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Childminder in Denny

5 stars

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Female Member since Aug 2009 Last Updated Apr 2023 Last Login 13 Jun 2024

My Summary

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

About Me

My name is Jacqueline and I own and run Wild Child Childminding by Jacqueline since 2007. I'm a fully qualified childminder and Forest Kindergarten practitioner based in Denny, Stirlingshire.
I offer child minding to parents in the local areas of Denny, Dunipace, Head of Muir and Bonnybridge and further afield as required (e.g. Stirling, Falkirk). NOW AN OFFICIAL PARTNER PROVIDER OF FALKIRK COUNCIL, PROVIDING FUNDED EARLY LEARNING AND CHILDCARE PLACES.

I have a dedicated playroom that is designed to provide a Hygge approach and simulate natural curiosity within the children with the toys and treasure I provide. I have a keen passion for the outdoors and at every opportunity enjoy taking the child minding children on outdoor adventures to explore their environment and meet with another Forest Kindergarten trained childminder to allow us to use all our skills to give the children the best outdoor experiences possible.

It is my firm belief that each child is an individual in their own right and should be allowed to express themselves in a fun, child-centred environment. I implement Loose Parts Play with The Curiosity Approach mixed with traditional play. I create the opportunity and environment to nurture a child's incredible imagination to help a child's creativity to think...not what to think.

My Experience

Over the last 30 years, I have gained plenty of experience in childcare, not only from being a mother, but in a professional capacity as well.

I have been a childminder for 16 years now, during which I've looked after children of a variety of ages and stages from 6 weeks old to teenagers.

I have also had previous experience working as a nanny in America looking after 3 toddlers; and in Italy nannying for a new born baby. Beyond this I have previously been employed as a nursery assistant for a community nursery. I was also the founder and leader of a community toddler group.

I also have a professional qualification related specifically to childcare provision (SVQ3 in Social Care Children and young people). Forest Kindergarten trained (SCQF Level 7)

My Qualifications

I feel it is important to continually update and improve my skill set to ensure the service I provide is of the highest quality and is inline with current best practice. Training opportunities are sought at all times and have included (amongst others):

SVQ 3 Health and Social Care Children and Young People (SCQV Level 7)
SCQF Level 7 Forest Kindergarten
Asthma Online training
SOSCN - Supporting healthy development of children through physical activity
Good sleep guidance training (Scottish Cot Death Trust)
Early Years Autism
Practicing positive behaviour patterns
Health and hygiene
First aid - paediatric
Child protection - Introduction to Building the Ambition
Setting the Table - in practice
Elementary food and health certificate
GIRFEC - introduction to EYC and insight into SHANARRI
First aid - mental health
NHS Health start course
Tears, tantrums and you
Speech and Language in Children
Internet Safety - Falkirk Council
Oral health training
Open Learning - Food hygiene
SSSC Code of practice

My Availability

Normal working hours are Monday to Friday: 8am - 5.30pm, however I can offer flexibility outside of these hours in discussion with parent/guardian.

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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: 22/04/2023

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

An official partner provider of Falkirk Council, you can use all or part of your 1140 hour allocation of funded early learning and childcare entitlement with my service.
I also accept childcare voucher scheme payments
Tax credits accepted
Fees can be calculated annually to spread the cost
I offer daily rates and hourly rates(minimum hours required)
Before and After school rates available
School drop off only fee available
After School only fee available
Term Time only available

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 17/02/2020)
  • Inspection Report: Inspection report 2018 (added 17/02/2020)
  • Inspection Report: Inspection Report 2016 (added 15/02/2018)
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Below are the latest reviews for Jacqueli. 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.

Jacqueline has been looking after my daughter since she turned 3 and she is now almost 10. She absolutely loves the time she spends there and I have total piece of mind that my daughter is being very well looked after. Jacqueline puts so much effort into creating a range of activities and trips for the children that are fun and engaging - particularly during the school holidays. The children are regularly given the opportunity to make suggestions and influence the activities so they really feel they have a voice.
Before coming to Jacqueline my daughter was only looked after by myself or family in her home environment and she really struggled to cope with new situations. Finding suitable childcare was a big deal, I knew that a private nursery environment would not suit her and we were very lucky to find Jacqueline who lived in the same street. I was so worried before she started but from the first day Amy was so settled and happy - I couldn't believe it! Being in Jacqueline's care allowed her to gain social confidence and experience so many learning opportunities while having the support and attention she needed.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Jacqueline to anyone looking for a professional, reliable and nurturing childcare provider.

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

by Avatar for Rois Rois about Avatar for Jacqueli Jacqueli on 20/02/2018

My 8 year old son has been going to Jacqueline for over 7 years now and my 6 year old daughter for 5 years. I have never had one day of worry dropping them off as have absolute confidence in the care and attention they will receive. When I hear about other childminders I feel very fortunate to have Jacqueline as she is constantly looking for ways to keep all her children, of all ages, interested and happy. The range of activities they do is really quite astounding - always something a little different and always fun. Without my children even realising it, they are also learning and developing all the time - topics such as stranger danger, road safety, fire safety etc - all of these crucial learnings are delivered in a way they can relate to and enjoy. Every season and all annual events are covered - for example at Christmas time there is A LOT of fun with the two mischievous elves and spring has seen them grow butterflies from caterpillars. The children are continually encouraged to make suggestions and get involved. Jacqueline also regularly attends training courses to keep her own skills and knowledge fully up-to-date. In summary, I cannot recommend Jacqueline any higher - children receive first class care in a safe, happy environment with their own self-development and wellbeing at the heart of it all.

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

by Avatar for KennedyE KennedyE about Avatar for Jacqueli Jacqueli on 15/02/2018

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