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Childminder in New Barnet

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2009 Last Updated May 2020 Last Login 24 Sep 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

I am an OFSTED registered Childminder based in New Barnet (EN5 1HN). I am a responsible and caring person with excellent feedback from the parents I work with.

*** OFSTED Grade: GOOD *****

I love to work with young children and strive to provide them a with encouraging environment. I live in a very safe and quiet neighborhood and offer a bright and spacious house with large secure garden. Nearby are several parks which enable me to offer a creative, fun-filled and nurturing environment for your child with plenty of outings and outdoor play. I regularly take the children to toddlers group.

We have lot of indoor toys, books, nursery rhymes, cooking, crafts, art and games and follow the EYFS framework set by Ofsted. Outings and activities enhance early years development and I work with parents to structure a day that ensures sufficient rest for your child to enjoy the activities.

Healthy eating is encouraged and we offer freshly prepared food, water, fruits and other snacks throughout the day.

I am fully Insured and drive my own car (with Children I care for) and provide pickups and drop service to/from local schools in New Barnet.

Other details:
- We are strictly 'No Smoking/No Pets' settling, Fully insured(Public Liability, Home) and CRB/DBS checked by Ofsted.

- I accept all Childcare Vouchers.

- Offer FEE2 and FEE3 provided by Barnet Council

- Ample parking space and good public transport

My Experience

I been taking care of children over the last 8 years with excellent feedback from current and past Parents. I have cared for babies as young as 7 months.

We provide lot of activities, book and toys for the active care and believe in learning from play.

My Qualifications

- Barnet Certificate in Childminding

- First Aid for Childcarers Certificate (Paediatric First Aid)

- Member of PACEY

- Ofsted Registered and DBS/CRB Checked.

- Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
- Safe Guarding and Protection Course
- Female Genital Mutilation (on going)
- Sen training

My Availability

Weekday and occassionally weekends.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 28/07/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Negotiable

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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  • Inspection Report: OFSTED REPORT (added 03/06/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 21/07/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 06/12/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 06/12/2017)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Samas Twinkle Stars. 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.

From my first contact with Sama up until now I have found her to always be professional, helpful, understanding and caring. Sama took our son on from the age of 2yrs 8months, intitally 4 days a week, and then was very accommodating when our childcare needs changed and he started half days at nursery. Sama has always been very caring and our son has been very happy in her care. Communication between us has been great, lots of photos via whatsapp during the day and catching up at pick up and drop off.
I would recommend Sama to anyone, her home setting is lovely and the children love her.

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

by nicolada about Samas Twinkle Stars on 05/09/2020

Our son started going to Sama when he was around 15 months old and settled in really quickly. He goes to Sama four days a week and absolutely loves it!
Sama is so caring and has created a warm and loving environment for the children she looks after. Our son has made lots of friends and often doesn't want to come away as he is having so much fun...
Sama often takes them out to playgroups or to the park in the morning and we are sent plenty of photographs throughout the day of how he is getting on. The house and garden are also very spacious and the children are often outside playing.
The lunches Sama cooks (homemade, vegetarian and healthy) always look amazing (she sends us a photo most days of what he is having for lunch) and he loves them, always finishing them off.
When needed, Sama is flexible with drop off and pick up times - which is really appreciated when you are relying on trains to get back from work on time.
We couldn't have asked for a better home-from-home environment for our son, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sama.

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

by Laura about Samas Twinkle Stars on 06/05/2020

Sama has been looking after our son at the age of 1 year alongside our daughter after school who attends Lyonsdown just down the road. I was a bit apprehensive about how my son would settle as I had not left him with anyone during my year on maternity leave. After a 2 week period of settling in sessions prior to me returning to work, he settled in no time and looks forward to going there every morning. Equally my daughter loves going there after school and during the holidays and has made some great friends there, including her sons. Sama regularly communicates with us during the day, sending pictures and videos. This was particularly reassuring during the initial weeks of settling in. It was such a relief receiving pictures of the children smiling and happy and made my return to work so much easier. Sama regularly takes the younger ones to playgroup. She has a wonderful outdoor play area and many activities which they do during the day (making things, arts and crafts, colouring, bingo, Easter egg hunt etc). Meals are home cooked and enjoyed by the children and after school snacks are enjoyed with some down time, much needed after a busy day. Overall we’ve been really happy with Sama’s care and wouldn’t hesistate to recommend her.

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

by Sarena B about Samas Twinkle Stars on 10/04/2019

Our son started with Sama at around 18 months. Sama was very careful around the settling in period, and as this was our son's first time away from parents, this was very important.

Sama is a very warm carer and we quickly saw that our son was comfortable with her. One of our concerns with a nursery was that our son might not get the warmth and affection necessary at such a young age. Sama provides this.

Sama's setting is spacious and fun with a variety of toys and activities. Sama sends us photos of what she does with the children every day which is both delightful and assuring. She is currently working on learning new words with our son through rhymes and games.

We are very happy with Sama and genuinely feel a connection has been built between her and our son. Thank you Sama! Aside from childcare, Sama is a very generous and welcoming person and would recommend her to anyone.

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

by richardc about Samas Twinkle Stars on 06/11/2018

Our daughter has been with Sama for more than 1.5 years, she started when she was only 7 month old. She absolutely loves it at Sama’s and the house has become her second home. She enjoys playing with other kids there as well as with Sama’s sons. Sama organises variety of games and activities (including fantastic handicraft) for kids, both inside and outside. They go to playgroups on a regular basis. We have had few occasions when she didn’t want to come home in evenings…
From my perspective, Sama has been very supportive and flexible. Our hours are from 7.30 until 18.30. Me and my partner we both work in the city and there have been occasions when we have been late - Sama has always accommodated this. She shares photos and videos so that we know what they are up to and it doesn’t feel that we spend long time away from our daughter. She also keeps a little diary for our daughter so that we know her sleeping, eating etc routine every day.
Regarding contract and financials - we have never had a problem. We knew that this service comes with deposit which is common practice everywhere. I discussed it with Sama first time we met, no confusion, no issues. We saw the contract template and then when it was filled out. Couldn’t have been quicker. Our main focus and time was spent on how to settle our daughter and explaining her likes and dislikes to help Sama taking over as smoothly as possible. And Sama really went an extra mile and did a great job with our daughter as she was in a clingy phase when she started.
Overall, our daughter has been very happy and this means us as parents have been very happy with Sama’s care.

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

by healaps about Samas Twinkle Stars on 28/07/2018

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