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Little Tinkers

Hello! I am a home-based Childminder.  I am 37, happily married, a mum of two to Archie 7 and Lottie 5 and have a chocolate brown cockapoo called Buddy!  I returned to work in-between having our children so I understand the anxiety that goes hand in hand with leaving your most precious gift in someone else’s care but I will endeavour to reassure you every step of the way.  We have a large, secure garden and are a walk away from the beach, parks, libraries and a short drive from the woods.  I find it a privilege to be able to nurture our children and watch them grow into strong-minded, confident yet humble individuals. I aim to be a good role model and will encourage your children to absorb these traits whilst also finding their unique pathways and characteristics throughout their own little journeys.

Ofsted registered: EY543415

Who to contact

Shara Leach
Venue Facilities
Free parking
Accessible Parking

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When is it on?

Date & Time Information
My core working hours are detailed below.  These hours can be flexible and I will try to accommodate most requests. I pick up/drop off to Chalkwell hall infants/Juniors and surrounding pre-schools only. TUESDAY: 8am to 6pmWEDNESDAY: 8am to 6pmTHURSDAY: 8am to 6pm Before and after school can be accommodated, timings to be discussed and agreed.

Other details

Fees start from £5 per hour.
Referral required?


Ofsted Registered: EY543415

Can provide p/u & d/o to Chalkwell Hall Infants/Chalkwell Hall Juniors and local surrounding pre-schools to above school

  • CACHE level 3 – Preparing to work in home-based childcare, PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years)
  • Seven areas of learning and development – PACEY
  • EYFS training session for prospective childminders – Southend Council
  • Pre registration session for prospective childminders – Southend Council
  • Paediatric First Aid Course
  • Safeguarding children – PACEY
  • Safeguarding children Level 1 & 2 – Southend Council
  • Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (Basic training) – PACEY
  • Makaton (Language and development program through sign language) Beginners Modules 1 & 2 

I hold public liability insurance underwritten by Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance plc.  I have a full, clean driving licence and have informed my car insurance company that I plan to use the car for home-based childminding.

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