My name is Maureen McKinlay and I have been a registered childminder for over 30years. I am registered with Care Inspectorate (formally SCSWIS and Care Commission) where you can read my inspection reports and I am also a member of the Scottish Childminding Association where you can also read my profile & Disclosure Scotland PVG member. I live in a end terraced house in Redhall / Longstone area of Edinburgh EH14 with my husband and daughter.We are non smokers, have no pets and I have a safe enclosed garden. Near by school is Longstone Primary which I can collect from on a Friday only. I am also near Stevenson College( Sighthill Campus) Napier University and Heriot- Watt University.
I have 2 grown up daughters and 2 grandchildren and have over 30years childminding experience. I have cared for children from the age of 13 weeks old and I enjoy working with children and find my job very rewarding. I provide a warm,caring and happy environment and it's important to me that I offer a home from home environment which children are happy to come to and in which parents are happy and confident leaving their children. I know how important peace of mind is when leaving your child in someone else's care. We do a variety of activities i.e.toddler groups which lets the children interact with others and make friends,outings to Gorgie Farm,Cramond,the Zoo, the Museum, parks,soft play and local libraries. I have a safe enclosed garden with a variety of age appropriate toys.In the house we do arts & crafts,baking, reading books and the children can play with a variety of age appropriate toys.
The children are encouraged to develop confidence in all life skills emotionally,physically,intellectually and socially.
Paediatric First Aid
Supporting Early Language Development
Improving Child’s Learning Through Play
Meningitis in the under 5's
Birth to three - Food for Thought
Elementry Food Hygiene
Infection Prevention and Control in Childcare Settings
Getting it Right for Every Child
Developing Children's Self-Esteem
'Lets be friends' - Preventing Bullying Behaviour
Promoting Equality and Diversity
Successful Learners, Confident Children
A Practical Guide to the GDPR
I attend relevant training programmes through the SCMA where contact and information about these can be seen.
My opening hours are Monday- Friday 8.00am- 4.30pm. At present I have no spaces available
|Last Updated: 15/09/2021|
- Childminding from £6.00 per hour
Please contact me regarding my fees
I accept childcare vouchers
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.
- PVG Check (added 14/04/2020)
- Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 14/04/2020)
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Our son was looked after by Maureen, and we were so pleased we chose her!
Maureen really made our son feel a part of her family and we knew Tony was truly happy there as most of the time he didn’t want to leave!
He loves Maureen and his face lights up when I mention her name!
We were happy with the variety of indoor and outdoor activities that Maureen was evolving with my son promoting his intellectual and social development to which Tony has developed at a rapid rate thanks to this nurturing envrionment. Maureen has played a huge part in Tony’s language development considering our first language is not English, thanks to her he has learnt a lot of new english words!
He now speaks half polish half English.
Maureen is patient and most importantly a trustworthy person. Lovely smile, great personality and a very welcoming person!
We were always completely confident Tony was safe, secure and happy in her care. She was flexible with our needs and no request was ever too much!
I was given daily updates and photographs on what they were up to during the time there. The facilities at Maureen’s house are brillant and she has a wide range of toys, books and activities for the children to do. Whenever I came to pick up Tony, I saw all the little faces happy and relaxed - Maureen has a big heart and truly loves children!
Due to a change in circumstances we were very sad to have to say goodbye, otherwise we would have kept on with Maureen.
We feel incredibly lucky to have had Maureen as a big part of our lives ! Maureen’s childminding service is beyond exceptional and highly recommended!
One in a million! 🙂
My little girl Went to Maureen from the age of 4 months to a year. I decided on a child minder as I thought as she was so young it was more one on one for her and she would get more cuddles! She settled in really well and Maureen was so good with her. As she got older and realised who she was going to every week she would want to get a cuddle from Maureen as soon as we got there. Maureen would always send a message of her routine for the day and it was always varied and almost always included some outside time in the pram from a walk or the park to the swings. I always got wee picture updates which was good as I left her quite young and was missing her! I was extremely happy with the care Maureen provided to my little girl and would still be using her if we hadn't moved out of the town. I would totally recommend her. Thanks Maureen!
From first meeting Maureen, I knew she would be a perfect fit for my daughter. We were able to meet up a few times before L's first day so that L and Maureen could get to know eachother. I appreciate the patience and time needed to help L settle into her new routine.
L is always big smiles and happiness when I collect her at the end of the day. Good signs that she's had a good day! They have great play morning sessions then do the things we enjoy at home - drawing, puzzles, playing with toys, going to the park, etc. I have peace of mind knowing that L is having fun and is being well looked after.
It is very clear to me that Maureen loves what she does and is always cheery when I see her. I don't know how she does it but I'm so glad she does.
I would have continued to have L go to Maureen's but sadly due to a change in circumstances, due to distance, I've had to find an alternative. We will really miss Maureen and hope to keep in touch.
Maureen has been looking after my son 2 days a week for over a year now.
My son loved Maureen from the very first time he met her, and we have not looked backed since.
Maureen is a very experienced child minder. We have found that Maureen is wonderful at developing our son's skills, and it is wonderful that Maureen encourage good behaviour and manors.
Maureen is very organised and always updates us on what activity they did that day.
My son will be going to P1 in August. With our hours and days changing, Maureen have been very flexible, and have made the experience very pleasant helping me work out our new hours. We find Maureen a pleasure to deal with, and can not imagine my son with any other person.
My only regret is not knowing Maureen earlier, I would have loved for Maureen to be my son's first and only child minder, as she is everything and more for what I could have wished for in a child minder.
I can recommend Maureen to any one who cares about their child's wellbeing and development.
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