Ofsted Inspection Report
Letter of recommendation
We would have no hesitation in recommending Sami to look after your child/children. Our children have been in Sami's full time care from the age of 11 months through to 3.5years for our daughter and 2.5 years for our son. During this time, both our children have developed and flourished in her environment. Our daughter started with Sami in January 2015, and settled into her care very quickly. Sami soon developed a close bond with her and created a very warm and friendly environment. Likewise, when our son started with Sami in April 2016, he settled in quickly to the long full time days. Whilst our children have been in Sami's care we have been able to go to work relaxed, knowing that they were not only safe and well cared for, but also that they were enjoying a friendly, stimulating and nurturing environment. Sami's professional outlook to her role ensures the children get involved in many different activities, receive a well-balanced diet and learn best practices. However, the most important quality Sami possesses is her ability to provide a happy and loving home where our children have felt part of the family as well as individuals. During their time with Sami, our children have grown from babies to pre-school age. Sami is kind, calm and patient with them and the children are happy and well behaved and they know what's expected of them. Our children have been able to explore their different interests as individuals to develop their individual characters and personalities which is something Sami encourages. We've been impressed by the variety of toys that Sami has; with a good mix of educational and creative activities. Through her care, our children have enjoyed one-to-one attention mixed with group activities. She has a good balance of structure and creative play, as well as physical and educational development activities. We also liked the strong level of timely communication that we received as part of her care; something that is almost unparalleled with what we've seen other caregivers provide. These include a daily diary (complete with photos, details on activities, food/drink, naps, toileting and other relevant information), as well as more formal educational milestone reporting. Sami works with parents to support in the child's development, such as learning to walk, potty training etc. We have found Sami to be extremely competent, conscientious and trustworthy, and have full confidence that she would be able to offer any child/children in her care everything that is required and more. We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have and can be contacted at the email address below.
Parent review - July 2017
Parent review - July 2017
"Fabulous childminder and great service to parents"
Our daughter has been in Sami's care for just under a year. Sami's been great from the beginning and has made the settling in as easy as possible for both our daughter and us. She is passionate about looking after children, her environment is a safe and fun place to be with always new toys and activities, including social and informative ones that follow the EYFS guidance. Sami has got a large living room with a great range of toys as well as a lovely and sunny garden with outdoor toys, and even a paddling pool in the summer, which our daughter loved. She also takes them on walks to local NT parks, trips to town, and even music and gymnastics classes which is fantastic and almost a nanny service!
Sami writes a blog narrating what the children have been up to and including loads of great pictures just proving how happy they are. Our daughter has very well developped and gain self confidence whilst being looked after by Sami, and really seems to appreciate the home from home environment. Children within Sami's care have developped good sharing habits, care and respect for each other.
As parents, we really appreciated the trusting relationship we had with Sami, her sense of initiatives, and flexibility when we have needed earlier drop offs or late pick ups. Our daughter and us also got to know Sami's lovely family who have warmly welcomed us.
We feel very lucky to have found Sami and regret having to change childcare arrangements. She really is great for both children and parents, genuinely cares about the children she looks after and always keeps them entertained, happy and safe and we would strongly recommend her to other parents.
Parent review - 18 March 2016