4.86 stars (7)

Childminder in Shenley Radlett

Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2017 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 09 Nov 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hi this is S-J Childcare Services. My name is Sarah-Jane (SJ).

** I have a space for a Mon and a space for a Fri all year round or term time, and it would be lovely to hear from you ** I am also taking advance bookings for childcare spaces full time or part time spaces for next Sept onwards 2020.

I cover Shenley, Borehamwood, Radlett, St Albans, London Colney, Bushey, Potters Bar.

I work all year round and can be flexible with hours where possible to accommodate needs.

I have over 20 years experience of looking after children, and provide a caring and nurturing safe and homely environment for children to be in where they can grow and develop and have lots of fun learning and happy times. I enjoy a good close working relationship with parent(s)/ carer(s) working and engaging with parents/carers involving them with their child's development within my setting to ensure all children's needs are met. This I have to say works very well. I also offer babysitting services for my looked after children.

I am currently studying a distance learning child counselling course. I have just completed refresher training for EYFS Oct 19, and have also completed a Level 2 Food Hygiene course Oct 19.

I was awarded ** GOOD ** by Ofsted with a very good report written by Ofsted in October 2017.

Please see my experience and qualifications. I also hold a full clean UK driving licence. I was previously employed by the Metropolitan Police Service for over 19 and a half yrs. During that time I looked after friends and families children from new born up the ages of 11 yrs old. I was a trainer for a number of years and this has helped with some of my qualifications to be a childminder such as manual handling, risk assessments, numerous health and safety courses and data protection, and child protection training. I was also a mentor and coach. I am also studying a distance learning child counselling course to add to my childcare setting.

My Experience

I have over 20 years experience of looking after children from premature giving medication, pre schoolers and up to the ages of 10 yrs old. I also have experience with looking after children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Aspergers Syndrome, looking after twins. I have done alot of babysitting over the years as well. I have found my niche and really enjoy watching little ones develop through their different stages. I maintain daily childcare diaries and maintain spreadsheets and reports and journals in recording each stages of development, where development is needed in reaching their milestones. I record observations and provide regular termly reports for parents carers and maintain good working relationships with parents carers working closely with them. I keep up to date with any new training requirements as well.
I adopt an honest reliable trustworthy and professional childcare setting. I run a homely and nurturing setting. I provide healthy homemade meals with fresh nutritious ingredients. I am close by to parks and farms and various toddler groups, libraries that we regularly visit. I also do day trips out with the children. We do lots of outdoor activities such as lovely nature trails, gardening activities, and lots of exploring in creative and fun imaginative ways outside.

My Qualifications

Childcare Qualifications:

I am currently studying a distance learning Child counselling course as of Oct 19

Prevent Duty - radicalisation course

Home based child care setting course CYPOP 5

First Aid - Paediatric refresher with defib practicals e learning and exam 100% all completed (June 19)

EYFS Feb 17
EYFS 04/10/19

Child Protection

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Awareness

Prevent Radicalisation

Basic food hygiene
Level 2 Food Hygiene Course completed 03/10/19

deaf awareness



Btec first award diploma in business and finance

Btec National diploma award in business and finance

From previous employment: I also have a portfolio with records

manual handling trainers

risk assessment

various H and s trainer qualifications

data protection

domestic violence trainers course



occassional speakers

child protection trainers course

mentor/coaching course

My Availability

All year round Mon Tues Weds Thurs 08.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs I do like flexibility with the Friday ideally finishing at 16.00hrs or earlier where possible.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes no no no no
Morning yes yes yes no no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes no no no no
After School yes yes yes no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 04/10/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Happy to discuss with parent / carer (S) (I do accept childcare vouchers and I am registered on different schemes) I do not offer a pick up and drop off only service as I am a childminder and look after children.

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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  • Training Certificate: Level 2 Food Hygiene Course (added 04/10/2019)
  • Training Certificate: EYFS (added 04/10/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric first aid and defib course (added 25/06/2019)
  • Inspection Report: Sarah-Jane Reemer Ofsted Inspection Report Oct 17 (added 20/06/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 09/11/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 09/11/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism (added 02/09/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism (added 02/09/2018)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 02/09/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding Children (added 06/02/2017)
  • Training Certificate: An introduction to children diagonsed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (added 06/02/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: HOME BASED CHILD CARE SETTING LEVEL 3 COURSE CYPOP 5 (added 06/02/2017)
  • Training Certificate: EYFS (added 06/02/2017)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 06/02/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for SJR. 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.

Our twin boys have been at SJ for a year and over this time we have seen them develop in her care. She is warm, caring and kind, and on many occasions gone above and beyond the call of duty to support us. We are very grateful for her flexibility and treating our boys like her own children. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about SJR on 22/07/2018

I have sent both my girls into Sarah’s setting.

I have found Sarah to be extremely flexible when she can to accommodate last minute changes. I have always had a great relationship with Sarah, she gives regular updates on what the children have eating or been doing.

I sent my eldest daughter to Sarah until she left for Pre-school. I couldn’t imagine using anyone else for my next daughter and I was lucky Sarah had space. Both my girls have been very well cared for. Sarah treats them like one of her own, she is very nurturing. Being a mother herself it comes very naturally.

I can see my children love going to Sarah’s house each day – when we arrive my youngest daughter gives her a big smile and arms out for a hug. And when I pick her up she is all smiles and waves good-buy.

Sarah brings the children outside for walks in the park and to the local Willows Farm regularly and is keen to work on development esp arts and crafts. She enjoys getting messy with the children. I notice this when my children repeat what they have learnt in Sarah’s setting.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about SJR on 28/01/2018

Response by SJR on 22/03/2018:

Thank you for the lovely kind review it means a lot to me. Sarah-Jane

My little girl went to Sarah for 3 mornings a week until she started Pre-School. Once I dropped my daughter I have every confidence that my child is well loved and cared for.

Sarah takes them out on little trips to the farm and to the park. It’s the individual care that I loved most about Sarah, each child is special to her, something you can’t buy.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about SJR on 04/05/2017

I can recommend Sarah Jane to any parent. She is professional and always on top of things. my son is happy and always has a smile when with her.

  • 4 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about SJR on 13/02/2017

Sarah-Jane has provided my child with top rate childcare. She loves going to Sarah Jane and never looks back to see if I'm leaving. Shes excited to be dropped off there and not at all worried when we leave her, which is a major relief. Sarah Jane provided food, entertainment and outings all as part of her services. My daughter is very happy I would recommend her without hesitation or reservation.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about SJR on 08/02/2017

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