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Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Us

Yumbo Childcare has NO VACANCIES IN CHELMSFORD - Contact Yumbo Daycare for Braintree Availability.
Accredited Child minder having achieved Outstanding OFSTED Grades on the past TWO INSPECTIONS. Essex County Council Award 2011 for Outstanding Care of Children and Support of Families.
Based On The North Side Of Chelmsford between Springfield and Broomfield, working with 2 Qualified Assistants.
I provide a childcare service within a loving home environment. I believe in providing children with exciting and varied learning experiences especially outdoors. Children are welcomed into my home setting from small babies to School Aged Children
Over the past 26 years many children and their siblings have come through my doors and I have had the privilege of sharing their formative years with their parents watching them grow and develop.
I have 3 assistants working with me, with a Level 3 and Level 2 Childcare Qualification. We are all First Aid Trained.
One of those assistants is a Registered Childminder and has worked with me for the past 6 Years.
I have achieved 2 (Outstanding Ofsted) Grades.
I have a Level 3 Childcare Qualification
I hold many certificates of training and qualifications within my profession.
Both my assistants and I attend ongoing training courses to keep up to date and provide quality childcare
I was nominated and achieved a special achievement award in March 2011 presented by NCMA and Essex County Council for outstanding support and care of children and their families.

Each day follows a routine and within that I plan activities and experiences to cater for the individual needs and interests of each child. We take the children out everyday. Planning involves a great deal of time accessing natural outdoor facilities such as Country Parks, Lakes, Woods and the Seaside.

Funding is available for 2 and 3 Years Old, 15 Hours Per Week or 7.5 Hours Per Day.

We provide After-School Care for Broomfield and Kings Road Primary Schools.

Business Hours Monday to Thursday, 8.00 - 5.30PM. We do not provide a service on FRIDAYS


Our Availability

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Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 25/08/2017

Our Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

Please email or telephone for fee information for your particular childcare requirments.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

Our Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Yumbo Ch. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other users and not of Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

My son has been going to yumbo since February (he turned 3 in May), I was so nervous at first but he settled in perfect and he absoloutley loves it there! They go out every day and parents are given a diary and kept up to date of what their child/ren have been up to which is really nice to read. The staff are brilliant and have helped my son come a long way in the space of 4 months, he now uses the toilet , his bottle is in the bin (had major issues for a long time getting rid of it!) His speech is coming along really well too. I'm so happy I chose yumbo for his childcare and he will continue going there until school. I also have another child on the way who will no doubt go to yumbo in the future too. Thanks Corrine and all staff for all you do xxxx

  • 5 stars Overall

by jthodges about Yumbo Ch on 25/06/2015

Corrine and the team have been looking after my daughter, now 20 months, for 2 days a week since September 2014. Willow loves going to the setting and I know she is looked after brilliantly.

When I was first due to start back at work I found it very daunting and quite scary thinking about finding child care and leaving my daughter with a child minder. Corrine immediately put me at ease and made everything straight forward. We had a couple of meetings before Willow started, one a home visit then another at the setting.

Willow has got on fantastically well and I was put at ease straight away. She has made friends her own age. The children go on lots of interesting and fun trips, for example they went to a jam factory, they've been to the woods, to Tropical Wings, to a farm. Willow has great fun and the activities they do are really good learning experiences too. Corrine keeps the activities relevant to what is happening, for instance the children did a project on Chinese New Year.

Willow is always bringing home lovely craft activities she has made at the setting which we display proudly on our fridge at home. She has a home diary which we both update, so that I get to know what she has been doing at the setting and I can let Corrine know how Willow has been at home.

I am 100% confident that Willow is,getting the very best of care at the setting and have no hesitation in recommending Yumbo child care to anyone.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Sair1979 about Yumbo Ch on 23/06/2015

I began to search for childminders in Chelmsford at the end of 2013 when my family and I were preparing to relocate to Essex from Leicestershire. I used this site to search for childminders near to the house that we were purchasing and Yumbo Childcare was on the list. My daughter was 18 months old and had been attending a childminding setting for six months in Leicestershire and I was keen for her to continue to attend this type of setting. I contacted Corrine and arranged to meet with her and took my daughter along with me for the visit. My daughter made herself at home during this short visit to Corrine's home and it was clear from just being in the setting that Corrine and her team offer a fantastic, well-planned variety of activities for the children in their care. We signed our daughter up without hesitation and she began attending the setting at the end of January 2014. My daughter has now been attending the setting for two days a week since January and has clearly benefitted from her time with Corrine and her dedicated team. She has experienced so much since joining the setting as the team plan a variety of home-based activities alongside a multitude of trips to various educational venues in and around Essex - farms, zoos, museums, local play groups, local leisure centres, parks, woods, jam factory, strawberry picking and even waved her flag at the queen when she made a recent visit to Chelmsford! I can honestly say that my daughter has a better knowledge of what Essex has to offer than both me and my husband put together!

Corrine and her team have been keeping a journal which records exactly what activities the group have been doing and this journal has lots of photos which show my daughter having a fantastic time and interacting well with her peers. Corrine is so well travelled and ensures that the different cultures of the children in her care are respected and that different religious festivals are covered as part of the planned activities that the group partake in. She has food tasting sessions to give the group new culinary experiences and works hard to broaden the children's' knowledge about different parts of the world.

I cannot recommend this setting highly enough and feel blessed that I used this site to look up local childminders in Chelmsford and found Yumbo Childcare which is just five minutes away from our new home.

An excellent team providing an outstanding service - my daughter will always remember her time at Yumbo Childcare.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Anita151 about Yumbo Ch on 30/07/2014

My 2 year old has been going to Yumbo childcare for around 8 months now and I will keep him there until he goes to school. He has come along such a long way with his speech, manners and behaviour since attending and Corinne has ensured potty training has been consistently maintained at the setting which has made my life a lot easier at home. Harry is very happy here and I know if I have any more, they will also attend Yumbo childcare. The staff are fantastic and I can go to work 3 days a week knowing Harry is in the very best of hands.

  • 5 stars Overall

by dlee1904 about Yumbo Ch on 21/06/2014

My daughter has been looked after by Corrie and her team for nearly a year now. I had just moved to Chelmsford, and didn't know anyone, or hadn't yet found my feet. I needed to find a childminder quite quickly, and stumbled apon Yumbo childcare. It has worked out to be one of my best finds!!!
Corrine and everyone at Yumbo have been so friendly and welcoming. My daughter loves her time at Yumbo, and gets quite disappointed during school holidays, because she misses all her friends and staff!!!
Corrine and her team have worked alongside me, and my daughter is turning into a very independent, inquisitive, and generally good mannered young lady. They never stay indoors, are out somewhere everyday (making me quite jealous that she has a better social life than me!)! I couldn't recommend Yumbo enough, and will be giving out Corrine's number to anyone I know that needs childcare. Definitely 5 star service!'

  • 5 stars Overall

by purple c about Yumbo Ch on 02/05/2014

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