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Childminder in Seaham

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2020 Last Updated Oct 2021 Last Login 16 Oct 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted 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
Tax-Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

My name is Sarah Cox I am a registered childminder, I live with my husband and 2 children of primary school age. I have looked after and worked with children most of my life and from a very early age this is all I have wanted to do. I have worked in a nursery setting and now that my children are in school I am doing childminding.

In my spare time I have run a youth group for ages 8 – 17 for over 10 years which offers a safe and fun environment on a Friday night where they can have lots of fun. When I’m not working, I help with my mother’s toddler group that offers activity’s which promote the Early years foundation.

I provide childminding from my own home. I give care and education for boys and girls, in a safe home setting. I aim to supply high quality, flexible childcare for families. I will work with parents and will respect their wishes, values and practices for the care of their child or children. I live in a terraced house. My conservatory is a playroom, but children are welcome to take toys and other items into the dining room and sitting room. I have a safe and secure Yard that children can play in all weathers. Children will always be supervised in the yard. We also have a lovely field just outside the house, which will be used for outdoor play and activities. Just around the corner (a 5-minute walk) we have a park that has a play area and a wooded area nearby providing lots of places to explore. My parents have a lovely garden 2 streets away that we can have access to and where we can watch and help the vegetables and flowers grow. Within a 2-minute walk there is church building that has large community hall and children’s playroom. I have the keys to the church and on occasions we might use this to play and also use if we are involved in large activities.

I also work with an assistant who supports during the sessions when needed.

My Experience

I have worked in a nursery for 3 years. When I worked in this role i worked with ages 0 - 11. During this time I was also a key worker monitoring children's development.

I have worked in a youth group for 10 years as a senior youth leader this is for ages 7 - 17.

My Qualifications

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Child Care and Education - Distinction

Paediatric First Aid QA Level 3

Food Hygiene and Safety - Level 2


Caring for children with allergies

Child development: 0-5 years

Managing behaviour

Observing children


Autism Awareness

Being a key Person in an Early Years Setting

Dyslexia Awareness

Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings

Infection Prevention and Control in an Early Years Setting

Improving Children's Learning Through Play

Effective Health and Safety for Children with SEND and ASN

Setting Support Children with SEND in the Early Years

The SEND Code of Practice

Theories Underpinning the EYFS

Understanding the revised EYFS

My Availability

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes no yes no no no no
Afternoon yes no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 03/10/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Full day session (7:30am – 5:30pm): £30
Includes: breakfast, lunch, light evening meal, snacks (where applicable) and toddler/playground groups activities (where applicable).

Morning session (7:30am – 12:30pm) £17 (Includes breakfast, snacks and lunch if required*)

Afternoon session (1pm - 5:30pm) £17 (Includes light evening meals and snacks if required*)

Schools drop off session: £6 (Includes breakfast if required*)

School pickup session: £9 (includes snacks and light evening meal if required*)

Hourly rate plans: £4 per hour (please ask for more details / availability*)

*Meals, snacks, toddler group/playgroups are included in these prices where applicable. Prices do not include Baby milk and baby food this will need to be provided by the parent/guardian.

Additional information
TAX credits and CHILDCARE VOUCHERS are accepted.
FREE 15 hours government 2-year-old scheme is accepted.
3-4 year old’s 15/30 hours ‘free nursery placements’ is accepted.

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid Certificate (added 22/09/2020)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 22/09/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 22/09/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 22/09/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Sarah. 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 has been our childminder for a few months now since our son was 8 months old. We chose Sarah as a childminder based on her fantastic reviews and it’s true that she is absolutely incredible and our son is very well taken care of!!
From day 1 she has been amazing at meeting all of our sons needs, he is well nurtured (she even baby wears our son in a carrier as that’s what he is used to at home and cuddles him to sleep often too!) and he absolutely thrives. Each week he has just seemed to pick up so many new skills. Within the first few weeks of going to Sarah’s, all of a sudden he was playing peekaboo, waving, crawling, mark making, standing, etc. He also adores interacting with all of the children and has become so much more confident and social around anyone he now meets. Our son has come a long way so fast! Sarah has always updated us throughout the day with our sons wellbeing as well as sending us photos. He really enjoys the regular playgroups and all of the outings that Sarah has taken him on. They get up to so much fun at Sarah’s house. Sarah’s own children are brilliant too and they are so loving and enjoy playing with the children in Sarah’s care. Sarah provides a delicious range of home cooked meals too and our son is always hydrated, sun creamed up and happy. If you are currently looking for a childminder then you need not look any further as Sarah is absolutely wonderful in every way!!

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by Avatar for Jessica Jessica about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 26/07/2021

My daughter is usually quite shy, especially with strangers, however she took to Sarah right from the off! She absolutely loves going there and runs for her shoes and coat as soon as I tell her where she’s going. I can’t explain what a relief that is for an anxious Mam! Her talking, eating and of course singing, has all come on in leaps and bounds in the past few months since visiting Sarah and I couldn’t be happier with the care my daughter receives from her. Full of learning fun it’s lovely to see how animated my daughter is after being there showing me what she has learned that day. I receive texts and pictures throughout the day to let me see how she is getting on.
For someone who was really undecided about childcare it was the best decision I made and that’s down to Sarah!

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by Avatar for Leanne Leanne about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 20/01/2021

Sarah is a very lovely and trustworthy person. She has brought my daughters speech on so much in just a short space of time, she educates her with words and also has fun whilst doing so... my daughter now sings 24/7 😂
She keeps me up to date constantly with how my daughter is spending her day so I never feel worried about how she is getting on!
Would definitely recommend!

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by Avatar for Laurie Laurie about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 18/01/2021

My daughter loves spending time with Sarah. She has loads of fun, learns lots through play and is excited to tell me what she's done that day when I pick her up. Highly recommend Sarah Cox Childcare!

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by Avatar for Linda Linda about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 17/01/2021

Sarah is the most lovely childminder! My little boy absolutely loves going to her house. Her home space is colourful, safe, clean and inviting, and she helps children to learn through play. My son especially loves song time! Thank you Sarah for looking after him so well :)

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by Avatar for Emma Emma about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 25/09/2020

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