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Sarah
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Childminder in Gloucester

5 stars
(7)

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2009 Last Updated Jan 2021 Last Login 09 May 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo

with uncertainties ahead with covid 19 I can assure a smooth settle for your child , I have remained open for keyworkers and lovely to welcome all others back in june following guidelines.

I really enjoy my job and looking to plan a secure future, currently 2 boys under 5 and holiday cover for previous children always great to see them return. Jan 2 new starters ,current availability for mon and wed and tues and thurs sept

Since i set up childminding In 2008 , I passed all required fields.

Also completed my nvq 3

Ofsted number 380914

Inspection 3rd May 2017 outstanding



I am very committed to my work and it's very important it is;

child lead and full of play learning.

I like to offer more to ways of learning here are a few;

We attend children centres ,visit farms , soft play centres

library bounce and rhyme ,we do recycling art with visits to the resource centre ,park visits of choice and nature walks,slimbridge,Gloucester muesems and Stroud museum.

Gardening big scrap art & den building .



Please send message for places as possible vacancy

Thank you sarah roberts

My Experience

I live with my partner Phil (DBS checked)and a mum to two, Finlay age 21(DBS CHECK ) and Henry age 16 (DBS checked 2020)and seth our family dog 10mths

Completed my NVQ 3 22nd april 2010

several coures attended to further my setting and build on knowledge

child protection

first aid DUE TO COVID new date refresher Sept 2020 27th and 4th October

early years courses completed



I use to be a visual stylist(window dresser) for marks and spencer

12yrs service.I love to make and have ideas ongoing and offer experiences for the children to have fun imagitive play.

References from parents available,welcome a casual meet up.

look at possibilities to offer care for child.

My Qualifications

home based course

first aid

child protection- updated

childcare courses attended, certificates in file.

NVQ 3 completed

Outstanding graded 3rd May 2017

GOOD result in ofsted inspection 2015

GOOD result in ofsted inspection 2009

-ofsted Reference EY380914

My Availability

contract signed for 2021 x2
will have Monday & Wednesday From Jan or plan later start.

Please message your requirements days/ hours, child's age and preferred start date. I can check availability and will message you back.

Term time / all year

I have 2 videos made to avoid so many visits with covid 19 not decreasing in numbers, 1 video tour and places we visit / adventures.

CURRENT PARENTS HAVE ADDED REVIEWS TO HELP YOU SEE MORE THAT I COVER DUE TO SHORT VISIT IN GARDEN ,UNABLE TO COVER ALL?

following guidelines from the government as all early years awaiting news for safe return to old normal. ?

Take care all I am happy to reply and take details of interest, I will have school leavers so availability will come available.



THANKYOU FOR YOUR INTEREST SARAH

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 31/12/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.60 per hour

I accept funding for 2's 3's and 4's government scheme

(Core hours -term time )

£4.60 a hour

Mon- Thurs space can start as soon as current situation relaxes regarding coronavirus, looking after key workers

All year available

Term time only available and opt in cover

Please get in touch for individual choice 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

  • First Aid Certificate (added 04/10/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Child protection every 2yrs (added 14/08/2018)
  • First Aid Certificate: First aid (added 14/08/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 14/08/2018)
  • Inspection Report: Recognition (added 03/08/2018)
  • Exam Certificate (added 03/08/2018)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 03/08/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 03/08/2018)
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Reviews

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My little boy joined Sarah age aprox 10 months, he has been with her for almost a year now. I can not tell you how amazing the setting is. My older son went to a nursery setting and had not done half as much as my younger son does with Sarah. He is so excited every morning to go in and see her, and when I pick him up he is so excited to tell me what he has been doing (in his own words!).
She updates me everyday with what he is doing/done. She even supports me and gives me advise when I ask! Although she works mon-thurs she always answers text any day and time!. I never thought I would go for a childminder.... but I can honestly say I go to work knowing that Sarah looks after my boy as if he was her own. His speech and learning is Miles apart from my older child who went to nursery! Thank you Sarah x

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by Avatar for Rachel Rachel about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 23/01/2021

my daughter has been with Sarah from 9 months old right up to starting school this September. Sarah is an amazing childminder.

I can't recommend sarah enough. The kids absolutely love coming to her. They thrive being with her. They are always out and about doing fun activities and meet up with other childminders for play dates. She has helped my daughter come on leaps and bounds and has made sure she is ready for school.

Sarah has been nothing but outstanding during these difficult Covid 19 times. Being classed as a key worker my daughter has attended all the way through. She has made sure that the children are safe and well looked after.

I can't thank Sarah enough for everything she has done for us.

She will be missed alot when my daughter goes to school.

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by Avatar for April April about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 21/07/2020

Both of my children have been lucky to have Sarah as their childminder from age of 1 year to starting school. Both have enjoyed going, learning through play and making friends. Sarah does a lot of day trips to various places which children enjoy a lot. I have always felt they are in safe, caring hands with her. Sarah is accommodating and flexible with hours which has suited us perfectly. I have recommended her to all my friends.

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by Avatar for Jolanta Jolanta about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 15/07/2020

My son has been with Sarah for the last 2 & a half years since starting at 10months of age. Sarah has nurtured him & encouraged him from learning to walk, talk, potty train to currently writing his name & numbers. He has developed so well thanks to Sarah's help & support & he loves going there.

Sarah encourages lots of out door play & brilliant creative crafty activities. Everyday is a new adventure with a different place to go & occasionally meets up with other childminders which has helped develop my little boys confidence & encouraged him to learn to play & share with others. My little boy loves being outside in the fresh air, learning about nature with Sarah. She is imaginative & creative which she encourages the children to be as well as educating them.

Sarah has been an excellent support through COVID-19, continuing to provide childcare for us (as both myself & my husband are key workers). She has ensured a safe environment has been available for all involved & continued to nature our little one's emotional wellbeing at this difficult time.

We feel extremely lucky to have found Sarah & would highly recommend her to anyone looking for childcare. Our little boy has thrived & we feel so happy to know that he is safe with Sarah & having such a great time each day. We love the daily updates via whatsapp & always feel very involved in what our little one is doing.

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by Avatar for Clare Clare about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 09/07/2020

My 2 sons attended from age 1 and 2 until starting Pre-school at 2 and 3 1/2! Sarah has been amazing for our family and the only reason boys no longer go is due to relocating to London.

Sarah is brilliant with children, she is amazing at maintaining boundaries and helping children to develop emotional intelligence and learn to share.
She encourages creativity, imagination and is always creating brilliant creative craft activities as well as learning and educational skills. She also gets them outside, in touch with nature and for this whatever the weather.

The boys have become more independent and get themselves ready and enjoy learning new skills such as putting shoes on, doing up zips and tidying up! They have thrived being at Safehands their social skills have really improved.

Every day they are off out. Either tobthe park, the woods, waterways museum, cathedral, soft play centres, farms and a variety of activities plus meet ups with other childminders.

The boys confidence, speech, language and social skills have really developed since being with Sarah and we are really pleased at how much Sarah does with them and how happy they are. They love going and always tell us of what they have done. We also love the what’s app photos and updates and feel very lucky to have had Sarah and are so sad that we are moving away!

We would 100% recommend Sarah at Safehands Childminding and would encourage you to contact ASAP.

Many thanks The Lock Family. Xxxx

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by Avatar for Sarah Sarah about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 28/11/2019

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