18 Chase Close



01268 752315









7.00am - 6.00pm

Flexible days or out of hours care available upon request.


Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted 2015/2016.

Hi there, my name is Emma Durrant and I live and work with my husband, who is a registered assistant. I have three lovely children.

We live in Thundersley in a 4-bedroomed house in a very quiet cul-de-sac. My whole house is registered for childminding.  I have a conservatory that I also use as a roleplay area which leads on to a decked and grassed area which is secluded and secure.

In the garden there is a hot tub (this is securely locked and only used with signed parental permission and under close supervision), a variety of ride on vehicles, playhouse, slide and double swings, water/sand table as well as other outdoor toys such as children’s gardening tools, stepping stones, balancing boards, lawnmower, space hoppers, tents and tunnels, hoops, cones, crazy golf and 10 pin bowling.


Please contact me for vacancies letting me know what type of care you require. Also unsocial or flexible hours are available upon request.


I have many policies that give each child the best possible start in life.

They are available for all parents and carers to see at any time.

Q) Do you provide a wide variety of foods?

It is important to introduce babies and young children to a wide variety of tastes, but also to respect a child’s right not to have to eat things they really dislike.

I provide balanced meals trying to include where possible all the nutrients - protein, fibre, calcium, minerals, vitamins - that most children require to keep healthy and grow.

Q) Are your meals bought or home-made?

Most of the meals I offer are prepared from scratch, using fresh ingredients to avoid added salt, sugar, food additives and colourings. The children are encouraged to grow seasonal fruits and vegetables in the garden and assist in food preparation when practical and appropriate.

We often make healthy, fresh fruit smoothies, fruit jellies, biscuits and cakes as well as savoury dishes such as soups and simple pastry dishes. One of our favourite afternoon activities is making our own pizzas.

Q) What about baby foods?

I am also happy to supply simple nutritious pureed meals for a weaning baby as I have always done this for my own children, but appreciate that most parents prefer to supply their own food.

I ask that parents supply all formula/expressed milk and bottles for younger babies.

We also have a fruit bearing pear tree in the garden and a small section of the garden is set aside for the children to grow their own seasonable fruit and vegetables which they can then harvest and use for snacks or cooking activities. Downstairs there is a large lounge/dining room area which is also used for play, a kitchen/diner and a toilet & wash basin.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a bathroom. Every child that requires rest or sleep has their own designated room (no child shares a room), cot/bed, fresh linen and monitor.

There is a wide choice of toys and activities to choose from in our home to suit all ages and stages of development.  It is a non-smoking household.

Having children of my own, I have a vast experience in all areas of baby care and childcare including creative play, role-play, singing and dancing, story times, learning nursery rhymes, fine and gross motor skills, counting, alphabet recognition etc.

I have looked after children of friends and family and have experience in babysitting.

About - Emma Durrant - Childminder - Benfleet - Essex



A little about me and my setting

• NVQ Level 4 - Childrens Care Learning and Development

Level 3 Diploma in Home Based Childcare – Grade A

Accredited Childminder (NCMA Children Come First Network)

First Aid - Early Years (specialising in babies/young children)

Early Years Foundation Stage trained

Makaton Modules 1-4

Children's Learning Journeys

Letters and Sounds: Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics

Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene

Safeguarding Children Foundation training Level 2

Promoting Positive Behaviour

Race Equality, Introduction to Early Support

Inclusion Matters

The Role of the Equality Named Co-ordinator

Team Teach, Understanding A.S.D.

Supporting children with English as Additional Language

Special Education Needs and Disability: Code of Practice 2014

Level 3 Forest School Leader


Emma Durrant - Childminder - Benfleet - Essex

I am happy to provide meals for the children in my care. Menus are prepared weekly in advance and displayed in the setting so the parents and children are able to see and comment on our nutritional selections.

I will work with parent(s)/carer(s) to ensure that, between us, we are providing balance in your child’s diet ensuring that all their nutritional needs are being met. Again, through talking with the parent(s)/carer(s) I will gain vital information about any food allergies, intolerances, cultural or religious beliefs that your child may have.