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Halima

Babysitter in Edinburgh

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2011 Last Updated Feb 2021 Last Login Feb 2021 Email

My Summary

DBS Check
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications
Hotel Babysitter

About Me

My name is Halima and I used to be a registered childminder with the Care Inspectorate, a member of Scottish Childminding Association.

I have always loved children and being the eldest sister in my family, it was a very natural decision for me to become a childminder.
I consider myself to be a loving, caring and reliable person with a deep connection and respect for children and understanding their needs by offering one to one time with each child in my care.

I also feel that my role as a childminder/babysitter can translate into being a supporter to families with childcare needs. It is for that reason I strive hard to respect parents wishes and preferences for how they wish their child to be cared for. Furthermore, I try my best to be as flexible and accommodating as I can to fit around parent’s schedules.

As a fluent speaker of Arabic, English, some French and wee bit of Polish, I am more than happy to explore the mother tongue of children from different nationalities to encourage each child to feel confident about their identity.

I have a full UK driving license so am well prepared for emergencies and mobility.

My Experience

I have 9 years experience looking after children from new born to 12 years, including my 11 years old twins.
I have worked in different nurseries in Edinburgh eg; The Orchard Nursery, Bright Horizon and Busy bees.
Also I have worked as a Nanny and a Babysitter.
In addition to this I have organised many event Mobile Creches for weddings, parties, and different community organisation like ELREC, CORE, The Sudanese Community in Edinburgh

*I am currently working during the week as a Pupil Support Assistant in a primary school as well as a sessional childcare worker with North Edinburgh Childcare, and an Early Years Practitioner Supply for the City of Edinburgh Council.

My Qualifications

Here is list of my qualification and training :

SVQ level 3 in Social Services Children and Young People Award 2016/2017
Safe and Secure Child Protection - SCMA (2015)
GIRFEC Getting in it Right for Every Child - SCMA (2015)
Paediatric First Aid Course - Glasgow Clyde College (2015)
Basic Food Hygiene - EduCare Learning Ltd (2015)
Equality and Diversity Programme - EduCare Learning Ltd (2015)
Tears, Tantrums and You Workshop - Scottish Childminding Association (2014)
Storytelling - Play Base Edinburgh (2013)
Child Safety - Play Base Edinburgh (2013)
General First Aid & Medical Condition - Red Cross (2012)
Child Protection - North Edinburgh Childcare Academy (2011)
Domestic Abuse and BME Women, Children and Young People training -
Shakti (2011)
Childminding Induction Certificate - Scottish Childminding Association (2011)
Child development - Edinburgh College (2010)
Introduction to childcare and Play- Edinburgh College (2008)

* An up to date PVG (12/2014)

My Availability

I am available for weekend childcare only.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no yes yes
Morning no no no no no yes yes
Afternoon no no no no no yes yes
After School no no no no no yes yes
Evening no no no no no yes yes
Overnight no no no no no yes no
Last Updated: 15/02/2021

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

My Documents

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Halima. 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.

If you want your children to be treated with respect and as an individual, choose Halima Halouma She has a big heart and truly loves children. Our daughter Miriam doesn't accept any other childminder.
Halima is very flexible and understanding, She helped me a lot when I was struggling to find someone outside normal working hours. She is always guided by children's goodness and well-being.

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

by Avatar for katie katie about Avatar for Halima Halima on 25/01/2016


Response by Avatar for Halima Halima on 02/02/2016:

Thank you for lovely words, I try my best to deliver the best care for all my lovely minded children and their parent :)

I highly recomment this beautiful friendly and energetic lady to any parent in need of childminder.I came across her profile and i called her.First day my daughter saw her,she felt in love with her.I feel soo confident and happy every time i know my daughter is with her.Her home is welcoming and warm place to be.My daughter has improved in her english too thanks to various activities she does.We are italian and my partner and i are very happy to have her as childminder for our princess.Highly recommentable?

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Isabelle Isabelle about Avatar for Halima Halima on 19/12/2015


Response by Avatar for Halima Halima on 19/12/2015:

Aww, Thank you Isabelle, that's very kind of you dear xx ;)

Thank you Halima for all your help and the support you gave me by looking after My wee Daughter, She had always had so much fun in your House and You were always looking after Her so good, i never was concerned about her because i know she was in a safe place with You, please keep up with the great work Halima, much LoveX

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Janette Janette about Avatar for Halima Halima on 07/12/2015


Response by Avatar for Halima Halima on 19/12/2015:

Thank you Janette :)

We're do I start!!
We did not have previous experience with childminders and we were a bit hesitating to use one, but once we have found Halima it was a totally great experience,
Halima clearly puts a lot of effort into looking after the children under her care. she takes them to different activities and play groups on most days and we have received several pieces of art made by Grayson.

We have found Halima to be easy to talk to, very understanding, very gentle with the children and very flexible when it comes to drop off/pick up times. Our only regret is that due to us moving house, we have to move Grayson

I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone looking for an experienced and kind childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Scott Scott about Avatar for Halima Halima on 06/12/2015


Response by Avatar for Halima Halima on 19/12/2015:

Thank you dear :)

Halima cares after our kids since September and we are very happy and impressed her professional and friendly approach and our kids love spend time with her, playing and learning together! On top of this Halima is very flexible and helpful in special cases like (stay longer if needed, pick-up/drop-off from different locations/time etc).
We would like to strongly recommend Halima as the great Child Minder!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for dariatom dariatom about Avatar for Halima Halima on 26/11/2015


Response by Avatar for Halima Halima on 19/12/2015:

That's very Kind of you dear, Thank you :)

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