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Childminder in Kilmarnock

5 stars

Female Member since Oct 2014 Last Updated Jan 2022 Last Login 02 May 2022

My Summary

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

About Me

Hi my name is Louise Maclachlan and I am a registered Childminder living in Wardneuk, Kilmarnock. I am married with two boys, aged 13 and 8.

I provide a flexible and personal service that meets the individual and personal needs of children from 0 to 15 years.

I aim to provide a warm and nurturing environment for the children. I provide lots of affection, kindness and praise. The children are treated with respect and dignity and are provided with meaningful activities and experiences.

My Experience

I have been a registered childminder for almost 9 years. During this time I have cared for children ranging from 6 months to 12 years of age.

I also have a young family of my own.

My Qualifications

During my time as a childminder I have undertaken various courses which include:
HNC in Childhood Practice.
Paediatric First Aid.
Safe and Secure Child Protection.
Working with ADHD and the Autism Spectrum.
“Let’s be Friends” Preventing Bullying Behaviour.
Floorbook Training.
Bookbug at Home.
Virtual Nature School Course.
Speech and Language Training.
Parental Involvement.
Food Safety and Hygiene Level 2.

My Availability

I will have space from August 2022 for an under 5 Monday - Thursday.

I am currently working in Partnership with East Ayrshire Council and parents delivering the additional funded hours.

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After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 26/01/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.30 per hour

To be discussed and agreed.

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 Louise21. 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.

We would whole-heartedly recommend Louise as a Childminder for any age of children.

Louise has a really lovely manner with all the children in her care. She always seems kind, calm and patient with them and all the children are happy and well behaved and know what’s expected of them.

Since going to Louise's house, we have been been reassured that we made absolutely the right choice. Both of our children are so happy there and really love spending time there..... I’ve been impressed by the variety of activities they have undertaken, including baking, fitness and slime-making.

Whenever I collect our children, I’ve seen all the children happily and safely engaged. One one occasion I collected our children earlier than planned and I watched them happily complete a baking session with Louise. I’ve always felt very comfortable to ask questions about our children and her time with them.

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by Avatar for TangoD TangoD about Avatar for Louise21 Louise21 on 27/02/2019

My 3 year old son has been going to Louise for almost 2 years now and he absolutely loves it. He gets so excited every week to go and doesn’t want to leave. Louise likes to get the kids outdoors and doing various activities including arts and crafts and different play groups and I get a wee pic of him which always makes my day when working knowing he is having a ball and is being well cared for. My son has came on leaps and bounds with his speach, counting, colours and learning to share with others. It’s so clear to see how much Louise loves her job and the kids she cares for and I leave my son with her never having had a worry and know he will be having a great time in a safe environment. Louises kids are also great with mine and he has found 2 friends in them and would 110% recommend Louise!

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by Avatar for Carla Carla about Avatar for Louise21 Louise21 on 22/02/2019

i have used louise now for all three of my boys and can honestly say they see her more of a second mum than a childminder and I never have any qualms on leaving them in her care. she is always keen to take them out and about which they love. I had a bad experience before with a childminder and it took a lot of guts to leave my kids again but louise made us feel so comfortable from the minute we all met. I cant recommend her enough and over the years we have built up a good friendship. the boys love going to hers as there are lots of things to do from playing together or making something in arts and crafts. louises house is clean and welcoming and feels like a proper home. nothing is too much trouble and louise is very approachable should you need help on something. I definetly rate louise an 11/10

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by Avatar for DUMPER DUMPER about Avatar for Louise21 Louise21 on 22/02/2019

Louise looks after my son 3 days a week. She takes him on outings everyday, attending local playgroups, takes the kids to the local parks as well as extended excursions to parks in East Kilbride/South Ayrshire/North Ayrshire. My son has always enjoyed going to bookbug and when I went back to work she ensured that he was able to carry on going to this class most weeks. I can not fault anything about her service and her kids are like big brothers to my little one, they have always been kind and caring towards him which I feel is a reflection on Louise!

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by Avatar for Lauren87 Lauren87 about Avatar for Louise21 Louise21 on 21/02/2019

louise looks after my son three days a week while I'm at college, my son loves her and enjoys his days with her! I've never had one issue with her service, she always has fun days planned and really encourages him to learn new things. Her home is gorgeous and on a quiet street. I highly recommend louise and wouldn't want anyone else to take care of him.

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by Avatar for nicsteel nicsteel about Avatar for Louise21 Louise21 on 07/04/2015

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