5 stars (4)

Childminder in Ashford

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2011 Last Updated Jul 2019 Last Login 12 Sep 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
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

About Me

*** I will have a space on Mondays and Tuesdays for a child under 4 from September 2019 ****

2, 3 and 4 year-old funded places available. Details on request.

***Before and after school places available for drop off/pick up from Kingsnorth School on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at present ***

I am an Ofsted registered childminder in Park Farm.I have been graded good by Ofsted and I have 2 children of my own, a son aged 14 and a daughter aged 9. I offer a warm, friendly and fun environment with a large variety of toys, messy play area and enclosed garden. There are parks and woods within walking distance, which I regularly visit and I also attend several local toddler groups. I can also pick up/drop off from Kingsnorth School, Little Stars Nursery and Little Acorns. I have a full driving licence and my own car.

My Experience

I have completed the NVQ level 3 in childcare. I have also completed an NCMA pre-registration course for childminding, paediatric first aid training and continue to attend ongoing training with PACEY to remain completely up to date with childcare requirements and policies. I also hold a Basic Food Hygiene Certificate. I have two children of my own which have given me a wealth of experience and have also worked with children through lifeguarding and holiday activities at the Stour Centre.

My Qualifications

Childminding pre-registration course

Paediatric First aid certificate

Safeguarding Training

New EYFS briefing workshop

Sensory Play workshop for disabled/special needs children

NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People's Workforce

Learning Environment workshop

Basic Food Hygiene certificate

My Availability

1 space for a child under 4 on Mondays and Tuesdays from September 2019

Before/After school places available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. *****Kingsnorth School only.*****

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes no no yes no no no
Afternoon yes no no yes no no no
After School yes no yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 03/04/2019

My Fees

Available on request.

My Local Schools

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Sally Banks. 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.

Sally is an outstanding childminder.

My daughter has been going to Sally's several days a week for more than a year now (she is now 20 months old). She loves it there. It is such a pleasure to see her jumping for joy when I tell her we are going there!

From day 1, I have been fully confident in Sally.
She creates an open, friendly environment where children play safely and build self-confidence. She proposes them various activities both indoors and outdoors. Her own children are very welcoming and play with smaller children as well.

Sally is also very flexible and does her utmost to meet parents' needs and schedule, even with very short notice.

I can only recommend Sally to anybody looking for a childcare!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Sally Banks on 19/05/2015

My little girl is 14m at the moment and has been going to Sally everyday for a year now. She loves it there and is always happy to see Sally and reach our for cuddles.
Sally's own children are great with her when they are there too. She has also looked after my older girl (4yrs) every now and then which is a great help.
Sally is very caring and makes the children at home, also taking them out to playgroups and parks etc so there is a good social aspect. Most importantly they are happy and well cared for and very much at home with Sally. I would happily recommend her to anyone looking for a happy and friendly place to leave their child.
I have just read this to my oldest girl and she wants me to add that Sally is very good at playing!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Sally Banks on 25/03/2013

My 2 year old daughter has been going to Sally's once a week for nearly a year now and she really looks forward to her time at Sallys.

My daughter is always happy and excited to see Sally and her children and to stay and play when I drop her off. I always feel at total ease leaving her knowing she is going somewhere where she feels safe but also has lots of fun too.

Sally is great with the children and really approachable too and I would 100% recommend her to anyone seeking child care.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Sally Banks on 24/02/2013

My daughter attends sallys once a week she is always happy to stay and play, she plays well with both of sallys children. i always feel comfortable about leaving her and would'nt hesitate in recomending her to anyone else seeking child care.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Sally Banks on 13/01/2012

Response by Sally Banks on 14/01/2012:

Thanks! Always a pleasure x

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