5 stars (3)

Childminder in Tunbridge Wells

Babysitter in Tunbridge Wells

Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2009 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 07 Dec 2019 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

About Me

Hi, I'm Sarah, I'm 34 years old and I live in Tunbridge wells- pennine walk (TN2 3NN) with my partner and 2 son's who are 15.5 years old and a 3.5 years old.

I have 16 years+ in childcare experience behind me.

I'm very out going, love being out and about. Always planning something for the children. we visit play groups, parks, soft play, library, woodland walks and much more.

I drop off and pick up from St james primary school

I'm a member of the national trust and we often take regular trips there.

I hold annual summer trips over a 2 day period so all the children can enjoy a day out, suitable to their age group.

I like to work closely with all parents so i hold yearly parents evening and organise events, such as fire works night, mothers and father day morning so all the parents can get to know each other and the children can have a fab time together too.

Please drop me a call or email if you would like to know more.

Sarah

Latest ofsted inspection Feb,19 OUTSTANDING

My Experience

I have worked in childcare for 16 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.

I provide a loving family environment for children to learn and play.

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

15 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

Full for EYFs but feel free to get in touch as I can happily recommend others who have space
Happy to help with ad hoc care for childminders who are on annual leave or sick
St Jamie’s school and st James preschool only
I have space for 2 children mon and fri PM collection only from st James

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 yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes no no
Last Updated: 22/10/2019

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

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  • 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)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 03/07/2019)
  • Inspection Report: outstanding ofsted report (added 27/02/2019)

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 about Sarah on 09/03/2018

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 about Sarah on 15/08/2017


Response by 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 about Sarah on 07/07/2017

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