5 stars (20)

Childminder in Wishaw

Babysitter in Wishaw

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2010 Last Updated Nov 2018 Last Login 16 May 2019 Email

My Summary

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

About Me

Hi my name is Pauline
I live in Wishaw with my husband, i have two grown up sons who no longer stay at home.I have just been awarded joint winner of the Nancy Oven Trust Awards for October 2017 .What a great Honour to have received this for the Play at Home Award. I have received this award for the endless play opportunities that I provide for children in my care.
I am a Grade 6 registered childminder which I was graded in September 2018.

People always say to me ‘I couldn’t do your job, you must be crazy’ and I am afraid they are right, I am crazy, crazy about children.
Watching them grow and develop, learn new skills and see them try new things for the first time.
I get excited with every child, every day, every time.
Seeing the child’s face light up at the mention of a new game,a new activity,trying something that they have never done before, seeing a child with learning difficulties achieve a new goal.
Watching the excitement on their face when they tell their parents what they have been doing all day or showing them their art work that they have done that day.
That’s what I do every day, that’s why I love my job and I wouldn't change a thing or any of the children I have cared for over the twenty three years or the great parents I have had.
My registration certificate and Care Inspectorate inspection report are available for parents to see. I am also a member of the Scottish Childminding Association and hold current liability insurance and policies.
I have a good understanding of children, basing my teaching around them using their interests, learning styles and personalities to plan our days. I support and encouraging personal development with autonomy and creativity being top priorities, helping develop social interaction and understanding differences in others.
I also supporting you, the parent in bringing up your child with my expertise and 23 years of childcare experience and training.
We all want the very best for our children, and as a small setting I am in a fantastic position to be able to offer a home from home environment, there is currently a trend towards intellectual education for young children, but children still need to play, move, get enough exercise and discover their own bodies.
My aim is to support each child through their own development stretching them when needed and letting them lead where they want their learning to go (you'd be amazed how much a child can learn from a fascination with The Gruffalo, Fish, Buzz Lightyear with the right questioning and activities provided)
Mostly my job means I get to do the things I love like playing and planting in the garden, eat ice lollies in the sun, play in the snow, collect conkers, bake and so much more - all with little people who are discovering the world which adds to the magic.


I have been selected to undertake the role of an Early Years Monitor for Children in Scotland on behalf of The Scottish Childminding Assocation

I have completed a four day course with the Scottish Childminding Assocation for Community Childminding Service and i am now a Community Childminder.

I believe my service offers the very best of both worlds providing the expertise you would expect from a quality nursery but in a comfortable home from home environment, with low adult:child ratios. "A professional service with a very personal touch.

I have a warm welcoming home, where the children can feel happy and secure.

I am a fun,loving, caring, genuine person who adores caring for children and helping them develop to their full potential.

I provide a home from home childcare service for the children when mum and dad have to go work within a safe,warm and secure home.

While in my care your child will be looked after within a safe, stimulating, fun and loving environment
The home environment I provide enables children to make choices and develop at their own rate, with careful planning and observations I ensure each individual childs needs are met

I work with parents to provide a varied curriculum so that each child in my setting is valued and has the chance to achieve their potential in a fun and stimulating enviroment.

I have been a registered childminder for 23 years and I love the children,the challenges and rewarding experiences the job brings.
There is nothing more rewarding doing this job than the smiles on the childrens faces and the knowledge knowing that they are happy and safe while in my care.

I am regulated by the with SCSWIS(Care Inspectorate) which replaced the Care Commission on the 1st April 2011.
I am a member of the Scottish Childminding Association.
In 2009 I was delighted to be named as Childminder of the year by the Scottish Childminding Association and was honoured when they asked me to become one of their Vice Presidents which i accepted as this keeps me up to date with current childcare issues.

I am a SCSWIS registered Grade 6 Childminder at my inspection In September 2018

I provide:
A Stimulating environment maintaining safety, personal hygiene, and healthy activities for all the children
Creating a continuity of care which helps children and parents to feel happy, safe and secure.
Helping children to develop emotionally, physically, intellectually and socially which encourages confidence in all life skills from babyhood throughout their school years.
I have a large selection of play materials -indoor and outdoors available to help your child's individual development, learning and understanding of the world.

