Childminder in Shepperton
Female Member since Jan 2015 Last Updated Nov 2021 Last Login 23 Jan 2022
My name is Sam Clarke and I live with my husband and our daughter Grace, who is 13 years old and we live in Shepperton, Surrey.
I have been a fully qualified nanny for over 30 years and looking after children is my vocation.
I have a lovely assistant Hannah who works alongside me. Hannah brings another diversity to my setting who is wonderful with the children.
My references show that the children I look after become well mannered, well adapted, diligent and sensible individuals and most of all happy and full of confidence.
I offer from new born upwards. My nurturing style is provided to all my attendees, be they at the walking, talking, potty training stage.
Also bringing humour and having fun with the children. I aim to complement you in raising your little ones to be the best they can be in a fun, calm, happy setting where all are treated equally.
Development is in line with Ofsted EYFS Standards, of which I am rated as GOOD.
My setting is very welcoming, warm and friendly family house and extremely child friendly with lots of development toys and activities.
We have a playroom and lots of spacious areas to play in.
We have a lovely garden with a playhouse and a mud kitchen with lots of outside toys.
I use an abundance of local facilities, playgroups, park, Wisley Gardens, Farms, theme parks, and lots more.
My skills and duties :
Organising daily activities and schedules
Building up children's confidence and self esteem.
Liaison with schools and playgroups.
Maintaining discipline with a sense of humour.
Fully qualified nanny NNEB for over 30 years
Ofsted Registered Childminder
12 Hour Paediatric First Aid Course
O Level English Language
O Level Child Development
O Level Human Biology
O Level History
GCE Typing grade 1
Business and Travel BTEC (1 Year)
Mon - Fri daily hours 8am - 5pm
TERM TIME ONLY
|Last Updated: 21/11/2021|
- Childminding from £7.50 per hour
£7.50 per hour
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Saxon Primary School
My Ofsted Inspections
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- Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 14/06/2020)
- Training Certificate: Safeguarding and protecting children (added 23/02/2020)
- First Aid Certificate: Full paediatric first aid course (added 23/02/2020)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 23/02/2020)
- DBS Check (added 23/02/2020)
Below are the latest reviews for Samantha. 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.
Sam and Hannah have taken our daughter under their wing since the start of 2021 and we are so pleased with how she has settled in. I was an extremely anxious parent, worrying about leaving my little one after 9 months of lockdown to go back to work in these strange times. Sam organised some settling in sessions before Christmas which went well and my daughter started 3 days a week in January. She has gone from a little baby who cried when I left the room to a toddler who confidently picks up her lunch bag when she leaves home and rings on Sam's front doorbell in the morning eager to get in and see everyone. I can honestly say that my little girl has a better social life than me which is all thanks to Sam's various activities and outings, not to mention making friends with the other little ones she looks after. The lovely items of arts and crafts that are sent home are truly delightful and are be treasured, especially by a soppy Mum like me. Thank you so much for looking after her and all your updates and communication, I can't recommend Sam highly enough!
Our boy started with Sam in June 2020, just as the first lockdown was easing. It was a difficult time on many levels, but Sam made us all feel welcome, comfortable and most of all protected.
Our boy instantly took to Sam and her family. Her setting is perfect. Its always clean, has a great area for the children to play and fantastic outdoor garden space. Sam always has fun activities planned to keep the children entertained and happy. She has helped our boy grow, develop, learn so many new skills and become far more confident since he has been with her.
We have no issues leaving our child with Sam as we know he is well cared for. And we know he loves spending time with Sam as he talks about her in the evenings and wonders why he’s not going there at the weekends!
Thank you Sam for looking after Norah and Margot this past year. They had such a great time with you!
We will really miss you and your lovely family.
I would like to say a massive thank you for how happy and comfortable you make my daughter Isabelle. When we first met at your house, the facility was so clean and child friendly I just knew Isabelle would have so much fun, with her starting her new school you’ve helped her learn her numbers, read and helped her make new friends. Everytime isabelle gets home She tells me how amazing your dinner are!
10/10 from me, I’m so happy and thankful for how you’ve helped.
Response by Samantha on 05/02/2020:
Thank you so much for your review.
It's great looking after Isabelle she is a joy to look after.
Sam Clarke is a wonderful childminder. My son has been with Sam 3 days a week since October 2018. He absolutely adores Sam, who is kind, gentle and devoted to the children, and he looks forward to going to her each week and is always happy and smiling when we leave him with her, and when we collect him. He has become a confident little boy mixing with other children in a home from home environment. He has learnt lots of skills with her too.
Sams care is exceptional and I always feel happy when he is in her care. She always updates us on his naps and what he has eaten and what he has done during the day. They do lots of activities with lots of variation. She always lets us know if we need things - welly’s, swim kits or dressing up clothes for example. Sam always communicates well, she’s also adaptable to any of our requests.
The childcare setting Sam provides is perfect. She has a lovely clean and well maintained home for her children. There is a lovely reception area where children can put coats and shoes and a spacious play area separate to the house. This is perfect for the children and allows for lots of toys for playing with. She also has a great area for eating and playing in the main part of the house and big garden with Wendy house and trampoline. Also the younger children have a place to sleep upstairs which is ideal. It is bright, clean and warm.
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