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Sarah M

Childminder in Hartlepool (also available for babysitting)

Female Member since Mar 2012 Last Updated Jan 2024 Last Login 09 Jun 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year old Funded Childcare
3 and 4 Year old Funded Childcare

About Me

My name is Sarah Barber and I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder on Fens.

Why choose us?
I say 'us' as when your children come into my home they are welcomed into our family not just into my care. My own (5!) children very much will also become a big part of their lives and have always been brilliant with all the children I have cared for sharing their home, their toys and their mum with them! This is our family home and the day to day routines and environment will reflect such. My husband, Andrew, is also a big part of my childminding business working alongside me as my Ofsted Registered Childminding Assistant.

As well as providing care for their needs, a rich learning environment will be found through planned and unplanned activities and through everyday life learning opportunities. We have a love of outdoors and nature; being in the garden playing in the mud kitchen, finding worms, growing vegetables and flowers, watching the birds, or going out on nature walks. We love to bake and cook; learning maths, sharing and learning how to care for ourselves by preparing healthy meals. We love to read, colour, craft, paint, play games, sing songs and whatever we feel like doing following the themes and seasons of the year. Activities are planned and focussed around the children in my care; their interests and abilities. We like to go on outings to playgroups, parks and further afield as we are able.

• Graded ‘GOOD’ by Ofsted
• Flexible Care: Contracts tailored to parents requirements. I offer full time or part time contracts, term-time only, school holidays, before school (breakfast club), after school, flexible days and/or hours, etc. We are shut Sundays
• A babysitting service is provided for all our customers if required.
• All contracts are individually tailored to each family’s needs
• Home cooked meals and home baked goodies
• Special dietary requirements can be catered for
• We provide a buggy – you don’t need to bring yours!
• We regularly go on OUTINGS to parks and playgroups and other attractions
• We are a Christian family and welcome all into our home. We will respect your families beliefs and values – please respect ours.

My Experience

I have been childminding for 12 years the youngest I have cared for in this time was 7 months. I have ASD/ADHD experience. I am also a mum of 5.

My Qualifications

• Ofsted Registered and Inspected
• Paediatric First Aid
• Food Hygiene Rating 5 Very Good
• Safeguarding Children
• DBS Checked
• CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children & Young People’s Workforce
• NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
• Numerous other training courses for professional development. Please ask if you would like to see more.
• Clean driving license

My Availability

Main hours of business Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5.30 pm. However we are available all hours subject to parents requirements. We are closed Sundays.

Currently cover Fens Primary School/Nursery only.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 20/01/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour
  • Babysitting from £15.00 per hour

£5.50 PER HOUR
£8.00 per hour unsociable
£7.00 breakfast club (7.30-9.00)
£12.00 after school club (3.20-5.30)

Funded childcare for 2yr, 3yr, 4yr available: Up to 30 hours per week, term-time only. Please contact me for more information. Additional charges will be incurred for food and outings for funded childcare.

Other Costs
Shift Workers/Flexible hours: If you work shifts or would like flexible hours please contact us to discuss options and fees. We will be able to offer a discounted rate for regular out-of-hours.

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.

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
7 March 2023
15 June 2018 - Met
26 February 2015 - Good
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