5 stars (3)

Childminder in Chester

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since May 2017 Last Updated Sep 2019 Last Login 18 May 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Welcome to Munchkins Childminding Services! My name is Samantha Briggs and I live with my husband, Steve and my 19 year old daughter, Emily. I also have a 22 year old daughter who works for British Airways in London.

We all have an enhanced DBS Certificate

Emily and I have been Paediatric First Aid trained.

Emily is my assistant and is doing a Childcare Apprenticeship at Chester College

We live on the new estate on the old Saighton Army camp, where there are plenty of parks and adventure playgrounds.

Our home is spacious, with a large garden, and plenty of room for your little ones to run off their energy.

We plan our days with plenty of activities incorporating the EYFS, trips to parks the zoo and soft play areas.

We visit local toddler groups

We also offer a babysitting service

My Experience

When I left school I trained as a nursery nurse at college. I then worked at Dee Banks school in Chester and then as a nanny, looking after newborn twins and a 3 year old.

When my children were little I registered as a childminder, looking after children 0-8 years.

! also ran a toddler group at Northgate Church in Chester

My Qualifications

Cashe level 3 in Preparing to work in home based childcare
NSPCC Child Protection
Prevent Training
Level 3 Paediatric First Aid
Ongoing CPD

My Availability

We are open from 7.00am till 6.00pm

Munchkins also does school drop offs and pick ups from Huntington primary school

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Last Updated: 12/09/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Contact me for details

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 Munchkins. 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.

My children really enjoy their time at Munckins. Sam and Emily have proved to be friendly, flexible and fun. No concerns at all and I highly recommended Munchkins.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Munchkins on 18/03/2019

Sam and Emily have really made my daughter feel settled and at home throughout the days that they look after her. It has been lovely to see how they both care so much for her. I would highly recommend them both.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Munchkins on 11/01/2019

We moved to Sam and Emily in the summer holidays and can honestly say the children love it. They took the time to get to know the children and likes and dislikes before they started and centred the first few days around that to help them both settle. My eldest is 8 and youngest 3 at the time and spent full days with them over the summer holidays. The always run straight in and often moan at me if I’m early as they love it so much there.
They do days out which is fantastic and the meals have been home cooked and the kids have even said it’s better than my meals!
Emily has babysat for us too and they are both genuinely lovely people focused on the children. Can not recommend them enough.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Munchkins on 20/09/2018

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