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Childminder in Hastings

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2010 Last Updated Dec 2018 Last Login 13 Oct 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

My name is Sandra, I am a Ofsted Registered Childminder, orking in my own home. I am 51 years old and married with three children aged 32 & 22 (no longer at home) and my youngest is 20 years. We also have a very friendly cat, and a Cavalier King Charles spaniel.

II offer a range of educational and fun activities, messy play, trips out beach, play park and local drop in groups.

I am also able to offer 2, 3 & 4 year olds, 15/30 funded hours a week, where eligible.

My Experience

I have been registered since 1993 originally in the Croydon area, but took a short break of 2 years between 2002 & 2004, and during this time, we moved to Hastings, where I began childminding again for a few years. I then spent a couple of years working in nursery’s in the baby, toddler & pre school age groups. I am NVQ level 3 qualified, and have also completed various courses & workshops, such as Introduction to Childminding practice, EYFS, Health & safety, Child protection & Paediatric First Aid Course.
I have been fully inspected by OFSTED, am insured & myself, husband and children are fully DBS checked.

My Qualifications

I achieved an Ofsted ‘good’ rating in May 2018
Introduction to Childminding practice
NVQ Level 3 Childcare Learning & Development
Child protection & Paediatric First Aid
Food safety
Introduction to EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)

My Availability

I currently have a full time (can be part time) vacancy under 5's,Monday - Friday from Jan2016, and various part time vacancies, after school, occasional & school holiday care for over 5's

Normal Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. Care outside these hours may be provided by special arrangement.

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Last Updated: 27/12/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Please contact me for up to date fee information

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

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for yellowhousechildcare. 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.

My youngest daughter was at Yellow House for approx 10 months before she started preschool somewhere more local to where we live. She settled in quickly thanks to Sandras gentle and nuturing approach and was soon happy to say goodbye to me and enjoy her day. The house is really nicely laid out with lots of toys and there always seem to be a wide variety of activities on offer. My daughter formed a close bond with Sandra and her daughter Abi and made some sweet friendships with other children there, and If I lived closer I would definitely still be using Yellow House for my daughter.

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by about yellowhousechildcare on 26/02/2016

Yellow house childcare was recommended to me by a friend. My daughter has been going once a week for the last 9 months starting when she was just 9 months old. I have always felt very comfortable leaving her with Sandra and Abbie knowing she will be well cared for and happy. My little one has grown in confidence over her time with Sandra and does a wide range of interesting and appropriate activities when she is there. Daily communication with parents is excellent and Sandra and Abbie go out of their way to ensure the children are happy and settled. I have also recommended Sandra and Abbie to friends looking for childcare.

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by about yellowhousechildcare on 20/01/2016

From the moment we stepped into the Yellow House 18 months ago, we knew that it was the right place for our daughter. Sandra and her daughter Abbie are incredibly welcoming, approachable and caring and have wonderful relationships with all the children they look after, as well as the parents.Our little one loves going to the Yellow House and we are happy and at ease to leave her with Sandra. Our daugther has gained a lot of confidence and improved her social skills from spending time at the Yellow House. We are very happy that we've found Sandra and her family!
I fully recommend the Yellow House for childcare!!

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by about yellowhousechildcare on 18/01/2016

My daughter has been excellently cared for by Sandra for the past 18 months. She started at the yellow house when she was 11 months old. I felt nervous leaving her as she had always been with me up to this point. Sandra was very kind and caring- to both of us!! She was always told me honestly how She had been. it took a few days for my daughter to settle but I always felt reassured that Sandra was patient and spent a lot of time holding her.
Sandra has always followed my daughters routines with regard to sleeping, eating and has never complained about her reusable nappies.
Recently I saw my daughters learning story, even though I am not concerned about progress at this age, it was lovely to see and read about all the things she does at the yellow house. I could also see that the activities that Sandra set out were varied and developmentally appropriate to the stages she was at.
I definitely recommend the yellow house!!

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by about yellowhousechildcare on 11/01/2016

Since sending our little one to Sandra he has gained great confidence and always comes home so happy.
She provides such a loving and caring environment to which you always feel at home.
We couldn't be happier for the way she has encouraged our little one to develop new skills and into developing into a very kind boy.
I would 100% recommend Sandra to anyone who is in need of a childminder, we love that we have found you !!

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by about yellowhousechildcare on 11/01/2016

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