5 stars (7)

Childminder in Crewe

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Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2011 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 19 Nov 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Graded OUTSTANDING in 2018. Waiting list now open for all age groups.

As a mum of 4 children, I know only to well how hard it can be getting back into work & finding that extra cash to afford great quality childcare.
It has always been my aim to provide the best childcare at the most affordable cost to parents.
Not only do we provide outstanding childcare (recognised by Ofsted in our 2018 inspection) we are now offering to price match your fees for the whole of 2019.
Plus, if you find fees more affordable than us in Crewe, Nantwich or sandbach, will will reduce your fees further by 10% ?
Affordable childcare should always be easily accessible. Contact me today to secure your your child’s space before we open our waiting list.
We look forward to welcoming you ?

Ofsted graded OUTSTANDING 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 2 childcare practitioners who are experienced and qualified we care for children from birth up to 12 years old across 3 rooms in my home.

Here we offer play based learning.
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 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, St Mary’s and Wistaston Academy.

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.
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: 21/08/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Fee's start from £4.75 per hour between 7am - 6pm.

Full day £37.50 per day 7am - 6pm

FREE 15 and 30 hour funded spaces available Monday - Friday

Childcare Vouchers also accepted.

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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 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

Sara's Childminding is great. The staff are caring, understanding, patient and supportive. My little boy has medical and SEN needs and they work for and with him at every step. I cannot recommend them enough!!!

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by about Sara Linwood on 30/01/2015

My daughter has been going to sara for just over a year now. In this time I have seen her confidence grow hugely. She has speech therapy every week, and I ibform the staff of what we have worked on, and they go out of the way to continue the work when at the setting. They do regular observations, which is a great way to see your childs progression, strengths and weaknesses. I like the learning journal that is done everyday aswell, as it's nice to see what they have done each session.
Overall I rate sara's highly for the work and effort put in to makeher setting the brilliant place it is. I can go to work everyday knowing that my daughter is happy and loved, in a thriving environment. Thankyou :-)

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by about Sara Linwood on 29/01/2015

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