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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 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.

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)
£12.00 School Drop Off
£17.00 Wrap Around
£17.00 School Pick Up
Details
Cost are subject to change depending on the needs of the parents and hours.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access
No
Details
I work with SEN children have 4 on roll. Three of them come on different days so they don't really all meet up. Just one after school comes every day and he is very settled with the others and all get along quiet well together. Not taking on anymore at the moment.

Special Needs

Special Needs
Yes
Experience with
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Language impairment
Learning difficulties
Details
At present I have 4 children in my setting who are Autistic. Three of the children come on different days and one comes every day they all get on with each other all are quite settled at the moment. So not taking on any more wouldn't want to rock the boat so to speak.

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, 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 child likes to eat. I ask parents to make a list of food 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 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 1300-1800 All day 0800-1800
Date updated
02/06/2020

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 1800
Tuesday 0800 1800
Wednesday 0800 1800
Thursday 0800 1800
Friday 0800 1800
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
Faith Primary School
Details
I have schools at the moment, I can not at this time add other school to my schedule.

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)