Qualifications and Expertise

Qualifications and Expertise

Sarah has worked as a children’s nanny since the age of 19, in 1994 she took a break from her role to attend a full-time 2 year Diploma course, at the end of the course in 1996 she was asked to care for a set of premature twins for a period of 6 months, this led on to more nanny work including a high profile role.

In 2000 Sarah came across Montessori whilst a little boy she was looking after attended a Montessori nursery.  Immediately taken with this wonderful way of communicating and teaching children she attended Winchester Montessori College and began her training.

  • 25 Years experience in childcare ranging from looking after premature twins to teenagers.
  • Running her own Business, Poppins’ Childcare since 2007.
  • A Diploma in Nursery Nursing (Completed 2006)
  • A Montessori Teaching Diploma (Completed 2000)
  • Qualified as a Registered Childminder (Completed 2011) No EY422333
  • An up to date Criminal Records Bureau check (CRB)
  • Paediatric first aid ( St Johns Ambulance)
  • Food hygiene level 2
  • Child protection training Level 3
  • Child protection training Level 4
  • EYFS Training
  • Makaton Training (Children’s sign language)
  • Experience with sleep training
  • Experience with potty training and potty learning
  • Experience with children’s feeding problems
  • A through understanding of baby lead weaning

What Sarah provide’s with her service

  • A Citroen C4 Grand Picasso with 7 seats.
  • 3 Britax five point harness car seats, can be rearward or forward up to 4 years, another rear ward  birth to 18 months then forward till 4 years and one for 9 months to 12 years forward facing only.
  • 1 Britax high back booster
  • A double (side by side) pushchair plus cosy toes and rain cover (Nipper 360 twin)
  • A single 3 wheeler (petit star Zia+)
  • A Triple/Quad pushchair (Lots of Babies)
  • A Lascal buggy board
  • 3 little life back packs

All pushchairs lie completely flat for independent sleep as OFSTED requests.