Welcome to Rie's Playhouse

Hi! I'm Marie, welcome to Rie's Playhouse.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my website.


I am an Ofsted Registered childminder with a level 3 qualification in home based childcare, located in Eastwood, Essex. I have all the necessary insurance and first aid training in order to provide a safe environment for children.

I live with my husband and two children, Madison and Joshua, our cat Suki and our mini dachshund Frankie. I am friendly, patient and resilient. I have a high focus on child-initiated activites and will always strive to get the best out of every child. I am passionate about children and their wellbeing; you can be assured that each and every child in my care will be treated equally, fairly and as a unique individual.

I am committed to delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and maintaining a warm and safe environment, in which all children are given the opportunity to flourish.

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Here are just a few of the comments from the parents of my minded children past and present.

Marie has been my son's childminder since he was 9 months old and she is absolutely fantastic. When we walk up to Marie's every morning we can hear children giggling inside! Marie opens the door and my son is already beaming and wanting to be handed over. I was nervous about leaving my first born baby with someone else but Marie allayed all of my worries and fears. She keeps us updated and pulls together fun activities that I would simply NEVER think of, so I know my son's life is being enriched by her. We met with a number of childminders but Marie was an instant 'yes' for us.

My little boy started here in January. He settled in straight away and made me feel really comfortable with leaving him. She is great with the children plays games takes them out makes things always ask if there is anything we want him to do aswell as giving us advice (first times parents) I honestly could not recommend her enough! Am so glad I found her!

Marie is so lovely and put my daughter instantly at ease. I was nervous leaving my baby with anyone for the first time but we felt so comfortable at the Playhouse and Izzy loves going there now. She always has fun and comes home with activities she’s been doing. Highly recommend! Thanks Marie! xx

My little boy always feels comfortable around Marie and responds brilliantly to her. He’s just 2 but she takes the time to listen to him and as a result he’ll listen back!! She considers his interests and has toys/activities available to suit these and she even got him to stop for a moment and help her bake! I feel confident and relaxed when he is with her and so does he! Would definitely recommend.


I am available all year round, Monday to Friday and between the hours 8am to 6pm. I do not usually work on public holidays, however special arrangements can be discussed.

I offer the school run to Eastwood Primary and can also go via Eastwood Academy if required.

For more information or to enquire about a space for your child, please contact me.


Please find the details of my fees below. Fees are charged per child and are invoiced monthly in advance.

Government funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and Childcare Vouchers are also accepted.

  • Childcare Fees
  • Standard Rate £5.50 per hour
  • Additional Charges
  • Late Collection Fee £2.75 per 15 mins late
  • Early Drop Off Fee £2.75 per 15 mins early
  • Late Payment Fee £5.00 per day

Parents' holiday incurs a 50% charge of the Standard Rate for the duration as per your usual agreed hours where 4 weeks notice is given.
Holiday with less than 4 weeks notice will be charged at the full Standard Rate for the duration as per your usual agreed hours.

There will be no charges for any holiday I take.


If you would like any further information please contact me by phone or email.

Ofsted Registration Number: EY559909