Childminder in West Molesey
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Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2014 Last Updated Mar 2019 Last Login 18 Nov 2019 Email
I am an Ofsted registered childminder living in West Molesey, with my husband and 2 children (ages 5 and 2).
I was inspected in February 2018 and was graded Good with Outstanding features.
Located in a quiet cul-de-sac with a good sized garden, comprising climbing frame, slide and seesaw, a sandpit, balls, trikes etc, where we also grow seasonal produce and involve children in this.
Children have opportunity to explore and make marks freely outside, and have chalks available all year round.
Indoors we have a wide variety of age appropriate toys, puzzles, books, musical instruments, arts and crafts etc, to keep children entertained and stimulated.
Lots of the play is child-led, with seasonal craft and opportunity to be creative with their learning, often adding sensory and creative play to their everyday toys to add a new dimension to their learning.
We celebrate and explore different seasons, cultures, traditions and celebrations through our play, and express them through age-appropriate craft.
Children regularly attend stay & play, soft play, singing classes, library rhyme time, playgrounds, we are located close to the children's centre, parks and the river, and we take full advantage of these areas in all weather.
We try to do as much learning outside as we can, such as messy play, themed tuff trays, sensory play in the garden, as well as regularly visiting interesting spaces such as Bushy Park, Wisley, National Trust, and other local historical places of interest.
Behaviour and wellness:
Independence is encouraged at every opportunity, where children are taught to wash their own hands, wipe their own faces, take themselves off to bed, cut their own fruit, put on their own clothes, and toilet by themselves - ensuring they are as ready as they can be for school.
They tidy any mess they have made by dancing happily to a tidy-up song.
All children benefit from healthy, home cooked food.
Their diet is packed with vegetables and fruit, it’s hidden in sauces as well as being offered in its natural state.
Refined sugar and salt is limited, the children only have processed foods such as biscuits and crisps, on rare occasions.
I encourage baby-led weaning, I don’t care about weaning mess, food is fun!
Allergies are taken seriously, and every effort is made to ensure all children are safe from any diagnosed allergens.
We are a NUT FREE setting.
Vouchers and funding:
Registered for tax-free childcare
Accept childcare vouchers
Not currently providing 15 or 30 hours government funding.
I use an on-line management system called Baby’s Days, which gives parents access to their child’s day, their progress and learning and more via an app on their mobile phone.
Wrap-around care only for St. Albans Catholic Primary School.
Ofsted rated Good with Outstanding in Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare in February 2018.
Mum of two.
Ofsted Registered Childminder, graded Good with Outstanding features in February 2018.
DBS checks for my husband and myself.
Completed and passed the CHiP course with Surrey County Council to follow and implement the EYFS.
Hold current Safeguarding Children and Peadiactric First Aid certificates.
Autism in the Early Years
Standard hours are 8am - 6pm, but happy to be flexible.
|Last Updated: 17/11/2019|
- Childminding from £7.00 per hour
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My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at St Alban's Catholic Primary School
Below are the latest reviews for Sam Moore. 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.
In just a few months, Sam did an amazing job with my baby, helping with sleep and meal routines and offering so many outings and sensory experiences, from a splash park to soft play to no-mess painting and playing with jelly.
But the biggest leap was with his weaning, with exceedingly nutritious meals I would want to eat myself - chicken pie, frittata, roast dinner - and a baby who really took to baby-led weaning and solids from the start at six months, despite being 10 weeks premature.
My son has really benefitted from time at Sam’s and with other children, especially Sam’s own, who are quite delightful with babies and incredibly well raised - her values with her own children being a big part of what impressed me with her as a childminder.
I cannot recommend Sam enough! She is our holiday cover for my little boy and he has had the most fabulous time :) and she is very caring and professional :)
Sam was a wonderful start for my daughter. She was caring, precise, attentive with excellent attention to detail. Sam provides a safe and clean environment and makes delicious meals for the children. I cannot rate her highly enough. If you are lucky enough for your child to go to Sam you can go to work with such piece of mind that your child will be safe, happy and have lots of fun!
Samantha Moore looked after my Son Connor Walker from the age of 7 months ( March 2016)
As a first time mom and having to go back to work was extremely stressful not only that but then having to find a suitable childminder to look after him !
When I first met Samantha I knew straight away- this is the lady !!
You know as a mother you just have a gut instinct about these sort of things and I was 100% right!
I feel that Connor had the best start in development with Samantha, she was great !
Sam used an app called Baby days which was complete throughout the day so I could conveniently check up when ever I wanted to see how Connor's day was going as well as any new mild stones he had reached, it's fantastic!
Connor also learn't baby lead weaning which I thought was fantastic.
Sam has a very lovely family and Connor and Sam's daughter Jasmin got on like a house on fire !
Samantha is a brilliant childminder and I would have absolutely not problem recommending her.
Sam is currently doing some short-term childminding for my young baby boy. I have found Sam to be very easy to work with, very flexible, accommodating & she has formed a wonderful relationship so far with my son. I like the modern app-based assessment & communication system Sam uses; my husband and I can check the app from work to see what he is up to. Sam's house is always clean, immaculate & well organised. The children spend as much time as possible outside in her well-resources garden and in the surrounding areas. Sam has two lovely and very bright children who are a testament to her parenting & childcare skills. We would have definitely continued to use Sam as our boy's childminder if we weren't relocating to a different area & we'll be sad to lose her!
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