Welcome to Stars and Sparkles
Welcome to Stars and Sparkles Childminding, Before School, Day Care, After School and School Holiday care.
My name is Sarah. I am an Ofsted registered Childminder with a "Good" rating. With a Level 3 Diploma in Home Based Childcare. 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 upwards, pre-school age, Before & After school upto 12 yrs old. Childminders open doors to hundreds of experiences for children. We don't just stay in doors! We give children 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. Children learn through play and this is very much how I tailor my childcare. For more information on the benfits of play and learnig CLICK HERE
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
Did you know there are 15hrs a week FREE childcare available for 2,3 & 4 year olds. 2yr old free childcare is only available if you meet any of the specified criteria.
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EVERY 3 & 4yr old is entitled to 15hrs FREE childcare a week upto starting school. This can be spread over mornings, two days or even stretched to cover school holidays too. Your child will be eligible for funding the term following their 3rd birthday.
2,3 & 4 year FREE childcare available here
Many empIoyers offer childcare vouchers. It is worth looking into whether your employer offers these. They are tax free and no NI is paid on them. You can even get double allowance if both parents are eligible. Currently take Edenred and Sudexo. Happy to accept others.
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