Hello, I am moving to Wivenhoe shortly, as I have sold my home where I am living now (Chelmsford). I have two children of junior school age and I will need before & after school care for them on two days a week, plus possibly either an after-school of before school for a further day. I am looking for an Ofsted-registered childminder ideally, as I would need to be able to claim for the costs. I can't seem to get anything coming up in internet searches. Can anyone recommend someone? I'd appreciate any help with finding someone - thank you.


  • Hi and welcome to Wivenhoe!

    I don't have any information about childminders but if your children will be attending Broomgrove there is a breakfast, after school and holiday club (some days may be full). It's run by the infants school for both infant and junior children.
    There may also be something similar at Millfields?
  • There's a Wivenhoe Parents and Carers group on Facebook that you might have more luck on. They're strict about joining though so you may have to send a message to say you're moving to Wiv. Good luck! :)
  • Hello Hepburn & July - thank you so much! This is helpful because the Broomgrove school website makes no mention of any breakfast/after school club. This has made me feel a lot better (although there are still many obstacles to overcome - such as whether or not they'll get a place at the school!). I'll try the Parents and Carers group on FB too. Thank you.
  • Hi there 

    there is a local childminder who does before / after called Fiona (sorry can't think of surname but should fund her on the Facebook group mentioned) and another called Alison Marshall although she is often full I think. We use a childminder in Alresford (next village along) called cindys cheeky chimps - not sure if she covers broomgrove pick up or not! 
  • Do either of you know how to message the Parents and Carers FB administrators? I can't find a way to message them without asking to join and there will be no obvious traceable links I believe. The FB page states quite clearly that anyone without traceable links to the area will be refused access to the group.

    I'd really like to get Fiona's number as I have now found a property and there are places at the school in my children's year groups - so the wheels are in motion for the big move! Thank you.
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