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Childminder in South Queensferry

Female Member since Jan 2010 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 20 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

*Fully vaccinated for Covid-19* (2 vaccinations & 1 booster)
Care Inspectorate registered Childminder living in South Queensferry 5-10 mins from Dalmeny Train Station. Easy access from Edinburgh and Fife. 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 have availability both in term-time and in school holidays. I have spaces for drop-off and collection from Queensferry School and Nursery (Mon to Thurs). Morning care and after-school care with outdoor play and loose parts activities - plenty of fresh air in all weathers.

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 26, 21, 17 and 13). 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 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: 20/05/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.30 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

  • 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)
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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.

We have used Julia for childcare for our toddler since August 2021, and couldn’t be more impressed or happy. She offered plenty settling in sessions (despite Covid restrictions), and made sure that both we and our little one were comfortable.
We get regular updates and pictures throughout the day, showing all the varied activities that are on offer. We’ve found this really reassuring, and lovely to see what she’s been up to when we’re not with her. Julia is always willing to support our needs as a family, including helping our little one to create birthday cards and crafts for family members! Julia is very knowledgable about early learning, and it is clear that she offers many activities that support our little one’s learning and development, at the appropriate stage.
As first time parents, we have really appreciated Julia’s support and experience. Her reassurance has given us more confidence as parents.
Our little one absolutely loves spending time with ‘JooJoo’ and is always sad to leave. We have been delighted with the care that she receives, and couldn’t ask for more. It really is her home from home!

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by Avatar for Cat W Cat W about Avatar for HOPE CHI HOPE CHI on 25/02/2022

Julia looked after our daughter from the start of P1 until the end of P3. Right from the first meeting she left us feeling completely confident leaving our little girl in her care. We are so grateful for the excellent care she has provided. My daughter has always been safe and happy in her home. I would have no hesitation in recommending Julia to other families.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for M McGlen M McGlen about Avatar for HOPE CHI HOPE CHI on 13/08/2021

Julia started looking after my daughter around the time my daughter turned 1. Short settling in days were offered to begin with. Right from the start I felt comfortable leaving my daughter with Julia. She is very kind and takes a genuine interest in the children in her care. Julia provides regular updates and photos throughout the day which is very reassuring. A wide range of toys is always available and my daughter loves the outdoor space. I would highly recommend Julia as a childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for HannahM HannahM about Avatar for HOPE CHI HOPE CHI on 06/05/2021

Response by Avatar for HOPE CHI HOPE CHI on 06/05/2021:

Thank you Hannah. I love hearing my parents feedback and thank you for taking time to give me a review. I'm so lucky you chose me to care for your little one. Love seeing them blossom Xx

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.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for HollyMB HollyMB about Avatar for HOPE CHI HOPE CHI on 27/01/2020

Response by Avatar for HOPE CHI HOPE CHI 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 CHI HOPE CHI on 05/01/2020

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