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01268 752315

07814 423477




7.00am - 5.30pm

Flexible days or out of hours care available upon request.


Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted

Hi there, my name is Emma Durrant and I’m a registered childminder and I live and work with my husband, who is also a registered assistant. We also have three older children.

We live in Thundersley in a 4-bedroomed house in a very quiet cul-de-sac. My whole home and garden have been inspected by Ofsted and suitable for registered childcare. We have a dedicated playroom / toilet and wash area as well as extensive downstairs floor space throughout, and a conservatory which leads on to a decking area, grassed area and outdoor covered area all of which is secluded and secure.

In the garden we provide a variety of ride on vehicles, water/sand table as well as other outdoor toys such as children’s gardening tools, stepping stones, balancing boards, 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.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Every child that requires rest or sleep has their own designated room (no child shares a room), cot/bed, fresh linen and baby monitors.

We provide a wide choice of toys and activities to choose from in our home to suit all ages and stages of development.  

We are a non-smoking household.


we take very seriously the health and care our own family, and the children / families that we care for and have followed the Government guidance carefully throughout this pandemic.

Therefore, we have recently had installed within the setting a HEPA filter as it has been shown that these air purifiers can clean COVID-causing virus from the air.

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 and snacks for the children in our care. 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) of the children I will gain vital information about any food allergies, intolerances, cultural or religious beliefs that your child may have.