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Simon
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Childminder in Galston

Babysitter in Galston

Male Member since Jun 2021 Last Updated Sep 2021 Last Login 13 Jan 2022

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Full Driving Licence
School Pickups
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Recent changes in employment circumstances have allowed me to re-focus my career aspirations to pursue a long standing desire to be involved in childcare. At the start of the Coronavirus pandemic I stopped working to focus on childcare for my 5 year old son which included home schooling for the first couple of months of 2021. As we begin to come out of the pandemic, I am focusing my future career aspirations by way of providing a flexible childcare service for the local community. As part of my preparations for this I successfully completed the SCMA’s Induction to Childminding – Level 2 course and the St Andrews Baby and Child First Aid course. I am progressing appropriate training such as further understanding aspects of child nutrition as part of my Continuing Professional Learning plan. The service operates from my family home which is a Bungalow in a quiet area of Galston.

My service name is Creative Minds Childminding and is a flexible childcare service for up to five Nursery and Primary School age children within the age guidance rules of the National Care Standards. My aim is to work with each child and their parents to develop a bespoke package that meets the following aims:
1. To provide a safe and friendly environment where children can learn, develop and have fun.
2. To provide parents/carers with a safe place for their children where they feel comfortable to leave them whilst
they are working or in further education.
3. To follow Scottish Government guidance to help ensure the child’s needs are at the centre of the service which
in turn will introduce or build on wellbeing indicators and capacities that are at the heart of the Curriculum for
Excellence and will complement the learning and support the child receives at nursery or primary school.

As children learn through exploring the world around them I provide as varied an outdoor package as possible based around the session time that a child is with me. This will include visits to local woods and parks along with visits to museums and beaches as agreed with parents and within reasonable travelling distance. As with the indoor environment, all outdoor activities will be risk assessed prior to taking place.

The service is available school term weekdays 7am to 6pm with the possibility of negotiable school holiday and weekend dates on an ad hoc basis.

My Experience

I have regularly looked after the children of family and friends on an informal basis and have recently registered with the Scottish Care Inspectorate so that I can offer a service to the wider community

My Qualifications

Registered with the Scottish Care Inspectorate
PVG membership registered through Disclosure Scotland
SCMA Induction to Childminding - Level 2
East Ayrshire Child Protection Committee Understanding Child Protection
St Andrew's First Aid Baby and Child First Aid Qualification

My Availability

School term weekdays 7am to 6pm with the possibility of negotiable school holiday and weekend dates on an ad hoc basis.
School Pick Ups and Drop Off's can be discussed for Galston Primary, Galston St Sophia's and Newmilns Primary. Also possible from St Andrew's Primary in Kilmarnock for P1 - P3 on days I am picking up / dropping off my son.

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: 07/09/2021

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £5.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £4.25 per hour

Please call to discuss

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate (added 07/09/2021)
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 22/06/2021)
  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 22/06/2021)
  • PVG Check (added 22/06/2021)
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