Our Aim

Our aim is to ensure that your child is in a safe and nurturing environment providing opportunities and experiences that will enable them to reach their full potential, whilst assuring you that your child is happy and well cared for.

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Open for Business

We have been open for business throughout the Covid period, providing care to those that need it

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What we do day to day

We have a flexible routine involving a mix of child and adult led activities, following children's interests, like Piagets theory, we believe children learn best through play. We also use a self registration system and enjoy time outdoors everyday.

Out and about

We love nature and we are out in all weathers, rain or shine, as often as possible. We blend the seasons and the natural world around us into our learning and play, learning about life cycles and our environment first hand. We love exploring the different forests Hampshire has to offer, building sand castles on the beaches and having fun in the different parks around us.

In the garden

Our garden is a secure place for your child to grow and develop. We have access to the seven areas of development outside, as well as in, so all the learning opportunities are available no matter where we are. Some firm favourites include our mud kitchen, climbing frame, sand pit and our friendly chickens. The children love collecting eggs and feeding them.

Expressive art and design

We love crafts and messy play! We are always being creative and exploring different resources. Your child WILL get messy, so it is best to put your child in clothes you don't mind throwing in the wash at the end of the day.

School pick ups/drop offs

As well as the childminding service we can also pick up and drop off your child from school. To find out if we cover your child's school, please get in touch. We can also look after your child until you are ready to collect them.


We are inspired by Montessori, firmly believing in having respect for children of all ages and the choices they choose to make. It is important to us that your child feels comfortable and valued. We also enjoy allowing real life experiences and helping children be independent in a safe, age appropriate way.

Care for all ages

We provide care to children ranging between 3 months and 16 years of age. For the older children we provide care for, alternative learning activities that caters to their age is provided but we also allow them to wind down after a long day at school.


Have a look at some of our pictures and the fun things we like to do

About Us

With over 10 years experience between the both of us, we can guarantee that your child is in safe hands. Learn a little bit more about us below.

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Samantha Chivers

I opened up for business in 2018 so that I was able to take a more hands on approach with raising my own family. I love arts and crafts, messy play and cooking with the children. I have worked in the childcare industry for over 9 years and hold a diploma in early years education and development, including many other qualifications, such as behaviour management training, babywearing training, age specific training, to name a few. My interests are: baking, reading and I am an animal lover.

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Mark Chivers

I joined the team around 6 months after opening as the demand grew quicker than we could have imagined. I thoroughly enjoy getting the children outside exploring, helping the them to use tools safely and engaging in imaginative play. I have undergone extensive training and I am in the process of completing my home-from-home early years qualification. My interests are: I enjoy photography, watching classical movies and also watching all kinds of sports.


Hear what people have said about us

Sam and Mark are wonderful early years practitioners!
They are kind, caring and loved by the children and parent’s too. Our little boy has settled in so well and gets excited to go every morning, sometimes he doesn’t want to leave.
They have wonderful facilities, regular trips out in the fresh air and great indoor activities too.

Louise Jane Dubb

Our 6 month old has just started with Chivers Childcare and I am so happy we decided to send her there. I was really nervous and Sam and Mark have been kind and reassuring. Our daughter has settled really well in her first week and seems to be having so much fun. I would highly recommend Chivers Childcare.

Charley Dixon

We have been so lucky to have found Chivers Childcare. We have complete faith that our daughter will not only be kept safe, but also that she will enjoy every second she spends in their care. Sam and Mark are complete professionals and communicate with us as parents fantastically. They now feel like part of our family!

Sophie Alvarez

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