My name is Sam Clarke and I live with my husband and daughter Grace who is 12 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.
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 or homework stage. Young though the day children are complimented by fun after schoolers.
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.
If required I offer hearty healthy home cooked food for the children.
I use an abundance of local facilities, playgroups, park, Wisley Gardens, Farms, theme parks, libraries 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.
Preparing nutritionally balanced meals.
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 - Thur daily hours 8am - 6 pm approx
|Last Updated: 28/06/2020|
- Childminding from £7.00 per hour
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Saxon Primary School
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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.
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.
Our daughter, started with Sam In October 2019. We had some settling in session before that date and they went really well. Sam was very kind and gentle and Our daughter took to Sam very quickly.
We truly believe that Sam is an absolutely exceptional childminder. She has supported us through times while Our daughter has been unwell and gone above and beyond her duties. Our daughter loves going to Sam, they are always doing something different everyday and have so much fun! We have seen a very positive change in our daughter since Sam has been looking after her.
Sams home is beautiful, so calm, relaxed and welcoming. Our daughter loves her play room it really is amazing!!!
Sam is amazing and we would recommend her to any of our friends.
Sam is a lovely, caring lady who looked after my daughter very well. She is very trustworthy and reliable.
My daughter learnt so much whilst she was with Sam, she always took her to different places and loved playing at her immaculate child friendly home. I could leave my daughter with Sam knowing she was looked after and safe with no worries. She has an amazing house and family and any one would be very lucky to have your child looked after by her.
Response by Samantha on 30/08/2019:
Thank you for the kind review.
It was lovely to look after your little girl.
She was a delight to look after, and we will all miss her ! It was a privilege to be apart of her journey.
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