5 stars (4)

Childminder in Colchester

Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2010 Last Updated May 2020 Last Login 27 May 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Hi my name is Sarah, I live on Military Rd with my husband Adam and our 5 children Jack, Shannon, Kieran, Lauren and Riley.
We have 2 dogs called Toby and Alfie they are very good around children.
I have been minding for about 7 years.

My Experience

I really enjoy working with children. I think stories , singing , arts and crafts , baking , messy play are all important ways to help kids learn to become the best little people they can be.

My Qualifications

Im OFSTED registered so have a CRB check, first aid , safeguarding children course. I have also had training in using an epi pen and type 1 diabetes so injections / diet.

My Availability

I work from 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday. If longer hours are needed it can be discussed. I have 4 weeks holiday each year dates are given at least 4 weeks before but normally a lot longer.

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Last Updated: 19/08/2016

My Fees

Fees include all drinks and a snack.

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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My son first started with Sarah when he was 9 months old. I hated the fact I was leaving him, but Sarah totally made my mind at ease. From day one, my son loves seeing Sarah and will often ask for her at the weekends too. Every morning, he jumps out of my car and runs to Sarah for a hug and climbs into her car with no issues. I also love the fact that the rest of Sarah’s family treat my son as if he was part of their family.
Sadly, we recently moved away from the area and had to say ‘see you soon’ to Sarah and her family. My son, who’s now 2, still asks for Sarah. We miss you!

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by about sarahpayne04 on 01/05/2020

Sarah is just fantastic and was the first childminder I met. Her place is home from home and I was delighted with how the kids all interacted with each other and how she dealt with them when a couple were having a breakdown (which only lasted a couple of minutes). We phased my daughter (now 9 month olds) in over a month and when I went back to work, knowing Aideen was so happy there mad it so much easier. Sarah is a amazing and she just loves looking after the kids. They are all delighted to be there. I get a progress report each day with activities Aideen has done, how she has slept, what she ate and what her mood was like which we love.
My daughter was literally jumping into Sarah's arms each morning when I dropped her off.
Sarah and her family are very welcoming and I cant rate her enough. Unfortunately we are moving to a different area later this year and I cried telling Sarah as we wish we could take her with us!

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by about sarahpayne04 on 22/04/2020

Sarah currently looks after my 15month old daughter..... She is my first born and having to return to work made me so anxious, but I didn't need to worry! For Lottie it has become a second home! She loves going and when I pick her up she's always smiling..... I could not have asked for better! Sarah exceeded all of my hopes and treats Lottie like a member of the family!
It is a lovely family environment and I have no doubts that my baby is cared for and looked after to the highest standard! Sarah is flexible and really understanding to the demands of shift work and removes so much pressure from my shoulders! I can not praise her enough xx

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by about sarahpayne04 on 30/06/2016

Sarah currently looks after my 11 month old son. With him being my first child the thought of having to leave my baby boy with someone filled me with dread and I began (what I thought would be) a long search for someone to look after him when I went back to work. Sarah was the first child minder that I meant and straight away I knew that she would be perfect for looking after his son. His reflux and allergies didn't phase her and she was very understanding and willing to research into what foods he could and couldn't have. I only visited 2 other child minders before realising I was wasting my time and went back to Sarah.

On the first day I left him I expected to be a nervous reck but I wasn't, my son was very happy to be left with Sarah and he settled in very quickly. He's always got the biggest smile on his face when I pick him
Up and when I drop him off. Sarah keeps me informed of every aspect on his day so I don't ever feel like I'm missing out on seeing him grow up, she even consults me on how I would like her to go about certain things which I really appreciate

Overall I couldn't recommend Sarah nearly enough, she's a fantastic child minder who clearly loves her job!

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by about sarahpayne04 on 05/12/2014

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