Welcome to Stars and Sparkles
Welcome to Stars and Sparkles Childminding, Before school, Pre-School, After School and School Holiday care.
My name is Sarah. I am an Ofsted registered Childminder with a "Good" rating. I am based in Stithians with my husband, two children, cats and chickens.
I have put this website together to give you an introduction to how I work and answer as many questions you may have. Have a good look around and if you would like any further information, please feel free to get in touch.
I provide childcare for babies, pre-school age, Before & After school upto 12 yrs old, Saturdays, Evenings and Overnight care and School Holidays.
Childminders open doors to hundreds of experiences for children. We don't just stay in doors! We give your child a personal, tailor made childcare experience. We are limited to a small number of children and therefore can offer your child a personalised learning experience. From days out at the zoo, beach, park, play centres, fruit picking, animal feeding, picnics, baking, arts and crafts, flower picking, kicking in the leaves, reading....the list is endless
Give me a call or drop me an email on the contact form or if you prefer my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I accept employer childcare vouchers. If your employer uses childcare vouchers its worth looking into. Tax free, NO NI and double allowance if both parents are eligible. Ask your employer if they do Childcare vouchers.
Two Year Old Childcare Funding
Did you know there is government funding available for childcare for 2yr olds?
It offers 15 hours free childcare per week, term time only at childcare settings with an Ofsted rating of "Good or "Outstanding". Start date would be the term after the child's second birthday.
Contact your Health Visitor, Family Support Worker or the Family Information Service 01872 323 535 to apply. I am able to accept such funding and look forward to hearing from you.
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Milk for every child under 5
Every under 5 is entitled to FREE milk under the Department of Health "Nursery Milk Scheme" Available to all Ofsted Registered Childcare providers.
Milk is one of the most nutritionally complete foods available on the food market to date. It is naturally a good provider of a whole range of nutrients essential to growth, development and maintenance of the human body and contains no artificial preservatives or colourings.
In addition to its contribution to nutrient intake, increased milk consumption has also been linked to reducing the risk of numerous health problems such as osteoporosis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity to name but a few.
Information from The Dairy Council website.
Fancy a quiet couple of hours to unwind, relax and enjoy a meal or a drink, special occasion, work meeting or college course?
If you are in need of a few hours childcare in the evening please get in touch to find out more.
Drop them off on your way out....collect them on your way home I am available for evenings Monday through to Saturday. Please book in advance.