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Childminder in Crewe

Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2011 Last Updated May 2020 Last Login 01 Jun 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Registration now open for June 2020. See Covid 19 update below.

Graded OUTSTANDING by Ofsted 2018

Hi and welcome to my page for my childcare setting.
I run a home from home childcare service from my large home on Stewart Street in Crewe.
Working with 3 childcare practitioners who are experienced and qualified we care for children from birth up to 12 years old across 3 rooms in my home.

COVID 19 UPDATE

I am now accepting new registrations for all under 5's to commence care between June 2020 and September 2020 including free funded spaces for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds. NO DEPOSIT or sign up fee will be charged during the months leading up to September 2020.

MY SETTING

In my home from home setting children will learn through play, ensuring their time spent with us is most enjoyable and relaxing.

Children feel right at home and settle quickly into our home as part of the Linwood family.

We encourage parents to share in their children's learning by offering online learning journeys and a private profile where parents can see pictures of their children's daily play and activities whilst interacting with staff and other parents of the setting.

We have recently updated our outside play areas with decking for all weather play, grassed garden area with swings and wooden climbing frame, Mud/Sand kitchen and outdoor home corner/role play area.

We offer free funded spaces for 2, 3 and 4 year old's across 48 weeks of the year to help support families who do not only work term time hours.

We offer before and after school care for children attending Gainsborough Primary and nursery school.

Please feel free to contact me for an informal chat regarding your specific childcare requirements or to arrange a time to pop over and meet us.

My Experience

I have been a mum since 2003 when my first son was born. Since then I have been blessed with 3 further children born in 2011, 2012 and 2016 and my 5th baby born May 2020

I have been running my setting since February 2012, gained experience through training and day to day experiences with the children I care for.

My goal is to ensure that all children feel at home, in my home, and I feel that I have accomplished that over the years with many children feeling that they are part of our family.

My Qualifications

Local authority childminding registration course.

Pediatric first aid course.

Food & Hygiene certificate

Safeguarding Children

NVQ 3 in childcare

My Availability

Please call for availability.
FREE 15 and 30 hour funded spaces available Monday - Friday
Part time/full time and flexible spaces also available.

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Last Updated: 16/05/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Pay for the hours you use only, based on your contract and charged at £5 per hour

Full day £40 per day 7am - 5pm or £45 7am - 6pm

FREE 15 and 30 hour funded spaces available Monday - Friday

Childcare Vouchers also accepted.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Sara Linwood. 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.

My son has been coming to Sara since September 2019 and as an anxious first time mum, leaving my son with anyone other than his dad was a huge deal for me. Sara and the girls have been fantastic with us both and have really put my mind at ease. My boy loves going and is absolutely thriving. He settled straight away and I know it's because he is receiving excellent care.

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by about Sara Linwood on 07/02/2020

My daughter has attended the setting since she was 13 months old for 2 days which has recently increased to 3 and thoroughly enjoys going; So much so that she asks to go every morning! . Having moved through each of the rooms from babies through to preschool, you can clearly see how her development has progressed. Sara has a structured approach to learning and it really shows.
I cannot fault Sara or the other staff, they are so friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. The facilities are great with a large outside pay space, including a mud kitchen that my daughter especially enjoys playing in.
Any question I've had has always been answered quickly and clearly and my daughter always has a big smile on her face when I collect her. I would definitely recommend!

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by about Sara Linwood on 07/02/2020

My little boy has recently started with Sara and her wonderful team! He was a little cautions going in at first but is settling beautifully now! Sara has been amazing in settling our nerves with us leaving him for the first time and is very reassuring and answers any and every question we have .My little boy is really enjoying his time spent here and loves the girls who work there too. Excellent all round x

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by about Sara Linwood on 26/09/2018

Sara and her team have always been so accomodating to my work schedule, and my daughter’s changing needs. I’ve always been so happy with how they treat my child and she’s always been so happy at the setting-we’ve been with Sara and Active Little Learners for just over a year and I can honestly say that I am so pleased with my daighter’s progress in her learning and speech development. I’ve also found that Sara encourages the individuality of each child rather than treating them as one and the same, and I think that that’s so important in developing personalities.

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by about Sara Linwood on 04/09/2018

I must confess that I have never met anyone as wonderful as Sara. Aside from the major improvement in my kids development. She has been very accommodating with my shifting rota & helping me work out the best possible time table for my kids whilst saving me excess cost.The staffs are always pleasant no matter the time of the day and make my kids feel at home. The setting is so much exciting that my kids always look forward to their times there. I can not but sing SARA LINWOOD's praises as a place for every kid.

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by about Sara Linwood on 08/07/2016

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