Samantha Anne Fisher
Childminder in Derby
|Ofsted Registered||First Aid Training|
|CRB/DBS Check||Newborn Experience|
|Full Driving Licence||Own Car|
|Childcare Qualifications||2 Year Old Free Childcare|
|3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare|
I live in Spondon with my husband of 14 years and our 3 lovely children aged 11, 10 & 9.
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.
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.
I currently only care for under 5s and do not offer school or nursery collections.
NVQ 2 and 3 in Childcare.
References from existing parents available to view.
Please contact me to discuss.
|Last Updated: 09/12/2015|
£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
Opening hours 7am-5pm
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My little lady Isla (20 months) has been going to Sam's for 4 weeks now after taking the hard decision to move her from a nursery to Sam's. It was such a big decision to make but I'm certainly glad I made the choice and found Sam to take care of my daughter 5 days a week. Since being in Sam's care Isla has come on leaps and bounds and really enjoys going to Sam's everyday. I get regular photo updates during each day which are lovely and nice to see Isla having so much fun. Sam is a lovely caring person and nothing is to much for her and the care she gives is fantastic, she has everything in her house for all different age children and Isla has lots of fun everyday and most days Sam takes the children she cares for out.
Response by Samantha Anne Fisher on 30/09/2015:
Thank you so much. We love looking after your little princess, she is wonderful xx
After a bad experience previously, I was apprehensive about leaving my 8 year old daughter 5 days a week during the holidays. However after meeting with Sam and her family, I instantly felt comfortable leaving my daughter there. My daughter always comes home with different crafts, cakes, and stories of things she has done, and places they have been as Sam always has age appropriate things planned. And I often get photos! All the children seem so happy and content and I can see that is because Sam is so patient and loving towards them all. My daughter will miss Sam and everybody alot once school starts but will hopefully be back! Her children also made my daughter feel more than welcome. Seeing Sam always kissing and hugging and ticking the little ones, always attentive and answering every question from the others just shows how much she loves her work, and what a lovely enviroment she creates. With Sam you really will have peace of mind that your child is safe and happy. So Thank You!
Response by Samantha Anne Fisher on 24/08/2015:
Thank you so much!! We have all loved having your wonderful daughter visit. She is a pleasure to look after and will be very missed! Come live near us!!!!!
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
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!!!
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