The Childminder Agency delivered by Achieving for Children

Leap Ahead Childminder Agency Closure Information

Achieving for Children (AfC) have come to the difficult decision to gradually cease operation of Leap Ahead Childminder Agency from 31st March 2021. All childminders are currently being fully supported to re-register with Ofsted or another childminder agency. 

Childminders working in the Kingston and Richmond areas will continue to be part of AfC’s local childminder community.  For Childminders working in other areas (Croydon, Hampshire, Haringey, Merton and Surrey) their local authorities have been informed.

  • If you are a parent or carer who’s childminder is registered with Leap Ahead and have any questions, please email our Childminder Agency Officers at




  • For any press enquiries, please contact


Important Update – COVID 19

Due to current circumstances the following services will be affected:

  • At present the Agency are not accepting any new applications.

Please click here for updates from the government.


Leap Ahead is an Ofsted registered Childminder Agency which registers childminders and offers a range of services to childminders and other providers of childcare on domestic premises.

Find our current Ofsted Report here

Interested in joining the Agency?

Leap Ahead offer memberships to childminders and prospective childminders in Richmond, Kingston and surrounding areas. We also offer pay as you go packages of support, visits and training to Ofsted registered childminders.

View our membership offers

Want to become a childminder?

Information briefing sessions are held regularly in Twickenham and Surbiton where you can find out what you need to know in order to make a decision on becoming a childminder. (The link below has changed please go to AfC info )

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Looking for a childminder?

Leap Ahead childminder Agency covers the Boroughs of Richmond and Kingston and the surrounding areas. We register and quality assess all of our childminders and provide regular support, advice and training to ensure your child receives the highest quality care. Search using your town or the first 3/4 characters of the post code area below to browse our childminders in your area.