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 other children home, 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
- Mrs Samantha Edwards (AKA) aunty Sam
- Contact Position
- Aunty Sams Childminder
- 07803 830 535
Where to go
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, taking long walks in the park. All the while learning and exploring while having lots of fun and laughter
Due to Covid 19 we are unable to attend playgroups or go on the buses, or out to museum. We are home a lot 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 as they come in. I am sanitizing the toys played with at the end of each day. ( We are playing with a lot less fabric toys or clothes) There is no social distancing between the children myself and assistant. We will continue to wash hands before and after eating, after we have played out in the garden or park, use the toilet or change nappies, after craft. 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.
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost 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 5.00 School Pick Up
- Cost are subject to change depending on the needs of the parents, hours, and distance for school pick up and drop offs.
- Other notes
Due to Covid 19 things have changed a lot. Door step drop off. child washes has as they enter, as always wash hands before and after we eat, after 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.
I have tried to stagger drop off and collection times, unfortunately this isn't always possible, to I ask parents to wait just out side the gate or the end of the drive while each child is being collected or dropped off. I send all information about your child's day via wats app along with any pictures
There is no social distancing here between each of the children or myself. We will not be going to the shops, on buses, or playgroups unfortunately will are unable to go on trips to museums and other places. This is to keep your child safe. We are at the park most days the weather allows us, we tend to stay longer than usual, getting in as much exercise as possible by chasing bubbles, frisbee playing football or flying our kite or walking around the park, looking for birds or squirrels, just having fun exploring.
Opening Times & Facilities
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing 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.
Sand and Water Play
Arts and Crafts
Songs and Rhymes
Visit & Outings
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest ofsted inspection report
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)