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Childminder in South Queensferry

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2010 Last Updated Feb 2021 Last Login 02 Mar 2021 Email Website

My Summary

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

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. I work term-time and in school holidays. I have spaces for drop-off and collection from Queensferry School and Nursery (Mon to Thurs).

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. GDPR approved. Covid-19 secure childcare.

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 (aged 25, 20, 16 and 11). Eldest daughter has a home of her own. (Youngest daughter available for babysitting at weekends/evenings at a further charge).

My Availability

My hours are from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Thursday (other hours can be discussed). I attend and walk to and from all local Playgroups and Toddler Groups with the children in my care and also visit the local Library, beach and playgrounds and woods. I take the children on picnics and fun days out in and around the local area. I have two gardens with loose parts play, den building and climbing equipment and have wooded grassed area for lots of outdoor play in all weathers. This is particularly enjoyed with the children in my care.

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 2.30 pm. Collection from South Queensferry Primary school/Nursery.

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 no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 19/02/2021

My Fees

  • 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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  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 11/12/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 15/10/2019)
  • Inspection Report: Care Inspectorate Report 2017 (added 15/10/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for HOPE CHILDCARE. 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.

Julia started looking after my son when he was 6 months old. She is so lovely, welcoming and the children are at the centre of everything she does. My son gets so much from Julia’s house and loves being around the other children too. I honestly couldn’t feel any more comfortable leaving him with her.

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by Avatar for HollyMB HollyMB about Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE on 27/01/2020

Response by Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE on 27/01/2020:

Holly - thank you for your Review. This is very much appreciated and it's always lovely to get feedback. I just adore having your little one and here's to looking forward to seeing him blossom over the years to come.

My 3 year old daughter has been looked after by Julia on a few occasions now and I felt very happy and totally at ease at leaving her with Julia in her home environment as she is so kind, warm and excellent at engaging with the children in her care. I was sent regular photos and updates throughout the day about what my daughter had been doing, and despite being a bit apprehensive before going, she very quickly settled in and looked forward to her days with Julia and came home with lots of lovely pictures and colouring and stories of what they had been doing. The snacks provided for the children were healthy and filling, they all enjoyed playing in the garden and were taken for a walk each day which was great.
I would highly recommend Julia as a childminder.

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by Avatar for Catriona Catriona about Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE on 05/01/2020

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 Avatar for Tadfin Tadfin about Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE 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 Avatar for Gerry Gerry about Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE 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 Avatar for Steven Steven about Avatar for HOPE CHILDCARE HOPE CHILDCARE on 03/10/2017

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