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Sarah Stevenson

I have been a Registered Childminder since 2004, I am a qualified (adult) nurse and a qualified dental surgery assistant. I have attended various childcare training courses with Wandsworth Early Years and have a Level 3 Diploma in Home-Based Childcare, as well as a current Paediatric First Aid certificate. I am a member of the Professional Association for Childcare & Early Years (PACEY) & am currently completing some of their online training courses.

Prior to full-time childminding, I worked at a local primary school as a lunchtime supervisor and also volunteered there helping with reading and classroom activities and school trips & with Beaver Scout trips.

My son is at University and is occasionally at home when I'm working. We have one cat. I like to look after one or two children (under 4 years) at a time (although can have more older children), therefore I am able to offer more individualised care than in a larger group of children. We can go to Richmond Park/Kew Gardens/Museums/Marble Hill (these are possible if there are no children to collect from school that day, as they involve quite a bit of travelling on public transport). We also visit the Wetlands Centre at Barnes, & Bishops Park Playground, Fulham & Leader's Gardens Playground, Putney, Eddie Catz soft play centre in Putney High Street and Busy Bugs at Putney Leisure Centre (parents pay their child's entry fee for these), and Putney and East Sheen Libraries.

The living room of the house is the main play area which is also used for naps (I have a travel cot for a baby and a rest bed for toddlers - parents can provide their own bedding if they wish). I have a small garden & am able to offer the following activities there:- sand and water play, gardening, learning about wildlife and painting/drawing, & meals outside when the weather is good enough; We go to Putney Common for outdoor play, nature walks etc. Indoor play includes: arts and crafts, cooking, construction and dressing up, small world play and a vast array of books.

I am also able to look after nursery/pre school/primary school age children before and after school & during the school holidays. I offer full/part time and/or occasional childcare. The hourly fee includes healthy snacks, breakfast (if required), light lunch (sandwich or beans/egg on toast plus yoghurt & fruit) or parents can provide a packed lunch/food to be cooked instead. A snack can be provided at tea time or parents can provide food to be cooked/heated up instead.

I offer a friendly, flexible childcare service where each child is made to feel welcome in a homely enviroment. This relies on a mutually open and respectful relationship between myself and the parents. Current parents have described me as "friendly" and "patient" and "completely reliable". I have written references & current parents are happy to give up-to-date references via phone/email.

I ask parents to complete a short-term contract for the first 4 weeks and then if we're all happy then a longer-term contract. I offer contracts on a term-time basis which can include the school half term holiday weeks in February, May and October and possibly some time during the long Summer holiday. I take the two weeks at Easter and Christmas off for my holiday plus several weeks during the Summer. I also ask parents to complete a Child Record Form plus various permission forms (which they can choose not to agree to). I ask parents to read and sign my Policies and Procedures as well. I do hope you will consider my childminding business for your childcare needs.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah
Contact Position
Registered Childminder
Telephone

E-mail
localchildmindingservices@outlook.com

Where to go

Address
Putney
London
Postcode
SW15
Notes

Bus Routes 337, 430, and 22.


Parking on street, pay and display from 9:30am to 4:30pm.


Approximately half way between Putney and Barnes stations.

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£8.50 (or £6.00 for each sibling when cared for together) Per hour
£10.00 for before 0700 & after 1800 & occasional Saturdays (£7.50 per hour for each sibling when cared for together) Per hour
Details
The hourly rate includes breakfast (if required), light lunch & snacks. Evening meals other than a snack are not provided but if parents provide the food I am happy to cook it/heat it up.

Availability

Other notes

I am in West Putney near the Upper Richmond Road, on the 430 and 337 bus routes.

There is pay and display parking in my road 0930 - 1630.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
These areas are wheelchair accessible: main entrance, eating facilities and play facilities. Setting has narrow doors and/or corridors Areas can be accessible by ramp.

Special Needs

Has Provision
No
Experience with
Hydrocephalus
Details
Have attended workshops on caring for children with physical disabilities and autism.I have also attended training on behaviour management.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Included in the hourly rate are breakfast (if required), light lunch (or children can bring their own), snacks. Parents are asked to provide food to be cooked/heated up if an evening meal is required or a snack can be offered. Parents are welcome to discuss any dietary requirements their child may have.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Details
I welcome children from all backgrounds. Activities reflect wide ranging cultures. Cultures are reflected in toys, books and images. Relationships with parents are developed respecting belief systems.

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
No
Details
No vacancies but do contact me for any part time places required, I may be able to help.
Date updated
08/10/2018

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
No
2 year old funding
No

Additional 15 Hours (30 Hour Offer)

3- and 4-year-old
No

Opening Times & Facilities

Facilities
Songs and rhymes
Soft toys
Arts and crafts
Painting
Free play
Own premises
Garden
Baking
Games
Friendly environment
Baby Facilities
Story Telling
Healthy Eating
Gardening
Homework
Pets
Toys
Indoor play
Play
Books
Toys for Children w Visual Impairments
Toys for Children w Physical Limitations
Toys for Children w Hearing Impairments
Lego
Playdoh
close to recreational facilities
Little people sets
Cooking and baking
Library visits
Train set
Construction
Conservatory
Making puzzles
Puzzles
TV and DVD
Creative play
Lounge Area
Creative area
Treasure Baskets
Craft activities
Messy play
Dining roomarea
Reading
Visits to the park
Malleable play
Visits and outings
Dolls
Refreshments
Museums
Dressing up
Educational toys
Sand and water play
OFSTED report obtained
EYFS
Shopping
Outings
Floor play
Accessible Parking
Small world
A large range of age appropriate toys and activities
Festivals

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
All Saints' CofE Primary School, Putney
Details
I currently take/collect from All Saints' Tuesday & Thursday. I can also take/collect from All Saints' Nursery. I can only take/collect from one school on these days as their start/close times do not allow to take/collect from more than one at a time. However, other schools on other days may be considered ie Oasis.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY294487
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
09/05/2005CareSatisfactory
25/02/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
16/10/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
27/02/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Met

Last updated: 28 May 2019

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