My name is Samantha Stone; I am an Ofsted registered childminder in Yeovil, who is fully insured through PACEY. I have a passion to help children learn and develop through play and fun!
I live with my husband, Paul, and our two children aged 8 years and 10 years in a non-smoking household. Our large enclosed garden offers lots of safe outdoor space with a variety of outdoor equipment and play opportunities, and we have a purpose built outdoor play area to explore and have fun!
I provide a flexible and personal service that meets the individual needs of your child. My home is a caring, safe and stimulating environment giving your child lots of opportunity to have fun and learn through play. I am committed to the welfare and development of all children in my care and it is important to me that parents can leave their children knowing that they are in safe hands and are having a positive, enjoyable experience.
We regularly go for walks or outings to the park, toddler groups, soft play areas, local animal farms, etc…
I hold a current First Aid certificate, Food Hygiene certificate, have had all the relevant health checks and have been cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). I have completed my Induction training for Somerset Total Communication (STC) and use this as a daily communication tool with children to develop their communication and language skills.
I am qualified in Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. I am a Level 3 Forest school leader.
I attend training and workshops regularly to remain up to date with information and to provide fresh ideas and creativity into my setting.
I hold a full, clean UK driving licence and have an insurance policy that covers me for business use and full breakdown recovery.
I provide care for children on a full-time or part-time basis. I offer Huish primary school and pre-school drop off's and pick ups where necessary, as well as childcare during the school holidays.
|Last Updated: 30/07/2019|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
Hourly rate of £4.50 an hour between 8am-5pm, outside these hours rates can be discussed.
Meals are available for an additional charge if required.
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My 2 1\2 year old son has been with Samantha's Childminding for the last 5 months. Sam gives 100% enthusiasm and commitment to all she does and her dedication to the service she provides is second to none. She is professional, knowledgable and very approachable on any aspect of my son's care. I feel I have a good relationship with Sam and can ask her anything about my son's day and she provides a daily diary, regular updates and pictures of his day which is lovely to see.
The activites Sam provides are fantastic and she has provided lots of different experiences for him to enjoy, such as trips to local groups, day trips out, cake making and new craft activities, she has a large enclosed garden which is lovely for the children to run around in and enjoy outdoor activites.
My son thoroughly enjoys his time with Sam, her two children and other children in her care.
I would certainly recommend Samantha's Childminding to anyone looking for a childminder.
Sam has looked after my daughters for the last year. They both have additional needs. Sam has understood their needs as individuals, she has been flexible in her approach in order to provide them with the best possible care. They have loved their time there, and really enjoy spending time with sam's children. The variety of activities they do and things they learn are great. They love the big outdoor space and variety of outdoor activities available. Sam's communication with parents is very good. My children's comments when I said I was writing about Sam were 'sam is lovely' and 'thank you sam'! I can whole-heartedly recommend her for childminding.
Response by SamStone on 18/08/2013:
Thank you :0) I have loved every minute caring for your girls......such a treat to work with twins x
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