outstanding childminder and we instantly felt welcome in her home. My two girls (ages 3 & 6) love going to Sarah's house and playing with the many friends they have made there. Sarah does loads of different activities with the children and is full of energy. We chose to have Sarah give our younger daughter her 15 hours funded rather than send her to pre-school and Sarah has done a brilliant job of preparing her to start school. We are moving away from the area soon and will be so sad to leave Sarah - our new childminder will have a tough act to follow! 

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for JaneRW JaneRW about Avatar for reidzapa reidzapa on 02/03/2014

Response by Avatar for reidzapa reidzapa on 04/09/2014:

ahh, I only just realised that you did this! thank you so much, we all miss the girls and talk about you often, hope its going well in the new pad and that the girls are happy at school.xxxx

When myself and my husband had to find a childminder for our baby girl you can imagine, as a parent, the thought process you go through of trying to select the right person to help your precious bundle, learn, grow, develop but above all be happy and safe. We met with a number of different childminders and although there was nothing wrong with them, Sarah stood out far and beyond them all. Her home is all about the children, set up for them to play, paint, cook, dance you name it they could do it there. From the moment we met her we both knew she was the one that we wanted our child to go to and we have never looked back.
Sarah is so flexible, and in our eyes goes the extra mile to accommodate our situation around work commitments, and nothing is too much trouble. She supplies feed back on how our child is developing and we regularly get special pictures or presents that have been carefully made for us. I honestly can't put into words how lucky we feel to have found Sarah, but above all how our daughter is cherished and nurtured in a caring and loving environment not dissimilar to one you would create in your own home. She is 'One in a million'

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for charjess charjess about Avatar for reidzapa reidzapa on 19/03/2012

Response by Avatar for reidzapa reidzapa on 22/03/2012:

Thank you! That is so kind, I will have to the tissues now. Of course your daughter is an absolute pleasure to have!

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