0 to 5years. 5 to 12years.
school drop offs and pick ups.
I am a mother of 2 lovely grown-up children, boy aged 34 and girl aged 32, who no longer live at home. My husband is retired 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.
Occasional child minding.
Babysitting if required..
Overnight Childcare if required.
Full clean driving licence.
Disclosure Scotland. Now PVG Member.
Full public Liability Insurance.
Registered with the SCSWIS Care Inspectorate.
Enclosed Back Garden.
Please feel free to contact me.
Child minder for 19 years with the Scottish Care Commission, now known as the Care Inspectorate .
Mother of 2 grown up children. Son aged 34 and a daughter aged 32, no longer reside at home.
Have cared for twins from 5 months old to School age.
First Aider. 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
SPACES AVAILABLE PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECT TO DISCUSS.
0 to 5years.
5 to 12years.
school drop offs and pick ups.
Overnight Childcare Fully insured.
Babysitting Fully insured.
I cover South Queensferry, Primary School & Nursery Drop off and pick up.
St Margaret’s Primary School
Drop off and pick up.
|Last Updated: 08/09/2021|
- Babysitting from £12.00 per hour
- Childminding from £5.50 per hour
Daily fee discussed at meeting.
Ad Hoc childcare
My Local Schools
- PVG Check (added 05/03/2018)
- Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 05/03/2018)
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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.
Response by SHoss on 20/09/2021:
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.
Response by 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.
Response by 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.
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.
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