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Childminder in South Queensferry Edinburgh

Babysitter in South Queensferry Edinburgh

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Female Member since Jan 2011 Last Updated Apr 2022 Last Login 21 May 2022

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Hotel Babysitter
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursdays
Ad Hoc Childcare.

0 to 5years. 5 to 12years.
school drop offs and pick ups.

I am a mother of 2 lovely grown-up children, boy aged 35 and girl aged 33 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 39 years .

Childminder for 19 Years.

Ad Hoc child minding.

Nannying in parents home.


Overnight Childcare.

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 contact me for further information.

My Experience

Child minder for 20 years with the Scottish Care Commission, now known as the Care Inspectorate .

Mother of 2 grown up children. Son aged 35 and a daughter aged 33, no longer reside at home.

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

My Qualifications


COVID-19. 2020

CPR. 2019

First Aider. Renewed 2021

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


0 to 5years.
5 to 12years.
school drop offs and pick ups.

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

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

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 yes yes yes no no no
After School no yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no yes yes
Overnight no no no no no yes yes
Last Updated: 16/04/2022

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £12.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £10.00 per hour

Daily fee for childminding
Babysitting sitting fees discussed.

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 15/01/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Food Hygiene (added 17/11/2021)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 05/11/2021)
  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 05/11/2021)
  • PVG Check (added 05/11/2021)
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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.

From the moment we met Shona we knew our twin boys would be in capable hands. She is warm, kind and professional. Our children went to Shona’s lovely home once a week for just over 2 years.

During this time Shona not only provided child care but often planned activities, groups, trips and arts and crafts. Shona also insured there was a wide variety of games/toys and regular walks and trips to the park.

Shona is an excellent communicator and always had time to talk about the boys day.

We enjoyed Shona’s personal touch of sending us photos of moments throughout the day.

If our boys were not starting school we would have happily continued to send them to Shona’s home every week. The boys often talk about Shona, Don ( Shona’s husband) and Alfie the friendly Beagle dog.

Thank you Shona,

The Mackie family.

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

by Avatar for Lucia Lucia about Avatar for SHoss SHoss on 14/09/2021

Response by Avatar for SHoss SHoss on 20/09/2021:

Hi Lucia
Thank you for your review.
We are missing the boys so much I do hope they are settling into school well. It was a joy to care for the boys they were friendly & caring, we had lots of fun they certainly enjoyed crafts & outdoor play, visits to Conifox. Don and I will remember them fondly. Wishing the family best wishes.

Our son was in Shona's care, twice a week from the age of 2 to 3. As we had been in lockdown for the last 6 months and our son was not used to being around strangers, we were nervous because he is naturally a little shy and timid. It immediately became apparent that we had nothing to worry about. He settled with Shona very quickly and formed a very strong bond with both her and her husband Don.

Every week, we knew that our son was going to a place where he was happy, extremely well cared for, and where his individual needs would be met. Shona goes the extra mile with everything and is always interested in understanding what will help each individual child blossom and develop. We very quickly saw how much good it did our son to be in her care. His confidence grew, as did his vocabulary, he talked about Shona and Don when he was home, and always looked forward to going to see them. Whenever we left our son with Shona we had absolute certainty that he was in safe hands and that all his needs would be taken care of. He would come home chatting about all the wonderful things he had done that day, from fun walks, to day trips, playing in the park, art projects at home, and a very varied collection of toys for him to play with along with the other children. Shona also worked on lots of aspects of learning with him, practicing shapes, colours and songs and stories. He would come out with things at home and we frequently found ourselves saying, "He must have learnt that at Shona's".

When our son left to go to nursery it was with a heavy heart, but it was very clear to us that Shona's care had been the perfect way to prepare him for nursery. We are certain that his year with her has contributed in large part to him being such a happy and well adjusted little boy and we will forever be grateful to her and Don for everything they did.
We cannot recommend Shona and Don highly enough, any parent would be lucky to have them looking after their child.

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

by Avatar for Jennifer Jennifer about Avatar for SHoss SHoss on 20/08/2021

Response by Avatar for SHoss SHoss on 20/09/2021:

Thank you Jennifer for your lovely review, it was a pleasure looking after Your little boy he got on so well with the other children in my care, a friendly caring polite little boy. We all miss him dearly. I’m sure he has fitted into nursery well and making new friends.
Wishing all the family best wishes.

I was very fortunate to first meet Shona at our local babies and toddler group and was very impressed with her manner, enthusiasm and the way she engaged the children with songs and play.
My son and daughter have been in her childcare this year and it has been so wonderful and assuring that when you drop them off they are going to be so loved and cared for and have a brilliant day. Shona has a lovely home and is great at getting the children out for walks and has even taken them on a couple of trips which they have thoroughly enjoyed!
I would definitely recommend Shona to anyone else looking for peace of mind with who to leave their child with.

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

by Avatar for JoH JoH about Avatar for SHoss SHoss on 16/06/2021

Response by Avatar for SHoss SHoss on 16/06/2021:

Hi Jo & Dave

Thank you for the lovely review.
It’s always nice to receive feedback from families,
Don and I will miss Katie dearly she has been a joy to care for, I know that the other children will miss her cheeky wee smile.
Wishing all the family the very best wishes.
You have my number if you require childcare in the future.

Shona & Don. 😍

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 Avatar for kmcarth kmcarth about Avatar for SHoss 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 Avatar for Kai Kai about Avatar for SHoss SHoss on 10/06/2018

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