5 stars (3)

Childminder in Sutton Coldfield

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2016 Last Updated Sep 2019 Last Login 16 Oct 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

I have been childminding for 20 years loving every minute. Watching the children grow and develop to their full potential, embracing each day in a safe and stimulating environment. March 2016 I was graded Outstanding by Ofsted.

I work with my daughter Zoe age 29 who has experience working in nurseries, enabling her to gain knowledge and understanding which in turn had a positive impact on my business. She has BTEC national diploma in childcare.

Also her husband Matthew age 30,he has a level 2 in Health and Social Care. He is a great male role model, enthusiastic to learn and develop his childcare skills whilst enjoying the fun busy environment of the childminding world.

My Experience

I have gained lots of experience over the last 20 years both mainstream and children with disabilities. I have worked along side many professionals ie support workers, social workers, occupational therapists Senco and Children's Development Centre (CDC). Supporting children with all sorts of development needs with age stage appropriate activities following the EYFS supported evidence with Learning Journals.

My Qualifications

I have NVQ 3 qualification in Early Years and many other childcare courses including Safeguarding, Child Projection, First Aid, Food Hygiene Supervision for Early Years Managers, Language and Communication,Inclusion and Autism training was awarded ME2 award for inclusive practice, Prevent training to name a few,

My Availability

I currently have limited full time and part time spaces available .

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Last Updated: 05/09/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

I offer EEE funded placement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Fees vary according to requirements.

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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Sarah. 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.

My son amd daughter both went to this childminder, they loved it so much lots of activities fun and they both learnt so much. This company made it fun for them they also took them on some lovely days out. I would highly recommend to anybody seeking childcare , from newborn all the way to older children they really do cater for everyone . I felt ay ease knowing my kids were happy and in a safe fun environment .

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by about Sarah on 06/07/2016

My son and daughter have been with Sarah, Zoe and Matt full time for 5 years now. My son started when we moved to the area at age 7 and our daughter joined at 3 months old - she is now 4yrs old.

We had experience of childminders before, all of which were brilliant, but Chicks Childcare is in a completely different league. Their love and care for our children above all things is fantastic, but the education, skills, politeness, respect and other life skills that our son and daughter have developed since being under their care is quite simply, exceptional.

Each day, I know that my children will be looked after via a structured play/learn plan for the day and I can be confident that they will be having fun whilst learning all day long. I know that my children will be receive the right level of discipline when required and oodles of love and respect at all times.

During the holidays, they both come home exhausted as they've been carrying out safe but exciting science experiments, or constructing structures out of spaghetti and marshmallows or just simply having hours of fun doing all sorts of things! They mix with all ages of children, which can only be of benefit to them.

As my husband and I work part time, with quite high-pressured jobs, it really REALLY helps to have a flexible childminder that can drop off to grandparents occasionally if we're stuck at work, or who doesn't mind the odd early drop off - it just removes all the stress from being a working parent and I can't thank them enough for that!

Last year, they received an OFSTED Outstanding rating - that speaks for itself. They have transformed their home, both inside and out, into a wonderland of adventure and learning. Communication and feedback on how our children have behaved, felt, learnt etc is clear and we receive a regular booklet containing our children's hard work and how they compare against key stage targets etc - just as you would expect to receive from a full time nursery.

Sarah, Matt and Zoe are quite simply brilliant. I would recommend them to every single parent looking for more than just a childminder - these people are highly experienced, constantly improving their techniques through regular training and above all - fantastic people.

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by about Sarah on 21/06/2016

My son has been attending for 6 years now. Sarah has been able to accommodate every request I have asked of her. The play facilities are second to none, never a dull moment, always something for the children to enjoy, whether that be the latest science experiment or making the latest jewellery, not to mention the outdoor play area and indoor/outdoor area which is all beautifully decorated and captures the children's imagination. it is a family run business where the children's development and early education is valued and nurtured. Health and diet is also catered for involving the children where and when possible, such as helping with the plates. I highly recommend this child minder and will continue to use as long as I need.
Thanks Sarah and gang ?

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Sarah on 14/06/2016

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