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Childminder in Bedford

Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2010 Last Updated Mar 2019 Last Login 31 Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

I am a fully qualified NVQ level 3 childminder I have been working as a childminder since 2001.
I am also an accredited childminder enabling me to offer 2 year and 3 year old government funding (term time only)
I also accept childcare vouchers and tax free childcare payments.
I live in a quiet area of Brickhill in Bedford.

I thrive myself in welcoming all children into my home to feel like part of the family offering a home form home environment with a warm caring approach, where children can feel relaxed and happy.
We visit local Playgroups and soft play on a weekly basis, also visiting other childminders and parks etc.
We do lots of planned activities that are themed to the individual needs and interests of all the children, always including cultural and religious beliefs but still full of fun.
Every child in my care under 5 will build their own online learning journal detailing their achievements and goals with activities to support all areas of the early years framework.

My Experience

I am a NVQ Level 3 childminder.
I have previously worked as a Nanny and have been registered as a childminder since 2001

My Qualifications

NVQ Level 3 (In childcare)
Introduction to childminding course
First aid
Food hygiene
EYFS training
Safe guarding awareness

My Availability

Flexible hours, including school holidays, emergency care and temporary cover.

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Last Updated: 17/11/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

£5.00 per hour (mon - fri 8am - 6pm) before 8am, after 6pm and weekends are charged at a higher fee.

I also offer government funded childcare on request

Please feel free to email me

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate: First aid (added 10/01/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Emma Samuels. 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.

Emma has had my eldest son since July 2013 when he first started school, and she has had my youngest son since April 2018 when he was 9 months old.
Emma was the first childminder I ever used and I wouldn't have my children anywhere else. She offers nurturing and fun care for them and I have really seen a huge difference in my youngest son's development over the past 2 years- He was counting, knew colours and many other things way before his time and this is down to Emma. They both enjoy their time with Emma and the other children and I fully trust them being in her care. She takes them to many playgroups and soft play, which my youngest son loves! He even calls me Emma sometimes 🤣

If you are looking for a fantastic childminder, look to further!

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by about Emma Samuels on 10/06/2020

Emma has a kind, warm and loving heart. She looked after my son for over a year and her flexible working made it really easy for me to plan her drop-off and my pick-ups around her time. Emma also helped out with picking up my son from school, and on Tuesday evenings, dropping him off for his Karate lessons, which without her support and assistance it would have proved extremely difficult for my son to attend Karate.

It was a sad moment when I decided to end the contract with Emma, which was due to my son now much older and capable and confident to come home from school on his own. My son really enjoyed his stay with Emma and got to know the rest of the family and no doubt, he will miss her dearly.

Thank you for all your support and kindness you showed towards my son and for looking after him in my absence. We will miss you Emma.

If you're looking for a child minder...Emma's your choice!


Bernie x

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by about Emma Samuels on 24/12/2018

Emma has provided pick up and after school childcare for my daughter for the last two years and can whole heartedly recommended her. She provides a lovely welcoming 'home from home' environment and is great with my daughter who has always loved going even from the start. We no longer require childcare but i won't hesitate to use Emma when we need childcare provision in future.

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by about Emma Samuels on 19/08/2018

Emma was great right from the start, I needed a child minder ASAP and Emma was really helpful and fitted me in straight away.
My daughter loves Emma and will even run up to her after school to tell her about her day!

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by about Emma Samuels on 21/08/2017

Im sad for my son to be leaving Emma, I was always very happy and felt confident leaving him from the off even when he was upset at first, Emma would send me photos and videos throughout the day so that I could be reassured he was happy.
Emma has been super flexible making the juggling act between me collecting my older son from school getting my younger one from her as easy as possible.
The whole 'childminder' thing was brand new to me and a bit daunting before meeting Emma but I can honestly say to others now it has been a positive experience and I can thoroughly recommend Emma for the care of your child.

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by about Emma Samuels on 09/06/2017

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