Safe Hands Childminding
I live with my partner Phil (DBS checked)and a mum to two, Finlay age 23(DBS CHECK ) and Henry age 19(DBS checked 2020)and seth 3 , Drew 1yr our family dogs love by all the children.Plus a proud Rara ( nanna) to my grandson chester 18mths
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.
Since i set up childminding In 2008 , I passed all required fields and further my knowledge ongoing via childcare.co.uk courses as a full gold member.
Also completed my nvq 3
Ofsted number 380914
Inspection 3rd May 2017 outstanding
Inspection under new format 8th February 2023 Very proud Good all areas
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 current availability.
Thank you sarah roberts
Mum to two now 24 and 19 and
a Rara to my grandson chester 1
Completed my NVQ 3 22nd april 2010
several coures attended to further my setting and build on knowledge certificates available.
first aid completed refresher Sept 2020
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 on here check out my reviews,welcome a casual meet up.
look at possibilities to offer care for your child.
home based course
first aid completed refresher Dec 2023
12 hrs course
child protection- updated
childcare courses attended, certificates in file.
NVQ 3 completed
New ofsted format Good all areas 2023
Outstanding graded 3rd May 2017
GOOD result in ofsted inspection 2015
GOOD result in ofsted inspection 2009
-ofsted Reference EY380914
Currently full for 2024 and 2025 ,unless circumstances change I'm unaware of.
available or all year and term time only or opt in hols available for children already attending.
|Last Updated: 28/01/2024
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
I accept funding for 2's 3's and 4's government scheme
Will be offering all 2's April 2024 and from 9mths Government roll out in September 2024
Awaiting government information ( have been covering funding 9yrs)
(Core hours -term time )
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 Ofsted Inspections
The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.
- Other (added 10/12/2023)
- First Aid Certificate: Sarah roberts (added 10/12/2023)
- First Aid Certificate: First aid (added 07/01/2022)
- Training Certificate: The prevent duty (added 07/01/2022)
- Training Certificate: Child protection (added 07/01/2022)
- 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)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 14/08/2018)
- Inspection Report: Recognition (added 03/08/2018)
- Exam Certificate (added 03/08/2018)
- UK Driving Licence (added 03/08/2018)
- DBS Check (added 03/08/2018)
Below are the latest reviews for Sarah. 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 girl started with Sarah at 14 months old fast forward nealy two years on she absolutely loves going to Sarah's seeing all her friends and all the adventures and role play and learning they do everyday . Her confidence , speech, eating toilet training which has been amazing with all the support and quidance Sarah given us . We couldn't wish for anyone better to look after our little Sarah has been absolutely amazing .Really good when it comes to communication / updates and we absolutely love seeing all the pictures and hearing what the little ones get up to throughout the day and to see her personality come out so much is amazing to see.
We would 100% recommend Sarah to anyone . Childminder full of love and adventures for little ones to enjoy !
My 8 month old daughter has just started with Sarah and couldn’t be happier.
Being a FTM I was unsure and nervous of the process of leaving my little one but Sarah has been fantastic. My daughter loves her time there , playing and interacting with all the children. Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a childminder .
Response by Sarah on 26/01/2023:
My eldest was with Sarah from the age of 2 and a half up until July 20th this year. She has helped massively with my daughters confidence and her socialising. Sarah has helped hugely with her transition into starting school this September. My daughter loves it here and especially enjoys role playing and seeing Seth the dog. My youngest started after February half term this year and was very rocky but again Sarah helped her gain confidence and she enjoys going in to see all her friends and especially loves all the trips. She has so much more confidence now and her speech is amazing since starting. Couldn’t recommend anyone better! I love the fact Sarah sends photos over every so often in the day of what they’re doing so I can see how much they’re enjoying themselves.
Our little girl has been with Sarah for the past 5 months since the age of 9 months and has settled so well. Sarah also looked after our eldest boy for 3 and a half years until he started school. We love the setting and the activities that Sarah provides.
Our daughter loves Seth the dog and going out and about with Sarah and the other children. She is thriving and showing her real true character which we love.
We definitely recommend Sarah and are so grateful and lucky that she has been able to have both our children.
Sarah has helped my eldest come on leaps and bounds with speech, confidence, eating and being so much better with her attitude.
They’re always off out on fun adventures, she always sends pictures and videos of the children’s days out and how they’re doing with activities. My daughter is always begging to go each day and loves Seth the dog! He’s amazing around the kids. Sarah is wonderful at being accommodating for my needs of not driving and understanding why my daughter is always coming in with bumps 😂
If you ever need an amazing child minder, Sarah is your lady! I couldn’t ask for anyone better for my child and she always ensures they’re having fun and their best interests are at heart
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