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Sarah Christine Samuel

Would you like your little one to be cared for in  a family-friendly environment, where your child will receive the attention and care they need from an experienced teacher?

I am a Childminder based in Minster-on-Sea.
I offer child care for pre-school children (0-4 years old), Term Time only.

As a childminder I offer a creative, safe and fun environment for children to thrive, in a home from home setting. If you would like further information, please contact me and we can arrange to meet up and go from there.

I have up to date first aid, food and hygiene and safeguarding training.
I am a qualified teacher.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah Samuel

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8am 4.30pm
Tuesday 8am 4.30pm
Wednesday 8am 4.30pm
Thursday 8am 4.30pm
Friday 8am 4.30pm

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.50 Per hour
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Cost details
£5.50 per hour includes all meals
snacks and activities
Total vacancies
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Arts And Crafts, Car Parking, Parent and Toddler Group, Cookery, Messy Play Area, Library Visits, Books, Dressing Up, Games / Puzzles, Kitchen, Garden, Walks

I am based in Minster-on-Sea. I am experienced supporting children with additional needs and working alongside parents and therapists to support communication skills.


Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended 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)

I offer childminding for pre-school children Monday to Friday, term time only from 8am to 4.30pm. I offer FF2 spaces for eligible 2 year olds, Universal 15 hours places for 3-4 year olds and extended 15 hours for eligible 3-4 year olds. Parents are welcome to pay via Tax-free childcare. 

Support with Childcare Costs

Free for 2 (families with 2 year olds receiving additional forms of government support)?
Universal Entitlements
Working Parents Entitlement

Service status


Local Offer


Sarah Samuel Childminding is an inclusive setting supporting children to lean and thrive in a home-from-home setting.


Special Needs Support

I use 'Birth to 5 Matters' document to monitor and support children as they progress through the 7 areas of learning. I work closely with parents to identify areas a child may be struggling in or skills they are finding hard to develop. If these areas of concern are non-typical for children of that age, we can discuss referrals to outside agencies via the GP or Health Visitor.

I provide detailed reports for Health Visitors when children have their 2 year check. 


Each day you will receive a home journal outlining the highlights of the day, identifying next steps and noting how your child has eaten, napped and any toileting needs. In addition to this I will share highlights of the day via WhatsApp photos or texts.

If there are more detailed support plans in place, (such as medical / eating ) we will draft these together and you will receive a copy.

Your child's unique learning journey will be supported by the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the 'Birth to 5 Matters' guidance. Each week the resources and activities offered within the setting will be tailored to the small group of children on roll.

A variety of teaching strategies will be used within the setting. For example, during the day there will be opportunities for guided play alongside myself, independent play with me observing, direct skills teaching (e.g. use of scissors) and nurturing time (e.g. sharing feelings or worries). Strategies will be adapted to the specific activity and to the needs of the child.

In addition we can use basic Makaton, symbols and photots to support children's understanding of the routine and to build choices into their day. 

Children with additional needs are supported closely. Once their baseline is known and next steps are identified, we can plan how best to support and facilitate their progress. Frequent reviews of their progress and discussions with you as parents may lead to a decision by you to refer to an outside agency. This could be via the GP or Health visitor. I can support you with this and provide information to support your request.

If your child has a plan from a therapist (such as speech therapist) I can work on the targets within the setting and feed back to you and the therapist how your child is progressing.

If your child is eligible for DAF funding, we can work together on how best this funding can be used e.g. on a communication device that can transfer to their next setting / school.

When children start at my setting, I take time to assess their baseline, where they are now. Then, using 'Birth to 5 Matters' I identify next steps and adjust the setting resources and activities to enable these skills and experiences to occur. These next steps will be shared with you in your child's daily diary and ideas for you to support the progress at home can be given as you require. Working with a few children gives me, as a childminder, daily opportunities to focus on your child's next steps and to adapt the environment to support their progress. If your child meets these targets at home, I ask you to share this great news with me (even a photo for their diary).

I adapt the setting resources and sessions to meet the needs of the individual children on roll. I have a Master's Degree in Special Education and extensive experience supporting children on the Autistic Spectrum, with ADHD and with Speech / language needs. I continue to take part in training opportunities provided for childminders, through

The setting is flexible to meet the needs of the children and reasonable adjustments can be made as required. However, it is worth noting that the setting is on an unmade road, with no pavement. It is a one level bungalow with steps to front and back door. There are 3 stair gates within the house, one of which is to separate the dogs sleeping in the kitchen.

Where possible we can work together to support them within this setting.

I will be supporting children to be 'school ready' throughout their time with me. This will include confidence at the playgroups we visit each week, playing alongside other children, communicating their needs, developing their toileting confidence. Also they will be developing their fine motor control; with mark making leading into early writing skills, using cutlery to eat, dressing and undressing. Once a family has chosen their child's next place/school, we can work closely with the setting to share how the child is developing and their skills and interests.

I work closely with families to support their children's additional needs, providing information and progress for them to share with outside agencies such as Speech therapists, paediatricians etc.

I share next steps with families and strategies / resources to develop these areas. 

If a child is struggling within the setting or not progressing as hoped, then I will work with the parents to consider alternative approaches, timings or strategies. 

If you would like further information about my setting, please contact me  We can discuss your childminding requirements and the setting details.

I work closely with parents, sharing information daily and available to discuss any concerns that may arise. I have a Complaints Policy in place, which parents receive a copy of, outlining how any concerns can me managed.

Once a yeaar I ask parents to complete a questionnaire, giving feedback on the setting. 


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