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Sandra Mckay

Childminder in Mytchett

Babysitter in Mytchett

5 stars

Usually responds within 15 minutes

Female Member since Mar 2017 Last Updated Mar 2022 Last Login 18 May 2022

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
Outstanding Rated
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

No spaces available until Sept 2022...NVQ 3 Qualified, experienced childminder, Ofsted registered outstanding.
Dedicated toy room, large garden, regular craft, park visits, baking, water play, touch and feel activities.. I offer a home from home environment, plan my activities around the children's needs and requests, celebrate various festivals ,plenty of stories to promote language, mark making.
Various toys and resources, messy play, large outside play area.
In my home my son age 30, my daughter age 18.
Small dog - great with the children.

My Experience

Over 25 years experience, children or various ages 0- 10 years, references.

My Qualifications

NVQ 3, Quality Assured Childminder, Wonder Years Completed 2016, current First Aid certificate, Safeguarding Certificate.

My Availability

Fully booked until Sept 2022.

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Last Updated: 17/03/2022

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

from £5.50 per hour....

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo
29 January 2020
16 March 2016 - Outstanding
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Below are the latest reviews for Sandra Mckay. 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.

Sandra has been looking after my daughter for 8 months since I returned to work after maternity leave. As a first-time mum I was nervous about returning to work and leaving my daughter with someone else, but Sandra made the process so easy and I felt very confident right away, which was fantastic. When I first visited, I was struck by how nicely the children were playing together and I really think Sandra's calm and respectful approach helps to facilitate that.

My daughter loves her time at Sandras, spending lots of time outdoors and at different groups so she has loads of opportunities to mix with other children, as well as the other children Sandra looks after. Luna is a very friendly dog and my daughter is very good when she meets unfamilar dogs now.
Sandra is very proactive and regularly checks that we are happy e.g. with the meals she is providing etc. She is great at tailoring what she does to the needs of the children she has each day and is very creative in her approach.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Kate Kate about Avatar for Sandra Mckay Sandra Mckay on 05/04/2019

Response by Avatar for Sandra Mckay Sandra Mckay on 05/04/2019:

Thank you for your lovely review, your child is a pleasure to look after.....

My boys absolutely love Sandra! We have used Sandra’s childminding service for a little over a year now. Sandra has regular activities planned with the children and often the boys bring home cakes and paintings they have made. Sandra takes lots of photos of the boys activities which she shares with us throughout the day. This always makes me smile whilst I’m at work and I’m reassured they are having fun and being well looked after. Sandra’s dog Luna is so sweet and the boys just love her. We don’t have pets at home so I am pleased they have learnt how to be respectful of Luna and confident with her. We have used Sandra to babysit as well as she knows the boys well. I would highly recommend Sandra.

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by Avatar for nslocomb nslocomb about Avatar for Sandra Mckay Sandra Mckay on 02/04/2019

Sandra has looked after my 2 children for over 18months and before that provided as hoc cover. She has been fantastic and is always working hard to ensure both children have plenty to do with her. She has been adaptable and happy to collect from after school clubs. She took my youngest to a local gardening club and since that has closed has along with another childminder started to do forest school activities with him and other children. For festivals, celebrations, birthdays the children always come home with lots of crafts she’s create with them for several weeks. I would not hesitate to recommend Sandra who treats the children like her own. We also use her as a babysitter knowing the children are safe and will be fine if they wake whilst we are out.

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by Avatar for Mabel Mabel about Avatar for Sandra Mckay Sandra Mckay on 14/03/2019

Sandra has looked after our girls 5 days a week since they were both 6 months old. One is now 6 and the other 4. To say we are happy with the care provided is an understatement and we could not have asked for a better carer or setting.

The girls have been in such a positive and welcoming environment that has helped them grow in confidence and given them valuable life skills even at such a young age. Sandra always keeps the girls busy through visits to local parks, arts and crafts, baking and playing with the other children that attend. They never have a bad word to say about the food provided and never come home hungry!!

Sandra is friendly, approachable, professional and above all else the exact person you would want looking after your children. She keeps regular contact through newsletters, diarys and face to face talks during pick up and collection and any issues are dealt with promptly and efficiently.

Our girls have always been happy with Sandra and relish attending every day, if we were not moving abroad we would still use Sandra and are hopeful that on our return we are able to use Sandra once again.

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by Avatar for Redcap Redcap about Avatar for Sandra Mckay Sandra Mckay on 07/07/2017

Sandra has been looking after my daughter for 5 months now and we are so happy with the care provided.

my daughter is so excited in the mornings and can't wait to have an action packed day with Sandra.

they do lots of fun and educational activities which has really helped develop my daughter in so many ways.

Sandra is such an amazing carer and I would recommend her to everyone.

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by Avatar for Nimisha Nimisha about Avatar for Sandra Mckay Sandra Mckay on 18/05/2017

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