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Samantha Edwards

Hi my name is Samantha Edwards  I live in Tuebrook L6 with my husband of 35 years we are parents to five beautiful  daughters and proud grandparents to four grandchildren. We  raised our five children who are all grown and moved away My hobbies are reading, swimming, long walks, camping, working with children and crocheting.   I am Ofsted registered, full clean driving licence, Paediatric first aid trained. I offer a warm friendly caring environment a home away from home. Affordable and flexible to suit your needs.

I am very motivated, and use my initiative to get things done.  I enjoy looking after children and occasionally have taken friends children out on trips and had them over for the day.  I love children and spending time with them. Being a parent of 5 daughters I know how demanding children can be. I am energetic and bubbly, got a lot to offer the little ones. have over 30  years of experience working with Children of all ages.I I have always had other children in my home. My children have always brought home children, my home is never without children. I have taught Sunday School for over 25 years, I have worked in primary and secondary  school as a Teaching Assistant with SEN children also as a school librarian in a secondary school for over ten years. I have run homework clubs, reading clubs, organised school trips to libraries, book clubs and activities for children. I have babysat for friends and family. I have run youth clubs, Holiday clubs during summer and half terms. Every year in August  I volunteer with the Liverpool City Mission as we take over 30 children away to camp for a week, of fun games and activities, and the word of God. I have enjoyed working with children and enjoy spending time with them or taking them out on trips, which I have done with my Sunday school children. I know how to entertain them and have fun, with children of all ages.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Samantha Edwards
Contact Position
Aunty Sams Childminder
Telephone
E-mail
auntysams@gmail.com

Where to go

Address
Liverpool
Postcode
L6
Notes

My home is a  home away from home environment. Warm friendly,caring and loving, where children never want to leave. We have lots of fun, playing out in the garden, singing, dancing, reading, dressing up, attending play groups, farms, or others fun filled children activities.  All the while learning and exploring while having fun.

Due to Covid 19 we are unable to attend playgroups or go on the buses, or out to museum. We are home alot more, playing out in the garden or a walk in the park.

I am asking parent to do a door step drop off, child will wash hands,  I am sanitizing the toys played with at the end of the day. ( There are less toys)  There is no social distancesing between the children and myself. We will continue to wash hands befor and after eating, after we have played out in the garden or park, use the toilet or change nappies. As and when I see a need for hygiene.

 

I am trying to do garden visit with parents who want to see my setting, or a virtual tour.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

 

Kind regards

Samantha

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£45.00 per Day
£4.00 per Hour
£25 per Session
£25 per Session (pm)
£15.00 School Drop Off
5.00 per Hour
£20.00 per Session (pm)
Details
Cost are subject to change depending on the needs of the parents and hours.

Availability

Other notes

Due to Covid 19 things have changed alot. Door step drop off. child washes has as they enter, as always wash hands before and after we eat, agfte we play in the garden or park. also after using the toilet. I will be sanitizing all toys played with at the end of the day. I am sanitizing the doors, walls toilets all frequently touched places every day. Toys are limited for now.

There is no social distancesing here between each of the children or myself. We will not be going to the shops, on buses, or playgroups unfortunatley will are unable to go on trips to museums and other places. This is to keep your child safe.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access
No
Details
I work with SEN children and I have 1 on roll. UNABLE TO TAKE ON ANY MORE AT THE MOMENT.

Special Needs

Special Needs
Yes
Experience with
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Language impairment
Learning difficulties
Details
At present I have 1 child in my setting who is Autistic. I had 4 in total before Covid 19 Three of the children come on different days so children never met up with each other. They all got along very well on the day they met up with one child who came everyday who was very settled.

Dietary Needs

Dietary Needs
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
I have a child who can not have wheat, gluten or dairy or any type of tomato sauces, or ketchup, another child can not have nuts. If child has a special dietary requirement, I often ask parents to provide the food, so I can see what type of food the child likes to eat. I ask parents to make a list of food the child can eat. So now I have an idea of what they can eat.

Cultural Provisions

Cultural Provisions
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
Had a little muslim boy who ate no pork and could only eat Halal meat. We celebrated Eid, made a mosque, discussed why they celebrated Eid. We also celebrated Chinese New Year, Christmas, Remembrance Day, Diwali, Fourth of July. I had a Polish boy who didn't speak any English, in 7 months he was speaking english and ready for school. I have had Nigerian, English, South African, Rwanda Czech Republic and Malawi children. A real mixture of culture, and I learn so much from each of them about their culture foods and language.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Morning sessions 0800-1300 Also afternoon sessions 1300-1730 All day 0800-1730
Date updated
11/09/2020

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 0800 1730
Tuesday 0800 1730
Wednesday 0800 1730
Thursday 0800 1730
Friday 0800 1730
Other Availability
Can do half days and short notices, very flexible. Can do late evenings if I have sufficient notice.
Facilities
Books
Outdoor Playspace
Sand and Water Play
Arts and Crafts
Healthy Eating
Songs and Rhymes
Garden
Visit & Outings
Storytime
Toys
Dressing up
Out-door Play
Wrap-Around Places
Messy Play
Music

School Pickups

Offers School Pickups
Yes
Schools
St Margaret's (Anfield) Church of England Primary School
Matthew Arnold Primary School
Details
I over streched myself with having 3 schools to collect from. Now I am only offering St Margaret's in Lower Breck Road.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY486360
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Description

I am a former Teaching Assistant and worked regularly with children with SEND. Dyslexia, Visual Impairments, and extermemely vulnerable children.

My expertise is in dyslexia, visual impairment, low ability literacy, and vulnerable children.

I would always speak to parents before putting strategies in place. Working with the parents / carers I would suggest visiting the GP and link in with the SEN Disability Link Worker at the local Children's Centre.

I would be happy for parents / carers of a child with complex needs to contact me to discuss their individual needs. 

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0 to 5)
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