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Samantha
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Childminder in Shepperton

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Female Member since Jan 2015 Last Updated Nov 2021 Last Login 02 Dec 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check

About Me

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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.

My Experience

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.

My Qualifications

Fully qualified nanny NNEB for over 30 years

Ofsted Registered Childminder

12 Hour Paediatric First Aid Course

DBS Checked

O Level English Language

O Level Child Development

O Level Human Biology

O Level History

CSE Geography

GCE Typing grade 1

Business and Travel BTEC (1 Year)

Richmond College

My Availability

Mon - Fri daily hours 8am - 5pm

TERM TIME ONLY

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Last Updated: 21/11/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.50 per hour

£7.50 per hour

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml 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)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 23/02/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 23/02/2020)
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Reviews

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.

From the moment we met Sam, she put us at ease with her kind, trustworthy, professional manner. Especially our daughter felt the warm welcome of Sam and got along on the very first meet, which was assuring and a good sign that our daughter would be in good hands and that Sam is the right childminder for our little one.
In July 2020 we started taking our one year old daughter to Sam twice a week and gradually increased the hours and days as the little one settled in really well with Sam, Hannah and the other Kids. It was after the lockdown ease 2020 and Sam was also taking care of everything in her settings and made sure she sticks to the government guidelines and kept us parents informed of any changes etc.
Our daughter really enjoys her time there to play with Sam, Hannah and other kids, she also builds up a really good bond with Sam's dog Coco as well. Our daughter started to say their names at home while playing and any dog she saw was associated with coco, this is really nice to see as parents and also important and assuring, if your child is happy and loves to go the childminder.

Sam keep us up to date throughout with what she was doing or what they have planned to do on a day. Sam does a lot of indoor activities (art & crafts, singing & dancing, baking together, playing) and outdoors activities going to different parks, playgrounds,going to the Zoo, playing in summer time in the garden/ small pool in her setting. She and Hannah create a fun and also educational environment and are attentive to development opportunities. Our little one has learned a lot in a really positive way. And we can also see the great progress in her development, which Sam and Hannah had very positively influenced. We really appreciate it and are really lucky to have found such an excellent childminder!
Sam is very kind, patient and takes care of our little one like her own, so does Hannah and our daughter really loves them. Really a wonderful & helpful childminder. Thank you Sam

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by Avatar for Luksi Luksi about Avatar for Samantha Samantha on 12/04/2021

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!

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by Avatar for Biddy700 Biddy700 about Avatar for Samantha Samantha on 30/03/2021

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!

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by Avatar for Oliver Oliver about Avatar for Samantha Samantha on 28/03/2021

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.

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by Avatar for jphuynh jphuynh about Avatar for Samantha Samantha on 05/07/2020

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.

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by Avatar for Scott Scott about Avatar for Samantha Samantha on 05/02/2020


Response by Avatar for Samantha Samantha on 05/02/2020:

Hi Scott
Thank you so much for your review.
It's great looking after Isabelle she is a joy to look after.

Many thanks
Sam

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