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Childminder in London

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2010 Last Updated Mar 2020 Last Login 09 Aug 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

I have been an Ofsted registered childminder since 1996 but have lived in London for the last 30 years. I am registered to look after 6 children under the age of 8. I have two children of my own who are now grown up.

I live in a 4 bedroom house with a large garden in Coppetts Road, Muswell Hill, and the children have full use of the whole house. I have a wide selection of age-appropriate toys which the children make use of in free-play activities or organised tasks. I take them out daily to playgroups, parks, soft play areas, singing groups, etc.

I provide children with lunch and dinner plus snacks in between. Meals are home-cooked and I encourage healthy eating. All my vegetables are home grown in my allotment- I am happy to discuss dietary requirements with parents.

I pick children up from various Muswell Hill schools, and my nearest schools are Coldfall, Coppetts Wood and Our Lady of Muswell.

My Experience

I have worked as a childminder since 1996 and care for children from birth upwards (including school age children).

My Qualifications

I hold a certificate in paediatric first aid, safeguarding and child protection Level 1 advanced, food hygiene, tinytalk baby signing using Makaton (sign language), managing behaviour, characteristics of learning introduction to childcare practice(home-based) level 3 as well as a level 3 Diploma in Home-based Childcare. Certificate in getting it right for two year olds

My Availability

I work Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 18:00 but am willing to discuss other hours if required.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 24/07/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.50 per hour

Please contact me for further information.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 10/10/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for Samia. 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.

It’s wonderful to find someone who really loves looking after kids. She always shows the children how pleased she is to see them in the morning, even at the end of the day she’s still got a smile on her face. The kids see her as a kind auntie and they feel very safe and happy with her. She cooks wonderful food and takes them out every day. A rare find!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Lily about Samia on 29/05/2020

So so so happy to have found Samia and that she managed to fit my daughter into her care. From the initial meeting with Samia my daughter settled happily, no tears. When I pick up my daughter at the end of the day all I hear that evening and the next day is It like Samia’ and then all her friends in Samia’s care.
Samia also gives really good advice and never in a patronising way, which is great for a first time mum like myself.
Samia takes the kids on outings and to playgroup as well as the park, it seems everyone has a great time. Also my daughter eats so well in Samia’s care, good homemade food!
I am truly thankful to have Samia, a real life Mary Poppins!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by N Kinga about Samia on 04/03/2020

Choosing childcare was quite possibly one of the scariest decisions my husband and I have ever made. We spent many months attending nursery open days, visiting potential childminders and interviewing nannies. We had almost lost hope when we stumbled upon Samia and we knew at our first meeting that she was ‘the one’ for us. She put our minds at ease instantly and our little boy was immediately comfortable in her presence.

Samia is such a joyful spirit. She is a ball of energy and takes her littles ones out every day. Unlike many Londoners she is un-phased by the weather and never lets it quash her sense of fun and adventure. I can’t count the times I have watched the rain drizzle from my office window and looked down at my phone to see an image of my little boy playing happily in a playgroup or at a museum. It always brightens my day.

Samia is also a phenomenal cook and (like me) she is very passionate about healthy eating. She cooks beautiful healthy meals using some of the vegetables from her allotment. My little boy is thriving under her care.

I can’t recommend Samia enough. We are so blessed to have her in our lives.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by KjM about Samia on 02/03/2020

Samia looks after our daughter two days a week, and has done for over six months now. We had to delay our start date and Samia was really flexible with us and understanding of our circumstances. Samia is always willing to take feedback on board and we are so pleased with the progress that our daughter has made under Samia's care. Samia provides a nurturing environment and promotes healthy, confident eating. Our daughter has fun with the other children and she is kept very busy with the different activities that Samia offers. We are really pleased we found Samia.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Mama M about Samia on 18/11/2018

Our 4 year old daughter settled very well with Samia who made her feel welcome. She never complains about going there and really enjoys it. We feel overall that it has been a positive experience for her and has contributed to her growing up, being more mature and confident.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by Tatiana about Samia on 08/07/2018

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