Mini Moon's tiney home nursery

Samantha Beech

Near Larkswood, London

House・Playroom・Sleeping area・Pets・Outdoor space・Meals provided・Dedicated nappy-changing area・Near public transport・Easy parking・Pushchair storage・Secure shaded area・Multiple activity areas

spaces available

Pricing

£78 a day

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Ages

1-2 years, 2-4 years, 5+ years, Under 1s

Availability

Open all year

Opening Hours

07:30 to 17:00

About this home

A tiney home from home nursery, close to local parks and shops! We have a lovely separate playroom, large garden space with 3 chickens and vegetable boxes! Fees are fully inclusive of all meals and snacks, local groups and outings and trips throughout the year. Our core hours are 7:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. and we offer an additional half an hour to 5:30pm booked in advance.

About our tiney childminder

I set up Mini Moon's for families to feel safe, secure and loved whilst providing their children with an individually planned education alongside child-led play. I have nearly 15 years experience within childcare, mainly in Early Years and reception. I enjoy being creative with the children following our own topics and creating delicious meals based on our theme and topics! We love going out exploring our local community, real life experiences and going on big adventures throughout the year!

Unique highlights

A family team

Mini Moon's was created by the love of our family and we're very proud to be a family team with my husband Billy, who is my fully registered assistant, working full time and my mum Paula also a fully registered assistant who supports us regularly and on trips and outings!

Playroom

We have a newly decorated, separate playroom for the children to explore and learn, it has 4 main play areas and full of wonderful toys and resources. There's also a designated nappy changing and potty area.

Settling in

I pride myself on settling families. I offer weekly stay and play sessions the month before a child starts and then a full 2 weeks of short daily sessions (this doesn't have to be every day). This is a great way for the children and their families to get to know myself and the nursery. It becomes familiar and children start to recognise coming here as fun and safe.

tiney is an Ofsted Registered Childminder Agency, licensed to train, support and quality assure childminders. Read Ofsted Report

DBS checked and verified

including all household members over 16

Paediatric First Aid trained

in accordance with Ofsted requirements

Annual QA inspection

in accordance with EYFS, Safeguarding & Welfare requirements

Verified in person

By Ofsted registered Childminder Agency, tiney

EYFS practitioner

in the social and educational development of 0-5 year olds

Fully trained by tiney

including Safeguarding, Food Hygiene, FGM and Duty to prevent

GP Health and Local Authority Background Checks

for childminder and each household member at all previous addresses

Read Samantha Beech's latest Quality Assurance Report

Location

I live right off of Chingford Mount, there are fantastic transport links with bus stops at the end of the road and Chingford train station is just 10 minutes away!

In this neighbourhood

I am so lucky to have such a great local community nearby! There are several local parks, soft play centre and the high street full of cafes, shops and a supermarket, all brilliant learning experiences for children!

Ridgeway Park

The Feel Good Centre

Epping Forest


What others are saying about this home...

Sarah

Amazing childminder - one in a million Samantha has been looking after our three year old daughter this month and I jumped at the chance to write her a review, as honestly she is a one in a million childminder! As soon as we arrived Sam put us at ease, and straight away had a great rapport with our daughter, getting down to her level and showing her just some of the hundreds of toys she has in her incredible playroom, which is set out like a nursery with sensory tuff trays, a reading corner and small world play items set up ready to go. The kids have the whole room dedicated just to them, as well as a lovely seating area in the kitchen and chill out sofa in the back. Sam is an EYFS specialist with lots of experience in phonics, so the kids really do learn through play, it’s a great approach and my daughter has been happily striding in to the house every morning with a cheery wave (no mean feat as she can be shy). Just this week they’ve been decorating gingerbread men, doing sensory play to learn about letters, and learning number sequences using some very festive looking Thanksgiving turkeys and a lot of sparkly bits! Sam even has chickens in her lovely garden which my daughter has been enjoying feeding! Sam has proved herself to be a great communicator, punctual and helpful in messages and also updating us on everything that’s been going on through her childcare app, with loads of lovely photos and information. She also has a great security system and is very careful with the children in her care, which means I can leave my daughter there knowing she is in very safe hands, and having a great time. I couldn’t ask for more. Thanks Sam!

