4.9 stars (10)

Childminder in South Queensferry

Babysitter in South Queensferry

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2010 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 18 Nov 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

I am a registered Childminder living in South Queensferry 5-10 mins from Dalmeny Train Station. If you would like your child to have fun and interact with other children and thrive in a happy family environment please contact me for further details.

Some lovely comments from parents:-

- "Julia gives us complete peace of mind that our child is in excellent hands and having lots of fun whilst growing and learning and being watched over at all times".

- "I am very happy with the high standard of care we receive for our child, she is treated like one of the family".

- "We feel very lucky and fortunate to have Julia's services, she has an excellent reputation".

My Experience

I have been fully inspected by the Care Inspectorate gaining all Grade 5's (Very Good) in my Inspection in February 2017. I have Public Liability Insurance and am a member of the Scottish Childminding Association. All documents are available to view on your visit. A childcare pack will be issued for you to take home. Full Disclosure Scotland checks have been carried out and certificates displayed in my home. My husband is registered as a Care Assistant. Now members of the PVG Scheme.

My Qualifications

I am First Aid trained in Paediatric Care. Course updated 2017.

Attended Course in Child Protection in April 2015.

Experienced mother of 4 children. Eldest daughter has a home of her own.

My Availability

My hours are from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Thursday (other hours can be discussed). (I attend all local Playgroups and Toddler Groups with the children in my care and also visit the local Library, beach and playgrounds. Weather dependent I take the children on picnics and fun days out in and around the local area including soft play centres via train, bus or car).

Breakfast care available Mon-Fri 7.45 am to 9.00 am Drop off at St Margarets Primary school and South Queensferry Primary school.

Afterschool/Nursery care from 2.45 pm only. Collection from South Queensferry Primary school/Nursery.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes 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 no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 27/10/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

These will be discussed at the first visit and a Parent Pack issued with further details of my policies, etc.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 15/10/2019)
  • Inspection Report: Care Inspectorate Report 2017 (added 15/10/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Hope Chi. 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.

My 5 year old daughter has recently begun primary school. I have to admit we were all a little apprehensive about the change in care we had become so used to. Julia made that transition a joy for my daughter, and so for the whole family. She is genuinely kind and caring, my little girl practically skips to her every morning. Julia provides updates on a daily basis about what my daughter has been up to, with lovely reassuring photos. Healthy snacks and educational toys and games are always available, as well as the children being able to enjoy the outdoor space together. She has made some wonderful new friends in the happy healthy environment Julia provides. I literally can not recommend her highly enough.

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by about Hope Chi on 18/11/2019

Julia is a dedicated, thoughtful and lovely childminder. She always considers what her mix of children will be at any one time and adapts and creates activities to suit their needs. My daughter’s days are structured, fun and stimulating and she very often doesn’t want to come home! I feel really relaxed and happy knowing Julia is looking after my daughter in the nursery holidays and think she sets the bar very high for really good, nurturing, care.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Hope Chi on 23/10/2019

My son has been going to Julia's on and off for the last 5 years and has really enjoyed it. Julia provides excellent care in a safe environment and really takes pride in the care of the children

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Hope Chi on 03/10/2017

My 3 year old son has been going to Julia's 3-4 days per week since he was 9 months old. He absolutely adores her and she has made him part of her family. I fully intend to have him stay with her throughout his school life as it is his home from home and he loves going there.

As well as providing a fantastic, welcoming and caring home environment for the children, Julia is always very professional. She is excellent at keeping me updated on what happens each and every day, with daily photos and stories so that you know exactly what's happened. Julia has activities planned for the children every day, whether it's going to a local baby & toddler group or simply heading out for some fresh air and a play at the park with friends. So the children are constantly mixing with others and learning how to socialise - my son knows more people in the town than I do! Other mums who are friends of mine and see Julia with my son at various activities always say how lucky I am to have her as she takes such good care of him and it's clear that they have a good bond.

Julia works with you on helping your child tackle the different milestones they face as well, e.g. potty training. She'll take her cue from whatever you want to do and continue it in her home so that it's consistent and I've found it really helps to have her reinforce whatever I am trying to do at home.

I can't recommend Julia highly enough. In fact, when I found out I was pregnant with my second son I told her before I told a lot of my friends & family just to make sure that she had a space for him as I couldn't imagine him being looked after by anyone else. It's so reassuring to know that your kids are in such good hands.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Hope Chi on 02/10/2017

My daughter started with Julia when she was 10 months old, she was very attached to me (and me to her!) So we were very nervous about starting childcare. Julia is extremely caring, kind and wonderful with children as well as being incredibly organised and intuitive about children's individual needs and learning style. My daughter is now 18 months and LOVES going to Julia's, she has a great routine which we carry on at home and she is developing into a confident little person because of the support and care she receives at Julia's. Julia will keep you updated with a diary which details what she ate, how long she slept, nappies, mood and what they did. And also text messages (she always seems to know when you could do with a reassuring message!) and takes lovely photos of the little ones doing their activities. The children go for a walk and get outside every day, they have healthy snacks and play fun learning games. Apart from the high quality care the children get, the love and happy environment is so unique to Julia's. I can't recommend Julia enough, she's the best there is!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Hope Chi on 25/09/2017

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