Samantha Anne Fisher
Childminder in Derby
|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|
I live in Spondon with my husband of 15 years and our 3 lovely children aged 13, 11 & 10.
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 do not offer school or nursery collections although I will provide morning drop offs to Borrow Wood School.
I home educate one of our children and am happy to look at providing care for other home educated children.
NVQ 2 and 3 in Childcare.
References from existing parents available to view.
I currently work Monday to Thursday. Occasional overnight care.
I currently only have availability for older home educated children, holiday cover or occasional overnight care.
|Last Updated: 12/05/2017|
- Childminding from £3.60 per hour
£3.60 per hour in the day - weekdays-minimum of 4 hours
£4.50 per hour in the day for termtime only, flexible hours or less than 4 hours
£7 per hour Saturdays
Baby sitting in your own home £7.50 per hour
Opening hours 6.30am-5pm
Overnight care by arrangement
My Local Schools
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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 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
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
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
5** for Sam her husband and her kids and get rabbits :) we chose her after viewing 6 various people.
She made my children feel at ease instantly ...
Happy laid back environment my kiddies easily mixed in with hers.
Can feel at ease going to work knowing they have the best care.
Thank you Sam and your lovely family xx
Response by Samantha Anne Fisher on 27/02/2016:
How lovely! Thank you Danielle, we are looking forward to seeing you all again at Easter xxx
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!!!!!
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