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Childminder in Dunfermline

5 stars

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Female Member since Mar 2009 Last Updated Jun 2022 Last Login 22 May 2024

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups

About Me

Hi, my name is Alison. I live in the Pitcorthie area of Dunfermline with my husband and our 2 children, along with our pet dog and cat.

I have been registered as a childminder since October 2009 and have enjoyed every minute of it. I offer a fun, friendly atmosphere and always have different activities on the go to keep children of all ages occupied.

I attend local toddler groups and make good use of the facilities around me which include parks, ponds, woods and library.

I have recently had a large climbing frame put in my garden to encourage outdoor play. This along with many other outdoor activities, provide children in my care, of all ages, plenty of variety in their daily activities.

I will provide you with a daily diary to read at the end of the day so that you can see what your child has been up to whilst in my care.

My Experience

As well as the experience of raising my own children, I have also helped raise my step daughter, who is now all grown up. I love having my nephews and nieces round and enjoy watching them all play together. My mum also used to be a childminder so I have experience of having different children around at different times.

My Qualifications

I hold an up to date paediatric first aid and child protection training and I am currently studying with the Open University to obtain a degree in Child Psychology.

My Availability

I have a limited preschool places available and I can collect/drop-off at local nurseries/playgroups.
My hours are flexible and would discuss to see what would suit yourself and me. Having previously had to organise childcare around my work I know how difficult this can be.

I currently have spaces available to cover school holidays. If you require childcare just over the holiday period please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements.

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Last Updated: 29/01/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.75 per hour

All fees are required monthly in advance

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 16/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: COVID-19 Prevention (added 16/06/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for alimccat. 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 messaged Alison to enquire about helping me and my little one with pick up and drop offs. Unfortunately I was a little too far away and Alison wasn't available to help....however being the kind soul she is Alison offered some advice as to how I could possibly find someone else. Given the situation it was really nice to see someone being kind and offering to help even when she couldn't accommodate me herself. Thanks Alison your a just lovely 😊

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for DaveO84 DaveO84 about Avatar for alimccat alimccat on 10/11/2021

Ali has looked after my daughter for over 2 years & she has been amazing at helping & developing my baby girl turn into the most independent social little butterfly her confidence has just grown & grown.

Ali does lots of different activities with all of the kids, Millie loved going which helped a lot when having to leave her, she also met lots of friends. Ali has a very welcoming nature & home with lots of toys & her garden is great for the kids. She also keeps up to date with photos throughout the day which helps you have peace of mind while at work.

We are sad to have left going to Ali’s as Millie is now at Nursery but plan to keep in contact as she continues to ask to go to see Ali & we also miss having her in our lives.

I had another baby during this time & I have to say Ali went well beyond her call of duty as a childminder in supporting our whole family in this transition which we are very grateful for, things would never have been the same without her.

Thank You Ali for being you! X

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 3 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Lisa M Lisa M about Avatar for alimccat alimccat on 12/09/2019

My son is now 4 and a half and has been going to Ali since he was 18 months old. He absolutely adores her which made me leaving him to start with much easier. My son is a confident wee man and it's partly due to the way Ali has been a part of his life. The kids follow simple rules when they are outside and whilst they play which makes for a wonderful atmosphere when you enter the house. A lovely space with plenty toys and a fantastic garden to play in. Seb leaves Ali this summer to start school and it's going to be a tough transition for us all after so many years. I thoroughly recommend you Ali. You're a wonderful part of the children's lives.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Parent Parent about Avatar for alimccat alimccat on 19/05/2015

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  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Parent Parent about Avatar for alimccat alimccat on 18/11/2009

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