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Arlene Haffie Childminder

I provide a service for early years children only so all the children in my care are 4 years old and under. I keep my numbers low in order to provide the best possible care for the children I look after. I am a fully qualified, experienced early years teacher and accredited network childminder graded Outstanding by Ofsted in October 2015. I offer government funded spaces and accept childcare vouchers. I am fully registered and insured with training in first aid, safeguarding and child development.

My setting is specifically resourced for early years children. I can pick up and drop off from local preschools, particularly Smileys, Wesley and Leigh Road Baptist Preschool with whom I have close links. I can therefore work with the preschool in settling in your child and share information with them regarding your child's development. I do not care for children over 5 years old for before/after school care. I am happy to take children on term-time only contracts with no charge during school holidays.

I aim to keep my numbers low in order to provide the best possible care for the children I look after and to give individual attention. I consider my service a calm, caring and stimulating home from home environment in which children are encouraged to learn through play in a relaxed and friendly setting. For young children I believe a child led learning environment works most successfully. I achieve this through following children's individual needs and interests and providing them with opportunities to extend their learning based on their previous experiences. We have regular visits to local parks and toddler groups as well as the beach and the local farm.

I offer a no obligation visit to my home to view my premises and documents and to discuss your requirements. I have an information pack which is available on request.

Who to contact

Arlene Haffie
Outside Play Area

Where to go

Name of venue
Arlene Haffie Childminder
Venue address
12 Leigham Court Drive
Leigh on Sea

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Monday to Thursday 07.00 - 18.00 Closed on Fridays
Session Information
Monday 07:00 - 18:00; Tuesday 07:00 - 18:00; Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00; Thursday 07:00 - 18:00; Friday 00:00 - 00:01
When is the service available
All Year,Temporary Care,Term Time,Part Time,Emergency Childcare Considered

Other details

[Age 0-2 Year Olds : Hourly: GBP 6.00; Age 3-4 Year Olds : Hourly: GBP 6.00; , please contact for details ]
Referral and availability notes

I currently have no spaces available.

Age Range
0-4 years
Related Links
Ofsted Inspection Report - EY272289
Age Range
From 0 years To 4 years
Vacancy Details
I currently have no spaces available.


Food Provided (inc Special Diets)?

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)
I am happy to take children who also attend preschool so that the 30 hours funding can be shared between two settings.


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

Management Info

Childcare/Voluntary Register

Registration Number
Registration Date

This service, organisation or event is listed for your information. With the exception of services offered directly by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, inclusion on SHIP does not confer or imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. The Council can take no responsibility for the quality, reliability or accessibility of the service, organisation or event listed. You should thoroughly check the service or event, and the organisation running it, before deciding to take part or attend.

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Great Childminder

By Kelly on 15/10/2014

Arlene has looked after my 2 boys since they were 1 years old. They feel fully secure, safe and happy when they are with Arlene. As working parents, we also feel content that our children are in a fantastic environment when we are working. Arlene…
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First Class Childminder!

By Jane Starkey on 20/10/2014

Arlene looked after my son part time from 6 months until he went to school at 4 years old.  She is a first class childminder and there was never a day when he didn't want to go as he always had so much fun there.  Arlene…
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Home From Home

By Jane Rose on 24/10/2014

My daughter had never been to a chidminder before.  I had spotted Arlene in the playground and always admired how calm and happy the children/babies appeared.  It was no easy decision to increase my working hours and seek help with childcare. However, this turned out…
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Fantastic childminding service

By Kate on 23/02/2015

Ever since my little girl started 2 years ago, I have been amazed at what a wonderful service Arlene provides. Both of my children (1 and 3 years old) are now with Arlene for regular childminding. Both children adore Arelene (and her family!) and love spending time with…
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Lovely welcoming stimulating environment

By Jenny carver on 13/10/2014

My 2year old always looks forward to her time at Arlenes. She is happy and content in a warm and loving environment. They are always busy either with days out, toddler groups, or playing in the garden, and she often comes home clutching her latest artwork masterpiece. Arlene is…
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We miss you!

By David and Lois Watt on 13/10/2014

Arlene was childminder for our first daughter, and had we not moved out of the area, would hopefully have cared for our second child Our daughter (Evie) thoroughly enjoyed her time with Arlene and the family (Kevin, Cerys and Kyle), and misses them and asks…
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Highly Recommended

By Suzanne Barnes on 18/08/2017

It is always difficult to leave your child when you go to work however, leaving my son in Arlene's care was the best decision I could have made. Arlene is a caring, competent and all round lovely lady. Nothing is too much trouble and the…
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Exceptional Care

By Helen on 15/01/2018

I cannot recommend Arlene enough.  Our son received exceptional care from her during the 1.5 years he spent there (only left due to relocation) She is incredibly knowledgeable, calm, kind and patient with the children and creates such a fun environment for learning.  Our little…
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Amazingly wonderful!

By Stewart Read on 13/10/2014

Our son has had the priveledge of being under Arlene's care for coming up to a year. We cannot fault her in any way and we have the immense satisfaction that he is not only in safe hands but also has the benefit of being…
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