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Samantha Venn Childminder

***Nursery World's Childminder of the year 2014!***

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 in the Southchurch area of Southend, by Cecil Jones College.

I live with my Husband David and our 2 beautiful children who are 13 and 15 years old & our beautiful Bichon Frise.

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.

My Experience

Aswell as having my own 2 children, a little boy who is 10 and my little girl who is 8. I have 3 nephews aged 14 mnth, 8 and 11years.

I have worked in childcare for the past 10 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.

2 full time vacancies from September 2019

Please contact me to discuss your individual needs.

Updated August 2019

Who to contact

Sam Mckenna
07835 700186
Wheelchair access
Southend Childminder Network

Where to go


When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Open door from 7am-7pm however I do aim to be as flexible as possible. I can provide care during weekends and school holidays. Emergency and short term care also considered.
When is the service available

All Year,Unsociable Hours,Temporary Care,School Holidays,Full Time,Emergency Childcare Considered,After School

Other details

Related Links
Ofsted Inspection Report - EY408456
Age Range
From 0 years 2 months To 11 years 11 months


School pickup details
Collect from/Deliver to : Hamstel Infant School and Nursery and Hamstel Junior School


Inspection date
Inspection type
Inspection (Early Years Register)
Inspection judgement

Management Info

Childcare/Voluntary Register

Registration Number
Registration Date

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