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audrey T

Childminder in Edinburgh

Babysitter in Edinburgh

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Female Member since Feb 2011 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 26 May 2022

My Summary

DBS Check
Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications
Hotel Babysitter
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

My name is Audrey Tomassi and I have been a childminder for 19 years and enjoy the job so much.

I have recently had my inspection and was graded a 5 with no recommendations.


My husband is a taxi driver and owns his own taxi.





At the moment I have very limited space but please contact me to see what I have available.

I have 3 boys my eldest son Michael 26 has graduated from Queen Margaret University in Podiatry and now lives in London my middle son Daniel 24 works at the sick kids and my youngest son Paul is 20 and was at College doing Engineering but due to covid it stopped and has a part time job in JD sports.

I have a cat very child friendly his name is Tam he is 8 years old.

I take the children out to weekly playgroups on a Tuesday and a Thursday and softplay centres and twice a year we go to East Links Park, i have a large walled garden very safe full of toys so on the nice summer days we will spend them in the garden just recently i have had astro turf put down in the garden so children can play away without getting dirty clothes and also have had a newly built wooden playhouse for the children with toy kitchen bean bags reading and dressing up corner.



The children can play happily inside the house and i also have an indoor play room with toys.

I like to meet children once before I start with them and if parents and there child are happy with my service we can then decide to discuss contracts .

I will ask parents to provide a packed lunch for there child but I always have snacks here if you should run out of anything and some spare clothes in case of accidents and nappies for the younger children.

My Experience

I qualified as a hairdresser not long after leaving school and started working for myself for a number of years, then went onto work in retail and finished up working in Marks and spencer.

I then went onto to work in an after school club for 5 years and decided then to become a registered childminder I have been a Registered Childminder since 2006.

The children that i have looked after have mostly been through word of mouth i have never needed to advertise on a large scale, mostly teachers children and nursery teachers children. I am now registered with the care inspectorate.

My Qualifications

I have been on many courses they are first aid , health and hygiene child protection data and health and safety.

My Availability

I have limited space at the moment.please feel free to contact me.

I start at 7.00 am and work until 4.30pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes no no no no no
Afternoon yes yes no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 15/12/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.50 per hour
  • Babysitting from £6.50 per hour

I charge £6.50 per hour.

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

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for audrey T. 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.

Place was clean and homely feeling. I asked for a receipt for each week for proof of payment and Audrey wasn’t able to provide this. She did say she could do it if I wrote them myself but I don’t pay over £800 a month to have to write my own receipts .. It’s standard procedure to be given a receipt when you are using a service - so disappointing this couldn’t be provided. Ending up taking my son out due to this, and now looking for a more professional setting where I can see him playing and be provided receipts.

  • 3 stars Overall
  • 3 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 1 stars Food
  • 2 stars Communication

by Avatar for RG1996 RG1996 about Avatar for audrey T audrey T on 18/01/2022


Response by Avatar for audrey T audrey T on 18/01/2022:

This is my first ever review that has been very disappointing in 18 years, I provide a contract along with a lot of other paperwork unfortunately the universal credit are asking for receipts which I don't have the computer or headed paper to do this, but since you have left I have replaced your little one with another child who's parents get universal credit but she is able to type up an invoice on headed paper for me, so there is not a problem now if parents are able to do this .

My daughter usually takes a very long time to adjust to new environments (I mean really long time) and I was very anxious for my daughter to go into a new environment for summer holiday, but it took one day exactly for my daughter to settle in!!! It is definitely a second home for a child. I actually ended up booking Audrey for extra couple of days because my daughter wanted it so much. Highly recommend!

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

by Avatar for Kamile Kamile about Avatar for audrey T audrey T on 14/08/2021

Audrey has been the most amazing childminder for my wee boy. Having to go back to work early, I was devastated leaving my 18week old behind. Thankfully, my partner and I found Audrey. She instantly put both our minds at ease with her caring and easy going nature. Almost a year later I can wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone needing childminding. You get a lovely nurturing and playful atmosphere as soon as you enter her home. My son has been wonderfully cared for, enjoying her lovely garden and the friendship of the other children she minds.

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

by Avatar for Shauna Shauna about Avatar for audrey T audrey T on 24/05/2020

Audrey looks after my little girl and what a fabulous job she does. She is very polite and proffesional. Play room full of toys and the back garden is fab big trampoline and the children have plenty of toys to choose from!! I get a full breakdown of how my daughter has been throughout the day when i collect her and get wee pics of her sent to me which i think is a lovely touch!! My daughter can be clingy to me and dad and can get upset in the morning,but Audrey distracts and re assures her and within 5 mins daughter is settled. Audrey gives us a wee message/picture to let us know shes Settled! I would highly reccommend Audrey! Arrange to meet her and see for yourself!!

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

by Avatar for Annmarie Annmarie about Avatar for audrey T audrey T on 14/01/2019

Audrey is an amazing lady (and childminder). Has been great with our little boy, helped him with his independence so much! She has teached and helped shape him into the little person he is becoming. She helped us out last minute and has been an angel eversince! Our little boy always looks foward to going to hers and is always happy when we pick him up. Very reliable and approachable! Thank you so much for all your hardwork and patience! Special lady 👍

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

by Avatar for Sarah An Sarah An about Avatar for audrey T audrey T on 14/01/2019

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