I provide parents with a written diary daily and daily sheets which gives highlights on their child's day and can be a tool for parents to communicate any needs back to me.

I always get phone calls from parents asking me for advice and the most asked question is Why should I Choose a Childminder? and here Is what I tell them.

Registered Childminders offer flexible home-based childcare in a family environment rather than the more institutional environment of a nursery.
They are inspected regularly by the Care Inspectorate to ensure they meet or exceed The National Standards and you can check their inspection report on line and they are fully insured.
Childminders can attend toddler groups,softplays,visits to the zoo ,trips to the parks,etc but this is the childminders choice as all childminders are different.
Childminders and family members aged 16+ are checked by the Criminal Records Bureau.
Small numbers of children with a childminder means each child can receive the individual care and attention that they need and children can thrive in a small group usually of two or three children - a ratio that nurseries can not hope to achieve.
Parents have the satisfaction of knowing that both they and their child will be forming a relationship with just one carer.
Recent research has shown that children benefit from care in a family style environment, where they can bond with a regular carer.
Brothers and Sisters of all ages can be looked after together. Childminders can look after children from babies to teenagers offering an unrivalled continuity of care.You,your child and your family end up becoming part of the childminders ever extended family .
Childminders have flexibility around meal times, sleep times and planned activities. Hours can also be far more flexible than those of a nursery, especially valuable when parents work part-time or unusual hours.
Childminders can pick up and drop off at schools and nurseries but it depends on the individual childminder.
All childminders are different, and parents can choose the one they find most suitable for themselves and their child and can visit childminders while they are working.
Many parents prefer their children to be in the less institutionalised setting of a childminder's home, rather than a nursery.
Childminders offer greater flexibility because they work at home. If you have unusual hours, special needs or irregular work patterns, childminders are often the best option.

My Experience

I have been selected to undertake the role of an Early Years Monitor for Children in Scotland on behalf of The Scottish Childminding Assocation

I have completed a four day course with the Scottish Childminding Assocation for Community Childminding Service and now have become a Community Childminder.

I am a SCSWIS(Care Inspectorate) registered Graded 6 Childminder.
which replaced the Care Commission on the 1st April 2011 .
I have just had my inspection and i have been given a Grade 6 in September 2018

I have been lucky to work with 4 weeks old to 14 year old children and have learnt that the importance of planning activities is to suite each childs stage of development and to make the activities fun.
I have been in Childcare for 23 years.

I believe that involving play into every childs daily routine is educational and this will benefit your child. I treat every child as an individual.


I have had every age range from 4 weeks to 14 years old and i have loved caring for everyone of them.

I still keep in touch with alot of the children that i cared for and also get regular visits from some of them and invites to their special events in their life as we are just one BIG happy family here.

My childminding premises are spacious and occupies the entire ground floor of my house as well as a childrens playroom which is child orientated with a wide range of stimulating toys,books,games,food stall and kitchen and a good size secured back garden and decked area.
and babies there are Treasure Baskets, play gyms, shape sorters and many other things.

Whilst your child is in my care we do so many fun things:
We play with Playdough,Duplo,Kitchen,Puppets and with sand and water. We get messy with cornflour and water, Gloop and shaving foam.
We learn about different people and cultures. We learn to recognise letters, numbers, words,colours and shapes. We look at the books but best of all we love to cuddle up together and listen to stories.

We paint, draw, write, cut out and glue. We make collages,sticker pictures and junk models. We learn to use scissors and to be creative in all that we do.

