5 stars (11)

Childminder in Swansea

Female 57 years old Non-smoker Member since May 2009 Last Updated Aug 2017 Last Login 03 Jan 2018 Email Website

My Summary

CIW Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups

About Me

My hours are 8am. to 5/6pm. I am open through school holidays and inset days, but not bank holidays. All snacks, meals and drinks are provided, I enjoy cooking and provide home made meals which are nutritious and wholesome.

I have four children of my own from 16-24 years old, the youngest is still living at home. All of them are great with other children and make me very proud. We live in a large house with a good sized garden, so there is lots of space to play in. I have been a childminder for 14 years.

I provide a happy, relaxed and safe environment in which the children can learn and play together. We go to playgroups and have a good old sing along in 'Rhyme Time' at the local library. The ducks get well fed and we enjoy the swings and slides in various parks.

I can do school runs depending on the demands I already have.

My Experience

I was educated in a Rudolf Steiner school. I then went on to St Albans college to do a two year course in home management and family care / pre social worker course.

I have worked in various children's homes as a residential social worker and also taught special needs abroad and in and around London.

I also managed a home for adults with special needs for ten years prior to starting my own Childminding business 14 years ago.

My Qualifications

Registered childminder with NCMA and CSSIW
First aid
Food hygiene
Language and play
Child protection
Autism and Asperger's Syndrome and AD/HD
Foundation 1 Welsh Skills
Food,Fun and Active Play
Dental Health training/Designed to Smile

My Availability

My hours are 8am to 5/6pm Monday to Friday.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
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: 17/08/2017

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

On Application
Will also except child care vouchers.

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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  • DBS Check (added 22/01/2017)
  • CSSIW Certificate (added 21/01/2017)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Lili Wen Fach. 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.

From the moment we met Sarah, her family and saw her lovely home, we knew she would be perfect for us and our child. Sarah has continually exceeded our high expectations ever since.

What Sarah offers is unlike any childcare setting we have seen. With Sarah's love of play, imagination and outdoors, homemade food, her intuition for children and her kind (but firm when needed!) nature, the children are extremely lucky to have her (as are the parents). Sarah's four wonderful older children are a glowing testimony to her skills and approach. Sarah offers what all parents want for their children; a true home from home. We could not be happier.

Happy to provide more detail and reference over the phone.

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

by about Lili Wen Fach on 26/03/2017

My 2-year-old son has been with Sarah for the last 18 months, and I couldn't be happier with the care that he receives. It is so reassuring to know that whilst I am at work, my son is in a warm and nurturing home environment, and at the same time he has lots of opportunities to learn and develop, and play with other children. Sarah's house is relaxed, welcoming and friendly: it is very much a family atmosphere. My son benefits from having such inspiring teenage role models in Sarah's children, who take the time to play with him and talk to him. Her husband is very kind and caring too.

The children love running around in Sarah's garden, they enjoy lots of activities like cooking and painting, and they regularly go on outings to parks, farms, playgroups, etc. Sarah also provides nutritious home-cooked meals, and is always accommodating and flexible to mine and my son's needs. Somehow she manages to do all of this and remain completely in control at all times, always calm and containing. She is unflappable.

The peace of mind that comes from knowing that my child is in such caring and capable hands, and that he is having such fun and learning so much every day, is worth every extra penny that it costs to have such a first-class service. Some days, I go to pick up my son and he doesn't want to leave, telling me "I want to stay at Sarah's house!". Now, that is priceless as far as I'm concerned!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Lili Wen Fach on 20/10/2014

We have always known that Sarah is the best carer for our 22 month old he is obviously extremely happy here and is thriving. He runs into the house every morning and is delighted to meet Sarah and her family where he is warmly welcomed. Hilariously today when I picked him up he didn't want to leave (he was playing in the garden) he then proceeded to cry when I took him to the car! Luckily Sarah was on hand to make him laugh. Hilarious. Thank you Sarah on behalf of us all.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Lili Wen Fach on 13/06/2012

We chose Sarah because we felt she would provide a nuturing and stable environment in a family setting and we wanted this for our son. We were not wrong.

Sarah helped to ease the stress and worry after returning to work after a period of maternity leave. Our son, who had only ever been looked after by us, settled quickly and his development has moved on significantly in Sarah's care. He is always happy to go and see Sarah and her family and will run up to the door and call for her!

The environment is safe and secure with age appropriate toys and activities and a huge, safe garden for the children to play in. Sarah provides a varied diet and our son particularly likes her homemade bread which he devours daily!! Sarah takes the children to a playgroup and on outings to the park, etc.

We are more than confident in the high level of care he receives. Sarah is very affectionate and genuinely loves children but is not afraid to put boundaries in place. A mention must go to Sarah's husband and children who are also always welcoming and the children interact effortlessly with our son. It is more like going to a family environment than a formal child care provider and we feel that our son really benefits from this. We will use Sarah for any further children and our son will remain with her until he is at least 18!!!!!!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Lili Wen Fach on 02/05/2012

We felt so lucky to have found Sarah. We hadn't had a great experience with nursery with my first son and didn't want to go through it again with our second and as soon as we met Sarah we knew that we would be happy leaving our little one with her.

Sarah is so child focused, she treats each child with so much respect, time and patience. Our son settled quickly with her and we never worried leaving him. She treated him like a family member and would often lay out his favourite toys before we arrived in the morning. At pickup, she always gave a full update as to what they'd been up to in the day and what he'd ate and played with. It was lovely to hear.

I would recommend Sarah to anyone and wish to thank her for taking such good care of our little one!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Lili Wen Fach on 23/06/2011

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