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Health and haybales

5 stars

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Member since Mar 2014 Last Updated Dec 2020 Last Login 29 Dec 2020 Email Website

Our Summary

Holiday Club

About Us

Hello! Welcome to the difficult job of choosing someone just right for your most precious thing in your life!

My setting is called Health and haybales and I am currently offering Holiday childcare sessions for children aged around 3yrs +

If you like the idea of your child developing in an Outdoor environment, getting involved in looking after animals, growing veggies and making mud pies one day and having book days at the library, craft sessions and cultural outings the next, then maybe I am what you're looking for..

I adore Early Years and am passionate about offering exciting opportunities and tracking development through thoughtful planning for the child as an individual. I have a wealth of current knowledge and ideas for Pre-School Children. I have a fully stocked classroom and resources to help your child to become 'school ready'.

It is very hard to make such a decision on a website.. Come and have a cup of tea and see for yourself!

Our Availability

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 29/12/2020

Our Fees

  • Out of School Clubs from £6.00 per day

(Funding accepted) £6 per hour, per child. Open to discussion about amount of hours.

I provide healthy and varied snacks and milk/water.

All outings are paid for from this fee, all opportunities are covered and I will never request extra payment for additional things.

Our Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Haybales. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

My first and second children have been through haybales, and have both loved every second of it. Samm is so creative and clever and she puts such a huge amount of time and effort into planning amazing activities, getting the perfect balance between playing to the existing strengths and interests of the children and encouraging them to try new things. Many of the activities are focused around learning about the environment, and being outdoors, but Samm's home and indoor classroom are such lovely learning spaces too, she encourages the children to be inquisitive about the world around them. Samm creates the happiest of environments, she is warm and caring, my girls absolutely love her and they have both formed lovely friendships with children of different ages and backgrounds within the family-like atmosphere of the setting. Samm has a magical way of managing behaviour, she sets an excellent example for the children and they know what she expects from them. 'Childcare' isn't the word for what Samm provides, it's bespoke, creative, fabulous early years education in a fun, loving and safe environment. I am lucky to have found her.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Wimalara Wimalara about Avatar for Haybales Haybales on 16/10/2019

Samm is simply brilliant. Our little boy has been with Samm for over three years now for 4 days a week. The amount of thought, love & care that goes into each and every single day is beyond what you could expect from a childminder. Every day our little boy arrives greeted with a creative and imaginary little display set up which is a little preview to what each day might contain which he just loves. Her classroom is magical, its filled to the brim with resources & trinkets for children with different interests and everything you can think of for little minds to explore. The thing that really attracted us to Samm was her attitude to nature & the amount of outdoor time the children in her care recieve; all the nature walks and exploring that they do each day is wonderful. There is also a huge amount of effort and attention that she puts in on educating small people that is done in such an enticing way that they have no idea that they are being taught, our childs not yet 4 and he can do basic adding & subtractions and read simple words as well as write his name confidently; we would love to take credit for it but its really down to all the dedication that Samm puts in every single day. When we are at work we dont need to worry about our son at all, which is such a reassurance, as we know that he is in a safe, caring, interactive, brilliantly tactile and entertaining environment. Each day we get to hear about the fun he has had and it takes all the guilt away from having to work. Thank you Samm!!!!!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for jessicam jessicam about Avatar for Haybales Haybales on 15/11/2017

Choosing a childminder to look after your child is such a worry but Samm is amazing. Samm is brilliant at planning activities that are fun and educational, mostly in an outdoor environment. Samm looked after my daughter when she was small and she never wanted to leave! I can highly recommend Samm, your children will have the most wonderful time in her care :0)

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for forreste forreste about Avatar for Haybales Haybales on 17/05/2014

My daughter was cared for by this member 4 years ago- when she was 3 years old. My daughter still remembers her fondly now. She is enthusiastic, caring, kind and was completely sensitive to my child's needs. I was totally confident in leaving my child in her care- and would do so now if I lived near enough!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for chrisand chrisand about Avatar for Haybales Haybales on 31/03/2014

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