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Sam Paul
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Childminder in Chelmsford

5 stars

Usually responds within 2 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2014 Last Updated Aug 2021 Last Login 26 Oct 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

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Hi, my names Sam, and I live in a 3 bedroom house just off of Paddock Drive in North Springfield along with my husband and two sons. We also have two tortoises called Toby and Theodore that the little ones love to help take care of.

Our house is a good size offering a large playroom, outside space, plus they have the use of my dining area and lounge. Access to the garden is through french doors and there is a lawn and patio that is safe for children to play on.

There are many different resources, toys and apparatus that children can play with, promoting their development and introducing them to many fun, exciting and different experiences. I set up different activities every week, which the little ones can play with, whilst also having access to lots of toys for free play time.

I follow the Early Years Foundation Stage to help track your child's progress. Each child has a Learning Journey book that records development and memories. I share these with home regularly.

I became a Childminder over 6 years ago as i missed all of the fun activities my son's and i would do together, whether it be activities at home or going to Parks and Farms etc. I now enjoy sharing these experiences with my little ones. It really is such a fulfilling profession.

I am passionate about providing children a secure, happy, healthy, fun and stimulating environment for each and every child that comes into my home, making them feel welcome and part of our little family whilst they are with us.

My Experience

I have an abundance of experience working with children, having worked in a variety of settings from a School based Nursery, Social Services Nursery, and most recently I have been a Family Support Worker working within a Local Authority offering help and support to families that have needed it. This provided me with lots of experience of helping families to overcome many problems with their children of all ages.
I have now been a childminder for over 6 years and enjoy it immensely.

My Qualifications

4 A Levels
Grade A in Diploma in Childcare and Education
Safeguarding levels 1,2 and 3
First Aid Trained

My Availability

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Last Updated: 11/08/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.70 per hour

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

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  • UK Passport (added 19/11/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Sam Paul. 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.

Our little boy was with Sam for 4 years from 10 months old.

Sam and her family provided such a caring and safe home from home. Our son was with Sam for three days a week and enjoyed every second of it.

Sam would keep us updated on a very regular basis on what our son had been upto. Sending him home every few months with a learning journal packed with photos of their adventures to a range of play groups, parks and even trips to the beach.

Sam provides a safe and caring environment where the children learn through play and even helped to prepare our son with what to expect when starting school.

Our little boy is a little fussy eater and Sam was very accommodating with his needs and would make sure that she prepared meals on his days that he would eat. He even preferred a number of meals that Sam cooked to ones I would cook at home.

I can’t thank Sam enough for the 4 years.

Amazing childminder 100%

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by Avatar for Emma Emma about Avatar for Sam Paul Sam Paul on 20/09/2021

My son was cared for by Sam for just over 4 years from the age of 8 months up until he started school.

I couldn’t have asked for more from a childminder. Sam and her family really are just so lovely. Providing a really special ‘home from home’ environment, plenty of trips to the park, educational activities, days out, my son certainly never came home bored or without something new he had learned about!

Also very regularly kept up to date with my sons progression, what he had been up to during the day, lots of guidance too on how to help him reach goals at home & so much great preparation for school which has made his progression all the more easier.

Thank you Sam for being such a wonderful childminder!

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by Avatar for Megan Megan about Avatar for Sam Paul Sam Paul on 02/09/2021

Sam is an absolutely wonderful childminder. I was so nervous about returning to work and leaving my one year old for the first time but she absolutely loves her days with Sam and we haven't had a single tear! Sam's setting is welcoming, clean, safe and her toys / play equipment is varied and top quality. Meals are homecooked and healthy.
It really is a home from home ❤

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Gemma W Gemma W about Avatar for Sam Paul Sam Paul on 01/07/2021

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