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Childminder in South Queensferry

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Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2017 Last Updated Feb 2020 Last Login 17 Jun 2020 Email

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

Hi, I'm Elaine and I live in South Queensferry with my 16 year old daughter. We live just along from Dalmeny Station. We have a large driveway for ease of drop off and pick up and a large, secure garden with a play area and plenty of room to explore.
We have a very happy, relaxed home environment where children can enjoy various educational activities from crafts to games and fun dancing! Daily schedules are structured but relaxed, with regular activity, story and sleep times.
I can provide full time care for children from birth to 5 years.
School pick up may also be arranged.

I am in Partnership with City of Edinburgh Council offering Blended Childcare for eligible preschoolers.

My Experience

Since my business started in 2017 I've been fortunate to have my books full with lovely preschool children and I love working with them.
My daughter and my nephew are the same age and I have had plenty experience looking after them over the last 16 years.

My Qualifications

I am registered with the Care Inspectorate
SCMA Training
Child Protection Level 2,
Food Hygiene Level 2
Red Cross Paediatric First Aid.
Curricula, Pedagogy, Self evaluation and ME
Autism Awareness
Social Services (Children and Young People) (SCQF Level 7)
I am PVG checked

My Availability

All my spaces are currently full.

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Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 18/02/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.30 per hour

Day rate based on £5.30 per hour. Core hours are 8am to 5pm.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Training Certificate: Curricula,Pedagogy, self evaluation and ME (added 28/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: safe & Secure (added 28/04/2018)
  • First Aid Certificate: Red Cross (added 28/04/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 28/04/2018)
  • PVG Check (added 28/04/2018)


Below are the latest reviews for PBSQ. 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.

We have been so lucky to find Elaine. Our little girl settled really well here from when she was just turning 1, I think the home setting and Elaine's style made it easier on her than a larger nursery would have been.
The variety of what they get up to in a day never fails to amaze me. Elaine is organised, energetic and kind. We have loved seeing how much our daughter has benefited from being around a small group of children of mixed ages. It's been great for her and the older children have surely helped with her language abilities as she is a right chatter! Lots of socialising with larger groups of the same age too due to the toddler groups Elaine takes her to to so it's really been the best of both worlds.
She gets plenty of fresh air, regular day trips and this can also be combined with quiet time in the house for indoor play, naps or horrible weather.
It makes such a different knowing how happy and well looked after our wee girl is. Elaine knows all the children she cares for so well and easily manages to build a strong bond with each of them. It's everything you would want from a childcare provider and I'm not surprised that she is usually booked out ages in advance.

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

by about PBSQ on 15/01/2020

My husband and I first met Elaine in September 2017, just before we moved to South Queensferry and we liked her instantly. I was a little nervous dropping Barney off for the first time as he had never settled at nursery during the five months that he went there and did not like being left with anyone apart from his family, he had really bad separation anxiety. I really hoped it would be different with Elaine. Elaine understood my feelings and was very reassuring, she kept me informed throughout the day. Barney settled in one week and has been very happy since. When I drop Barney off he waves bye bye with as mile on his face as I rush out of the door.
I can highly recommend Elaine, she has been absolutely fantastic with Barney and I can see that she genuinely cares for him. Elaine plans various activities for the children and every day is fun and educational. The activities range from painting and reading to walks in the nearby country parks, as well as attending local toddler groups and just playing in the garden. I ask Barney every day whether he had fun today and he always says “yes”. Elaine has helped us with potty training, saying good bye to the bottles. She has contributed greatly to Barney’s development. I know when my son is in Elaine’s care he is in safe hand and very well looked after.
Would I recommend Elaine? Yes!! Absolutely, most definitely yes!!!

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

by about PBSQ on 08/05/2018

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