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Childminder in Surbiton

5 stars

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2011 Last Updated Nov 2020 Last Login 18 Feb 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

My name is Sarah & I am a registered childminder and I live in Surbiton KT5 with my husband and our two children (girl & boy). I drop off and collect from Grand Avenue Nursery & Primary school.

We are both non smokers and have two very friendly Guinea Pigs & a lovely tropical fish tank which all the children love.

I am a fun and happy caring mum who can care for your little one and provide them with a safe & loving home from home environment.

My home is a warm and loving environment and we have lots of problem solving & fun educational toys to play & learn with. I have a dedicated playroom & we have a lovely large safe garden with a little tikes wendy house & double swing with baby seat. We love playing outside and make good use of our veggie patch where your little ones can explore and plant seeds & watch them grow.

We enjoy toddler groups / soft play areas / local swings & slides parks / feeding the ducks / visits to the library and other enjoyable outings. We also love drawing / messy play / glueing & sticking and other creative activities.

I have excellent references & feedback from parents which you are more than welcome to see.

I am a member of PACEY.
I am available from 7.15am - 6pm.
please see further down for my availability ;-)

My Experience

I am a lucky mum of 2, one girl & one boy.

The children I currently care for are of various ages & I am luckly to have an excellent relationship with all the parents I work with. I have excellent references / feedback from parents which you are more than welcome to see.

My Qualifications

Ofsted inspection September 2019 - GOOD

Ofsted registered, Paediatric First Aid, Enhanced CRB
Member of PACEY

Approved 1st Aid Course taken and passed

Completed and passed Introduction to Childcare Practice
Safeguarding Children course - Kingston Early Years
Infection Control course
Food Hygiene


Full clean drivers licence

I attend training courses to improve my knowledge & setting & all my certificates are dated & available for you to see.

My Availability

Please contact me for current availability

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Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 07/11/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.00 per hour

please contact me for my current fees

Baby milk / nappies / wipes to be supplied by Parent

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate: Mrs Sarah Stafford (added 19/11/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Sarah J. 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.

Sarah cared for our son for 7 years from the the age of 3 - the only reason we are no longer with Sarah is to now prepare for BIG school this year.

We have loved having Sarah look after our son George and have nothing but the utmost praise & gratitude for the care provided. Sarah is a wonderful childminder who provides excellent care and a lovely warm home from home environment. Sarah feels like a part of our family and my son has always been so happy and has really enjoyed all his time spent with her family and the other kids in her care.

The environment is perfect for kids to play, with excellent facilities including a nice big enclosed garden to run around in.

We cannot thank Sarah enough for the care she has shown and would recommend her without hesitation.We would be very happy to chat to any prospective parents as a reference.

Thank you Sarah - you and your beautiful family will always be a part of our lives!

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by Avatar for LyndseyG LyndseyG about Avatar for Sarah J Sarah J on 04/03/2019

Sarah is a wonderful childminder! She has looked after my daughter 4 days a week for the last 4 years (since she was 7 months old). Now my daughter is going into full time school we will not be saying goodbye to Sarah. She and her lovely family have become part of our lives and there is no doubt that we will stay in touch and she will always feature in my childrens' lives.

Sarah is professional, reliable, caring and fun. I cannot imagine a better childminder. We are so grateful we found her!

My daughter was always well looked after, well fed and well entertained. Lots of playgroups, rhyme time, trips to the zoo, library and all sorts of other outings. My little girl actually used to get upset on the one day of the week she wasn't going to Sarah's!

I cannot recommend this childminder highly enough!! Thank you for everything.

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by Avatar for veryberr veryberr about Avatar for Sarah J Sarah J on 31/08/2017

Sarah is a remarkable childminder and our boys have been enriched so much from being in her care. Sarah looked after my eldest boy for almost 2 years up until the age of nearly 3, and my youngest from the age of 6 months until he was nearly 1. We’ve moved out of the area and so have had to find new childcare for that reason, but would have taken Sarah with us if we could have!

Sarah provides a warm family environment with plenty of space and activities for little ones. Very quickly my boys felt completely at ease there just as they do at home. The dedicated playroom is fantastic and there’s a great open space living area the children can also use, plus good size garden. Sarah takes the kids out to toddler groups, playdates, walks in the park etc, so they’re never bored. They also really respond to her because she's both caring and a lot of fun.

During the settling in process Sarah was very reassuring and helped put my mind at ease with photo updates and generally lots of empathy. My eldest has learnt to say please and thank you and Sarah reinforces learning through practising counting, colours, reading and lots more.

Sarah’s own children are sweet and well-mannered, a credit to her and Vince. I felt that Sarah genuinely cared for and showed affection for our kids and I always completely trusted her to keep them safe and happy. I really couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

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by Avatar for Barbara Barbara about Avatar for Sarah J Sarah J on 12/07/2017

Sarah has been looking after my daughter since September 2011, when she was just turning 2. The last 2.5 years with her have been amazing. She has nurtured and cared for my daughter like she was her own. With Sarah it's not just about the school run like with some childminders, she takes them out to farms, soft play etc. I couldn't recommend her enough. In fact things have gone so well that she will be looking after my baby boy when I return to work in September 2014.

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by Avatar for rootie rootie about Avatar for Sarah J Sarah J on 12/03/2014

Sarah looked after my little girl D from 10 months old until I decided to give up work. My daughter loved going to Sarah's. There were never any tears and I never had any anxiety leaving her as I knew how happy she was. D loved playing with Sarah's youngest and Sarah always did nice activities with her. When I see Sarah on the school run D still goes up to her and gives her huge hugs and often tries to get into Sarah's buggy!! Sarah clearly loves children and they respond to how warm caring and fun she is.

I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone looking for a childminder!

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by Avatar for Kerry Li Kerry Li about Avatar for Sarah J Sarah J on 18/01/2012

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