5 stars (5)

Childminder in Edinburgh

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2010 Last Updated Mar 2019 Last Login 22 May 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Flexible Hours

About Me

My name is Lyn Riding and I'm a fully registered child minder with the Care Inspectorate and a member of the Scottish Child minding Association.

I am a 36 year old South African married Mum of two boys the eldest is Logan who is 10 years old and attends Niddrie Mill Primary then my 4 year old Cameron.

I provide a safe fun loving environment where children can feel at home and part of my family.

I enjoy taking children to the park going on outings to the museum and library.

My Experience

I have experience not only with my own children but with looking after friends and families children too.

My Qualifications

Induction Certificate from the Scottish Child-minding Association.

First Aid Training & Paediatric First Aid

My Availability

I have places available for full time children from 0-12 years.

I'm available from 8:00 -18:00 Monday to Friday. Weekends are negotiable.

I hope to pick up and drop off at Niddrie Mill, St Francis Primary and Castleview Primary.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 18/03/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Hours can be negotiated to accomodate your chidcare needs.

£5 per hour which includes snacks and a light lunch.

Bank / Public / Local Holidays: £9 per hour

Parent/Child Sickness: Full Fee

Childminder Sickness: No Fee

Occasional day off parent/child: Full Fee

Parent/child holiday up to 4 weeks: Half Fee. Then full fee for anything over those 4 weeks.

Childminder Holiday up to 4 weeks: Half Fee. Then no fee for anything over those 4 weeks

Settling in Period: 2 free hours

Late Payment Fee: £15 per week

Out of hours Weekends or Evenings:

£9 per hour including meal.

I bill monthly/weekly in ADVANCE with invoices and take payment via BACS, Cash or Childcare Vouchers

Registered for Tax Free Childcare & 30 hour a week care.

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.

My Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 23/01/2019)
  • Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 25/09/2016)


Below are the latest reviews for Lyn. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Lyn was like an auntie to my kids, my youngest settle in so easily that I couldn’t believe and they both enjoyed the time with Lyn and her family. She always has things for them to do and they feel safe and loved with her.
Also very reliable and responsible, the communication is dry easy with her and willing to adjust to cover especial needs regarding to time.
I would highly recommend Lyn to other families in the area. She’s amazing with kids and a very kind and nice woman.
Thank you Lyn, you have become a part of our wee family

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by about Lyn on 03/01/2019

For over one and half year Lyn was providing the best reliable support. Without Lyn's help I could't get back to work. I was looking not only for a safety and clean home but also for a bond that Lyn and my son had from the beggining.
Lyn is very flexible with the hours, always eager to help you, very patient for both children and parents.
I strongly recommend this childminder.

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by about Lyn on 31/08/2017

Lynns childminding services are amazing. Since both my partner and I work full time and varied hours we rely heavily upon lynn.

We would be unable to both go out and work the hours we do if lynn wasn't so reliable. When our daughter is with her we have 100% reassurance that she is looked after her like she is her own.

Lynn takes our daughter on outings and really has a great structure, she invests in her property which Lacey loves going to. It is safe, clean and family friendly.

Anyone would be lucky to have lynn as their childminder and she comes highly recommend and very flexible.

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by about Lyn on 09/08/2017

Lyn is looking after my 11 months old boy, Spencer, from when he was just 3 months old. She is now not just a caring and reliable Chilminder but a friend for us. I can't really ask for more, she loves Spencer and he loves her and her kids that are amazing boys so lovely and gentle!
Highly recommend, Spencer never gets bored with her, they have well manteined and safe space outside to enjoy the good weather as well as plenty of fun inside for the rainy days.
If you choose her you won't be disappointed!

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by about Lyn on 09/08/2017

Highly recommended and a.pleasure to leave my daughter in her care.

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by about Lyn on 04/08/2015

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