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Samantha Patricia Read

My name is Sammie, I’m based in Dartford just a 10 minute walk from the station and I offer a spacious home and garden with ground floor bathroom. 

I have been registered since October 2016 and in 2018 had my first grading inspection where I received ‘GOOD’, my report can be seen on here and both on the Ofsted website.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Samantha Read
Contact Position

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I’m a Mum to 3 beautiful children ages 20, 10 and 6.  I first started out as an assistant myself to my friend whilst waiting for my registration to come through, so that’s I could learn how to develop my business and the children’s development.

My setting is a home from home one where the children enjoy many things here from playing to different activities and lots of garden time. We also go on outings like playgroup, soft play, different parks, nature trails and just nice walks out and about looking at and talking about the world around us.

I believe in encouraging our little people to be independent, kind, caring and polite individuals who are not afraid to ask for help if they need it as well as the importance of sharing their feelings - all these things are helping them to become school ready. All of the children here at my setting have a great bond with each other and it’s lovely to watch their friendships blossom.

I enjoy learning and extending my knowledge through online and face to face CPD courses and at some point when time allows I would like to do my Diploma level 3.

I'm on Instagram and Facebook as Bumble Tots childminding, where you will see photos sort of the things we get up to as well as see some reviews. 


When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7.30am 5.45pm
Tuesday 7.30m 45pm
Wednesday 7.30am 45pm
Thursday 7.30am 45pm
Other Availability
Closed Fridays to new children.

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
6 Per hour
57 Per day
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Schools covered
Sutton-at-Hone CEP School
Cost details
6 hours is the minimum per day.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
Waiting list for 2023
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
1 5 2
0 5 2
5 7 4
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Swing, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Cookery, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Trike, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Parent and Toddler Group, Trampoline, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Help With Homework, Reading, Books, Library - Baby Bounce and Rhyme Under 3's, Sign Language / Makaton, Internet Connection, Kitchen, Library - Storytimes For Children Aged 2-4 Yrs, Sleeping Area, Library - Children's Library, Library Visits, Stories, Life Skills

My rates include all meals, snacks and drinks (apart from formula), it also includes any creams and wipes too.

Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)

30 hours can be taken between 38 and 45/46 weeks of the year.

Service status



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