5 stars (7)

Childminder in Farnham

Babysitter in Farnham

Non-smoker Member since Jan 2013 Last Updated Apr 2019 Last Login 25 Apr 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

I have one space available monday to thursday from May for a child under 2yrs due to othwr children in my care also being younger than this

Im an ofsted registered childminder, I live with my partner Steve, daughter born 2008,son born Jan 2015, daughter born 2018 and cat Sheldon. We love family time, going out, playing board games, having pancakes at the weekend and going for walks in search of stick men, the gruffalo and picnics.
My daughter goes to potters gate school in Farnham. I could not imagine doing any other job.
I knew what I wanted to do before I left school and so worked at Woolworths to get me through 3 years worth of college. I have worked with children ever since. I have worked in nurseries, been a nanny, mothers helper and now a childminder from my own home. I love to work with other parents, to help their children develop, watch their child change and achieve new skills.
I have been Open and in business since the 4th of November 2013 called Sandy's childminding. My hours are 6.30am till 6pm 5 days a week including bank holidays. If hours are needed out of these please speak to me as I may be able to help, I can also offer over night care at my own property and the odd weekend

My first inspection from ofsted was in 2015 and i recieved a good.

My second inspection this time with 4 under 5years due to continuity of care was again good.

I am able to except childcare vouchers and feet funding.

Once we have done the school run to potters gate, depending on the weather we go to playgroups, walks to the park, woods, feed the ducks, music group etc.

Adult and child led activities, free play and messy activities are done daily to help and encourage children's learning and development which also meets the eyfs.

My Experience

Whilst at college I did nursery placements from birth to 8 years,
I then worked in a nursery for a couple of years and became pregnant once my daughter was born and at 9 months old we began to nanny for a family with a little girl the same age as my daughter where we went out to playgroups, parks and got messy the parents would come in and join in with the activity.
The family then had another baby and the mother wanted to stay at home she did have a friend needing a mothers helper so I did this with my daughter this was again another little girl the same age as my daughter and they had a baby boy so I would sometimes have both children to give the parent a rest or we would go out all together to the park and such likes.

Sandy's childminding south Farnham area

Please feel free to call or email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

My Qualifications

I finished school and went strait to college in Farnham where I completed my:
level 2 certificate in childcare and then did my
level 3 diploma in childcare,
up to date crb,
first aid,
child protection safeguarding,
public liability insurance and have a
full clean driving licence.
Food and hygiene certificate
Child behaviour management course October 2015
Updated re fresher course on safeguarding March 2017

My Availability

I have paid so please feel free to message myself. I have spaces becoming available from the beginning of May all yr. If you are interested in meeting or wish to know more than please feel free to get into contact. We go to Alice holt woods, Frimley lodge, bird world, soft playgroups and lots more and these are at no extra charge to you.

I am able to fo school drop off to Potters gate school in Farnham. Before school only.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening yes yes yes yes no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 15/04/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Trips to farms, zoo, playgroups etc are at no extra cost to yourselves.
Breakfast and lunch included in the fees of £5.50 an hour.

Babysitting in the evenings Monday to Friday £8 an hour . Midnight onwards is £10 an hour

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My husband and I have had Sandy babysitting for us during the evening a number of times now and have found her to be extremely personable, pleasant and professional.
She has been very patient and kind with both my 8 year old daughter (who will occasionally push boundaries) and my (slightly moody) 13 year old son.
Sandy is also super punctual and easy going. Additionally we found her hourly rate is exceptionally good, especially considering her excellent qualifications/experience.
Its great to know we can relax on an evening out knowing our kids are in safe competent hands. We are really happy to have found her here on the Childcare website. I would not hesitate to recommend her services,

Best wishes,
M & M

  • 5 stars Overall

by about sandy123 on 10/05/2017

Sandy has been looking after my little boy for nearly 6 months and I couldn't recommend her enough. She is so professional and takes a huge amount of care in the way she looks after the children and runs her business.

