5 stars (4)

Childminder in Basildon

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2012 Last Updated Feb 2020 Last Login 24 May 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Welcome to inquisitive kids childcare.
I am a Ofsted registered, accredited childminder, I live with my husband and my daughter who is 18 she currently attends university and home quite frequently.
We are fun loving family that are warm and welcoming.
I am a non smoker and I have worked in childcare for 25 years, and over that time I have worked in a lot of diffrent roles and settings.
I am looking for families that need afordable, good quality childcare.
I can offer 2,3 and 4 year old funding.
I am able to accept childcare vouchers and tax credits.
I hold a full driving license.
I drive a 7 seater with full business insurance, so that we can go on school runs, toddler groups and outings.

My Experience

My last role was a senior nursery nurse in a day nursery, I decide to become a childminder, so that I can offer children and their family's a warm welcoming environment, where parents/ carers can feel sure their chidren are safe, secure and in nurturing environment.
I offer a setting where children can grow, develop and learn through play following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which I can securely deliver.
My other roles include working in a school as a early years Lsa for 5 years, childminding when my children were young, pre-schools and creche.

My Qualifications

Level 3 Childcare and development
Level 2 Pre-school practice
Level 2 Teaching assistant
Peadriactic First aid
Safe gaurding
I have also attended lots of 1 day or short childcare courses, all of my qualifications are available for you to see.

My Availability

Monday to friday 7.00 to 6.00pm I can be very flexable.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 19/02/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Negotable please contact to find out more infomation.

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Hi my daughter alexia started with Samantha when she was around 9 months old, alexia did 3 full days with Sam a week, she was with Sam until she started school this September, I was very sad for alexia to leave Sam as alexia had the biggest bond with Sam, sam always went that extra mile for alexia, alexia had lots of challenges whilst with Sam and she went beyond and above to help us as a family anyway she could and was very happy there, Sam cared so much for all the children and always had a fun filled packed week of activities on for the children to do, we will miss inquisitive kids very much and all alexia friends and most of all Sam xxxx

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by about Ink Kids on 08/11/2019

My son Lukas has been going to Sam since June 2015. He is now in reception and goes to Sam before and after school. My daughter Rebecca has been going to Sam since September 2018 (7 months at the time). Both my kids love going to Sam's. Rebecca and Lukas both settled in quickly with Sam. I am fortunate that both my kids love it at Sam, which makes it easier for me to drop them off and go to work. Sam does a lot of activities with the kids and as a family when we have gone places Lukas has pointed out he has been there with Sam and the other kids. As a parent I can tell you so many wonderful things that the kids have done in the past, like mother or father day gifts but the best way to describe Sam's sitting is when I drop off my daughter who is nearly a year old. Rebecca's face lights up and she just about jumps into Sam or Molly's arms, that is how I know my children are home away from home. The excitement and joy says it all for me. Lukas can tell me in his own words he misses not been at Sam. Sam has always done her best to accommodate our needs. Your child will be in safe hands, will learn and do so much. Thank you for all you do with our children.

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by about Ink Kids on 28/01/2019

Sam started looking after Riley when I returned to work when he was 8 months old. He is now almost 1. Sam made me feel reassured and sent me photos throughout the day which really helped, she still kindly does this. Riley has developed so lovely which is through the help of sam and her colleagues. Riley always smiles happily when he is being dropped off to sam and isnt ready to come home when my partner collects him. Couldnt be happier with the care he receives from her and her team. Would highly reccommend her to anyone. Lovely lady x

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Ink Kids on 18/04/2015

Our son, George aged 6, has been looked after by Sam for over a year and we couldn't be happier with the care he receives.
George is registered blind and is developmentally delayed, so he has only really started to to talk recently. Whilst a few childminders we saw / messaged showed concerns about looking after a child with additional needs, Sam embraced the opportunity to look after George.
George settled in with ease and enjoys going to Sam's house after school and in the holidays.
Sam is reliable, flexible and clearly loves her job and the environment the children are looked after in is warm, welcoming and well equipped to keep children entertained / amused aswell as educating them.
Couldn't be happier with our childcare.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Ink Kids on 15/10/2014

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