We sing songs,dance,learn new songs,we make instruments and then make lots of music with them. We listen to music from different countries.
We learn about sharing, taking turns and respecting people, we learn to mix with children who may be older or younger than us.
We learn about the House rules and manners how to say "Thank you" and say "Sorry" if we upset someone.
We visit different Parks, Soft Plays,Library,Swimming, Toddler Groups and Childminding groups.We go on Nature Walks. We find out about our Local Community,our enviroment and learn how to keep safe.
We go on extended trips to the Zoo,Beach,Farm,Art Gallery,Etc

We go to the shops to buy fresh vegetables and fruit to make for lunch which we can help to prepare it. We bake cakes and lots of other yummy things.We sit together at meals and learn our Social Skills and try different foods and foods from different cultures.
We celebrate Birthdays and Festivals from around the world. We learn about eating healthy food, keeping our bodies healthy,our personal hygiene and learn how to keep safe.

We play outside in the garden. We run, jump,climb,ride and explore.We play with all the outdoor toys. We grow things like potatoes,strawberries,carrots and flowers in Our Allotment and learn how to care for them and taste them. We express ourselves with our large outdoor Black Board and our outdoor paint board in the garden.
We dig and find all kinds of animals and insects in the garden.
We use our imaginations and make pretend food with our Mud Kitchen
We make new Friends,become part of an every extending family, have lots of fun and new experiences.
We learn that after we have done all this our bodies will need a rest to recover and before you know it ,its time to go home and then when you come back next time we start all over again with all the fun
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I plan activities weekly for the children to promote their well being and development whilst ensuring their safety at all times.
I am flexible with parents and love the fact that the children in my care always give me great feed back on the care,outings and activities i provide for them.

My Qualifications

I am committed to continuous professional development and as such have attended many relevant training courses.
I have several professional qualification, including,Scottish Childminding Association Scheme of Exellence, SVQ level 3 in Childcare & Education ,
Tiny talk baby signing Tutor.

Laterly as a Childminder have obtained many other recognised certificates in areas such as Food Hygiene, Infection Control, First Aid ,Child protection,child development,birth to three,Asthma uk training,
GIRFEC (getting it right for every child)
Understanding change,loss and grief (Seasons for Growth)
Scottish Childminding Assocation Safe and Sercure (child protection)
Scottish Childminding Assocation Infection Prevention and Control within a childcare setting

Understanding Autism and Asperger syndrome

I have just completed a four day course with the Scottish Childminding Assocation for Community Childminding Service and i am now a Community Childminder.

I have just been selected to undertake the role of an Early Years Monitor for Children in Scotland on behalf of The Scottish Childminding Assocation .

Managing childrens behaviour
Speak easy course Accreditation OCN Level 2

I have just completed a course on Mental Health First Aid.
Supporting Attachment with The Scottish Attachment in Action (SAIA).

I am also a Top tots and Top start Tutor and Tiny talk baby signing Tutor with also 23 years of experience in childcare.

I have the new PVG Disclosure
Reducing the risk of cot death(Scottish Cot Death Trust).

Five to thrive training

Nurtured childminder in Solihull training

Outdoor training

My Availability

Monday to Friday, 06.00am to 18.30pm but I will be as flexible as possible should parents need child care out with these times.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have concerning childcare,fees,availability or just want to know how anything about childcare.

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Last Updated: 28/04/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £5.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

Please Contact me for fees & availablity.
No additional cost for snacks/meals & school pick-up/drop-off, outings to soft play,toddlers and groups.
I know getting to and from a childminders home can be difficult for parents who dont drive so i provide a pick-up/drop off service to & from home - for an small additional fee.
I also accept childcare vouchers

My Local Schools

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Pauline amazes me, how she gets on with all the kids all kind of ages.My two girls love going there and she always welcomes us with big smile in the morning.
Her house is very well organised, extra room just for play and a nice garden with toys.
Pauline organises kids time well, she takes them to softplay, for walks, bookbugs, do some arts and crafts and baking at home, as well.
I always pick up my girls and they are both smiling and happy and sometimes don't want to leave.
Since my 1.5yo daughter was taken away from nursery she made huge progress and I can see she is very happy and confident in Pauline's house.
I'm really happy that I found Pauline after I moved in to Wishaw area.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Pauline0 on 01/10/2018

