I'm Louise and I'm a registered childminder. So is my Mum, Angela. We work together from my Mum's home as Parkdale Childcare, offering day care for children from six weeks to twelve years. We employ a part time assistant which means a bit more flexibility.
My Mum's house is situated far back from the main road with off-road private parking. We have a large, secure back garden with lots of resources. The children love being outdoors and so do we! Alot of our time is spent out and about exploring local woodlands, castles, beaches and other places that the children enjoy. We give our minded children the opportunity to take part in many activities, and we always welcome suggestions and new ideas!
We currently collect from Cargenbridge Primary School, Lochfoot Primary School, Shawhead Primary School and Troqueer Primary School. It may be possible for us to collect from other local schools and nurseries.
I have worked in local nurseries, both private sector and local authority run. I have also cared for children in their own homes. My Mum trained as a primary teacher and maintains an interest in child development and education.
I have an HNC in Social Care and a Level 3 SVQ in Children's Care, Learning and Development. I also studied the first year of the BA Childhood Studies course. The best qualification I have is being a Mum to my delightful five year old daughter. Being a parent has taught me far more than any course I have ever been on.
We both take regular advantage of training organised by the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA).
Some of the courses we have attended are :
The Solihull Approach, Paediatric First Aid, Behaviour Management, Baby Signing, Food Hygiene.
Our business hours are 08:00 to18:00, Monday to Friday.
Please contact us for full details of our current fees and concessions.
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