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Little R

Childminder in Edinburgh

Babysitter in Edinburgh

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2012 Last Updated Sep 2020 Last Login 12 Apr 2021 Email

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Hotel Babysitter
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me


Hello :-)

I am registered (Care Inspectorate) child minder in Edinburgh with a full time space available Monday-Thursday from December 2020. My service is Little Rainbows childcare (See my page on Facebook). I offer before and after school/nursery wrap around care in the EH4/EH5 area. I can offer TERM TIME only contracts if required and can be flexible with regards to shift patterns. As a mum I understand that balancing childcare and work is not always easy thus I am always happy to meet families to chat through any requirements. I also offer school holiday care in the February, Easter and Summer breaks so do get in touch if you are looking for care during the holidays.

As a registered childminder you can rest assured that I am fully insured, police checked, first aid certified and up to date with current practice in early years education. I have worked with children and families for over 15 years and have a sound knowledge of child development and play.

My home from home setting is warm, welcoming and stocked with a selection of well thought out stimulating resources for young children. I am keen on using natural resources, loose parts and wooden toys as I believe these offer a calmer and more inspiring environment for children. Time spent outdoors is an essential part of our day whatever the weather! We also enjoy time at the local library, the park, our local playgroups, the botanic gardens and art galleries to name a few. Indoors it is very much a child led service where your child is treated as an individual and has a key role in planning activities and outings. They are listened to and their ideas are always taken into consideration. My setting offers a chance for your child to flourish in a supportive, stimulating and fun environment.

As a mum of 3 children (15years, 13 years and 4years) I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to leave your most precious person with someone new so I am happy to meet first to discuss your childcare requirements and to see if we are a good fit! Please don't hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions.
I look forward to hearing from you!

My Experience

Over 15 years experience including the following:
Team Leader in the baby (0-2 years) room in a nursery.
Residential Care Worker with children aged 5-14 who had experienced significant emotional trauma and exhibited high needs behaviour .
Children's counsellor with Place2Be
Children and Family support worker
Baby Sensory Class Leader

My Qualifications

Paediatric First Aid
Community Education (Masters)
Counselling (PGCERT)
Childhood Practice (BA) currently studying

My Availability

Monday-Thursday weekend babysitting.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no yes yes no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 06/09/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £6.75 per hour

My fees are an hourly rate based on my extensive experience.

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • Training Certificate: Child Protection Certificate (added 06/11/2018)
  • Inspection Report: Little Rainbows Inspection Report (added 06/11/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 26/01/2018)
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Below are the latest reviews for Little R. 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.

I was delighted to find Marion. On first meeting her I was impressed by how attuned and interested she was in our little girl, getting to know her likes & dislikes and taking the time to plan her hours which are packed full of fun, stimulation, sensory play and outdoor adventures and lots of reassurance and comfort. My wee one (17 months) settled in within a few days and now she sings on the way over and happy when I leave. Marion will always send a reassuring text which I am grateful for. When I come to collect my little girl she is in great form and shows me what she's being doing. Marion has in-depth knowledge and experience of the early years -highly recommended.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Laura Laura about Avatar for Little R Little R on 17/08/2017

Marion was a charm for my kids. They took to her immediately and had a great time with her. She kept them entertained and engaged and the kids loved spending time with her. I highly recommend her.

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

by Avatar for KP24 KP24 about Avatar for Little R Little R on 30/07/2017

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