Samantha Anne Fisher
Childminder in Derby
|Ofsted Registered||Overnight Care|
|First Aid Training||CRB/DBS Check|
|Newborn Experience||Full Driving Licence|
|Own Car||School Pickups|
I live in Spondon with my husband of 13 years and our 3 lovely children aged 11, 9 and 8.
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.
NVQ 2 and 3 in Childcare.
References from existing parents available to view.
Please contact me to discuss.
£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
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Absolutely brilliant Childminder!
I found myself in a situation where I needed to find emergency childcare for my 3 year old daughter at very short notice. This was a stressful and worrying thing for me and I was very apprehensive about leaving Isla with someone she didn't know. After reading Sam's reviews and sending her a message, she made me feel so much better from the very first message. After visiting Sam at her home, it was clear that Isla loved it there and I was instantly put at ease and completely sure that I was leaving Isla in very safe hands. As soon as I dropped her off at Sam's it was clear that she felt at home straight away, and after picking her up, she didn't stop talking about her day and how much fun she had with Sam and all her new friends. I really couldn't recommend her enough, thank you so much Sam :) x
Response by Samantha Anne Fisher on 28/05/2015:
Awwwww, thank you Jen. We had a lovely day with your wonderful little girl, she is an absolute star!! x
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!
Response by Samantha Anne Fisher on 29/04/2014:
Thank you Laura. We love having Isla come and play - she is a little star!
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.
Response by Samantha Anne Fisher on 24/01/2014:
Thank you so much. We love having them here!!!
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
Response by Samantha Anne Fisher on 25/05/2013:
We love having Mathew come and play, he is like part of the family :)
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.
Response by Samantha Anne Fisher on 09/04/2013:
I am so glad you found me too! I love my time with your wonderful girls xx
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