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Childminder in Portsmouth

5 stars

Female Member since Apr 2018 Last Updated Jun 2021 Last Login 27 Jan 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

We have both been fully vaccinated against COVID-19

We are a husband and wife team, we live with our daughters in a large family home with a lovely south facing garden, the children especially enjoy feeding the chickens and exploring the play room. In our free time we enjoy baking, reading, photography, and country walks.

We are very active and like being out and about, so most days the whole team are taking part in a range of experiences from attending weekly playgroups to visiting the farm- we are always busy!

Sam has worked in childcare since finishing college where she studied Sociology, Psychology, English Literature, and Health and Social Care.

Mark joined the team in August 2018 and is currently studying towards his home-from-home childcare qualification.

Both Mark and Sam are paediatric first aid trained, fully DBS checked and hold a level 3 in safeguarding.

My Experience

Sam holds a diploma level 3 in childcare and early years development, with just over 11 years experience in Childcare between us, including age-specific training for 0-2's and 2-.5's.

Sam has studied behavior management training, Makaton, has extensive knowledge of schemas, peadatric first aid, babywearing training, safeguarding training, and more.

My Qualifications

Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Development and Childcare

My Availability

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Last Updated: 14/06/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour


My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
1 June 2021

My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate (added 08/11/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 08/11/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 08/11/2018)
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Below are the latest reviews for ChiversC. 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.

I am so pleased we decided to go and see Sam when looking for childcare for our 6 month old baby. I knew immediately that Chivers Childminding was the place for my daughter. I was so nervous about my daughter starting, especially as she was so young. I needn't have worried though as Sam and Mark have been fantastic. Emily settled in so quickly and absolutely loves her time there. Sam truly cares about the children and makes such an effort to engage with them and do nice things. She also has gone above and beyond, sending me tips and suggestions for weaning which I'm so grateful for. She has always worked with me to care for Emily in the way that I wanted and I'm just so grateful I found her!

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

by Avatar for Charley Charley about Avatar for ChiversC ChiversC on 27/09/2018

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