Childcare by Esme Funnell

Ofsted registered childminder

Downham Market - Norfolk

Telephone 01366 381517

 Mobile 07771 632 958

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Hours and Fees...


Hourly Rate:

Monday – Friday (Between 7.00am and 6pm) = £4.20 per hour


Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have a requirement outside of these days/hours, I always do my best to accomodate parents working pattens/shift work.


All fees include:

Healthy snacks, drinks, breakfast, homemade lunch and evening meal if required.

Transfers to and from playgroup and school.

Toddler groups and local excursions


Child tax credits:

Please be aware that dependant upon your financial circumstances you may be able to claim a percentage of your childcare costs back from the government.


Vouchers and electronic payments:

Many companies offer childcare voucher schemes or payment for a percentage of childcare via electronic payment. I am happy to accept all voucher schemes and payment by any method providing it falls within the terms of my contract.


Funded placements for 2,3 and 4 year olds:

I am able to offer funded placements for 2,3 and 4 year olds. These are paid for by the local authority for qualifying children. I am able to offer a maximum of 10 hours a day or 15 hours (30 hours from September 2017) a week over at least 2 days. Please enquire for further details.



From 24th July 2018 I will have a vacancy on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for an under five year old



If for any reason I am unable to accommodate your needs at the time I am always happy to add you to my waiting list, and may be able to recommend and pass on telephone numbers of other childminders who may be able to help.