Childcare by Esme Funnell

Ofsted registered childminder

Downham Market - Norfolk

Telephone 01366 381517

 Mobile 07771 632 958

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Sample of our day...

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I complete daily Health and Safety checks on all childminding areas to be used and check there are adequate and appropriate toys set up for freeplay for children, before they arrive.


7.00- 8:30 am

Greet parents and children - record any relevant information provided by parents - Freeplay.


8:30 am

Get all children ready for and take on nursery/school run. Practice road safety.

Visit Local Park on way home.


9:30 - 10:00 am

Planned activities or toddler group


10:00 - 10:30 am

Drink and snack


10:30 - 11:30 am

Planned activity and/or Freeplay.


12:00 pm

Tidy up, wash hands, set the table and have lunch.

1:00 pm

Visit Library/Quiet or Nap time.


1:00 - 3:00 pm

Nap time/ Child led activities


3:00 - 4:00 pm

Get ready and go on school runs. Practice road safety. Visit Park. Snack and drink.


4:00 - 4.30pm

Get everyone settled in an activity of their choice.


4.30 -5:00 pm

Tidy up, wash hands, set the table and have dinner


5:30 - 6:00 pm

Freeplay - Get children ready to go home - Greet parents and exchange information - Hand over children to their parents.





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In addition to verbal feedback, I complete a Daily Diary/ Home communication book which is sent home with your child each day. It includes information such as:-


What we have done

What we have eaten - and how much

If your child has slept

Nappy changes or toileting (if required)

What they have enjoyed

Their general mood

Any concerns

Any achievements

Any songs, books and topics covered.


You are also asked to contribute if you choose

Daily Diary/ Home Communication Book -


Please note: this is just a guideline, activities, toddler groups and outings vary daily.  We also have many full days out and about which the children really enjoy.




Before a child starts with me I ask all parents to fill in an 'all about me form' this details all information I need about your child, including nap times, meal times, things they like and don't like etc. I always try to work with parents and work round established routines, where possible.