I am registered childminder since 2015 and mum to a now 7 year old daughter. Living alongside the seafront in Avoch, a beautiful setting on The Black Isle in the Highlands of Scotland. Currently registered with the Care Inspectorate as a Childminder and a member with the Scottish Chilminding Association (SCMA) and Care and Learning Alliance (CALA) having completed a certificate in Child Protection, First Aid and Outdoor Play for which I pride myself on, offering a service with daily trips to the local surrounding areas using local resources and facilities. I am also the Current Chairperson to our local Baby & Toddler Group which runs on a weekly basis and regularly volunteer to providing activities and organising fundraisers. I love what I do and I am very hard working and enjoy encouraging children to learn through their experiences and child led play. Outings to surrounding areas which include beach, riverside walks, woods and playpark. My services provide a safe and secure environment for children from 6months to 12years.
10 years management position in retail before becoming full time mum so have great leadership and organisation skills aswell as experience with newborns and the following years. For the past 5years have been Chairperson to our local Baby & Toddler group which has involved planning weekly activities, outings, fundraisers, and risk assessments. Have also volunteered in local nursery during my daughters attendance there. Having now been Childminding for the past 4 years I have led group outings, play and activities to suit all ages whilst also providing a homely safe environment.
STA Level 3 Paediatric First Aid
Building the Ambition (SCMA)
Introduction to Risk Assessment (CALA)
Smart Start (CALA)
How we eat (CALA)
Supporting young childrens behaviour (CALA)
Before and after school spaces.
School and nursery drop offs and collections.
|Last Updated: 07/06/2019|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
£4.50 an hour including Public Holidays and Inservice days. 50% Retainer Fees and Holiday Fees. Term time and Non term time contracts available.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Avoch Primary School
- Childminding Agency Certificate (added 07/06/2019)
- PVG Check (added 07/06/2019)
- Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 07/06/2019)
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Zoe has been caring for my son Martin since he was eight months old. She has also provided after school care for my eldest. This has been a fantastic experience for all of us. Zoe is a caring and committed childminder who genuinely enjoys her work. Martin absolutely adores her, and has benefited from a huge range of interesting, creative activities whilst in her care. Zoe is particularly skilled at providing her mindees with outdoors activities ranging from mud kitchen to seed planting to sports days on the beach near her home. In terms of after school care, my daughter loves going to Zoe's where she is able to relax after school and enjoy time with friends in a safe and homely environment. Both of my children have learnt a huge amount from their time with Zoe, and have made lasting friendships with Zoe's daughter and the other children who attend. Zoe herself is an excellent communicator who regularly updates me about my children's activities and has been reliable and flexible at all times.
Zoe is brilliant. My girls settled in so quickly as she is so open and welcoming. She was very friendly when we went to meet her and allowed my girls to settle in at their own pace. The girls felt at home straight away. They are always active, out and about doing things, interacting with the environment and problem solving etc. It is great to have the beach so close, my girls love spending time exploring and finding things. Communication has ways been great and she will send updates through out the day. My eldest is now at school but not at Avoch so doesn't go to Zoe in term time but is so excited to go in the holidays. My youngest looks forward to he Zoe days as she calls them. Snacks are substantial and healthy. Zoe also has been great in accommodating my girls food allegies/ intolerances. I would highly recommend Zoe to anyone 😊
Zoe has looked after both my children since they were under a year old. Now 2 and 4 they adore going to Zoe's house, where they really feel part of the family! As well as providing a warm and loving environment, Zoe is an outdoor play specialist who uses Avoch's natural assets - particularly its beach - to inspire and inform those in her care, from building dens and dams to creating original art on the seashore. Friends and family always comment on how amazingly lucky we are to have Zoe as our childcare provider - and I couldn't agree more!
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