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Raquel R
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Childminder in Aberdeen

5 stars
(5)

Female Member since Aug 2011 Last Updated Jan 2022 Last Login Mar 2022

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

Hi, I am a Care Inspectorate Registered Childminder in Aberdeen. I have 4 children, twin girls aged 12, a 10-year old boy and a 7 year old girl. My children thoroughly enjoy the experience of having other children in the house and it has undoubtedly helped with their interpersonal skills: socialising, caring and sharing.

My children are currently attending Mile End School and Aberdeen Grammar School. I live walking distance from the Town Centre.

I am a very outgoing and friendly person who enjoys being outdoors and taking the children for walks and to playgroups and parks. I also attend my local playgroups where the children mix and play with other children and enjoy lots of fun activities.

I live in a welcoming, friendly, bright and spacious house which I set up to be a safe environment for children and babies to play and be nurtured in. I have a large, secured back garden. My house is smoke free and we have no pets.

My Experience

I worked as a nanny for over 6 years in the UK and Brazil looking after children from 0-14yrs old and I am also a trained Language Teacher (teach English to Portuguese speaking children/adults and Portuguese to non-Portuguese speaking children/adults)

Since I had my son in 2011 I decided to be a full time mum and run my own business as I love working with children and seeing them learning and developing is very rewarding to me

I hold a PVG certificate, Paediatric First Aid, SCMA Member.

My Qualifications

Currently attending BA Childhood Practice at University of Aberdeen
SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF 7
Effective Communication
Inclusion and Diversity
Health and Safety
Inclusion and Diversity
Observations and Planning
Paediatric First Aid

My Availability

Full Time, Part Time, Term Time and School Holidays. I offer both before and after school care, school pick-up / drop off for Mile End School.


My opening hours are Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 17:30

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Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 23/01/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £7.50 per hour

Good affordable rates Monday to Thursday £7.50 ph

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • Inspection Report: Inspection Report 2018 (added 24/05/2018)
  • PVG Check (added 04/04/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 03/04/2018)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Raquel R. 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.

After finishing my maternity leave, I was very anxious to take my son to nursery as planned. The settle in sessions were not going well and I was feeling nervous thinking about going back to my full-time job. However, we found Raquel and we knew she would provide a great care for our only kid as soon as she opened the door.
Her house was very clean, homey, and welcoming, and she was very calm, motherly, and warm. Raquel started caring for our son the day after his first birthday and fast forward, after almost 2 years full time care, it has been an exceptional experience for us. We feel Raquel and her children are like second family to our son and we are very grateful for that.
She is very patient, well organised, and full of energy. Always provides freshly healthy home cooked meals and snacks. Keeps records of children’s developments and progresses. She is very flexible with occasional late/early pickup and drop off and treats every kid as an individual and appreciate their special characteristics.
She takes the kids to different parks and playgrounds almost every day (considering the weather) and her house and her back garden is full of different fun and exciting activities for rainy days.
She sends us several pictures and videos during the day which gives us the feeling that although we are not there with our son, we are part of his day-to-day care.
Our son always asks if he can stay a bit longer to play some more and it is the most comforting thing that every parent wants to hear.
Cannot recommend her enough to any parents who are looking for a safe, nurturing, and happy place for their child to grow and develop.

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by Avatar for Gill Gill about Avatar for Raquel R Raquel R on 24/06/2021

Raquel looked after my son Przemek for a year. Full day care during the summer period, also morning and afternoon sessions during the school year. Her home is warm and welcoming. The children have lots of space to play inside and in the back garden, with a huge range of toys and games. Raquel is a mum of 4 wonderful children. I noticed she’s well organised, very patient and full of creative ideas of how to organise time for the kids. She treated Przemek as her own child. As a parent I love seeing my only child happy. Sometimes, when I came to pick my son up he was asking for another 5 minutes play time before we go home, he had so much fun. I can’t thank her enough for all the help and kindness. I would recommend Raquel to all parents.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for ania ania about Avatar for Raquel R Raquel R on 21/03/2018

Raquel and her assistants cared for my son for 7months. I was reluctant to leave my son in any sort of care so young at 17months but was forced to due to work commitments. I found Raquel from this website and took an instant liking to her. She was the one and only childminder i visted, i had visited some nursey. However my husband and myself were happy with her from just meeting her once.

What i liked about the set up was it was like a mini nursery and my child wouldnt get bored beacuse she had a number of other children in her care. The house was immaculate despite children residing in it and set up very well for childminding.

My son settled in within a few weeks and enjoyed his time there and i was confident enough to leave him there. I chose Raquel over the nursery as i feel he wouldnt have recieved the same level of care at nursery with the ratio of carer to child. I felt he was safe and Raquel provided well balance meals and detailed this in a report daily. My son also had hes own folder with his daily activites timetable and progress. Hes speech has developed very well with thanks to Raquel.

I am very sorry to that Raquel is leaving Luton and do not feel I will find such a great childminder and would highly recommend her. I would not hestitate in using her again. Raquel offers a very professional but personal service and i have known other childminders personally that do not offer such service.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for jaam jaam about Avatar for Raquel R Raquel R on 14/01/2013

Raquel has been caring for my daughter for the last year and has been great throughout. My daughter loves going to Raquel and calls her Aunty.
Raquel has helped our daughter develop in all areas such as potty training, speech and vocabulary. She also uses learning through play and everyday my daughter excitedly gives me her days art and craft work.
Raquel also takes our daughter to numerous play schools and clubs to encourage and improve her social skills in preparation for going to school.
Raquel lhas been very generous with short term cover and occasional late pick ups or unusual hours.

I have only positive things to say regarding the care Raquel provides and will certainly be registering our next toddler with her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Larissa_ Larissa_ about Avatar for Raquel R Raquel R on 02/03/2012

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