Maria Shadrake's tiney home nursery

Maria Shadrake

Near Tattenham Corner & Preston, London

Outdoor space・Playroom・Sleeping area・Quiet road・Multiple activity areas・Meals provided・Easy parking・House・Pets

spaces available


£72 a day

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Under 1s, 1-2 years, 2-4 years, 5+ years


Open all year

Opening Hours

08:00 to 17:00

About this home

I provide school drop offs to Epsom Downs Primary School and Children's Centre and pick-ups from Tadworth Primary School. All meals are home cooked and plus snacks are included too. I have 3 children myself - 12, 8 and 2 so all children coming will have instant friends here. I have a huge variety of educational and play toys for all ages. The garden includes a huge playhouse, trampoline plus many ride-ons. We have a very special pet-Bearded Dragon-who is apart of our tiney home setting too.

About our tiney childminder

My warm and welcoming home was set up to help families with childcare and give children a wonderful start in life with our outings and home activities, plus with 3 children of my own, I know how important it is to give children a happy start and get them all included in different things.

Unique highlights

Huge garden space

Garden incudes a large trampoline. A large play house with a rock climbing wall, stairs plus 2 play areas and a large slide, plus a medium slide, plus a sand box. There is also a little play house and a climbing playhouse with a little slide and loads of ride ons.

Lots of trips

We have loads of local activities on our door steps, such a groups, libraries, woodland walks, ponds plus local shops to visit.

Special book corner

I have a massive selection of different books, and a little snug area for children who want to have a quiet moment and read a book.

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DBS checked and verified

including all household members over 16

Paediatric First Aid trained

in accordance with Ofsted requirements

Annual QA inspection

in accordance with EYFS, Safeguarding & Welfare requirements

Verified in person

By Ofsted registered Childminder Agency, tiney

EYFS practitioner

in the social and educational development of 0-5 year olds

Fully trained by tiney

including Safeguarding, Food Hygiene, FGM and Duty to prevent

GP Health and Local Authority Background Checks

for childminder and each household member at all previous addresses

Read Maria Shadrake's latest Quality Assurance Report


Tadworth and Tattenham Corner Station.

In this neighbourhood

Only a short walk from lots of local places.




What others are saying about this home...


Maria has been looking after my 7yo Son since Easter during School holidays. Thomas gets on really well with Maria's lovely Daughter and they play all day in the garden, especially their big trampoline. Maria has been so welcoming and my son loves to go to her house, and mix with her family and other children. Maria provides updates and is always friendly. Her flexibility makes life so much easier, and I hope that my son goes to her house many more times in the future!


Maria is a great childminder. I was so nervous at first leaving my boy with someone but she made everything so easy. My son has learnt so much with her in the last 6 months. I love that we get constant updates with what he has done that day and what he is having to eat. Makes the process so easy. Would highly recommend


We have just started our baby (20 months) and our daughter (5 years) with Maria and we couldn’t be more pleased with our choice of childminder to look after our girls. Maria drops our daughter to a local school and then looks after the baby during the day. We love getting daily updates of what the baby has been up to and her talking has come along so much since she has been going to Marias. They are both so happy to go in and are happy at the end of the day. It’s very comforting to know that your children feel safe and happy in Maria’s home. Her home has lots of toys and activities for the children to play with and my children are looking forward to the spring when they can go outside and play on the trampoline. We would strongly recommend Maria for your childcare needs.


Maria has been the perfect fit for our family. We’d never used childcare for our 18 month old son before, so we were naturally anxious about starting to use a childminder. Maria immediately put us at ease, and our son has just the best time with her. He looks forward to going and is always sad to leave. Maria sends fabulous photos and updates throughout the day, which we love! We can’t recommend Maria highly enough.


Since the very beginning, Maria has been available, attentive and arranging. Not only her skills as a childminder are outstanding, she has been able to create a trustful relationship with me and my son, based on an excellent communication. She has been able to sense how to approach us, considering needs, and putting everything in place to offer the best quality service. There is so much joy and life at Maria's, I knew my son would be happy and safe there. I can only and highly recommend Maria.


Fantastic! - Extremely welcoming - Takes a wonderful care of my little one - Flexible Maria and her lovely family are so accommodating! My little one really enjoyed his time with Maria. Overall she is fantastic and I would highly recommend her!

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Fair Pricing

Clear rates for school and unsociable hours

Funded hours

Access to government funded childcare hours


Fully checked, vetted and inspected at least once a year

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