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Childminder in Penarth

Babysitter in Penarth

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Female Member since Sep 2009 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 10 Aug 2022

My Summary

CIW Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me


My name is Sandy, I live in Llandough, Penarth. I have been a Registered childminder for 26 years.

Full time and part time places available and wrap around school care for Ysgol Pen Y Garth, Fairfield Primary School and Llandough Primary School, Penarth.

I do my best to be as flexible as possible as I know how difficult it is for working parents. I am an outgoing person and I enjoy taking the children to various parks, beaches etc. I am creative and enjoy working with children encouraging learning through play as set out by the EYFS. I also enjoy introducing the children to music, I have a piano and have studied singing and piano for many years as a hobby.

My Experience

I have 26 years experience of childminding and I am registered with CIW. (Care Inspectorate Wales)
I have cared for hundreds children of all ages from babies to 14 years old during this time.
I am also a trained Maternity Nurse Practioner.

I am a mature lady :) with two children of my own who are now 32 and 27 years old. My children attended Ysgol Pen Y Garth and Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg. I am happy and so proud to share with you they both achieved Master of science having grown up in a single parented and a non speaking welsh home environment.

My Qualifications

I have been a childminder for 26 years and have looked after many children of all ages during this time.

Please see reviews below. I have references.

I have a First Aid Certificate, CRB and Public Liability Insurance. I am a member of PACEY and registered with CIW.

My Availability

Full and part time places available also wrap around care.

Ad-hoc childminding hours also considered when spaces are available.

Vacancies throughout the SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 31/07/2022

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £6.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

£5.50 per hour during the hours 6.30 am - 6.30 pm and negotiable outside of these hours.

My fees include lunch, snacks and drinks and transport to and from nursery or school.

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • Training Certificate (added 11/01/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for sandyswambo. 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.

I was new in Cardiff and completely lost about where to start with a 2 years old on my own. It's difficult to trust someone with our most especial treasure.
I can't put in words what a especial person Sandy is. My little one have been with her over two years now and we both love her very much. Clean place, always ready to help, loving and caring she is more than a childminder, she's a wonderful human being.

Thanks Sandy

We love you

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by Avatar for Carla Carla about Avatar for sandyswambo sandyswambo on 15/10/2019

Sandy has looked after my eldest daughter from 3 til 11. She’s also looked after my second daughter from 9 months old. Sandy is my girls second mum and they both absolutely adore her. We have now moved away but we still keep in contact regularly as my girls love to visit still. Couldn’t recommend Sandy enough. She’s a super star

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by Avatar for Jen Matc Jen Matc about Avatar for sandyswambo sandyswambo on 03/10/2019

Sandy looked after my little boy when he started mornings in nursery school, doing the drop off and pick up. She has been really flexible to our needs. Sandy takes the children out to the park or the beach whenever the weather permits so they always have their fill of fresh air and exercise. Joseph has loved his time with her.

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by Avatar for Jeanette Jeanette about Avatar for sandyswambo sandyswambo on 04/08/2019

Sandy is a lovely lady who looked after my son Harrison well i studied my son loved her and didnt want to leave somedays lol and still talks about her to this day over 5yrs later she never forgot us ethier we still see her around and talk to her she alway makes time to speak she is so friendly and loving. Ill be looking to get in to work in Sept and i will be coming straight here to contact sandy as i will have no worries or concerns to leave my children with her as i know they will have a fun time and be professional well looked after x

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by Avatar for emsandha emsandha about Avatar for sandyswambo sandyswambo on 28/05/2019

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