5 stars (14)

Childminder in Derby

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since May 2011 Last Updated Jul 2019 Last Login 22 Aug 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

I live in Spondon with my husband of 18 years and our 3 lovely children aged 15, 14 & 12.

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 sandpits,waterplay, trampolines, and many toys which gets lots of use every day.
We are regulars at our local park, toddler group, music group, soft play and childminder forest group and yoga sessions.
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 both the 15 and 30 hours funded places for 2,3 and 4 year olds.
I currently do not offer school or nursery collections.
I home educate one of our children and am happy to look at providing care for other home educated children.

My Qualifications

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

My Availability

I currently only have space for holiday cover or older home educated children.
I work 4 days a week, Tuesday through to Friday.
Occasional overnight care.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no yes yes yes yes no no
Morning no yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon no yes yes yes yes no no
After School no yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no yes yes yes no no no
Last Updated: 24/07/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.25 per hour

£4.25 per hour in the day - weekdays-minimum of 6 hours
£4.50 per hour in the day for termtime only, flexible hours or less than 6 hours
£7 per hour Saturdays

Overnight care by arrangement

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

This member has provided us with electronic copies of the following documents that have been reviewed by Childcare.co.uk and are held on file. The documents have been certified by the member as being true and accurate. We recommend you ask to see original copies of the documents before you hire them in order verify the true accuracy for yourself. Find out more about checks & references.

  • Ofsted Certificate (added 10/01/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Samantha Anne Fisher. 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 is absolutely wonderful. She was the first ( and last!) child minder we went to visit when we were looking for someone to look after our little girl. As soon as we met her we knew she was the right person. She’s very gentle, kind and absolutely amazing with children. I get regular updates and photos throughout the day showing what they are doing which is great! Sam provides lots of fun activities and my daughter is always very happy when I pick her up. I can’t recommend Sam enough and we are blessed to have her in our lives. Thank you x

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

by about Samantha Anne Fisher on 15/04/2019

Response by Samantha Anne Fisher on 21/04/2019:

Thank you so much Beth. We love looking after your little girl, she is so much fun. I look forward to our dancing days! Xx

After a really bad experience with another childcare provider, who said that our baby was too busy to handle we were scared. We were worried that our 7 months old girl was too much trouble. We were in a very bad situation as we had to find a childminder quick.
Luckily Sam appeared to rescue. We realized from the first minute of our visit that Sam is the best childminder you can imagine. We have seen her interact not only with our little girl and other children in her care but also her own children and we have never heard her talk to them in any other way than really supportive and really politely.
She is always enthusiastic and positive. She keeps us updated on a regular basis of what activities they are doing. Sam even managed to start some Spanish rhyme time as I am from Barcelona and talk to our daughter in spanish.
We can tell that our daughter loves it there because she is always happy to go with sam and never in a rush to leave.
We would recomend Sam to anyone as we belive that she is an amazing childminder and better person.

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

by about Samantha Anne Fisher on 13/05/2018

Response by Samantha Anne Fisher on 14/05/2018:

How lovely. Thank you so much. We are all so pleased that you found us, your little girl is amazing and we all adore her!

We have been fortunate enough to find Sam Fisher to look after our son Noah for 2 days a week.

We had 2 or 3 childminders to meet before we made a decision of who we should ask to look after our little man. After meeting Sam ( the 1st person we saw) there was little point in seeing the others as our minds had pretty much been made up.

She is a wonderful, kind, engaging childminder who Noah loves spending time with. She updates his diary daily with what he has been doing and his reactions to things and circumstances. She also sends us pics on whatsapp of him during the day. They regularly go on outings and have a variety of activities. We honestly couldn't have wished to pick a better childminder. If I could rate 6 stars, I would.

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

by about Samantha Anne Fisher on 26/08/2017

Response by Samantha Anne Fisher on 30/08/2017:

How lovely! Thank you so much Andy! I am so pleased you picked us too, Noah is a sweety xx

Sam looked after my son one day,she usually doesn't do Saturdays,but she made an exception for my son Jasper.
The whole stay at hers was documented with loads of photos of my son's activities!!!She kept on sending me updated via whatts app every half an hour!!!She really put my mind at ease,she is a lovely person and very professional at what she does.Her house is full of age-suitable toys&she also keeps rabbits in the garden,my son loved every minute spent with Sam and her lovely family!I would recommend her services to every mom who is looking for professional,caring and compassionate child minder.I hope to see you again soon Sam Xx

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

by about Samantha Anne Fisher on 01/07/2016

Response by Samantha Anne Fisher on 01/07/2016:

Thank you so much. We loved having Jasper visit and had so much fun. I hope we see you again too xx

Sam is Amazing! When we first met Sam and her family we were made to feel extremely welcome by everyone, including the rabbits! We were so impressed, we instantly felt like we didn't have to visit any other childminder.
Sam provides our daughter with a fun and emotionally rewarding environment where we have no doubt that she receives the love and care we ourselves would give her on a daily basis. From the daily photo updates we get via text, the daily diary and the monthly newsletter emails, we feel that we are adequately informed of Harper's day to day activities and routine. If you are looking for someone who will treat your child as the unique individual that they are, then look no further! Sam it is an absolute pleasure to have you in our child's life :)

Cassie, Heather & Harper

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

by about Samantha Anne Fisher on 15/06/2016

Response by Samantha Anne Fisher on 16/06/2016:

How lovely. It is a pleasure to have you all in our lives too! Your daughter is a little star who makes us smile every day xx

You must be a registered parent and logged in to leave a review.

If you don't have an account then Register Free now.

This profile has been produced from information provided to us by the user. We have not verified or confirmed the accuracy of any of the information and members should undertake their own vigorous checks and references.. Please ensure you read our Safety Advice and information on how to Check Childcare Provider Documents.