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Childminder in Swansea

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2009 Last Updated Jan 2020 Last Login 21 Feb 2020 Email Website

My Summary

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

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 19-27 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 15 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 15 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.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 12/02/2020

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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  • Inspection Report (added 31/10/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 22/01/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Wales 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.

I couldn’t recommend Sarah enough to look after your child. It’s great to have somewhere where I can leave my son and not worry at all about him. When I drop him off he’s always extremely happy to run in and play with his friends. Sarah’s garden is fantastic, a child’s dream!
He’s never been a great sleeper but seems to nap for great lengths at Sarah’s which is something I’ve never managed to get him to do, so very grateful for that. Thank you.

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by about Lili Wen Fach on 09/01/2020

Our two children have been cared for by Sarah for about 15 months in total. The children really enjoy going to Sarah's house. The hand over is a joy! They love Sarah and the amazing garden with the cars, pop up tents and water play. Sarah has been so accommodating of my son who is a very fussy eater. As parents we have a great relationship with Sarah, who is very relaxed and a good communicator. Would highly recommend :-)

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by about Lili Wen Fach on 14/09/2018

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.

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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

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