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Sarahs Sunbeams
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Childminder in New Duston

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2012 Last Updated May 2021 Last Login 20 Sep 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

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I'm an Ofsted registered childminder with an honours degree in childhood and youth and have over 20 years experience. I live in New Duston in Northampton with my husband and two of my children. My children are 23, 15 and 4 and have all been brought up with childminding children coming in and out of the house, building up healthy relationships with each one of them. I pride myself on providing a friendly service and being as flexible and helpful as possible. I have always specialised in the early years and prefer to concentrate on the under 5's within my setting so don't do school drop offs or pick ups.
Please read my reviews from previous parents to get a feel for my setting.

My Experience

I have over 20 years of childminding experience and have had a 'good' ofsted rating throughout. I was inspected in 2017 and have been graded 'good'. I was also a Homestart volunteer for 2 years, helping families within their own homes with children under the age of 5 in times of need. I have many excellent references from previous and current parents available to view.

My Qualifications

2001- British sign language, Stage 1
2001- Introducing childminding practice
2006- child protection awareness programme
2008- Understanding children course
2008- Introduction to the early years foundation stage for childminders
2008- Equality and inclusion training- level 2
2008- Safeguarding children
2010- Certificate in Health and Social care- level 4
2011- Adult health, social care and wellbeing
2011- Working with children, young people and families
2011- DIploma in Health and Social care
2012- Pathways to registration as a childminder
2012- Level 2 award in food safety in catering
2012- Understanding the autism spectrum
2012- First aid for child carers
2012- Early years common induction programme
2012- Training workshop about the revised EYFS
2012- Childhood course
2012- 5 rating for food hygiene
2013- Certificate in Early Years practice- level 4
2013- Diploma in childhood and youth studies
2014- Honours degree in childhood and youth studies
2015- paediatric first aid, Red Cross
2015- mental capacity, Educare
2015- first aid essentials, Educare
2015- data protection level 2, Educare
2015- child neglect, Educare
2015- Equality and diversity, Educare
2015- Child protection
2015- child protection level 3
2015- delivering the EYFS, Pacey
2015- Expectations of behaviour, Pacey
2015- Schemas, Pacey
2015- Prevent Duty, Educare
2015- Promoting positive behaviour, Educare
2016- Reflective practice in the early years.
2017- child protection refresher
2017- Supporting early language development
2017- Channel general awareness.
2017- Improving children’s learning through play.
2017- Understanding children’s rights.
2018- Paediatric first aid, Tiger lily
2018- Safeguarding children, childminding uk
2018- Nutrition course, childminding uk.
2018- Data Protection GDPR, childminding uk
2018- Recording children's development, childminding uk
2018- Understanding behaviour, childminding uk
2018- Characterisitics of effective learning, childcare.co.uk
2019- Food Allergy training, Food standards agency
2019- Recognising and preventing FGM, Home Office
2019- Theories Underpinning the EYFS, Educare
2019- Supporting Early Language Development, Educare
2019- Understanding Asthma, Educare
2019- Promoting Positive behaviour, Educare
2019- Training workshop on the EIF, childminding uk
2019- Cultural Capital, childminding uk
2019- Teaching and learning in the early years (Pedagogy), childminding uk

My Availability

I am available Monday to Friday between the hours of 7am to 6pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Last Updated: 03/05/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

I charge £4.50 an hour.

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: updated first aid (added 12/05/2021)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 19/01/2020)
  • Marriage Certificate (added 23/02/2019)
  • Exam Certificate: The early years: developing practice level 4 (added 23/02/2019)
  • Exam Certificate: Degree in childhood and youth (added 23/02/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 23/02/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 12/01/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: first aid (added 10/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: anaphylaxis training (added 10/01/2019)
  • Inspection Report: ofsted report (added 10/01/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Sarahs Sunbeams. 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.

We have been using Sarah for over two years now and can honestly say she is incredible! My daughter absolutely adores her and is always excited to go. Everyday our little girl comes home and has learnt something new and it’s so wonderful to see what she gets up to whilst she is there. Sarah treats her like she is one of her own and we couldn’t ask for anything else!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Jhaugh Jhaugh about Avatar for Sarahs Sunbeams Sarahs Sunbeams on 21/02/2020

We have been sending our little girl to Sarah for nearly two years now, since she was 4 months old. Cannot recommend her enough! Sarah cares for all of the children she has as if they were one of her own and we love to see what they have all been up to when we collect at the end of the day. Sarah’s communication through her app is amazing so it makes the worry and guilt of being at work all day that little bit easier to know our girl is in such good hands. The bond our little girl has with Sarahs youngest is so so lovely also. We will be very sad when the day comes that we are no longer able to send her.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for VBudd VBudd about Avatar for Sarahs Sunbeams Sarahs Sunbeams on 21/01/2020

Don’t really know we’re to start to say how amazing sarah is. The last year she has looked after my son and she has just been great, the things he has learnt and confidence he has he’s now ready for school. She has been through all stages with me and got me threw it!! Motherhood is hard but when I drop my son off and see Sarah in the mornings she makes me feel it’s okay and then reassures me!! My son adores her and the family,
I’ll be very sad the day we have to leave for our next chapter in life with school!! Thankyou so much sarah for all the support and love you give us!! Lost without you!! 😘💜

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 2 stars Cleanliness
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by Avatar for Ursh1989 Ursh1989 about Avatar for Sarahs Sunbeams Sarahs Sunbeams on 18/01/2020

My little girl was with Sarah for just under 4 months until we unfortunately moved away from the area. If I could have taken Sarah with me I would have!
In such a short time she bonded with my little one making drop offs incredibly easy as it was a challenge with other childminders. She is caring, honest and there was no doubt in my mind I chose the right childminder when I found her. Thank you for everything Sarah.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by Avatar for Sophie T Sophie T about Avatar for Sarahs Sunbeams Sarahs Sunbeams on 18/01/2020

Words cannot describe how fantastic Sarah is. Off the bat...why are we no longer there after being with Sarah for 1.5 years...the commute from Europe was a bit much for me although Sarah's that good if we could've swung it, we'd still be there! To start Sarah accommodated a few mornings to get acquainted and although (naturally) tearful, were an almost immediate success. Her own LO and mine were the same age so those two had an immediate connection. The things my LO learned with Sarah are still part of her life now and even though LO speaks another language, her english is often still full of simple things that were learnt at Sunbeams like 'pardon me' when she burps.
Sarah is both professional and personal. I felt like she treats all the children like her own and gives them so much of herself. I can't reccomend her enough. She has made a lasting impression on the life of my child and me as a mother. Just go and meet her it's worth it!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for JoannaM JoannaM about Avatar for Sarahs Sunbeams Sarahs Sunbeams on 17/01/2020

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