Had already met pauline at local playgroup we attend.jamie loves going to paulines,pauline always takes the kids to different places all the time and do different activities with the kids,such a lovely caring person,so happy that jamie had pauline as a childminder,pauline was like part of our family,wouldnt have left my boy with someone else

Fantastic childminder

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Pauline0 on 20/07/2018


Response by Pauline0 on 01/08/2018:

Hi Debbie
Thank you for your kind words. Jamie was a right wee character and was a delight to care for .We will all miss Jamie now that he is going to nursery and wish him all the best for his next adventure in life
Remember come and visit us any time
Thanks again Pauline x

My two children just love Pauline, she is just great with the kids.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Pauline0 on 15/01/2018

We moved to the Wishaw area and had to find new childcare for my 1 year old son. We did not know anyone or the area and previously my son had attended nursery so initially I wasn't sure about sending him to a childminder. I read all the reviews and decided we would go fot it. Turns out I had nothing to worry about and was the best decision for us and our son. How lucky we were that Pauline had a space for the hours we needed. I can honestly say that every review on here is true.

Pauline is so friendly and welcoming, you can tell she just loves her job the minute you meet her. Our son loves going to Pauline's and they do so many different activities together. We get so many updates throughout the day and we are always told what he has been up to with his friends, when he was at nursery we got very little information on what he did so it's so nice to be so well informed. Pauline has a book which she writes up each day which comes home with our son, my older son always asks me to read it to him as he wants to find out what his brother has been doing.

I had been worried that he wouldn't be mixing with as many other kids as he would be at a nursery, but this was wrong as Pauline takes them out to childminding group, bookbug and soft play. While at Pauline's home in the brilliant playroom and garden he gets the added benefit of being part of smaller group which I believe is good for children as well. Pauline does great activities relating to the time of the year which means we have many lovely keepsakes that our son has made, at Christmas it just amazed me the number of things he made and they were so creative ideas.

But really if you are reading this considering childcare I can't recommend Pauline enough. My olders son's comment was that he wished he had stayed in Wishaw when he was younger so he could go to Paulines as well.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Pauline0 on 15/01/2018


Response by Pauline0 on 29/01/2018:

Hi Catri
Thank you for your kind words. Luca has settled in so well and loves our visits to toddlers,softplay,book bug and more
He is such a delight to care for and he is coming on so well and he loves the company of the other children and they treat him like a little brother Lucas loves all the activities that we do and he is always the first one at the table ready to start
Thanks

I started my search for a childminder or nursery while I was still pregnant. Through extensive searches and research I dismissed the idea of a nursery as it wasn't for us and we found Pauline. Just reading her reviews immediately put me at ease and after discussing her with my boyfriend we made an appointment. The nature of our work means we can work long and sometimes unsociable hours or even be sent away. My partner is away a lot with work currently so I wanted someone who I would feel comfortable with and be able to rely on. So far we have not been disappointed! Pauline is amazing and truly is like an adopted grandma to our son Lewis. Lewis has been in Pauline's care since March 16 when I returned to work. Lewis was 9 months old so as any parent can imagine the idea of leaving him with a stranger was gut wrenching, it was also during the weaning and learning phase. However I needn't have worried! I simply cannot recommend Pauline highly enough, she reassured me everyday and still does. I get a daily dairy and pictures of what Lewis and his friends have been up to! She truly is an amazing lady and the care she provides Lewis is second to none, he is truly loved and well looked after as if he is one of her own and we couldn't ask for more. Pauline has supported me in helping Lewis develop and learn at every stage. She takes plenty of pictures so my boyfriend and I haven't missed out on any firsts! Weather that be baking or painting or a trip to a new and exciting place. I hope to stay with Pauline for many years as I know Lewis is very happy and settled. What more could a parent ask for! Thank you.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Pauline0 on 18/06/2016


Response by Pauline0 on 24/06/2016:

Hi Lindsey
Thank you so much for your kind words
Lewis has just settled in great with the other children and he is like a little brother to them,they all look after him and care so much about him.he is such a happy little boy and a joy to care for.
Thanks Pauline x

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