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Childminder in Johnstone

5 stars

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Female Member since Jan 2012 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login Sep 2021

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Hello I am Linda Mackay married to John a self employed Joiner. I have 3 lovely adult children who have all left the nest my son is an IT audit manager and my daughters are primary and secondary teachers . John and I are the proud grandparents to 2 lovely grandchildren

I am a mature ,kind, patient, trustworthy ,reliable ,and good natured lady who loves working with children of all ages .

I have a comfortable home and a room set aside as a playroom for the children with a range of toys ,books,games,arts and crafts , we do baking ,music ,songs .We go to the park ,library,shopping trips ,and outings which are all included in my prices
I believe in keeping children busy and active We celebrate birthdays ,special days and have a theme each month ,pirates ,space,superheroes, hospitals/doctors ,vets to name but a few .
I have a secure safe locked garden area for the children to play outside and a large decking area with secure gates I provide a range of outdoor toys swing,slide,sand, trikes and cars ect.
The garden is accessed through my kitchen and is safe and child friendly it is well used for treasure hunts picnics ect I encourage the children to take part in outside play where we can learn through the joys of the changing seasons. The children are supervised at all times by myself .

My main priority for any child in my care is to make them feel safe and secure whilst mummy daddy carer, ,the most important person in your wee ones life is away from them, and for you to trust and feel comfortable leaving your child in my care.
I work hard at building a good working relationship with my parents and feel I have achieved this with the parents I have at the moment.

My Experience

I have had lots of experience in my life both personally and professionally I. looked after my own three children and helped look after friends and relatives children .I worked with children in the Dental service as a Dental nurse to an Orthodontic consultant
I have been involved in toddler groups ,playgroups, parent teacher associations and I helped on a regular basis at my children's schools .
I worked in a nursery for 3 years.
I decided to do childcare from home when I had the privilege of caring for my granddaughter when my daughter went back to work. I felt I could use my childcare skills to provide care for others requiring care for their children . I adore my job I love working with children and feel it is so worthwhile and rewarding.
I believe children can benifit greatly from a home environment offering a smaller group setting allowing more individual attention and where they can learn through play whilst having fun doing everyday activities and working parents can take advantage of the flexibility I can provide .

My Qualifications

SVQ i2 in childcare learning and development I have attended courses in safe and secure (child protection ) first aid , curriculum for excellence training,oral health,birth to three training basic food hygiene,helping young children to playand play at home .
Babies weaning ,Babbling babies and talking toddlers , promoting healthy lifestyles , Birth to three transitions moving on settling , Birth to three play learn read .I intend to attend as many courses as possible to help to keep up to date with all new developments in childcare
I am a member of SCMA (Scottish childminders association and have attended an induction training course for childminders .
Ihave continued to update my cpd folder attending various courses literacy for preschool ,diversity,inclusion classes, fire safety in the home , accident prevention ,last week attended triple p parenting course Getting it right for every child workshop .
I have attended paediatric first aid course and infection control and food hygiene course
I continue to access to CPD to ensure i am up-to date on all new legislations and new laws and childcare safety .
I participate in courses through various Renfrewshire childcare services,
Gain information from my daughters on any new educational courses I also use on line learning through this site .

I am also food buisness registered to provide food .

I have a clean driving licence

Inspection report January 2017
Can be viewed on care inspectorate site .
Please feel free to view .

My Availability

7,30am -6pm


sorry !!!’only children from St Margaret’s primary /nursery Johnstone
Drop off nursery pick up
After school care

I Can provide cover over school holidays
I can provide childcare on a flexible basis over the summer holidays
I can provide references from past and present users .
My families at present are willing to give feedback on my service and I can arrange for this to be given to any prospective users.
I understand the importance of choosing good childcare for your child and word of mouth is a very important means in choice

If you require childcare please feel free to contact me with your requirements and I will do my best to accommodate.
If you require any other information or would like to arrange a visit please call,email or message me here at the childcare web site.
Could I ask that calls be after 6pm if possible as I have children at other times or leave your contact details and I will return your call.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile

Kind regards

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Last Updated: 11/09/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Full day £45 under 2years of age
Full day£40 over 2 years of age
Morning nursery pick up till 6pm £30
Half days prices on enquiry.
After school 3pm pick up till 6pm £13(includes small snack)

No charges when my service is not available ( eg My annual hols ect )
Please contact for any further information on fees .

My Local Schools

My Documents

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Linda is a fantastic childminder, she treats all the children as if they are her own which is everything you hope for as a mum. My son adores Linda counts sleeps till he's going to Linda's again & has made great friends with the other children. He was in a nursery before & has come on in leaps & bounds with Linda. He really loves the smaller ratio.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for ny20005 ny20005 about Avatar for muma51 muma51 on 23/06/2013

Response by Avatar for muma51 muma51 on 28/07/2013:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I love working as a childminder and your little boy made it even more enjoyable I have had so much fun looking after him and I hope he has too.I am so lucky with the lovely families I am working with and hope I can continue to provide a good service for yourself and all my families .
Thank you once again it is very much appreciated .


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