I'm a Accredited Ofsted Registered Childminder in Plymouth, I have been registered for 9
years, and love what I do.
I work along side my Husband Dan who is also a Ofsted Registered Child Minder. We have 3 son's and live in the NEW PL2 Development (North Prospect)
We provide the best possible service by ensuring that, through play and activity sessions, all children have fun whilst learning something new each day.
Whether it’s for a couple hours a week, or just after school, or even full time
- An extensive collection of children's books for all ages
- A great variety of toys for boys and girls, ranging from birth to 8. (Includes Nintendo WII)
- Crafts including painting, drawing, and sticking.
- A huge library of children's DVD's
Fun outings to:
- Saltram (walks, picnics)
- Play groups
- Nature trails
- Woodlands Adventure Park
- Flexible hours and good rates of pay
- Full / Part time
- A happy and content atmosphere
- Accommodate from birth to 12 years
- School rounds in and around Plymouth (to be discussed in initial interview)
- Holiday cover and after school clubs
- Each child is treated as an individual in a safe clean and caring environment.
Lots of experience including lots of S.E.N
I have 3 beautiful boys aged 2 years, 5 years old and 11 years old.
Paediatric First Aid
Trained in Being Safe: Effective First Aid Management
Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Home Based Child Care
Child Abuse Awareness and Safeguarding Children Procedures
Trained in Child Neglect Level 2
Trained in Child Protection Level 2
Food Hygiene and Safety Level 2
Makaton Trained (Beginners, Foundation and Enhancement Trained)
A FREELANCE MAKATON TUTOR (Offering Makaton Training)
Equal Opportunities / Inclusion Workshop
Trained in Supporting Early Language Development
Read Write Inc Phonics Trained
Communication Matters Work Shop
Trained in Characteristics of Effective Leaders
'Being 2' Workshop
A Parent Governor at Courtlands Special School
Availability on request
***School Runs*** - Current ones include
Keyham Barton Primary
St Budeaux Schools (Victoria Road, River Side, St Peters)
St Josephs (Devonport)
School of Creative Arts
Weston Mill Primary
Courtlands Special School
If your school isn't mentioned please ask for availability
I offer overnight care and evening babysitting either at your own home or mine.
We offer a pick up and drop off service
*** SPACES AVAILABLE ***
|Last Updated: 15/12/2019|
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
- Childminding from £4.00 per hour
WE WORK 7 DAYS A WEEK
Fees available on request
Unsociable hours to be arranged.
Any questions please call me
***We offer government funding for 2, 3, and 4 year olds*** SPACE AVAILABLE
My Local Schools
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They do pick ups and drop offs at your house which is very helpful and they are very cheap.
They do lots of school pick ups which is great for school aged children but it meant that my 1yo and 3yo were in the bus for hours at a time. My 3yo also came home saying "Can you say f**k?" Which sounds like older kids goading younger ones into saying naughty things.
I gave my 4 weeks notice (which took us up to breaking up for Xmas at uni for me) and said that I had found a preschool available in Jan. They said they had some one that wanted to start ASAP and then dropped me as a client the next day (Dan said when the dropped the kids back "gotta look after my own family")
Then they blocked me as a user on here so I couldn't leave a bad review so I had to contact the website directly.
I am not being vindictive by writing this review, they're nice as people and they're very accommodating but very unprofessional. I was left with a month of uni without childcare and no notice to find some.
Response by Sandie Bittle on 09/11/2019:
Thank you for the review Holly. I love the ‘be wary’ bit especially! 😀
Holly it’s been a bit of a nuisance since day one and I quote your words ‘sorry to be a bit hassley but it turns out I’m a bit of a control freak’ I should have never taken you on as a client! The day you allowed your child to take a poo on my neighbours grass and to find it funny quoting ‘E announced he needed a poo so took a crap on that tiny patch of grass. Iv collected it but didn’t have any wet wipes which is my fault. It’s pretty normal for him to s**t in parks though, he’s probably shat in every park in Plymouth’ should have been your last day! I have never been so disrespected! Now to address the bus! And the very long time they spend in it! It’s a service we offer and one most parents are grateful for ! One you took great advantage of!! Quoting ‘ideal, I don’t even have to get dressed’ asking us daily if we could pick up!
Also the swearing ! You actually text me and again I quote your words ‘I don’t know, he’s just came out with it recently. He’s heard swears before but it sounds like someone is asking him to say it which is weird. It could be from anywhere that’s just kids they’re just sponges but I thought I’d mention it in case he starts running a foul mouth with you’
As these are big concerns, and only learning about it on here, I will be forwarding you a complaints procedure in the post. I will also forward your concerns to my LA and Ofsted. It’s a shame it has came to this because up until yesterday, having to let you down in a case of emergency everything was absolutely fine and never raised any of the above. In fact it was only 48 hours before this review you were actually asking us if we could collect the children! You’ve even thanked us for everything we’ve done for you and being so accommodating.. Very confusing !
Holly I wish you and your children the very best. I feel very sorry for the next hard working person to have to deal with you, and your very demanding ways!
Wonderful couple, flexible, great price and super welcoming. My two boys have only been going a short time but have already settled in and really look forward to their time here. My eldest has SEN and is the most settled he’s ever been. Literally could not recommend them highly enough - the best childminders in Plymouth!! Do not look elsewhere!! So lucky to have found them :-)
Sandie and dan are simply amazing I didn't think there were such incredible child care providers out there. They have become like family my children love going there. They always come back smiling. They do so much with the children days out to woodlands, parks the list can go on forever. They are very flexible and provide an outstanding service. So look no further for the best childminders.
Sandie & Dan have been nothing but accommodating to our current situation. They are friendly, their setting is fantastic and my son really enjoys spending time with the family! Would highly recommend!! One very happy mummy!
My children have recently started with Sandie and dan and I can honestly say this couple are probably the nicest couple I have ever met, so down to earth and clearly take pride in everything they do. My children love it, I was a bit skeptical of using a childminder as my children have been going to a nursery and I thought they wouldn’t adjust, well I was proved wrong. Never have I seen my kids smile so much when I’ve picked them up and my daughter will quite happily tell me what she’s been upto. Flexibility is amazing, and they accommodate my needs so well. I wouldn’t ever hesitate to recommend them to anyone as their care is literally second to none!!! If you want quality care then you need to get in contact with them!!! Thank you guys :)
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