Avatar for u.screenName }}
5 stars (3)

Childminder in Leigh On Sea

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2017 Last Updated Oct 2020 Last Login 30 Oct 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
CIW Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Childminding Agency Registered
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hi my name is Sally , I live and work as a childminder in the "Westleigh "schools catchment area.
I offer school drop offs and pick ups from the following schools- Westleigh Infants and Juniors and will consider pre schools.
I have been childminding since 2003 and have maintained an **Outstanding** Ofsted grade from 2003 to date.
Last Ofsted inspection was December 2015.
I am married to husband Rodger and we have 2 adult children, one of which my daughter of 26 is currently living at home.
we have lived on the Highlands estate for the last 20+ plus years

My interests are:
Children and child care
Walking and being out and about enjoying the outdoor local amenities.
Food and eating out
Time spent with family and friends
Films and cinema
Arts and crafts
Hand crafts ,making toys and resources
Gardening especially with my young helpers
RHS member
National Trust member
Days out
Motor sport
Annual Sea life ticket holder

My Experience

I am a qualified chef and encourage a healthy eating policy at my setting with varied menus and good home cooked foods.
I have a wealth of experience with children with mild and severe allergies including anaphylaxis and have cared for children currently and in the past with nut, cows milk protein, egg white and tree mould allergies.

My Qualifications

I constantly update my CPD and my certificates are available to parents/carers to view at my setting along with any other relevant documents and policies.

My Availability

I currently have 2 x 0-5yr old full time spaces on a Wednesday 0730-18.00 ,

I have 1 x 5-8 yr before and after school space on Wednesday &Thursday for Westleigh Schools

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no yes yes no no no
Morning no no yes no no no no
Afternoon no no yes no no no no
After School yes no yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 30/10/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Available on application

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

This member has provided us with electronic copies of the following documents that have been reviewed by Childcare.co.uk and are held on file. The documents have been certified by the member as being true and accurate. We recommend you ask to see original copies of the documents before you hire them in order verify the true accuracy for yourself. Find out more about checks & references.

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 14/04/2020)


Below are the latest reviews for Kids Kapers. 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.

Both my children have been looked after by Sally throughout their Primary School education (and my daughter for the first term at secondary school). I visited a number of childminders and Sally by far stood out. She has a very kind manner and my daughter warmed to her straight away. She supported both my children to settle into school and was their advocate at the end of school if there were any issues that needed to be addressed, or any cuddles needed. My children have thrived in the family atmosphere she creates in her home, and all the opportunities she has given them during holiday times. I would definitely recommend Sally to anyone looking for a childminder.

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

by AEW about Kids Kapers on 24/08/2020

Sally has been looking after my 2 sons when I returned back to work after maternity leave with my second son and my eldest was at school nearly 3 years ago.

Sally is an outstanding childminder. Highly responsible, enthusiastic, caring and extremely professional are amongst many of her wonderful traits. Prior to being looked after by Sally, my eldest son attended a nursery and I wish I had him looked after by Sally earlier.

My boys love being looked after by Sally. Their days are packed full of games and educational activities in the garden and inside and also trips out to the woods and other interesting places. I am so happy to have found a childminder so dedicated and warm hearted.

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

by vicky111 about Kids Kapers on 26/07/2020

William has been attending Sally’s setting since he was 11 months old & now is almost 5; I remember how stressful it was trying to find an appropriate caregiver when returning to work and wow were really lucky to find Sally!

I met with a few minders but as soon as we met Sally we knew she was ‘the one’! Her house is clean, spacious & she has a fantastic outside garden & play cabin area which the kids just love. But more than the surroundings,
Sally herself is such a competent, kind and experienced childminder that you can’t help but feel your child is in very safe hands, and Sally is just as good with the really little ones as she is with the school-aged children.

Sally is a great teacher, really knows her stuff when it comes to the early years curriculum and has been great at helping with things like potty training too. My favourite things about the time William spends at Sally’s is she often takes the children out & about- the beach, cinema, bowling, park, woods as well as suitable playgroups, the children are never bored with her.

I could go on & on but has been a pleasure having Sally as William’s childminder and I would highly recommend her to other families.

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

by Katie_Ri about Kids Kapers on 24/07/2020

You must be a registered parent and logged in to leave a review.

If you don't have an account then Register Free now.

This profile has been produced from information provided to us by the user. We have not verified or confirmed the accuracy of any of the information and members should undertake their own vigorous checks and references.. Please ensure you read our Safety Advice and information on how to Check Childcare Provider Documents.