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sally201
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Childminder in Kingston Upon Thames

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Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2010 Last Updated Jan 2021 Last Login 22 Apr 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare
Pre-Registration

About Me

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HI, MY NAME IS SALLY. I WORK FULL TIME AS A OFSTED REGISTERED CHILDMINDER IN THE KT2 AREA OF KINGSTON, WITH MY PARTNER AND ELDEST DAUGHTER. WE ALL WORK TOGETHER LOOKING AFTER UP TO NINE UNDER THREES. WE HAVE MADE OUR HOME AS FUN AND FULL OF LEARNING AS WE CAN SO ALL CHILDREN ENJOY THE TIME THEY SPEND HERE. WE TAKE THE CHILDREN ON OUTINGS,DO COOKING,PAINTING, CRAFTS AND LOTS OF OTHER ACTIVITIES WITH THE LARGE RANGE OF LEARNING TOYS WE HAVE . WE HAVE A VEGETABLE GARDEN AND ENCOURAGE LOTS OF OUTDOOR PLAY WITH WATER TABLE, SANDPIT, PLAYHOUSE AND LOTS MORE. WE HAVE OUR OWN SOFT PLAY ROOM AND SHELTERED OUTDOOR PLAY AREA.
WE HAVE A LARGE DOG CALLED BOOBOO.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VISIT OR FIND OUT MORE PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

My Experience

I'M A MOTHER OF 7 CHILDREN.
I'VE BEEN A NANNY /BABYSITTER FOR OVER 25 YEARS.
I'VE BEEN A CHILDMINDER FOR 11 YEARS NOW.
I HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ( DOWN SYNDROME)

My Qualifications

BOTH ME AND MY PARTNER ARE C.R.B.CHECKED AND HAVE PAST A PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE. WE HAVE ALSO COMPLETED CACHE LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN HOME-BASED CHILDCARE.

My Availability

WORK HOURS MONDAY TO THURSDAY 8AM - 5PM
WE DON'T DO SCHOOL RUNS AS WE ONLY LOOK AFTER UNDER THREES.

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 no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 07/01/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.50 per hour

I CHARGE £7.50 PER HOUR FOR CHILD MINDING.
THIS INCLUDES ALL MEALS, SNACKS AND OUTINGS .

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

  • Exam Certificate: safeguarding (added 07/02/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: food hygiene (added 07/02/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 07/02/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 07/02/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 07/02/2020)
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Reviews

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There are childminders and there are Super childminders and Sally and Michael definitely are the latter. Their entire house is transformed into a mini nursery which in fact has more facilities/toys than nurseries themselves (our older sons nursery didnt have even half as much stuff). Our 16 month old son has been going there since he turned one and he settled very quickly. He loves playing with all the toys. soft play etc and he is looked after really well.
Sally caters to all dietary needs and that was especially comforting for us as our son does have allergies/reflux to deal with. Being one of 8-9 kids is also great vs the much bigger numbers at nurseries.
We were looking to get a nanny to get personal attention but are actually so happy we chanced upon Sally's and wouldnt hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Maya Maya about Avatar for sally201 sally201 on 01/02/2021


Response by Avatar for sally201 sally201 on 01/02/2021:

Thank you,
He is growing with confidence every day.

Sally looks after both my children - my 4 year old daughter and 20 month old son. She picks up and drops off my eldest at school.

From the moment we met her, Micheal, Sophie and the rest of the family, we have been put at ease.

Sally has a kind, trustworthy, professional manner. She really is fantastic!

Our children really enjoy their time at Sally’s. They especially enjoy playing with the incredible array of toys and soft play, Sally has at the back of her home. She has turned her home into an oasis of play and sun for young kids.

Sally really cares about the children’s well-being too. She (pre-Covid) took the kids out regularly for planned activities and for outdoor play; gives the kids a hot, filling and healthy meal everyday, and keeps us up to date throughout with what the children are doing or if there are any updates.

Sally has been so thoughtful in acknowledging special days like birthdays and holidays for us (my daughter just turned 4 and got a cake, candle, card and present).

Sally has also been flexible and able to accommodate my eldest for days during school holidays and unexpectedly after I had a bad accident and surgery and was unable walk.

I visited more than 10 local childcare settings before finding Sally. We had just moved to Kingston and had come from another great childminder. I was looking for a loving, home away from home setting and Sally fit the bill. Sally’s ability to interact and care for children has greatly impressed me and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to any family seeking childcare.

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

by Avatar for Bukkyea Bukkyea about Avatar for sally201 sally201 on 22/01/2021


Response by Avatar for sally201 sally201 on 23/01/2021:

Thank you,

We love having the children here and their love of stories and singing keeps us all busy :)

I was so lucky to find an opening with Sally, Michael and Sophie. I work full-time and they give me the confidence to leave my 16 month old boy with them. He loves it and has a big smile on his face when i drop him off and has settled in really well. When i leave him in their very capable hands i feel secure in the knowledge that he is very well looked after.

I did have concerns when i was looking for childcare as we had been in lock down and apart from spending time with his grandparents he had not had any other socialisation. Given the strange times we are currently experiencing there were other concerns, however these were allayed by this great team. Everything is spotlessly clean and all the toys (which there are many!) are properly cleaned daily as are all linens, all to be a Covid safe space.

Sally sends pictures daily to let me know how hes doing and they are always accessible and respond to any questions i have. Most importantly my little boy loves it! There's so many different play areas for the children to explore, including a great outdoor area and softplay, that their imagination is always stimulated. I can't recommend Sally, Michael and Sophie enough.

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

by Avatar for Stefani Stefani about Avatar for sally201 sally201 on 21/01/2021


Response by Avatar for sally201 sally201 on 21/01/2021:

Thank you,
We all love having him here.
He is always ready to play outside and see what he can explore.

My son settled in immediately with Sally, despite never having been left before. Within a week he was skipping through the door ready to play! Sally, Michael and Sophie are amazing with the children and clearly loved by them very much!

The home is beautiful, safe and equipped with everything a child could dream of! Sally sends regular pictures and updates of the children and they're always doing some fun activity!

Arthur has learnt so much from being around Sally & the team and is always rearing to go whenever I mention their names.

I'm so glad to have found the family as they have made the transition back into working life seamless!

(the house always smells like fresh cooking too, I wish I could get in on that!)

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

by Avatar for LawG LawG about Avatar for sally201 sally201 on 21/01/2021


Response by Avatar for sally201 sally201 on 21/01/2021:

Thank you,
It's a pleasure having him here,
He makes us laugh every day :)

Sally, Michael, Sophie are simply a fantastic team! Very caring, we were so lucky to have found Sally to look after our daughter. Sally's setting is second to none, suitable play areas for all weather and always kept absolutely spotless! Our daughter, who was 16 months in Sally's care, was always so happy when we dropped her off. We got loads of pictures from her day which was terrific, to see her happy and really enjoying herself!
Sadly we moved away from Kingston so had to move our daughter to a different childminder, but we cannot recommend Sally enough! If only we could pick her up and set her up closer to our new house, that would be perfect! x

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for MSh MSh about Avatar for sally201 sally201 on 09/11/2020


Response by Avatar for sally201 sally201 on 14/11/2020:

Thank you,
We miss you guys so much.
She was a pleasure to look after always making us smile :)

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