5 stars (3)

Childminder in Inverness

Usually responds within 2 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2013 Last Updated Sep 2019 Last Login 10 Feb 2020 Email

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

My name is Estelle I am married with two children a son who is 27and no longer lives at home and a daughter who is 21,I have been childminding since 1999 in the smithon area ideally situated across the road from smithton primary and backing onto a large playing field and play park ,registered with care inspectorate and Scottish childminding association which keeps us up to date with the courses and training that needs to be done to follow the care standard I have done these and continue to update them such as first aid , behaviour management , child protection , food hygiene , getting it right for every child, building the ambition and epilepsy and diabetes .
I have a dedicated playroom with good space With wooden kitchen, chalk table , dressing up box , cars garages , wooden trains and more and on a regular basis I provide opportunities for the children to experience painting,water play,role play, play dough,construction sets, books,games.
A selection of outdoor toys are provided :- sand pit, water wall, play house, bikes, scooter ,balls, hoops, trampoline , slide and toddle and rides.
We try and get out as much as possible even if its just a quick walk round local area, places we visit are :-
Culloden house to feed ducks
Little fishes play group
Belfield park
Walker park
Nairn beach
Mother and toddlers
School fete
Culloden woods
Sometimes we use the car for these outings and all relevant insurance is in place.

My Experience

I have been childminding for over 20 years with birth to 16 and have cared for premature babies with special needs.

My Qualifications

I participate in continual learning through courses such as first aid, behaviour management , child protection and food hygiene .

My Availability

Working hours----- 7.30 till 6pm Monday -Fridays

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes no no no no 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: 09/09/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Fees ---- £4.00 hour, reduced rate £3.75 for full time 36 hours and over
Have car so can pick up from smithton primary may consider surrounding schools dependant on times.

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


Below are the latest reviews for Estelle. 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.

Our twins have been going to Estelle since the start of February. She's great with them and they love going to hers! She's experienced and we've always felt comfortable leaving our children with her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Estelle on 26/05/2016

Estelle has looked after my son for over 2 years now and she does a great job of providing his care! Estelle provides a mixture of activities in a day including physical and academic, every day I pick my son up he has learned something new. Estelle regularly assesses my son's progress and discusses with me when he reaches each milestone in his learning and development!
I would thoroughly recommend Estelle as a childminder, every child in her care is a happy one!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Estelle on 19/05/2016

Response by Estelle on 20/05/2016:

Thank you for those kind words :) your son is a joy and a pleasure to care for he makes me smile all the time xx

Estelle has been my son's childminder for 2 years now and I can't say a bad thing about her. She keeps the kids entertained through holidays, my son is always happy to go. They go for regular walks and outings to parks or fun houses. Snacks are always very healthy and she encourages healthy eating to all the kids. Highly recommend Estelle :)

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Estelle on 29/10/2015

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