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Sarah
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Childminder in Tunbridge Wells

Babysitter in Tunbridge Wells

5 stars
(3)

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Female Member since Dec 2009 Last Updated Jul 2021 Last Login 28 Nov 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Hotel Babysitter
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare
Outstanding Rated
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo

Hi, I'm Sarah, I'm 36 years old and I live in Tunbridge wells- pennine walk (TN2 3NN) with my partner and 2 son's who are 17 years old and a 5 years old.

I have 18 years+ in childcare experience behind me.

I’m currently embarking hygge accreditation. I’m also curiosity approach accredited.

I drop off and pick up from St james primary school


Latest ofsted inspection Feb,19 OUTSTANDING

My Experience

I have worked in childcare for 18 years now in all settings including; school, home, nursery and the NHS. I have loads of courses behind me. I have a up to date DBS and im first aid trained.

My partner is also my assistant (registered with Ofsted) he helps out with trips only but we also have an amazing assistant clare who helps out throughout the week.

I provide a loving family environment for children to learn and play. I follow the curiosity approach and hygge approach which means we don’t play with plastic toys, everything is real life authentic items or wooden. Since we made the change we have noticed a massive difference in the children- everyone calmer and their independence has improved.

I do development packs on all children under 5 and follow the EYFS. we also hold yearly parents evenings.

I provide home link book for the smaller children, so you can see what they have been up to, eaten, when they have slept etc

I have also worked with PMLD children in a school as a school nurse.

I have also looked after children with behavioural problems/ autism.

My Qualifications

NVQ level 2&3 in child care.

completed a childminding course

Working towards my loose parts play course and the curiosity approach accreditation

18 plus years experience in child care

I have also worked with PMLD children and have a fantastic ref from the head teacher at the school. (I was the school nurse at a disabled school, looking after children with medical conditions, dealing with medications, setting up clinic for the DR, dealing with PEG feeds etooc)
I'm currently taking a SENCO course


Training I've completed -

prevention duty

FGM

DBS

special needs

health and safety

child protection level 2&3

food hygiene level 2, also passed a food hygiene inspection

My Availability

Spaces available from sept

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 no yes yes yes no no no
After School no yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 16/07/2021

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £6.50 per hour

Baby sitting £10an hour from 6pm onwards and £10 at weekends also (upon request and availability) please message me

I can also do emergency cover if your childminder is sick or away on leave.

I’m now doing childcare at wedding and can bring more childminders/nanny with me depending on numbers - please contact me for prices

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

  • DBS Check (added 03/07/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Childminding course (added 03/07/2019)
  • Reference (added 03/07/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: First aid (added 03/07/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 03/07/2019)
  • Inspection Report: outstanding ofsted report (added 27/02/2019)
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Reviews

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.

Sarah is a fantastic Childminder, who is extremely dedicated to her job.
Sarah plans every day, ensuring the activities are educational - and they certainly always look lots of fun too! We get pictures and updates during the day which are great.
Most importantly of all, Sarah is a very caring, happy natured person and our son loves being with her.
We're particularly impressed by the mix of activities - lots of baking, messy play and arty crafty fun, outdoor/garden play, and a chance to play with toys of course... We feel extremely fortunate to have found her!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Lou Lou about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 09/03/2018

Fab

5 stars

A very friendly and sociable childminder. My daughter loves going to play with her. She is great with my special needs daughter. Provides lots of stimulation for the children and she is very kind and caring.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Chloer Chloer about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 15/08/2017


Response by Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 15/08/2017:

Thank you for your very kind words Chloe, xx

I went to Sarah at short notice so we couldn't do the usual settling period but quite frankly I didn't need to. From the moment my little girl walked in she was playing happily. Sarah makes the effort to really help my daughters' development through activities, play and days out - she also gives me a run down on her day on collection which is also covered in her day book. She keeps me updated throughout the day as to my LO's welfare which is great as working mum I get to still feel connected. Sarah is thoughtful in her approach to child development, kind but will guide the child in the right direction and I have no hesitation in recommending her!

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

by Avatar for KateM KateM about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 07/07/2017

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