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sarahken

Childminder in Strood

Babysitter in Strood

5 stars
(4)

Female Member since Aug 2009 Last Updated Sep 2021 Last Login 03 Dec 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Registered in Northern Ireland
Newborn Experience
Montessori Trained
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

2 full time and part time Spaces available !! Please book early to save your space!!! Ofsted OUTSTANDING childminder!!! Also available to take on school runs depending on school!!! Please ask for more information or like us.

Hi everyone, I'm Sarah a registered child minder from cuxton i am 35 years old with 4 children of my own aged 1 ,14,15!and 19 I have a lovely 5 bedroom detached house with 2.5 large dedicated childminding room for sleeping and playing and a very large garden. I have been a registered childminder since 2002 and have looked after children and babies from newborn to 15 years old! I am ofsted registered, crb checked, first aid trained and have very good references as well as a level 3 childcare diploma, I have a clean driving license and drive a 7 seater. I also employ 3 assistants so we are able to offer flexibility and give each child in our care the help and attention they need. My assistant holds a level 3 diploma in childcare and has previously worked in a nursery but decided to work as a childminder and holds all the ubove. We both hold a unit 1 diploma in home based child care and I myself hold an introduction to child minding certificate. I work along side the early years register and work with your child and do observations and planning like a nursery. I offer daily diaries so you know what your child has achieved each day. I offer a wide range of activities :
Under 1s - baby walkers, high chairs, play gym, soft play mat, push chairs including a double, rattles, teething rings, books, soft toys, steering wheels, stacking cups, musical toys, soft stacking rings, and lots more

Under 5s
Train sets, car sets, puzzles, paints, play dough, easel, pencils, pens, magnetic letters and board, dressing up out fits, cash machine, work bench with very realistic tools, soft toys, walking barking dog, remote control car and plane, guitars, drum, piano, bricks and brick table, board games and lots more!

Over 5s
Pool, football and air hockey table, train and car sets, board games, instruments, skittles, computers which are limited to 30minutes - Ds, playstation, nintendo 64. I also have the Internet for home work with parental permission. And lots more!

Outdoor play
14ft trampoline, toddler trampoline, play house, gardening equipment, sand and water table, activity cube, hula hoop, paddling pool, slide, ride on cars, scooters, bikes, and lots more!!

I have 3 dedicated play rooms and 2 overnight care bedrooms, I offer daytime care and overnight care!!!
I am also able to accept child care vouchers.

I encourage all children to help with day to day things like laying the table, giving ideas on meals and activities, tidying up and sometimes light duties to make them feel and know they are important.

I also take my mindees on trips to parks, libraries, children's centre activities, beaches , farms, bowling, and other fun trips .

We do baking, gluing and sticking, painting, chalking and lots more and celebrate different cultures and festivals including trying new foods from around the world and making things to learn and remember about all back grounds.


During the holidays we try to do trips on a daily basis! I do not charge extra for trips during holidays.

My Experience

i have 3 children of my own and i also have had lots of experience from childminding in the past 17 years and with my friends children. I also have experience with children who have aspergers, adhd and autism.

My Qualifications

i hold a level 3 child care diploma
valid paediatric first aid certificate updated in may 2018
Level 2 in food hygiene
unit 1 diploma in home-based childcare. completed childminding practise course,
crb checked
lots of references available to see
Health checked
Ofsted registered
Safeguarding child protection training completed Feb 2019!!!
Currently doing level 3 special educational needs as well as ADHD awareness

My Availability

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Limited spaces currently available please enquire!!
we currently do school runs for:



All faiths primary
Wainscott primary
Elaine primary
Hilltop primary
Cedar primary
bligh primary
Offering full time, part time, one off care, over night care, school runs, collection and dropping off , and shift work and early and late care

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
After School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 17/09/2021

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £7.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £4.75 per hour

my charges are :

8am-6pm 4.70 an hour(10 percent discount for siblings if full time care.) school runs are 5.00 pick up fee then 4.50 per hour till 6pm and 6pm-8am is 7 an hour if this is needed.

8pm-6am set rate of 50 also
Offering babysitting for 9.00 an hour.

public holidays and weekends 7.00 per hour - yet again discounts for siblings needing full time care.

occasional care is the same as set out above.
10percent discount for siblings for full time 5 days a week childcare.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

Reviews

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I can't praise Sarah more than she deserves. Brilliant childminder and her own children were so lovely and welcoming to my daughter. Definitely provides the best childcare service in Medway. My daughter is so happy when she goes to Sarah.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for nicole nicole about Avatar for sarahken sarahken on 09/02/2017

My daughter was looked after very well. Although it was a short stay as we had to move house. I know my daughter would have benefited a grate deal.

With Many Thanks
Chibbie

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for chibbie chibbie about Avatar for sarahken sarahken on 24/07/2014

Sarah looked after my son from school and he couldn't have been happier, sarah is very professional and her own children were lovely, lovely house with amenities for children to play in and a very warm and caring household, although my son is no longer with Sarah ( and this was onky due to the school he was in), Sarah is still on hand when I need her and my son is very happy to go there. I would recommend Sarah to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Stephani Stephani about Avatar for sarahken sarahken on 15/02/2012

My children (aged 5 and 7) have been going to Sarah for the past year and they really enjoy going there after school and during the holidays. They have plenty of activities to keep them occupied and often get the opportunity to get out and about. Sarah is very concientious and always mindful of the parents requirements, she is informative about not only the activities but also my childrens mood and well being. I am always relaxed when leaving them with her and know that their relationship with her children is very good. I have also used Sarah for overnight care previoulsy and my children loved it - they would like to have a "sleepover" more often if they could!
I give Sarah a very high recommendation for parents that require after school care or holiday care and would not hesitate to provide a reference for anyone thinking of using her service.
A definite "home from home" environment for my children to play and learn safely in.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for karenco karenco about Avatar for sarahken sarahken on 07/09/2011

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