Natasha

Tiney Mini Moons Samantha Beech My son has been in Samantha’s setting for less than a month and has settled so well. Samantha has been great from the get go. She has been more than accommodating for us. It is tough finding a suitable childminder/childcare setting, I am extremely happy and at ease knowing my son is in Samantha’s care. Samantha has made my son feel as if he is at home in a caring and safe family setting. There is a dedicated room for the children which has everything educational as well as playful for a child. We can not forget the added bonus of chickens in her lovely garden. My son is happy and enjoys his time, he his developed a lot in such a short period and know he will continue to do so from Samantha’s expertise and care. Another opportunity to thank Samantha for her care and would highly recommend her.

Jenny and Joe

As soon as I met Samantha I knew she was the childminder for us! My daughter hadn’t been to childcare before coming to Samantha but Samantha made us all feel totally relaxed and confident. She made sure we had multiple settling in sessions so that our daughter felt at home with her and each time Samantha had set up a little game for her to make her feel at ease. Samantha is clearly passionate about children and childcare and is everything you would want in a childminder- she has a lovely home, a delightful daughter of her own, makes the children delicious food, has a playroom full of toys and sets up daily stimulating activities for the children, she was great at communication and it was clear she loved having our daughter. We were just sad to say goodbye when we moved away from the area! I can’t speak highly enough of her. She also made a huge effort to work around our daughters routine and made a nervous mummy feel very secure knowing my daughter was being looked after so well.

Michelle and Matt

Samantha looked after our daughter Rebecca for two and a half years and we had zero hesitation in deciding to also chose Mini Moons for our second born. We feel truly blessed to have found the perfect balance of childcare for our young children; Mini Moons offers all of the educational and developmental aspects of a traditional nursery and at the same time provides a warm, nurturing and homely environment. From our first conversation and Rebecca’s settling in sessions, Samantha helped us all feel at ease right from the beginning - not an easy task for parents of an incredibly shy and sensitive lockdown baby. Samantha and Billy made our daughter (and us) feel part of the Mini Moons family and have been an integral part of her growth into the amazing (& sassy!) little person she is today. Rebecca absolutely thrived during her two and a half years at Mini Moons. From all the amazing day trips, the daily activities, local outings, the incredible food which Samantha provides, we honestly could not have asked for anything more. Samantha and Billy make an incredible team and should be so proud of the environment they have created. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your hard work, patience, energy and kindness and for being such a huge part of Rebecca’s young life. We would 1000% recommend Mini Moons to anyone looking for childcare!

Alex

Our daughter simply thrived with Samantha and Billy. We were devastated when it was time for Jemima to move on and still think often about what a wonderful setting Mini Moons is. Mini Moons is everything we hoped for from an early years setting: fun, engaging, educational and nurturing. Sam and Billy go out of their way to get to know each child on an individual basis. They work in partnership with the child and the parents to ensure that the child's needs are met and that they settle into the Mini Moons family quickly and happily. It is quickly apparent that Sam has a wealth of experience in EYFS, a keen eye of making the most of learning opportunities, and a natural affinity with the children that brings out their best. Sam puts lots of time and effort into implementing fun and engaging weekly topics for the children, which she brings to life with trips out and about, special guests, sensory tables, crafting, baking - you name it. Nothing is too much trouble and no two days are the same. Samantha is also an excellent home cook who creates delicious and nourishing meals from scratch for the children. She really loves to cook and this comes across in the quality and variety of the food. My daughter developed a love of baking during her time at Mini Moons which we can thank Samantha for :-) Whilst the opportunity to explore and develop is in abundance, they also provide proper cots in a separate space upstairs for naps which means that the children can get a proper, restorative nap every day. Rather than a few snatched moments on a mat on the floor as is typical of many nurseries. These are just a few of the many reasons as to why we opted for Mini Moons home nursery, and we are so very glad that we did. I have two children and have been through the mill with childminders and nurseries etc and can honestly say that Mini Moons is without doubt the best early years setting I've experienced. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you Mini Moons!

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