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5 stars (3)

Childminder in Sutton Coldfield

Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2015 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 26 Jun 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups

About Me

Hello my name is Sam and I am an Ofsted registered Childminder in Four oaks, Sutton Coldfield. I offer an Outstanding Ofsted approved childminding service for families across Sutton Coldfield.

I would like to offer parent’s and children an all-round natural approach to childcare in a happy and caring home environment, inspiring children to be the best they can be. I believe in following a child’s natural style of learning and development to keep learning fun and engaging with an emphasis on outdoor experiences.

I have a diverse understanding of childcare from both my training and being a parent. Making the decision to leave your child and returning to work is one of the most important things any parent can do. To help make this decision I’ve listed the essential information about my setting:

Ofsted inspected - Outstanding
Paediatric first aid certificate
Fully health checked
Criminal Records Bureau checked (DBS check)
Children and Young people’s workforce Diploma
A member of the national childminding association
100% smoke free environment
Spacious purpose built playroom
A large and child friendly garden
Parent to two wonderful daughters
Professional and caring childcare in a happy home
Adhere to the Ofsted principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage

At my setting I work to each child’s individual needs. I observe, plan and assess all children following the Ofsted Early Years Foundation Stage. Each child has their own bespoke learning journal detailing milestones, observations and activities which will be available online for parent’s to review and add their own comments.

Our typical day considers the needs of each child, any school drop offs/pick ups, nap times, snacks and meals. We have lots of fun creating, exploring and learning.

I take 5 weeks holiday each year within the school holidays ( 1 week at Easter, 2 weeks in the summer holidays and 2 weeks at Christmas). The exact holiday dates will be communicated well in advance, giving you at least 6 months notice. My holidays will not be charged as the setting will be closed during these times.

I’d be happy to answer any questions you have and talk about child care in my setting. Please contact me for more information.

My Experience

4 years experience.....................................................................................................................................................................................

My Qualifications

Ofsted Outstanding
Paediatric first aid certificate
Fully health checked
Criminal Records Bureau checked (DBS check)
Children and Young people’s workforce Diploma CYPOPS 5

My Availability

Monday through to Friday
Full time

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no yes yes yes yes no no
Morning no yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon no yes yes yes yes no no
After School no yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 11/11/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.30 per hour

£43 per day
7:30am to 5.30pm
Please note I can only accommodate full days, hourly rates are not available.

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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  • DBS Check (added 02/04/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 28/03/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Sam. 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.

Both my girls went to The Little Kingdom and I honestly can’t explain how much they both loved going and loved Sam.
She kept them entertained through games and activities which they thoroughly enjoyed but they also learnt a lot.
My youngest went from a baby and when she started school Sam had made sure she was ready and taught her confidence as well as the basics needed for reception.
My eldest only went before and after school but again loved going and especially the cooking and arts and crafts.
I would recommend Sam if you are looking for a childminder, I was happy to leave my children with her knowing they were cared for and safe!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Sam on 30/03/2019

Sam has cared for both of my children over a 3 year period, and I can not recommend her enough. She offers a wide range of fun and educational activities for the children to take part in, and we love that the children get to be cared for in a comfortable home setting, aswell as enjoy being taken out and about visiting local parks, nature reserves etc. As well as being skilled at her job, Sam really cares for the children she looks after and is attentive to their needs and emotions, creating a nurturing, supportive environment for the children (and parents!!)

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Sam on 11/03/2019

My daughter attended The Little Kingdom from the age of 10 months to 24 months and thoroughly enjoyed her time there. Sam is a really attentive childminder, with exceptionally strong skills in terms of engaging the children and ensuring they are well stimulated with a variety of activities. My daughter was very well supported during her time with Sam, and enjoyed being with the other children in this safe and warm environment. I can not recommend The Little Kingdom highly enough- it is exactly the kind of creative and supportive environment which helps young children feel welcome and supported, especially when they are not used to being with other carers.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Sam on 11/03/2019

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