Childminding services

About me and my ethos 

My name is Leanne, and I run Lealerbels Childminding, a childminding service based in the small rural village of Laughton in Leicestershire where I live with my husband, daughter, our dog Charlie and our cat Polly.  I offer a home from home where all children and parents are invited to join our adventures and become part of the extended family.

On becoming a Mum to my beautiful daughter, I became enchanted by the journey of discovery each and every child embarks upon.  I knew from the moment I started to see the world through my little daughter's eyes, I would want to be part of the enchantment forever. It was for this reason that in 2015 I re-trained as a childminder, offering a friendly and child centred approach to childcare, based in a professional, stimulating and loving environment.

Fostering and embracing a child's creativity and imagination, capturing the magic of childhood and enhancing children's learning through their natural experiences

I have trained as a Level 3 Forest School Leader/Practitioner and entwined within my approach are the  Forest School philosophies. I maximise the use of the natural resources available on our doorstep to encourage children's naturally inquisitive nature and their ability to learn through play.  In addition to the facilities we offer at home, we regularly access local woodland sites.

I believe quality childcare and education is what all children deserve, and therefore I follow a child-centred approach, where children's well being and safety is always my paramount concern.

Children will be encouraged to explore their independence through their choice of play experiences and activities.   Key to my approach are: 

The Great Outdoors: I value nature, our garden and the beautiful countryside we have surrounding us, viewing it as our extended living room.  Children will be outdoors as much as possible, that is where our children learn about the wider world, take adventures and explore.  Through removing the walls and lifting off the ceilings, the sky becomes our limit.  

Creativity & Expression: Children have many different ways of experimenting, representing and expressing themselves, I provide a large variety of opportunities for children to do this.

Child-led Learning: I identify common themes related to children's individual interests and provide learning opportunities to enhance these further in line with children's next steps.  Themes are extended over a period of time, whether that be a few days, weeks or several months. 

A parent testimonial

"Our son is exposed to a truly wide range of activities, an area where Lealerbels really stands out.  No two days are the same, in our opinion this is invaluable, offering our son multiple learning environments.

It is very important to us that our son's childcare provider places emphasis on creating a nurturing and loving environment where he feels confident, safe and secure. Leanne is again exceptional in this respect.  Our son has built a lovely relationship with Leanne and is very happy in her care. 

We couldn't be happier with the care, setting and experiences our son receives" 


Lealerbels Childminding operates the following days and hours:

Wednesday 9am - 3pm

Other days and hours can be arranged by separate agreement, please do contact me to discuss your individual requirements. 

Level 3 Home Based Childcare Award 

Level 3 Forest School Leader/Practitioner

Movement Method Level 1 and 2 Certified

Child Psychology Diploma

Paediatric Infant and Child First Aid Award

Outdoor First Aid Award

Ofsted Registered: EY490228