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Childminder in Chelmsford

Babysitter in Chelmsford

Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2011 Last Updated Apr 2020 Last Login 03 Aug 2020 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
Flexible Hours

About Me

My name is sara Burns. I am married with 4 children aged between 26 and 18 and four grandchildren I have been childminding for 27 years in springfield.

Our house is full of fun and family values. I do lots of cooking and crafts as much as we can,glitter is a must. I like to be out and about to clubs and toddler groups hylands park,discovery centre,trips out to marsh farm and our local care home,with your permission, which enriches both generations we take in colouring,play dough lots of sensory play. We go out on litter picking trips with the toddlers as babies to show how important our environment is . I’m a member of the national trust so we can visit the forests .

I have a family feel setting where the Children become part of the family and feel at home. So as they get older this includes being on a rota to the lay or clear the table .
Manners and family values are big part of my setting.
I also follow the early years learning goals and document their progression on tapestry which is a secure on line journal which you can look at and comment on any time of the day but I always have time to talk to you at the end of every day and I am on the end of a telephone or texts.

Before and after school care I can provide breakfast and a dinner which I a home cooked fresh meal .
We have activities after school such as games night,crafts night and a Nintendo switch and sometimes we make our own pizzas together.

My Experience

I have 27 years of experience with children,including four of my own, but there is always some thing new to learn from children. I have worked at a nursery and local school. I have organised a play area at weddings and I love face painting so don't be surprised if you drop your son and daughter off and get a lion or butterfly back.

My self and 2 of my children are coeliacs so understand diet requirements,including dairy intolerances.
I have experience in following the Gina Ford contented baby.
I have experience with children on the autistic spectrum.

I am very flexible and understanding to the difficulties of working parents and will help as much as I can
I use Tapestry journals on line to record children’s everyday activities and early learning goals and parents can access anytime and record the children s experiences at home and comment on our observations.

We make vists to toddler groups ,library and our local care home Lyons court care home every week which enriches the children’s learning and also the elderly at the home,who’s faces light up when they see the children.

My Qualifications

OFSTED Registered
Safeguarding level 2
A current paediatric first aid
cache level 3 diploma childminding
Certificate in intensive interaction
Certificate in intensive communication
safeguarding children Level 1 and Level 2
Basic food hygiene level 1
Data protection level 1
DBS checked including my husband daughters and son
Early years speech and communication course
Assessment in the EYFS
Early years phonics
A member of the professional association for childcare and early years

Registered to except 2/3/4 year funding
I also Except childcare vouchers

My Availability

Please contact for Vacancies for before and after school for perryfields infants and juniors. I can also do pick up and drop off to Tyrells Primary on Wednesday Thursday only

I have vacancies for before and after school from September for perryfields infants and juniors

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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 yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 21/04/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour
  • Babysitting from £5.00 per hour

I except childcare vouchers and 2 and 3 year funding. And working childcare vouchers

My Local Schools

My Documents

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I would highly recommend Sara, she is very patient and thoughtful with our two girls. They have settled in so well and are always excited to go to Sara’s especially our eldest who constantly asks us “is it Monday yet? Do you know what we are going to make at Sara’s on Monday?”
Sara is brilliant with the children and it was important for us that our girls were in a family setting not too dissimilar to our own, a daycare center or nursery was out of the question. Sara is a perfect fit for our family and I feel happy in the knowledge that when I drop my girls off they are in a lovely, safe, home environment filled with fun and family values. they are part of the household and fit into the dynamic, they are content and happy and each day they come home excited to share stories about their day with us.

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

by about Little munchkins on 11/04/2018

Response by Little munchkins on 21/11/2018:

Thankyou so much it has been a joy looking after the girls and I will miss them both very much x

Sara's childcare is a truely amazing thing. She has been looking after my 3 children throughout the last 8 years. Each child is treated as a little individual with their own gifts to share.

Sara has build an environment which encourages play and fun and engages your children in so many activities. Letters are learnt, cakes are baked and songs sung.

It is hard for a mum to leave her kids with someone else but with Sara I have always known that I can go to work happy in the knowledge that they will be safe, happy and having a great time! I can not recommend Sara enough.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Little munchkins on 06/09/2011

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