My name is Elaine and I have been a Registered Childminder for 23 years. I enjoy working with children . I am married and have 3 children aged 15, 18 and 26. I am registered with the Care Commission and insured through SCMA for Public Liability Insurance, have the appropriate Car Insurance in place to take children to and from Mother/Toddlers, Nursery and School in the appropriate car seats. I provide a safe, secure, clean and fun environment for your child. I have a separate playroom for the children. We regularly go on Outings to the local Parks, Museums, Cinema, Picnics, Theatre and Library. I encourage getting out for fresh air and walking. We make Arts n Crafts relating to the Seasons, different Cultures and any topics that we may be doing (paint, playdough, draw, etc). We make cakes. We have Songtime and Storytime.
I am a mother of 3 children aged 15, 18 and 26. I started off doing voluntary work at the local Mother/Toddlers Group (Treasurer then to Secretary) then moved onto the Playgroup (Treasurer) then on to Playleader. I thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity that when PSCO were Inspecting the Playgroup, I was put forward by one of the inspectors to become a Registered Childminder and I haven't looked back since!!! I also have been Disclosed to work at my local Primary School as a Classroom Assistant working with P1-P3 which I loved. I worked there for 1 year.
I have the following Certificates in place:- First Aid, Food Hygiene, Behaviour Management, Child Protection, Getting it right for every child, infection prevention in childminding setting, Child led planning, SVQ3 in Childcare, etc. I keep my training up to date.
I have Before School Places from Monday to Friday. Afterschool Places from Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. At the moment I am working between Parkview and Cairns Primary School.
Also have spaces for 0 to 5 years.
Hours of Work 8am - 6pm
Full Time, Part Time, Part Day (am session 8am to 1pm and pm session 1pm to 6)
|Last Updated: 21/08/2019|
- Childminding from £4.00 per hour
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Elaine honestly as mother i am so satisfied and happy the way you take care of Zuha, and she loved you so so much because kids can judge kind people.
I don't think so i can find anyone better then you, you are so good in your job , Excellent Childminder......
Response by Elaine on 20/06/2019:
Thank you Sana for the review.
It was a pleasure helping to care for Zuha and getting to know her. A lovely child and a lovely family. Glad she enjoyed her time with us, met new friends and loved the different activities we did.
Elaine provided chilcare for my 3 year old daughter and 7 year old son. Elaine is fantastic and provides a great service in all areas of childcare. My daughter loved going with elaine and enjoyed her time there. Elaine provides a fabulous range of activities for the children. Elaine is without a doubt the best and most experienced childcare provider I have personally used.
Response by Elaine on 11/03/2019:
Thank you for my review. It has been a pleasure helping to care for your children. Miss them both. Keep in touch. Elaine x
Elaine was childminder to my Son Daniel from just over a year old until 6 years old and our daughter Lauryn from the age of 6 months until 3 years of age. Only reason for the kids not still being with Elaine is due to us moving House we were all upset to be leaving especially with the amount of time and effort Elaine puts into every child she has in her care. The kids loved going on a daily basis.
Where do we start on explaining the care Elaine provides from start to finish your really cannot fault her. She has an amazing playroom with a variety of great toys for the children to play with also the kids loved the variety of arts and crafts that Elaine has for them. Every week they came home with something different and seeing your child's face light up to show you what they have made or done today there faces that they are so happy with what they achieved is the best feeling in the world. The amount of time and effort that goes into helping the children learn play read and write is just outstanding exceptional childcare service provided by Elaine.
Even though its not apart of Elaine's job she also attends any nursery/school activities that she can showing not only the child support but also for the parents too for when they are unable to get away from work. Elaine goes out of her way to make sure every child's need is catered for. Snack time in Elaine's is great she offers freshly prepared snacks and lunches on a daily basis and likes to ask the children for there ideas for snack time to make is different everyday.
My kids also went to Elaine's during the summer holidays. She organises so many different fun activities and outings for the kids to go on. You know when its that time of year because the children start asking what are we doing. We feel that Elaine excels herself with the kids at holiday time and the kids all have the best time with her while us parents are stuck at work!!
Elaine has also got all of her children through word of mouth and to me that's what sells her business and the kids themselves will even tell you how much fun they have.
Thank you so much for all your time and effort you put into Daniel and Lauryn they miss coming to you but have so many great memories and friends :).
Response by Elaine on 15/01/2019:
Thank you Sarah n Graeme for this review. Wow!!! I have enjoyed my time with Daniel n Lauryn and helping them develop into the lovely children that they are today. I miss them soo much.
I hope they are enjoying their new School and Nursery and new home!!! I'm sure that they will fit in and have lots of new friends.
I look forward to seeing them soon and please keep in touch.
Thank you again for using my Childcare Services. X
Elaine has been child minder to my little girl Ellie who is 4 since I started college in September and can honestly say she has been a godsend. Heard some bad reviews and experienced 1st hand other not so great childminders in the area but my little girl absolutely adores her and gets excited everyday she knows Elaine is picking her up from nursery. She does so many different activities with them and Ellie always comes home full of chat about her day. Really could not ask for better treats all the kids like one of her own and they all thrive with her. Would highly recommend Elaines services to anyone they'd be extremely lucky to have her.
Response by Elaine on 08/11/2018:
Thank you for a lovely review. Lovely to get to know and help care for your daughter. Ex
Elaine was childminder to my daughter Niamh from the age of 6 months until 5 years old and sometimes goes during school holidays. Elaine is also my current childminder for my youngest daughter Eilidh whom she has looked after from 6 months old and will continue to have Eilidh in her care until she starts school in August.
Elaine provides an exceptional childcare service, her facilities give the children a good variety of learning activities supplied through a wide range of books, toys and arts & crafts. The girls have even grown their own butterflies and released them! Elaine learns the children about different cultures and how they have different life celebrations for example Chinese New Year.
Elaine has taken both my girls to toddler group, and currently collects Eilidh from nursery everyday and has collected Niamh from school on occasion. Elaine also attends any nursery or school activities that she can showing the children support.
When it comes to meal and snack times, Elaine offers the children freshly prepared food from soup, sandwiches, pastas, yoghurts, fruit and vegetables along with water or milk to drink. The lunch menu is different everyday and Elaine asks the children for their input which is good.
During school holidays Elaine organises fun outings with the children including visits to museums (Summerlee Heritage Centre, Riverside museum, Science) safari park, outdoor play parks and softplay. They also go to the library, fairy trail, Ceramico, castles, coastal runs and the theatre. The also make lots of homebaking and arts & crafts.
My girls love going to Elaine’s as they have a great time and have both made good friends, and they both love Elaine and her dog Alfie!
I would definitely recommend Elaine’s services to all parents I know.
Response by Elaine on 31/12/2017:
Thank you Lesley for your reference on my Services. It has been a pleasure helping to care for your daughters. I'm so pleased that they have enjoyed their time here. I hope that I have been a good role model.
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