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Julie W

Childminder in Dunfermline

5 stars

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Female Member since Jan 2016 Last Updated May 2024 Last Login 23 May 2024

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year old Funded Childcare
3 and 4 Year old Funded Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

My name is Julie Wasiak, I am a fully qualified nursery practitioner and a Care Inspectorate registered childminder. I have been running my childminding service, Twinkle Stars Childcare, since November 2011 and I am a member of the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA).

I am a Partnership Provider with Fife Council, offering 1,140 hours of funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) for eligible 2 year olds and all 3 & 4 year olds. This means you can choose to have around 25 hours/week fully funded or split these hours with a nursery.

I live in the Duloch area of Dunfermline with my husband and daughter, who attends St Margaret's primary school.

In addition to being a fully qualified nursery practitioner, I am also a trained Bookbug leader and run the Dunfermline and Rosyth Childminding group page.

Your child will be cared for in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment. My home is detached, with a dedicated "family" room, an enclosed garden and ample on-drive parking. Day-to-day there is a wide range of activities that are stimulating, educational, and sometimes just pure fun.

Whenever possible, we enjoy getting out and about, offering the children a range of experiences, such as going to the beach, the play park, on forest walks, picnics, to the deer centre, the national museum, and we have even been to a few family-friendly shows at the Edinburgh fringe.

I regularly arrange play dates and outings with friends who have children or with other childminders who are caring for children of a similar age. This works well, especially during school holidays when we are out and about a lot. The children always look forward to seeing their friends.

I have experience caring for children of all ages and would love to hear from you.

Julie — Twinkle Stars Childcare.

My Experience

I am a Care Inspectorate registered childminder and a fully qualified nursery practitioner, having worked in both private and council run nurseries prior to childminding.

I am a loving mum of one and auntie to six, including twins.

I am also a Bookbug leader running inter-generational Bookbug sessions at Gillie Court Retirement Home and help run a local toddler group.

My Qualifications

HNC Childcare and Education.
HNC Business Management.
SCMA Introduction Training for Childminders.
SCMA Continuing Professional Development - Pre Birth to Three.
Paediatric First Aid.
Elementary Food Hygiene.
Introduction to Child Protection.
Child Protection Awareness.
Introduction to Equality and Diversity.
Introduction to Working with children affected by parental drinking.
Introduction to Data Protection.
Bookbug Leader.
Bullying - Its never acceptable.
Communication Speech and Language.
The Connected Baby Series.
Play @ Home
Level 2 awareness of Mental Health
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Introducing Caring for Children and young People.

My Availability

Currently have a waiting list.

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Last Updated: 23/05/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

Care is available 7:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Thursday (other days and times will be considered). Price includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and basic trips out.

Full-time care: £55per day.

I work in partnership with Fife council offering Early Learning and Childcare placements for Eligible 2, 3 and 4 year old children.

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

  • Inspection Report (added 28/03/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Qualification certificate (added 28/03/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Qualification certificate (added 28/03/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Training (added 28/03/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Training (added 28/03/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Qualification certificate (added 28/03/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Training (added 28/03/2021)
  • First Aid Certificate: Training (added 28/03/2021)
  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 14/01/2018)
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Below are the latest reviews for Julie W. 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.

Couldnt recommend Julie more. She is fanatsic with our son, he is always so happy to go. Feel really comfortable and at ease leaving our son when i returned from mat leave. So much care and attention goes into the childrens development. Always pick up a happy little boy. Cant thank and recommend Julie enough.

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by Avatar for Laura Laura about Avatar for Julie W Julie W on 15/06/2022

I highly recommend Julie as a Childminder. My daughter loves her time with Julie and has developed great friendships within Julie’s home. Julie is kind, caring and provides a fun and educational environment. Julie uses an app which she updates throughout the day letting us know what they’ve been up to. We’re very lucky to have Julie in our daughters life.

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by Avatar for CWall20 CWall20 about Avatar for Julie W Julie W on 05/05/2021

I cannot recommend Julie highly enough as a childminder. She has had Jack full time from 5 months until he started nursery age 4. She has a wealth of experience with children and does such a wide variety of activities with the kids. I love the scrap books summarising Jack’s development and experiences. He attends only a Thursday now and I’m regularly asked is it my Julie day yet! :)

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by Avatar for Katrina Katrina about Avatar for Julie W Julie W on 05/05/2021

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