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Childminder in South Queensferry

Babysitter in South Queensferry

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2011 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 09 Jul 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
DBS Check
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Corona Helper
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

School drop off Queensferry Primary & St Margarets


Offering a caring childcare home from home.

I am a mother of 2 lovely grown-up children, boy aged 33 and girl aged 31, who no longer live at home. My husband is retired from the police force and now works as my assistant.

I Live next to Dalmeny train station in Station View South Queensferry.

Married for 38 years.

Childminder for 18 Years.

Occasional child minding.

Babysitting if required..

Overnight Childcare if required.

Fully insured

Full clean driving licence.

Disclosure Scotland. Now PVG Member.

Full public Liability Insurance.

Registered with the SCSWIS Care Inspectorate.

References available.

Detached Home.

Enclosed Back Garden.

Please feel free to contact me.

My Experience

Child minder for 18 years with the Scottish Care Commission, now known as the Care Inspectorate .

Mother of 2 grown up children. Son aged 33 and a daughter aged 31 no longer reside at home.

Have cared for twins from 5 months old to School age.

My Qualifications



First Aider. 2019

Heart Start. 2017

Advanced Child Protection . 2017

Birth To Three. 2016

Confidence in Children. 2016

Food Hygiene. 2016

Safe and Secure 2016

Child Attachment Theory 2016

Getting it right for every child 2014

Tears and Tantrums. 2014

Scheme Of Excellence. 2010

Meningitis Awareness. 2010

Sign Language. 2010

My Availability

Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday
8am to 5pm.

Overnight Childcare Fully insured.
Babysitting Fully insured.
Occassional Childcare.

I cover South Queensferry Primary School & Nursery Drop off and pick up.
Drop off at St Margaret’s only.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no yes yes yes no no no
Morning no yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no yes yes yes
Last Updated: 08/07/2020

My Fees

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

Daily fee discussed at meeting.
Ad Hoc childcare

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • PVG Check (added 05/03/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 05/03/2018)


Below are the latest reviews for SHoss. 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.

Shona and Don provided fantastic care for our daughter since she was 1 year old. They provided a loving and caring environment - a home from home for our daughter. We truly believe that this was the perfect environment for our daughter from such a young age.

Our daughter settled in very quickly and spoke fondly of Shona and Don. She also got on great with the other children who they looked after. Our daughter loved to take part in the many activities Shona organised each day and her development came on wonders during her time there.

We will miss Shona and Don greatly and won't hesitate to contact them if needed in the future.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about SHoss on 04/09/2019

Shona took great care of my little one! He had fun playing in the sun, and was well taken care of. I would highly recommend her.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about SHoss on 10/06/2018

Shona was an absolute gem!!! Having never met her and being in a new town I was a little worried and tried to have my 15 month old sleeping when she got there... it didn't work! Ha! Of course he wouldn't sleep that night! But she was AMAZING with him and texted a half hour later saying she got him to sleep!! She is clearly a professional in every way. We will absolutely call her when we go back for a visit!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about SHoss on 06/09/2017

Shona looked after my son for almost 4 years (from when he was aged 3 to almost 7). During that time we were absolutely delighted with the care he received. Shona and Don provided a very safe, secure, loving and fun environment for our son. He was always very happy to spend time with Shona and Don and formed a close bond with them both. As an only child, I feel he benefited greatly from being looked after in Shona's lovely home environment with other children of different ages, and he is still very close to the children he met in Shona's care. I highly recommend Shona, and won't hesitate to use her again should I need childcare in the future.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about SHoss on 03/10/2016

Shona is really friendly and caring with lots of experience of child care - my son loves spending time at Shona's.
It's great that my little boy is always kept busy attending local groups, visits to the park or walks with the dog.
Shona frequently sends photos of these activities which is a lovely touch.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Communication

by about SHoss on 25/08/2016

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