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Childminder in Edinburgh

Babysitter in Edinburgh

5 stars
(6)

Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2014 Last Updated Jan 2021 Last Login 19 Jan 2021 Email

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
DBS Check
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Hotel Babysitter
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare
Pre-Registration

About Me

NO spaces available during the day now.
I am still available for babysitting at night

I also do ad-hoc childcare /emergency Days, and Emergency or short term Nanny or childminding and Babysitting on /sat/sun nights.

Hi I am a Registered Childminder with the Scottish Care Inspectorate, and am also a Nanny.I have just had my yearly inspection from care inspectorate and awarded grade 5 which is very good(grades 1_6)I have always loved looking after children, firstly at the age of 12 going for walks with a Pram and then babysitting as a teenager. I am a mum of two children, one working /at college and the other at Edinburgh university.I keep fit by power walking and swimming 3 time's a week and love walking. I have previously been a foster carer for Edinburgh City Council for 6 years looking after babies and young children. I was previously a Nanny before I had my own children, I have a clean driving licence. I stay in the Clermiston area of Edinburgh in a semi detached house with a safe fully enclosed garden with plenty of outside toys. I attend regular playgroups, and trips to the park, Connifox nursery play centre,rock tots, rhyme time. There are lots of nice parks in the area that I can take children to and rhyme time at the local library and I attend a Toddler group every week, there are various adventure parks/zoo and Craigie farm nearby. Connifox nursery and jupiter Art land. Botanical gardens. I have a good selection of indoor toys and craft play and am looking to make it a home from home environment for the children. I am registered with environmental health to prepare food on the premises . I am planning on having no more than 3 to 4 children at any one time so there will be plenty of attention to go round. (info for students, colleges now pay childcare funding directly to childminder which makes it easier for student)

My Experience

I have been looking after children from the age of 12 taking them for walks and Babysitting when older,. I worked as a nanny until I had my own children. I have been working as a foster carer for the last 6 years which I have now given up, mainly looking after newborn babies from hospital until they return home or are adopted which can be as long as 3 years, and sometimes restbite for older children. I have a paediatric first aid certificate. and I do regular training workshops through Edinburgh city council, ie vulnerable babies, child play . child health. Gross and fine motor skills, raising confidence in children, babies minds matter. etc

My Qualifications

Hi I have years of experience as a Nanny_Mother_Foster carer and take regular training on various child issues eg vulnerable babies, life story work, play activity, paediatric first, aid, Attachment theory, child protection, the Law and childrens rights, cot death training protection, Gross and fine motor skills, raising confidence in children, babies minds matter. and attend regular training on childcare through edinburgh city council training.Childminding Induction
Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC)
Child Protection
Baby and Child First Aid Training
Food Hygiene
Infection Prevention and Control in Child care settings.

My Availability

I HAVE NO SPACE AVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT.
I also do ad-hoc childcare /emergency Days, and Emergency or short term Nanny or childminding and Babysitting on /sat/sun nights . or other days/times by arrangement.. at the moment.
I will plan to have only 3 or 4 children at any one time as I want to keep my numbers small, so all the children get plenty of attention.

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Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
After School no no no no no yes yes
Evening no no no no yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no yes yes yes
Last Updated: 06/01/2021

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

my fee would be from £5.50 an hour for regular childminding including snacks or by negotiation, and a small charge for meals depending on what meals would be required. £7.00 an hour for before 8am, £6 an hourterm time or short term and add hoc childminding at my home. Set fees for before school hours.
Nanny / babysitting starting at £10 an hour (£12 an hour after 11pm or before 9am)for Nanny jobs /babysitting depending on how many children and distance. minimum 3 hours babysitting at your home.

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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  • First Aid Certificate: Childcare First Aid (added 05/05/2019)
  • Inspection Report: Mrs (added 04/09/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 28/05/2017)
  • PVG Check (added 12/03/2017)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Fiona ba. 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.

Fiona has babysat for us on a number of occasions both day and evening and I always feel that we leave our son in very safe hands. He loves her and is happy to be left with her.
She keeps him well entertained, takes him for walks and plays with him and will feed and bath him, getting him down to bed with no issues.
Fiona is lovely and reassuring and we would highly recommend!

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by Avatar for SJandB SJandB about Avatar for Fiona ba Fiona ba on 16/06/2020

Fiona was the best with my 2 y.o. son. I saw her profile and she messaged me very fast and gave me all information about her availability on this page. I had an event in Edinburgh and I needed a reliable and trustable childminder and she eased all my concerns. Her entire home environment is lovely, she immediately captured my son's attention and made him feel welcomed. She listened carefully to all the instructions for my child and she was messaging me telling me that my son was fine and when we felt asleep. If I lived next to her, she would be the indicated person to rely to my children 100%. She is a darling, her home is lovely, well adequated to care for children. I totally recommend her!

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by Avatar for Elizabet Elizabet about Avatar for Fiona ba Fiona ba on 13/06/2019


Response by Avatar for Fiona ba Fiona ba on 13/06/2019:

Thank you Elizabeth.
It was a pleasure to watch your we one and lovely to meet you .

Fiona is such a caring and calm child carer who will do her best to work around your schedules. She is very professional, punctual and genuine. Your child is safe with her. I continue to use her help when ever I am in Edinburgh subject to availability.

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by Avatar for Tasneem Tasneem about Avatar for Fiona ba Fiona ba on 21/03/2019


Response by Avatar for Fiona ba Fiona ba on 13/06/2019:

Thank you Tasneem.
Hope to see you both in the summer.

We had a wonderful experience with Fiona. Our 2.5 year old (very spirited) little boy took to her immediately. I felt very safe and comfortable leaving him with her and he always had a great time. I’d highly recommend Fiona!

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by Avatar for Heidi Heidi about Avatar for Fiona ba Fiona ba on 10/12/2018


Response by Avatar for Fiona ba Fiona ba on 13/06/2019:

It was lovely to meet you all and I enjoyed watching your we man

Fiona contacted us via Childcare.co.uk as we were looking for a babysitter while we were on holiday in Edinburgh. We were coming from New Zealand so we were a little worried at who we could use, obviously not knowing the person before hand. From the start Fiona was warm and welcoming and happy to show all relevant documents and also meet with a friend of mine who lived closed by, so we could be confident of where our little girl was staying to be babysat. Fiona's home was perfect, set up for children of all ages to play indoors and out. Fiona also sent us updates of hazel via pictures of her playing and also texts saying that she was ok. Hazel was very happy at her home and also felt comfortable enough to fall asleep with her, which i know can be a big issue for some parents. I would highly recommend Fiona to Babysit and would definitely use her services again, if we go back to Scotland.

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by Avatar for Katie Katie about Avatar for Fiona ba Fiona ba on 21/11/2018


Response by Avatar for Fiona ba Fiona ba on 13/06/2019:

Thank you Katie.
Hope to catch up with you all next time I'm in New Zealand.

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