5 stars (7)

Childminder in Egham

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Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2019 Last Updated May 2020 Last Login 02 Jun 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

**immediate spaces avaliable**

as of june there will be myself, another childminder and an assistant working from my home.

I completed my Ofsted Registion in April 2018 following from teaching and private nursery setting.

I've had children in my home since registration completed.

I am based in Egham by Thorpe park, my setting offers a separate area for messy play, 2 outdoor areas one for growing fruit and vegetables along with sand/ water table, and a large garden which attracts local wildlife.

The downstairs of my home is open planned and the children can you use all of downstairs.

I take pride in providing a home away from home which allows development within every child, following the standard and guidance set out by the EYFS.

I offer a happy, secure, reliable, fun and educational childminding service, flexible on start and finish times.

whilst in my care, your children will experience outings to local farms / play areas, along side social events (parent and toddler groups)

In addition all parents have use of an app that allows you to track your childrens activities throughout the day, as well as eating, sleeping, bottles, fluids, and creates the learning journal.

My Experience

I am educated to a degree level obtaining my PGCE. (Teaching)
Lots of experience of caring / looking after childrenn from newborn through to young adults.

My Qualifications

BA Hons: a community development
Introduction into childcare
Nutrition levels 1&2
Paediatric first aid
Understanding and working with EYFS
Developing children's learning
leading & managing a childminding setting

My Availability

1 space remaing for full time.
Availability for full and part time positions. Please contact me to discuss.

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Last Updated: 19/05/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.50 per hour

I charge on an hourly rate

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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  • Training Certificate: Understanding and working with the EYFS (added 24/04/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Recording development (added 24/04/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Nutrition Level 2 (added 24/04/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Nutrition Level 1 (added 24/04/2019)
  • Training Certificate: leading and managing a childminding setting (added 24/04/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Developing Childrens Learning (added 24/04/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Professional Development (added 24/04/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Introduction training (added 24/04/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 24/04/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 24/04/2019)


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.

I’m so glad we found Sam when looking for childcare for our daughter.
Sam is a fun, friendly, caring and professional childminder. Very reliable and attentive to details. I very much recommend Sam to anyone looking for childcare :)

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
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by about Sam on 03/03/2020

Both my 3,5 year old and 18 month attend Pitter Patter playschool and they couldn't be happier. I wish we had found Sam and her assistant Rosie earlier. Sam has a really good set up for the children to play, from the big playroom to her long garden in the summer. There are always structured activities every day, day trips and a good variety of toys. As an ex primary school teacher Sam is particularly interested in each child's personal development, where she keeps you updated with daily observations. Currently there is a wonderful mix of children of all ages and backgrounds which is great for the other one's to learn from. She has a very professional set up and we are happy that our children are under her care.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Sam on 12/02/2020

I am so glad I found Sam. My one year old daughter loves Sam, she is so caring, always trying new things with them. I have to say I was really anxious about leaving my little one with someone else specially because she was only 8 months and being a first time parent it's hard to let go. But she settled so well and she enjoys being there. As soon as we walk through the door she jumps into Sam's arms. She has been there for 6 months now and I know I couldn't find anywhere better for her. House is always spotless, Sam always makes sure they have healthy food and snacks available and even when she is poorly I know Sam worries as if it was me. So a massive thank for being so caring and wonderful with her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Sam on 07/02/2020

Sam is amazing, she is so friendly, kind and caring and really goes above and beyond. They have different activities set out everyday enabling them to have fun but develop each child individually. My daughter has 18 food intolerance and they are so accomodating and provide her with nutritional and balanced snacks and meals which still incorporate her with the other children. The house is always spotlessly clean, its a safe space for them to be in and they have a fantastic play room, open plan layout and outdoor space for the children to explore. I am always kept up to date and daughter doesnt want to leave when i go to collect her. Thank you!

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

by about Sam on 27/01/2020

My son absolutely adores Sam is so happy in her care. She gives all the attention and support he needs and since moving here has developed so much. She engages the children with daily activities and fun. Provides healthy meals (that I swear only Sam can get him to eat) and establishes a great routine too. I know my son is happy and in the best care here. My only wish is that I had found Sam sooner! We've had 3 previous childminders due to moving house and other circumstances and Sam is by far the BEST we've found. Can not rate highly enough!

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

by about Sam on 25/01/2020

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