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Childminder in Darvel

Babysitter in Darvel

Female Member since May 2011 Last Updated Jan 2022 Last Login 20 Jan 2022

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Childminding Agency Registered
Tax-Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

My name is Claire, I have been working in the childcare industry in a number of various roles for over 21 years.

I have a loving family and a good network of close friends and fellow childminders.

I am flexible, kind, understanding and fair, mums feel safe and secure when leaving their children with me.

I 100% love my job and can't imagine doing anything else more rewarding than helping and working along side children each and every day.I relish my involvement in their development and progress.

The children's safety and care is paramount to me.

I closely follow the SHANARRI guidelines ,which focus on Safety, Healthy, Achieving. Nurturing, Active, Respected, Responsible and Included individuals.

I also want the children to enjoy their time with me and to feel a part of my extended family. I feel I achieve this through the many varied activities and things that we do.

My Experience

I have a N.N.E.B qualification in childcare.

I worked as a nanny for 3 years.

I have worked in a number of private nurseries in Glasgow.

I then went on to have 2 children of my own, which then led me into childminding within the Largs area for the past 10 years.

Over the past 10 years I have worked with autistic children, and have gained experience in many language and learning difficulties too.

In 2014 I had my 3rd child, with so much enthusiasm, curiosity and plenty of fun..

I have now relocated to Darvel, East Ayrshire and I am very much looking forward to new challenges.

In 2018, I have now taken on an assistant and opening my doors to more flexibility, a safer environment and more importantly finally a male influence to provide your children with a fuller rounder child care environment.
I truly couldn't be happier offering a very high standard in care within a very loving and caring environment.

My Qualifications

N.N.E.B in childcare.

Got a food hygiene certificate.

First aid certificate.

Luscious language and physical development for 0-3 certificate.

Infection control certificate.

Elementary food hygiene certificate.

Elementary food and health certificate.

Elementary control of infection certificate.

Child protection training certificate.

Curriculum for excellence Certificate.

Fit Ayrshire babies Certificate.

Making your mark certificate.

Pre-birth to 3, Positive outcomes for Scotland's children and families certificate.

Effective Play and interaction certificate.

ICT- Making the most of playing and learning through technology certificate.

Qualified in Solihul Approach

And don't forget a mum of 3! surely qualifies you the most.

My Availability

please contact me if your require more information or want to come and see our set-up.

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After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 01/05/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

Please contact me for a leaflet.

My Local Schools

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Claires. 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.

Claire is very flexible and listens to your needs and takes these on board. Claire is also very active with the children doing a variety of activities with them each day. Thank you for all your help with our 3year old daughter.

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by Avatar for Deborah Deborah about Avatar for Claires Claires on 09/11/2016

Response by Avatar for Claires Claires on 11/11/2016:

Thank you, she was one of my first children when I moved here, so will always be loved.
I wish you all the best for the future and I will always keep in touch xx

Claire has looked after all 3 of my children over the last 12 years. My children are now 20, 18 and 12 years now and she was great with all of them and adapting to all their personalities in a relaxed and very crafty home. Claire is a very caring person who adores children of all ages unfortunately she has moved away and we all wish her well in Darvel . Claire is one of the most accommodating people I have ever met and I cannot praise her more highly in taking care of my wee darlings over the years.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for momairi momairi about Avatar for Claires Claires on 01/04/2016

Response by Avatar for Claires Claires on 11/11/2016:

Thank you for your lovely words, you are all very welcome to visit, you will always have a special place in my heart forever, always xx

I took my little boy to Claire at 1.5years old, I was returning to work and was anxious about childcare. I needent have been. Claire welcomed my son into her family. She takes the children out, to playgroups, does arts and crafts, baking, encourages them to try new things, has a topic each month. She themes her home for each season and the children all get involved in the decorating and make decorations themselves. If you are looking for Mary Poppins, then Claire is your girl. She also helped support me with trying to extend Albies diet(he's fussy), with potty training and was always happy to offer advice and support if there were things I was finding tricky.
I couldn't rate Claire highly enough and I am just sad that I had to move away and that she couldn't look after Albie anymore.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for annarons annarons about Avatar for Claires Claires on 14/01/2016

Response by Avatar for Claires Claires on 15/01/2016:

Love love love you lots xxx
Will always be here as a mum more than just a childminder , even if you want to come in for a chat xx
Miss you lots till I see you again soon x

You could not ask for a better childminder than Claire. I always knew that when I dropped off my son to be cared for by Claire that he would have an awesome day full of fun and adventure, including baking, arts and crafts and trips to forest tots.
The community of Darvel are very lucky to have you. You are dearly missed in Largs.
All the best for the future. X

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Suzanne Suzanne about Avatar for Claires Claires on 08/01/2016

Response by Avatar for Claires Claires on 09/01/2016:

Thank you, he was a delight to have and the cutest smile ever xx

Claire is a fabulous childminder who does fun and exciting things with the children in her care. She takes them on outings, makes lots of things and even bakes with them. At times my son didn't want to leave. That made me very happy knowing my son was well cared for.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Kay Kay about Avatar for Claires Claires on 07/01/2016

Response by Avatar for Claires Claires on 09/01/2016:

So many wonderful, enjoyable years my son had with yours, the door is always open if you both want to drop by xx

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