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Childminder in Livingston

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Female Member since Dec 2020 Last Updated Dec 2020 Last Login 15 Apr 2024

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hello, My name is Patricia (Please call me Tricia). I am a registered childminder living in the Deans area of Livingston. I have 2 children Connor who is 8 and Cerys who is 1. I have newly registered as a childminder with the Care Inspectorate.

My home is in walking distance to the three primary schools in Deans; St John Ogilvie, Meldrum and Deans Primary. I am a maximum walk of 10 minutes to all of the above Primary Schools.

I am a 15 minute (20 if strolling!) walk from Livingston North Train Station.

My hours of working are 7.30 a.m. to 6/6.30 p.m. Monday to Friday's.

I have spent my adulthood providing care from children aged 3 months to 16 years old. Prior to registering as a childminder I have experience in providing childcare in a variety of settings including; Private nurseries, Out of school care and local authority settings for children in high school, primary and nursery.

I am well trained on safety, fire safety and child protection.

My Experience

I have worked in various childcare settings over my 17 years experience, and worked with children from 3 months to 16 years old.

I have a excellent knowledge of all aspects of child development and most importantly I know how to have fun!

I enjoy providing a variety of activities and experiences for all children to learn and enjoy including arts and crafts and baking activities, trips to the park and regular outings in the summer. I am a huge advocate for outdoor play and understand the vast amount of learning that children can experience through outdoor play. I also encourage the children age dependent to be responsible/ take part in assessing and managing their own risks through more challenging and risky play. I also provide experiences for children to be involved in planting in the garden.

My Qualifications

Throughout my years of providing childcare I have completed many childcare related courses,
Understanding Autism
Understanding Risk assessments
Getting it Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) Awareness
Introduction to staff support and Supervision
UK Disability Inclusion
Building Our Ambition in Literacy - Language for All, Big Bedtime Read, Floorbooks
Building our Ambition- Connecting with Parents Motivations,
Restorative Practice (Positive Behavior Management)
Brain Coach Psychology and Motivation
Brain Coach Training in Early Years
Supporting Children with Complex Needs in Nursery
Numeracy in the Nursery
National Day Nurseries Association Training- Keeping Children Safe from Harm, Updating Childcare Practice and Legislative Requirements
Elementary Food Hygiene
Child Protection
First Aid
Pediatric First Aid
Frobel Training with Edinburgh University
Scottish Childminding Association Training - Childminding Induction Support Programme

Scottish Vocational Qualification Early years care and Education Level 2 and Level 3
Scottish Qualification Authority- Early Education and Childcare (SCQF Level 8)

Currently Studying BA in Childhood Practice through the University of Highlands and Islands

My Availability

As a newly registered childminder I have availability Monday to Friday's. Hours can be arranged to what is required. I am flexible and understand the stress that looking for childcare can cause to Parents looking for someone who they can trust to care for your child. As a Parent myself I aim to make decision as stress-free as possible

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
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: 30/12/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

From £4.50 per hour

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 29/12/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 29/12/2020)
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