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Sarah Studd


I have been working in childcare since 2008 and became an Ofsted registered childminder in September 2015. I had my first Ofsted graded inspection in November 2017 and achieved a 'good'.

I live in the village of Wyverstone, close to Stowmarket. We are in a rural environment and I am lucky that I have a large garden and ample off-road parking. I love being outside and plan to have free-play between the indoors and the outside as much as possible. I pride myself on offering a home from home service and want you and the children to feel comfortable and welcome.

During the day we will be playing, investigating, exploring and learning. I will take the children on trips to the park, local toddler groups, libraries and soft play areas. We will use water, sand, playdough, glue, glitter and paint and make lots of things to show you. There will be opportunities to dress up, sing songs, build models, make a mess and generally have fun whilst the children don’t even realise they’re learning!

During the holidays and after school I will be planning activities that the older children can join in with too but I also have resources, toys and equipment specifically for the over 8’s. Of course, they will be able to join in with the younger children but we can do lots more too.  Some of the activities that I can offer that are more suited to the over 8’s include; hama beads, lego, glass painting, baking, badminton, basketball, games on the Wii, gel pens, paper mache and magnetix.  I strongly believe in involving the older children with making decisions and letting them lead the play so pre-planned activities for them will be kept to a minimum and we can plan the day together to suit their needs and interests.

I have experience of working with children from 3 months to 14 years and I have completed the compulsory First Aid and Safeguarding training. I am qualified as a Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator and have attended many other training courses including; Food Hygiene, Makaton, Autism Awareness, Physical Development, Food Allergies, Keeping Children Safe Online and Advanced Practice in Working with Babies. I have just completed (2017) my Foundation Degree in Early Years. I have my level 4 Certificate in Early Years Practice and I completed the Home Based Childcare level 3 course in July 2015.

Who to contact

Sarah Studd
01449 781177
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Venue Details

Parking available
On bus route from Stowmarket.

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

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Days & times

Monday to Friday: 8am - 6pm

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Any dietary needs will be discussed with parents/carers and a care plan put in place if necessary. All menu options will be agreed beforehand and adapted as required.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - I completed my SENCo training in 2012 and a refresher course in 2018. I have experience of caring for children with a range of additional needs.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Autistic spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Downs syndrome
Global Delay
Learning difficulties
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3.75 Per hour
50p reduction of hourly rate for older siblings attending at the same time.

Other Details

Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Climbing frame, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Homework support, Out-door play, Pet cats, Playroom, Quiet area, Sleeping area, TV - DVD, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch, Village walks
School pickups
Bacton Primary School (Bacton, Stowmarket)
Further information about pick-ups
Bacton Under Fives Pre-School
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 month(s)
To 13 Year(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
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Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
06/11/2017EYR InspectionGood

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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Oscar is so happy at Sarah's, always goes in without a fuss and always has lots of fun. He goes on different outings, can collect eggs from the chickens and help to look after them. Sarah has a wide range of toys and activities to choose from. We are so pleased we found Sarah to look after Oscar.
Sarah is an amazing childminder, I cannot recommend her enough to anyone needing childcare for their little ones. Sarah provides opportunities to draw, paint, play, craft activities, learn, outside play, messy play, days out and much more. Without Sarah my university degree would have been impossible, she is flexible and always tries to help you out. Sarah also has my 6 year old before and after school and both girls are always so excited to go there and never want to leave!!
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