Childminder in Spondon Derby

My Summary

Ofsted Registered Hover for information Overnight Care
First Aid Training CRB Check Hover for information
Newborn Experience Full Driving Licence
Own Car School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

I live in Spondon with my husband of 13 years and our 3 lovely children aged 10, 9 and 7.

My Experience

I have been an Ofsted registered childminder since April 2010. I work with an assistant and we offer a warm homely environment where children and parents all feel comfortable. The whole of our downstairs area is used for childminding, this includes a large conservatory/playroom, a through lounge/diner and shower room with toilet.
When working with my assistant we are registered for 6 under 5s, alone I may have 3 under 5s.
Our days are filled with fun and we learn through play. We have a wide range of age appropriate toys that the children are able to select independently such as dressing up outfits, bricks, farms, little people, board games, balls and sports equipment and we also offer lots of craft and music activities. We have a wonderful completely enclosed garden with sandpit, trampolines, slides and many toys which gets lots of use every day.
We are regulars at our local park, library, toddler group, music group, soft play and childminder drop ins.
In the school holidays we often arrange trips further afield to places such as Happy Hens, The Snowdome, Conkers and Legoland Discovery.
We strongly believe that every child is special and will work with parents to make sure that your child is happy and progressing well. We have an open outlook to different types of parenting and are happy to work with parents approaches such as baby wearing and baby led weaning.
All of our children have home contact diaries with photographs so that you can clearly see how much fun they are having.
I offer the 15 hours funded places for 2,3 and 4 year olds.

My Qualifications

NVQ 2 and 3 in Childcare.
References from existing parents available to view.

My Availability

Please contact me to discuss.

My Fees

£3.50 per hour in the day - weekdays-minimum of 4 hours
£4.50 per hour in the day for flexible hours or less than 4 hours
£5.00 per hour after 6pm and Saturdays
£8.00 per hour after 8pm
£40 per week night - over night care


Below are the latest reviews for Samantha.. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other users and not of Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

5 stars
Happy Little Girl and Mummy and Daddy

Isla has been going to Sam 4 days a week since Jan 2014 when I returned to work, something I was very apprehensive about but Sam helped make the transition as easy as possible for both me and Isla. It's always easy to drop Isla off in the morning as she can't wait to get inside and play with Sam and all the other children and is often reluctant to leave! Since being at Sams, Isla is developing more and more every day. We are both really pleased with everything that Sam is offering Isla, with lots of interesting and varied days for her to enjoy. Would highly recommend!

by on 29/04/2014

Response by Samantha. on 29/04/2014:

Thank you Laura. We love having Isla come and play - she is a little star!

5 stars
Fabulous Childminder

Sam is absolutely amazing, I can not be happier with the care she provides for my daughter Sophie who is one and my Son William who is nine. They both enjoy their time spent with Sam and her team and it makes going to work and being away from them so much easier knowing they are happy and having fun. Sam provides a great family environment for the Children and does lots of lovely activities and crafts with them. I would highly recommend Sam and her lovely team of ladies to anyone considering a Childminder over Nursery care.

by on 23/01/2014

Response by Samantha. on 24/01/2014:

Thank you so much. We love having them here!!!

5 stars
superb childminder

Having to work complicated three shift system , i was really worried about going back to work. I put an advertisement on this site approx july 12, for our son to begin with a childminder dec 12 and Sam got in touch. Felt we had found the right person and family immediatley. Sam was prepared to vary the days Mathew comes to her, and we even arranged for him to come for two overnight stays a month whilst i work overnight. Over the 5 months he has been with Sam, Mathew has settled in brilliantly, and loves to come and play. He is growing up quick, is learning lots of new things and having lots of different experiences in and out of Sams home. Sam and her family have made us feel so welcome in their home, Thanks to all of you, sam, family and helpers, you are all superb. You have made going back to work so much eaisier x

by on 18/04/2013

Response by Samantha. on 25/05/2013:

We love having Mathew come and play, he is like part of the family :)

5 stars
So glad we found Sam!

Sam has been an amazing childminder, my 2 yr old has been attending 4 days a week for 9 months now and loves her time with Sam, my 5 yr old also spends time at Sam's during the holidays and she really enjoys spending time with Sam's own children too. My 2 yr old is always disappointed on my day off when she realised that she's not at "Dams" for the day!!
The activities that are provided are great and varied and very good value too.
I would happily recommend Sam as a great childminder and hope to continue to use her services well after my youngest starts school.

by on 08/04/2013

Response by Samantha. on 09/04/2013:

I am so glad you found me too! I love my time with your wonderful girls xx

5 stars
Excellent childminder!

Sam Fisher was a fantastic childminder to my daughter. Sam not only cared for my daughter before and after school but also helped to introduce us to the new school my children had just started.
Sam is one of a kind, she is helpful, friendly and has lots of patience. she always has time for the children in her care and provides great activites for them to suit all ages and abilities.
I would have no hesitation in using Sam Fisher again and we were very sad to leave her.
Thanks Sam!

by on 02/11/2011

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