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Knutsford Childminding

Sarah & Nige Graven - Ofsted Registered Childminders in Knutsford, Cheshire

Vacancies - we do not have childminding vacancies at present. Please contact us if you would like to go on our waiting list. 

Introducing Knutsford Childminding

Knutsford Childminding is a childminding setting based in the lovely market town of Knutsford in Cheshire.

We are located close to Manor Park School and Nursery and offer outstanding Ofsted registered provision.

We are a fully inclusive provider and work with parents and local providers to ensure all the children in our care reach their full potential. We accept enquiries from parents with children from the age of 3 months to 12 years.

We are happy to accept enquiries from families who access the Cheshire East Local Authority funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and we are registered to receive payments from childcare vouchers and the Government’s Tax Free Childcare scheme. 

Sarah Graven

My name is Sarah and I have been an Ofsted registered childminder for 27+ years. I was graded outstanding by Ofsted at my inspection in 2007 and again in 2011 and again in 2016. 

I am absolutely passionate about my work in the early years.

Nige Graven

My name is Nige and I am an Ofsted registered childminder. I was graded outstanding by Ofsted at my inspection in 2016. 

I am also a fully qualified chef and make all the food at Knutsford Childminding.

About our childminding setting

**We are registered as childminders with Ofsted. Please ask to see copies of our registration certificates and our latest Ofsted inspection reports.

**We are well qualified for our work – Sarah has a BA Audiology and Education (Manchester, 1986), NVQ3 in Early Years, Childcare and Education and Open University Level 4 qualification in Early Years. Nige has a chef qualification and has completed the ‘Introduction to home-based childcare’ course.

**We keep our paediatric first aid training updated every 3 years and we have a Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety qualification. We regularly attend training to keep our skills and knowledge updated.

**We have a dedicated indoor play area and a large, child-friendly garden with all-weather awning. 

**To complement children’s learning experiences, we take them on regular outings to explore the local community and wider world.

**We are located close to Manor Park school and collect children from nursery and the school. 

More than childminding

Sarah is also an early years writer, trainer and consultant.

She sells e-books for other early years providers and writes for - the UK's biggest and best childminder ~ parent online matching service - and for the free childminder information website Independent Childminders.

As a fully qualified trainer and consultant, Sarah works with childminders, nurseries and other early years professionals face-to-face in the north west and across the country online.

Sarah is dedicated to ensuring all childminders have the information they need to stay independently registered with Ofsted. To help with this, she has a blog and monthly newsletter for childminders on the Independent Childminders website.

I hope you find the blogs and newsletters interesting and useful! If you would like to do a reciprocal blog, please use the 'contact me' page.