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Childminder in Portchester

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Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2010 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 11 Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

My name is Samantha Wall. I am a registered childminder in Porchester living with my 3 sons aged 22, 17 and 15. We are a happy and friendly family and welcome the company of others.
I have been a childminder for the last 20 years. I love my job and am very dedicated. I try to provide the highest qualty care possible and always make the child feel welcome.
I promote good manners and behaviour while in my care but still making sure they enjoy themselves and have fun.
I have a large play room with various toys and equipment for all ages and genders. I have a very big garden with an assortment of outdoor toys. I take children for trips out with other childminders and their children so they can interact and make new friends. We often go on outings to places such as local parks, activity centres and children's groups.
While in my care, I encourage children to take part in many activities. This could be baking, painting, drawing, building and creating.
All food provided is nutritious and homemade and children sit at the table when eating.
I do not have any pets and have a no smoking policy.

My Experience

I have been a childminder for 20 years and have cared for lots of different children. I have cared for children from under 1 through to 8 years of age. I have cared for children of many different cultures including a little girl from Vietnam, a little girl from the Philippines and a little boy from China.

My Qualifications

My qualifications are;

-Diploma in introduction of Home based child care.
-Advanced child care protection course
-Messy play course
-Sound and letters course
-First AID course.
-Early Years Foundation Stage Awareness Training
-Level 2 certificate in Food Hygene
-NCMA Registered
-CACHE level 3 diploma in home-based childcare achieving A's and B's

My Availability

I have spaces availible for children aged 0-8 years old on Monday to Friday. I am available from 6am to 6pm. I am able to pick up and drop off at Castle Primary school every day.

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Last Updated: 08/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.20 per hour

My normal fee is £3.80 per hour

However charges may differ for unsociable hours.
I am open to the childcare voucher scheme.
Parents are welcome to provide their own food which I am happy to prepare or I can provide food for a small charge.
Most day trips and outings are free however there may be a small cost for larger outings and trips.

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


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 did a fantastic job looking after my little girl, she taught her how to hold a pen properly and prepare her for school, my little girl loved her time there. Sam has a beautiful clean home environment for the children. I would definitely recommend Sam for childminding services and should I need childcare in the future Sam would be my first choice.

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by about Samantha on 30/06/2020

Sam has cared for our daughter for the past 5 years, since I returned to work when my daughter was 11 months old. Over this time Sam has been invaluable, helping us to bring up our daughter and instilling in her the manners and behaviour we felt were important. Our daughter has thoroughly enjoyed the time she has spent with Sam, learning through play and activities carefully designed by Sam, yet clearly having had fun while with Sam. We have a delightful book of achievements which Sam completes daily. Reliable and dependable, Sam is also approachable and always willing to discuss any concerns no matter how trivial. After starting school our daughter asked to return to stay with Sam for extra childcare during the holidays. Sadly we have moved away so are unable to continue this relationship.

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by about Samantha on 27/01/2020

Sam offers an excellent service for a fair price. I have always been impressed with the activities she does with the children and my son has thrived in her care. The environment she has created for the children is extremely homely and relaxed. This is a child care provider you can rely upon.

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by about Samantha on 21/06/2019

Choosing child care was very stressful for me. I was in the process of splitting up from my son's father and going back to work full time. Robin was 16 months old when we first started at Sam's.
From the moment we met Sam and saw her lovely home, Robin ran straight into the playroom to play. He didn't want to leave!That set the tone for us really...I would drop him off and he would run straight to the playroom to see all his new friends with hardly a backward glance for me!
Robin's confidence and social skills have developed enormously in the 2 years he has been with Sam. This comes from regular outings with other childminders and from the children in Sam's setting. Her genuine love for her job shines through and Robin frequently tells me how much he loves her!
Having 3 son's of her own means there's not much Sam doesn't know about raising children and I'm very grateful for the part she has played in helping me and Chris raise our son.
One of the best things about Sam's care is that they go out everyday..even in the rain!Lots of fresh air and fun means Robin sleeps like a top. I cannot recommend Sam highly enough. Her sons are a credit to her and the children are all so happy and settled.

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by about Samantha on 01/05/2019

Sam was looking after my little girl till recently. I cannot recommend her enough.
I am a first time mum and left my little one with her from 9 months old.
She is now 18 months and has opened up so much.
She was quite shy and took a while to get used to people however she trusted Sam from day one.
Sam goes out nearly every day with the children and goes out with other childminders which has made my little one much more confident.
Sam has helped me with advice about my parenting style specially with bedtime routines.
We always struggled for my little one to sleep in the day in a cot/travel cot and we have succeeded this with all the support Sam has offered while my little girl was in her care.
We also got rid of her dummy in the day with no issues from 12 months and including naps in the day.
I would still be using Sam if I was still in the area.
Sam also updates you with photos from the day and updates you with a personal diary about your child.
If I could recommend anyone to look after your child it would be Sam!

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by about Samantha on 30/04/2019

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