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Childminder in Bonnybridge

Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2010 Last Updated Dec 2019 Last Login 10 Jul 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hello! My name is Lynnette and I have been childminding since 2007. I live with my partner Steven, our three daughters and our dog Fudge, in a central location in Bonnybridge. I have my SVQ Level 3 qualification in Children and Young People (Social Services). I follow the Curiosity Approach through my childcare setting which focuses on natural play materials, and child development through creative imaginative play. I am an outdoor person and also enjoy visiting a variety of parks, toddler groups and community resources.

I am registered childminder and am regulated by the Care Inspectorate .

My Experience

Prior to working as a childminder I worked as an Occupational Therapist for 12 years, therefore I have a vast experience of working with people with additional needs.

I have three daughters of my own, who attend secondary school. For a number of years when working in my last job, I juggled being a mum with young kids and appreciate how difficult this can be. Therefore as your childminder I understand how important it is your child feels settled and daily routines are maintained whilst in my care. I offer repeated settling in periods and excellent daily communication to ensure all your childs needs are met and you are informed of there daily progress.

My Qualifications

Degree in Occupational Therapy
Childminding Pre-registration Training
Module 1 of British Sign Language
Child Protection Training
Infection Control Training
First aid training with the British Red Cross
Food hygiene
SVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People (Social Services)

I have attended workshops in,
Self assessment and grading
Supporting children and families through change
Positive behaviour management
And many more.

My Availability

I work Monday - Friday

8am - 6pm

Times outside these hours and occasional weekend work will be considered

I work in partnership with Falkirk Council as a provider of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) and can offer up to 30 hours free childcare per week for three and four year olds who are entitled to 1140 hours. I can also offer wrap around or blended care with nursery, so children can experience the Early Learning and Childcare service in a nursery environment and a home from home environment. Together this creates a balance of knowledge, experience, rest and play.
I can also provide an Early Learning and Childcare service for Eligible two year olds.

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Last Updated: 10/02/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

I charge £35 per day 8am - 6pm

Before school £5

After school £15

Contact me to discuss different times or childcare around shift patterns.

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


Below are the latest reviews for Lynnette. 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.

Lynnette has been looking after my two boys for a few years now and they love going there. It really is like a second home to them and they feel so comfortable and welcome.
Lynnette always has projects and topics for the children to take part in and makes sure all the kids are included at an age appropriate level, difficult when dealing with a variety of ages and stages but she makes it look easy. She takes the children on lots of days out, during the holidays they are rarely in. Even when they are at home she has a great outdoor space and encourages the children to play outside with some of the many toys and games she provides. She sends messages most days with pictures of what they've been up to, they're lovely to receive and know that your children are having a great time.
She is a very calm and nurturing person, will always take time to chat with the children and talk to them about their day. She really cares about all her mindees, this is more than just a job to her so it makes going to work and leaving your kids with her that much easier.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Lynnette on 11/02/2018

Response by Lynnette on 12/02/2018:

Thank you Rebecca for writing this lovely review :) Your boys and I have had lots of fun going on various outings and doing lots of projects xx

I would highly recommend Lynnette to anyone looking for childcare. My daughter had just turned one when I had to go back to work. We both suffered from separation anxiety, however Lynnette reassured us in her lovely calm manner & made the transition easier than I'd feared, with lots of updates & photos of my wee one visiting great groups and places, all smiling and happy. I feel secure that my daughter is very well cared for and nurtured, & always has fun. She's now three and a half and loves going to Lynnette's!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Lynnette on 11/02/2018

Response by Lynnette on 12/02/2018:

Aww thank you! She's grown up so much. It's lovely watching wee ones learning, growing and having fun xx

Lynnette has provided care for my child since my son was 6 months old ( he is 8 this year) Lynnette has always been very flexible as I used to work shifts, if I needed to swap days /change hours she would always go out her way to accommodate me, my son has the best time at Lynnettes they are always on the go with outings (parks/beach/fire station/airport) she is fantastic with kids her girls are also fantastic with all the children that Lynnette provides care for ,
I would has no hesitation in recommending Lynnette as a caring friendly reliable childcare provider for any child 😁

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Lynnette on 10/02/2018

Response by Lynnette on 10/02/2018:

Aww thanks Terri, that's a lovely review. Your wee one is just like part of the family! I love taking all the kids out and doing fun activities in the house too xx

I would highly recommend Lynnette to any parent looking for an excelant childminder. My two children have been with lynnette for over 2 years and love it. Hollie was only 9 months when i went back to work and has loved going and harry being 6 has enjoyed many days out with lynnette to the beach, airport, parks,boats and loads of great outdoor and indoor activities. Brilliant communication and loads of development for the children.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Lynnette on 10/02/2018

Response by Lynnette on 10/02/2018:

Thanks Nici for posting a fantastic review. I enjoy taking your two out on lots of different outings and it's been lovely seeing Hollie grow up from a wee baby to a young girl xx

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