4.95 stars (20)

Childminder in London

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2010 Last Updated Nov 2018 Last Login 15 Jul 2019 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

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 3 bedroom house with 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.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 17/10/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.50 per hour

Please contact me for further information.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Ofsted Certificate (added 10/10/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 10/10/2017)

Reviews

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.

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 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.

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by about Samia on 08/07/2018

Samia has been looking after our son since he turned one. We were nervous about leaving him after my maternity leave finished, but Samia was a huge support for us all helping him settle in. He has settled in brilliantly and is very happy. Samia is warm, friendly and comforting. We love that she takes the children to different places, playgroups, song sessions, playgrounds and farms. She listens to his interests and encourages him. She has helped with his development including learning to walk and talking which he does nonstop. Samia's is a home from home.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Samia on 22/01/2018

Samia has been an absolute godsend for us and she has been an incredible carer for our 2 year old daughter and we only have positive things to say about her.

Helena was initially in a nursery, but we have found our experience with Samia overwhelmingly much more positive than with nursery. Samia really provides a home from home for the children and it is immediately obvious how much she adores the children and how much they adore her. She provides an incredibly happy and loving environment. One of the things that first attracted us to Samia (in addition to all the positive reviews) was her experience and this really shows and she has given us lots of wise advice. Helena immediately liked Samia and was never upset when being dropped off, which was very different to nursery. Her cooking is phenomenal and we could tell straight away that Helena was eating much better - the only problem is I think she prefers Samia's cooking to mine! Samia is always taking the children off for exciting outings, both to local playgroups and parks, and further afield to farms and museums. She is incredibly efficient, very flexible and accommodating and communicates very well, including sending lovely photos of the children happily doing things. She works incredibly hard, but never seems tired and is always enthusiastic and excited to see the children. She is also very reliable and we have never known her to be off sick.

We are incredibly pleased to have found Samia, and our only regret is that we didn't find her sooner.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Samia on 17/08/2017

Samia has looked after my son who has started school now regularly for a few years , she is very flexible, accommodating to your and your child's needs and is very hard working. She makes lovely meals and ensures all the children she is looking after are safe and happy. Lovely person, so efficient and the children love her.

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by about Samia on 27/01/2017

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