She takes great interest in the way your child develops and provides a wonderful development book with loads of pictures, as well as a daily journal so you keep completely up to date with their progress and how they spend their days. She is really creative and is always doing things with the children - both when they're at home (such as messy play or baking) or taking them to playgroups, music groups or outings to nearby parks. He has such a wonderful time with her and I'm really sad that we will soon be leaving them (I'm about to have another baby so will be looking after them both at home).

The entire family are lovely and their home clean and well organised so i have always felt very comfortable leaving my little boy in that environment. Please contact me directly if you like as I'd be really happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Communication

by about sandy123 on 17/04/2017


Response by sandy123 on 18/04/2017:

That's so lovely to hear. I know you as a family will be missed by my own children and others that attend my care and that have become friends to your little one. I do hope you will stay in contact. I have enjoyed helping your little boy develop, change and become a real charictor all of his own and will miss the cheeky looks and funny faces that he does and knows he is doing lol. Thank you for chosing myself and family to help during the time that you needed childcare. I wish you all the best and much much happiness. Love sandy and family

I found Sandy through this website when looking for a local babysitter. I've never used a babysitter before so was quite nervous about the whole process. Sandy made it very easy for me, she came round early to meet the children, play with them and help with bedtime. As soon as Sandy came in she put me at ease and was playing trains with my 3 year old son within 10 mins. When we got to story time I was dismissed by my little boy to get ready because he wanted Sandy to read the story rather than me!! I could hear them singing away together. Both children went straight to sleep quite happy in the knowledge that Sandy was going to look after them while mummy and daddy went out. Sandy was so easy to talk to I almost stayed in to sit and have a chat! Sandy bought references and relevant paperwork along with her and I went out happy. I will be using Sandy again next time and recommend her to other mums and dads as a great babysitter.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about sandy123 on 08/02/2017

Sandy has been an absolute treasure! She has not only been extremely flexible with our up and down working hours but she is a genuine, kind and understanding person who has taken great care of our little boy Beau. The learning and development at Sandy's childminding is outstanding! I could not believe the amount of information and feedback Sandy would give after a day with our son. She provided us with a very thorough and detailed book which informed us of all of Beau's learning stages. Not only that but also provided us with a book which each day let us know what she had been doing with Beau, what time he had his feeds, when his nappy was changed and what kind of mood Beau may have been in that day. Sandy also made us a large book full of pictures of Beau and his day to day development. Impressed is an understatement- I have no idea how she does all of this! She is brilliant.

Beau has developed so quickly being at Sandy's. He is one years old and has now been chatting away and just started walking (I think he learnt that from Sandy's little boy rather quickly). Beau is generally a very happy baby but when he comes home from Sandy's he is happy and worn out!! We will miss Sandy very much and I know Beau will miss her too.

Sandy has also been 100% accommodating to our needs (for example: if we have been called in to work last minute). Communication is extremely important between mother and childminder and Sandy has exceeded all my expectations. She has also been that lovely, supportive woman when I've had my ups and downs as a new mummy!

ONE MORE THING...Sandy's home is perfectly set out with sooo many toys and things to do- also in the garden! She is so professional, her home is professional and she deserves the title for the best childminder in Farnham!...and I am so sad to be leaving her!!

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

by about sandy123 on 19/08/2016


Response by sandy123 on 20/08/2016:

Thank you so much for your kind words it has been a pleasure to have your child attend my care. He will be missed by both my children and others that he has made lovely friendships with but wish you all the best you know where I am if you need me ?xx

Sandy looks after my daughter 3 days a week. My daughter enjoys her time with Sandy. They are always doing different things, not the same routine over and over again.
My daughter go's to many different toddler groups and enjoys meeting different children. They go to the woods, the park, feeding the ducks and many more. Her favourite is making and playing with play dough which she does for hours at a time.
Sandy treats each child like her own, and I would recommend her to people.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about sandy123 on 20/12/2015


Response by sandy123 on 20/12/2015:

Bless thank you so much your daughter is a pleasure to have.I love the little challenges she gives me lol and try to ensure she is happy and enjoys the activities and things that we do which also help develop and further her to reach and achieve her next steps set up by both of us parent and minder.

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