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Childminder in Cambuslang

Babysitter in Cambuslang

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2010 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 28 Oct 2020 Email Website

My Summary

DBS Check
Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Hotel Babysitter
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Corona Helper
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

No spaces available at present - but please contact in case there has been any changes since last updated.

I can also offer funded spaces ( from when child turns 3 yrs old) to use your 1140 hrs childcare entitlement if your child is 3 or 4 yrs old - or to blend care with a local nursery provision where you can split your entitlement. Contact me to discuss how funding works. If your child is not of an age to access funding I also offer other spaces that may still be of use to you so please contact me to discuss your options. Hours available are 8-5, weekdays, term time available.

My name is Barbara Anne Dennistoun and I am a married Mum of 2 children aged 23 and 19 - one boy and one girl. My son is a civil engineer married recently and my daughter is in 2nd yr at uni.

I have been a Registered Childminder since 2002 and it is the first time I've had a job that I actually look forward to starting every morning! It's a job I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to.

I live in the Drumsagard area of Cambuslang, it's central to both Camuslang, Blantyre and Hamilton and EK. I drive, so the children get to visit lots of places, such as music class, softplay, toddler groups, parks, library, shops and the farm and the woods.

My Experience

Registered Childminder 19 years
Mum 24 years
I have successfuly cared for children from 2 weeks old to 15 years old. All with very different needs.
Some of my children had been with me since just after I started childminding until they went to high school giving fantastic continuity for families and siblings. The longest time I've cared for a mindee is 11 and a half years which is from baby to high school.

My Qualifications

I completed my SVQ Level 3 in Childrens Learning, Care and Development in 2008.

I regularly update my training in child protection and first aid and attend various training events throughout the year to keep up to date with the latest requirements, the latest ones being a course on Internet Safety and Asthma Awareness, Food Hygiene, Paediatric First Aid, Risk Assessment and Infection Control. I gave recently retired as the Convenor and director of SCMA childminding association.

My Availability

47 weeks per year
Term time, part time or full time.
8am - 5.30pm - Monday to Friday only.

I can pick up and drop off for an enhanced fee if parents don't drive. Pick up available 8.30 onward and drop off 5.15pm latest.

Contact me for details and current costs as this can be subject to change.

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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: 14/07/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £9.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

My fees differ dependent on indiviual requirements, please contact me for details. Average rate is £5 per hour for a child not yet at primary school with a minimum charge of £25. For after-school rates - £20 for before and after and £6 for before only and £16 for after-school only. £5 per 15 mins before 8am or after 5pm. Term time contracts available - I don’t take payment during holidays.

Minimum of 1 full day or 2 half days per week as otherwise children struggle to settle with sessions being so far apart and is not financially viable otherwise.

No charge for my holidays or my sickness.

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

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  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 17/05/2017)
  • image/svg+xml Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 17/05/2017)


Below are the latest reviews for Barbara Dennistoun. 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.

Barbara had my little boy Corey who can be very challenging and I was so nervous 1st time he went but after meeting Barbara and she sent lovely videos of were Corey was going due to corona it was perfect for his needs he absolutely loved his time there and he grew very fond of Barbara and her husband. I would actually go on a waiting list to have Barbara again rather than any1 else she just made me feel like I wasn't on my own and gave me some really good advice would definitely recommend this lovely women we will sure miss u ♥️

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by Leah about Barbara Dennistoun on 24/07/2020

Response by Barbara Dennistoun on 24/07/2020:

We will all really miss you and Corey. He is a beautiful boy and your a really good mum to him. Keep in touch and lots of love. Xx

Barbara took my little girl on during the Covid crisis, I’m a key worker and my childcare provider closed. My little girl settled into Barbara’s very quickly, she loved baking cakes,Arts and crafts, going to park and getting her nails painted. Barbara provides a loving, warm friendly services, her hous2e is immaculate and she adheres to all infection control policies, she was a great support to my girl with her transition between childcare services but also a great emotional support to me during this pandemic. It made it easier going to work knowing that my little one was in a safe loving environment. I would highly recommend Barbara to anyone who requires child care x

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by Elaine E about Barbara Dennistoun on 03/06/2020

My son (18months) went to Barbara and settled in straight away. She always had him out and about which broadens his day to day experiences. Barbara goes out of her way to ensure that his routine is followed and flexible in her approach to find what's right for the children. I would highly recommend Barbara

  • 5 stars Overall

by Steph N about Barbara Dennistoun on 19/08/2016

Response by Barbara Dennistoun on 17/05/2017:

I just found this review about your wee guy. Thank you. We still miss him. Xx

Barbara has been babysitting my 2 boys (2 and 4) for over a year. My boys took to her straight away and always enjoy their time in or out of the house with her. I would thoroughly recommend her as a babysitter.

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by Heather about Barbara Dennistoun on 06/05/2016

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