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Childminder in Livingston

Babysitter in Livingston

5 stars

Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2009 Last Updated Oct 2018 Last Login 08 Jan 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

1 x full time space available
1 x part time space available

Before and after school drop off / pick ups

Pick up/ drop off from st john ogilvies ps and woodlands nursery.

My name is Lorna Smith and I have been registered as a childminder in the Deans area of Livingston in West Lothian since 2007.

I am 51years old, married to Mike have a Daughter Erin who is 16years old and a cat called Jasmine.

I became a registered child-minder in April 2007 and love every minute of it! I enjoy the interaction with all the children and watching them grow physically and emotionally.

I am a member of the Scottish Child-minding Association and hold their Public Liability Insurance.

I live in a spacious home with fully enclosed front and back garden ensuring safe play for the children.

I am only minutes walk from Livingston north train station and minutes drive from M8 motorway for Glasgow or Edinburgh.

My Experience

I have been a mum for 16years and a childminder for over 11 years.

I have references from previous parents that are available for viewing at any time.

I have completed my NPA playwork and childcare at West lothian college and just completed my SVQ3 social services, children and young people.

My Qualifications

To allow me to provide the best possible service to children in my care and their parents I have undertaken extensive training and have attained numerous qualifications including those listed below. My training transcripts and certificates may be viewed at any time upon request.

* Pre-registration training

* SCMA Scheme of Excellence

* British Red Cross First aid training

* REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene

* Child Protection (Endorsed by West Lothian Child Protection Committee)

* Top Start

* Autistic Awareness

I have also undergone the following training courses organised by West Lothian Council - Community Learning and Development Department

* Multicultural play

* Positive behaviour

* Understanding Autism

* Safe and secure

* Understanding ADHD

* Understanding Dyslexia

* Understanding Disability

studied at west lothian college.

svq3 social services children and young people.

NPA in childcare and playwork.

My Availability

I have limited vacancies at present but it is advisable to give me a call as this can change at any time.

I do pick up and drop off at St John Ogilvie P.S. and woodlands nursery.

My normal childminding day is from Monday to Friday 7.30am – 6pm. However all requirements can be discussed.

I am available for babysitting at weekends in your own home.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
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: 13/11/2018

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

My standard fees are £4.00 per hour and £5.00 per hour for school drop off and pick-up upto 1hr before and after, this includes a wide range of healthy snacks including fruit and vegetables and a choice of water, milk or low sugar diluted juice to drink.

I am happy to negotiate fees

The standard fees include all materials required for activities undertaken during the week and any standard outings to the library or local parks.

All fees are payable weekly or monthly in advance by cash, cheque or direct debit.

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

This member has provided us with electronic copies of the following documents that have been reviewed by Childcare.co.uk and are held on file. The documents have been certified by the member as being true and accurate. We recommend you ask to see original copies of the documents before you hire them in order verify the true accuracy for yourself. Find out more about checks & references.

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Below are the latest reviews for Lorna Smith. 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.

Very flexible, very helpful, welcoming home, my daughter loves Lorna to bits, variable activities for the children, summer holidays usually a trip once a week to suit all budgets, trips to local facilities also. Keep up the good work ????

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for debsb12 debsb12 about Avatar for Lorna Smith Lorna Smith on 09/09/2015

Response by Avatar for Lorna Smith Lorna Smith on 10/09/2015:

Thanks Debbie. Love wee Lexi such a wee character.

Lorna x

My daughter more than happy to go to lornas, enjoys getting out on various outtings and activities.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for debsb12 debsb12 about Avatar for Lorna Smith Lorna Smith on 11/10/2013

Response by Avatar for Lorna Smith Lorna Smith on 13/10/2013:

Thanks Debbie love my wee Lexi to bits!! Lorna x

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