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Elizabeth Henry Childminder

I have been involved in childcare for nearly twenty years. I have worked as nursery nuse, hospital play specialist and took up childminding once I had my first baby. I now have four children 5-10 years, so there are always plenty of playmates and fun games to be had at my setting. My recent Ofsted inspection was graded ‘good’, and I frequently attend training. The setting is walking distance to Southend East train station making it ideal for those commuting to work.

The setting has an outdoor grassed area and patio area which is suitable for lots of play; it is a stone’s throw from the playground at Southchurch Park, wider spaces within the park, and sea front. Outings are a part of the general running of my childminding setting and include trips to parks, the sea front, local library etc. I really value outdoors play and exercise and incorporate it regularly.

I can provide family meals such as breakfast, evening meal and snacks. At other times such as school holidays I might ask for a packed lunch. It all depends on the individual needs of the children; some enjoy experimenting and trying lots of foods, some prefer to bring their own. I always check with parents re: special dietary needs, so that we can work with individual’s needs

The setting has a pet budgerigar. This intelligent and friendly pet enjoys a spot in the main play area. The children are taught how to respect and care for a pet, and can have zero or more contact depending on the child’s individual interest and confidence.

The setting has a playroom, but it is also open plan to a large dining table area, and kitchen area and WC. Supervision is excellent within this very adaptable area and provides ample opportunity for both child-led and adult-supervised play sessions. The play area is well organized helping children to develop a pride in the environment and improve independence skills thought out each day. We practice first words in Spanish, and have resources to help.

There may be flexibility around hours, but generally hours would be 7:30 am to 6 pm. I work during school holidays.

Who to contact

Elizabeth Henry
07738 413 852
01702 582 020
01702 582020
Outside Play Area

Where to go

Venue address
17 Lifstan Way

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Open Monday to Friday 7:00 - 19:00
When is the service available

All Year

Other details

[Age 3-4 Year Olds : Hourly: GBP 5.00; Age 4-7 Year Olds : Hourly: GBP 5.00; Age 8-11 Year Olds : Hourly: GBP 5.00;, £5 per child per hour, or daytime fee by agreement]
Referral required?
Age Range
3-11 years
Age Range
From 4 years To 11 years


Food Provided (inc Special Diets)?


School pickup details
Collect from/Deliver to : Greenways Primary School;Thorpe Greenways Infant School;

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Intending to provide 30 hours entitlement
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)
Trinket Box Pre School


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

Management Info

Childcare/Voluntary Register

Registration Date

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Excellent Childminder

By Linda Rice on 26/04/2016

Liz cared for my daughter when she started school in reception. My daughter had been in a nursery before she started school but this was our first experience with a childminder. Liz made the transitition very easy she was very professional. I had confidence that my daughter would…
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Best childminder ever

By MS R. Incagnoli on 08/05/2016

Mrs Henry is a fabolous childminder, very loving and kind. She looked after my son who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome for nearly five years, providing the best care I could have asked for. Mrs henry was always able to meet my sons's needs and always…
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Address: 17  Lifstan Way  Southend-on-Sea  Essex 

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