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Sarah Carter (Childminder)

My name is Sarah Carter and I have been an OFSTED Registered Childminder since September 2011. I am also a qualified Nursery Nurse with HLTA status and have previously worked in this role within a Special Needs School. I live on Doncaster Road, Barnsley, with my 3 children born in 2007, 2012 & 2013. The youngest 2 children have come to live with us through a special guardianship order and are raised in the same ways as my oldest and call me their forever mummy.

We live in a spacious 3 bedroomed property with enclosed, child friendly gardens to front and rear. I have a wealth of toys, books and resources to suit a variety of age ranges to ensure a stimulating enviroment for all children in my care. The best experience that I feel anyone can ever have when trying to fit into the role of a Childminder is being a parent and offering a very nurturing home from home environment. I have 3 very happy, sociable children who experience play and social opportunities to support a very happy and healthy childhood.

In a professional role, I have worked as a Nursery Nurse and HLTA for 10 years with children and young people with additional needs. This has given me a fantastic opportunity to work with a very varied range of pupils with very different needs and therefore I am confident when it comes to providing appropriate activities for children at different ages and stages of development. I have a passion for my job and ensure I give a personalised setting that meets the individual needs of each of the children. My qualifications include - BTEC National Diploma in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nurse), HLTA Status working towards Foundation Degree, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, SENCO, EYFS Awareness, Food Hygiene, Health and Safety, Rebound Therapy, Management of Challenging Behaviours, Makaton and Sensory Impairment.  

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah Carter

Where to go

370, Doncaster Road
S70 3RH

Main route from Barnsley to Wombwell

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.00 Childminder cost per hour

Childcare Information

Age Range

0 years,0 months
11 years,0 months


Immediate vacancies
Term time only between the hours of 9am and 2pm.

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday 07:00 18:30

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Oakhill Primary Academy
Possible nursery collections (lunchtime only) Hunni-bees, St Joseph's

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How do we offer support to children or young people with a special educational need or disability?

Before a child starts at my setting, I discuss with parents any areas where the child may need extra help and input and make sure any care plans and strategies are put into place. Once a child has started in my setting and has settled, I will monitor their behaviour and progress via observations and assessments to identify any gaps/delays in their learning or any other areas that need extra support.

I work closely with parents and other professionals in order to fully support a child and their family. I regularly attend training, work within Education Health and Care Plans and know where to seek additional support.

I constantly monitor each child within my setting and assess whether they are meeting their early years outcomes. Each child is treated as an individual, enabling me to provide the most effective support.

I am constantly observing the children within my setting and completing assessment sheets in order to track their learning. This is an effective method and gives me a clear overview of a child's learning as well as identifies any gaps in their learning or areas that need additional support.
I work in partnership with parents and am always happy to discuss a childs progress with parents.

I support families in settling in visits for their child. This is not only beneficial to the child but also helps parents to feel at ease when it comes to actually leaving their child. I contact parents throughout the day where appropriate, either by a simple text message or sending photo's of their chiild, it is effective in supporting the parents through what can sometimes be a hard time. 

Discussion and external support

Young children who attend my setting have a daily diary where i record the activities and experiences that we have had each day. I try and encourage parents to write in the diary also. I make time to verbally communicate with parents at drop off and pick up times, or if a more detailed chat is needed then i am flexible at arranging an appropriate time to discuss matters with a parent.

What specialist training, experience and expertise do we have relevant to children with special educational needs and disabilities?

I have done lots of training to enable me to support children with various needs. This includes bereavement and supporting children who have special educational needs.

I have many years of experience of working with children and young people with Special educational needs. I attend training to support the children have have completed couses such as Sensory Impairment, supporting children with Autism, Rebound therapy and makaton just to name a few. I am happy to attend further training if it improves my knowledge and helps me to further support a child in my care.

How accessible is our setting?

My setting is fully inclusive and therfor we only partake in activities that can be accessed by all of the children.This includes trips out in the community too. I risk assess all activities and outings in order to keep the children safe.

My home is fully accessible. I am able to make further adaptions where needed in order to support a childs individual needs.

Last updated on 24/01/2020
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