I live with my son Jacob who is 12 and my husband Paul. I have been childminding since January 2013 and specialise before and after school care.
I am fully insured and a qualified Paediatric First Aider and have a Level 5 food hygiene rating. I am a qualified Childcare professional having gained my Children and Young People's Workforce NVQ Level 3 and Diploma in Nov 2012.
Paediatric First Aid - April 2018
Safeguarding Children - Universal (EY only) - May 2019
Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Children and Young People's Social Care - Jan 2014
Food Standards, Food Hygiene Rating, Level 5 - Dec 2013
Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering - Mch 2019
Ofsted Registration (EY455977) - Jan 2013
Approved Childminder Registration and Universal Safeguarding of Children - Nov 2012
CACHE, Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People's Workforce - Nov 2012
What my mums and dads are saying.....
Thank you Sam for the lovely updates which help me get through my first day. It was so nice to hear about him and see settled in. Hardest thing was leaving xxx. He seemed to have had a brilliant day. It was lovely to see him so happy inside your lovely home too, when I picked him up. Thank you so much for having him and making him part of your wonderful children family there.
We can't thank you enough for all the wonderul work you have done with xxx and xxx, we will miss you sooo much - you have been such an important part of our lives and we feel so lucky to have found you. :0). Here's to catching up over a glass of wine, rather than on the door step in the future.
Thank you for both your cheery disposition round school and for helping Streatley families and thus school. (Miss Roberts, Streatley School Headmistress)
Thank you Sam for everything that you do for my three, you are one in a million.
From the creative projects and opportunity to socialise with the other children in your care to the delicious home cooked dinners and the chance for some relaxation after a busy day at school, xxx sees it very much as a "home from home".
From our point of view, as parents, we are grateful that you are able to provide such a stable and happy setting where our daughter can learn and thrive with you in a relaxing environment.
Thank you so much for your flexibility Sam. Both my son’s love coming to spend time with you, in fact they look quite crestfallen when I arrive to pick them up! I love that they have the opportunity to play with such a wide range of toys, Lego is always a winner, but we have no dolls at home. Watching them both get enjoyment out of dressing barbies was joyous!! We are very lucky to have Sam as our childminder. Sam is also xxx’s key person at pre-school which has helped in terms of her knowledge of xxx when she started childminding for us. We are very spoiled because we feel that we have the best of both worlds. By working in the pre-school as well as childminding, Sam has got so much experience and is exposed to a varied of situations making her set of skills very unique when compared to other childminders.
I had a really lovely Christmas card from xxx today and he said he made it with you, thank you so much, it really made my day!
Thank you so much for looking after my boys every morning, I can't function without you!!
Thank you so much for all your wonderful work with xxx this year!
'Sam looks after my daughter. When I was originally looking for childcare my daughter was placed in an after school club, she was however unsettled and I was keen for her to have a warm home environment after school, where she could be comfortable and able to relax. Within days of starting with Sam she was settled and very happy and keen to see Sam every day to tell her our news. I am very happy about the relationship that Sam has developed with her and the activities she does before and after school.
Sam is very flexible which is particularly handy with my hours being unpredictable, my daughter is always well fed and enjoys staying for tea. As a foundation stage teacher I am very happy with the quality of care my daughter receives.'
'Thank you so much for looking after xxx and always making him feel so welcome'
'Thank you for being such a brilliant childminder'