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Sam Venn

Childminder in Southend On Sea

Babysitter in Southend On Sea

5 stars

Female Member since Jun 2010 Last Updated May 2021 Last Login 07 Jan 2022

My Summary

Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

***Ofsted Outstanding 2020***
***Nursery World's Childminder of the year 2014!***
Full time space available

All children are kept in bubbles and all government directives are adhered to in order to reduce the spread of Covid 19.
Please ask for more information on how I keep your child safe.

I am an Ofsted registered childminder, graded 'Outstanding' across all areas of my practise. I am Accredited and able to provide 15 hours of government funded care for 2,3 and 4 year olds.

I live 5 mins walk from Prittlewell station.

I live with my Husband David and our 2 beautiful children who are
14 and 17 years old & our beautiful Bichon Frise dog Willow.

I pride myself on having a safe,clean and smoke free home. It has a large back garden which is fully enclosed.

I provide a wide range of indoor/outdoor toys,crafts and activities all aimed at stimulating and captivating young minds.

I offer a home from home service so that whilst you are at work or college your child feels safe, happy and comfortable.

I follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) for all children under the age of 5, by using this framework in my daytime routine the children can have fun playing and trying new activities whilst developing and learning at the same time. We live close to local amenities, shops, library,park,playgroups etc and I am a frequent visitor to them all.
I can provide home made breakfast,lunch, dinner and snacks.

I currently do not offer nursery/preschool/school collections.

My Experience

Aswell as having my own 2 children, a boy who is 17 and my little girl who is 14.

I have worked in childcare for the past 15 years. Working as a nanny to a family of 3 girls aged 3,6 and 9. Before this I had my own babysitting service from the age of 16.

Now I have my own childminding buisness and I believe all children are a gift that should be cherished, nurtured and loved.

My Qualifications

Ofsted registered.

Fully insured with PACEY (Professional Association for childcare and early years)formerly the NCMA.

CRB enhanced clearance

Current Peadiatric First Aid certificate.

* Level 2 Food safety trained

* Level 3 Diploma in Home based childcare.

* Level 4 Safeguarding trained.

* Level 5 Diploma in leadership for health & social care and children and young people's services.

* Level 5 in Early Years.

* And many more courses inline with my profession.

I am a member of the Southend Borough's 'Children come first' Network, which is a quality assurance scheme that aims to ensure the best quality of provision for your child.

I am also Vice Secretary of the Southend Borough Childminding Association.

My Availability

I am flexible as to whether these are term time only contracts, 15/30 hour funding contracts or all year round.

Please contact me to discuss your individual needs.

Open door from 7am-7pm however I do aim to be as flexible as possible.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 19/05/2021

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

My fees are discussed at our initial meeting.
Please ask about sibling discount.
I do not charge if I'm ill.
Full fee is payable should your child is away due to illness or holidays.
In the event of myself becoming ill I have a back-up childminder who may be able to help with your childcare, her details are available on request.
I also offer a babysitting service at £10 an hour.
Fee's are due in advance, and can be paid weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

I accept bank transfer, cash, cheque or childcare vouchers
Any other questions please ask!

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Sam Venn. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. 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.

Sam has been looking after my daughter, Ava-Rose for nearly four years. During this time, Sam has developed a loving and caring relationship with my daughter. Ava-Rose loves Sam and her family dearly. Sam is an excellent childminder. She works hard, Is dedicated to her job and a very good role model for the children. Sam plans a variety of play based activities that have suited Ava’s needs and supported her learning. Ava has certainly thrived in Sam’s care. I have developed a positive relationship with Sam, she is warm and friendly. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone looking for a childminder in the area.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Katie Katie about Avatar for Sam Venn Sam Venn on 27/03/2019

Sam has been looking after my daughter Ava-Rose since September 2015. It is so lovely to see the wonderful bond they have together. I have no worries about leaving Ava with Sam, she is very caring and I feel like she is part of the family. She has a lovely family herself, which makes it a perfect setting for Ava to be in. Sam is very understanding, flexible and so easy to get along with. Ava is learning so much and thriving socially in Sam's care. Sam is very special and we are lucky to have her in our lives. Thank you for all your hard work. Love you lots - love Ava-Rose xx

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 4 stars Communication

by Avatar for Katie Katie about Avatar for Sam Venn Sam Venn on 20/03/2017

Sam has been looking after my daughter Jasmine since July 2012. As Jasmine was only 6 months old then (and my first child) i was worried about leaving her with someone outside the family but Samantha was very welcoming and quickly put my mind at ease. Jasmine has thrived under Sam's watch, she is happy, engaged and developing well. It is a testament to Sam as Jasmine can be demanding and i have high expectations. I would recommend Sam as she has developed a lovely bond with my daughter as well as providing a safe, clean, loving and fun environment. Jasmine loves being with Sam's children too and I hope to have both of my children with Sam as of next year!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for MrzOo MrzOo about Avatar for Sam Venn Sam Venn on 05/04/2013

Sam has been looking after my son, Hunter, since July 2012, he was only a few months old when he stared there so for me I had to be 100% sure he would be safe and happy. Sam has made him so welcome since that first day, it goes without saying that her house is clean and tidy but she is so much more than that. She keeps us up to date everyday with his contact diary (which his dad loves as he often doesn't get to see or son before he goes to bed, it's a little insight into his day), his days are filled with fun & learning in a lovely family environment. Sam keeps a check on his development and charts his progress, and includes him in everything the other children do. Her ability to adapt activities to include all the children regardless of age or ability is fantastic. As a first time mum her advice and guidance to me has also been a rock, her connection to the children she looks after is heart warming. I would absolutely recommend Sam to anyone looking for a childminder in this area, I can't say enough how much Hunter loves her and her family, his health and happiness is my priority and I know Sam looks after him just as I do. She is amazing!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Lisaj43 Lisaj43 about Avatar for Sam Venn Sam Venn on 13/03/2013

Response by Avatar for Sam Venn Sam Venn on 27/03/2013:

Ahh thank you, that just made me cry.
He's a pleasure to look after and we will miss him dearly.
Sam X

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