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Childminder in Hamilton

5 stars

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Female Member since May 2013 Last Updated Sep 2021 Last Login 28 Apr 2022

My Summary

Scotland Care Inspectorate Registered
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car

About Me

My name is Lorraine Donnelly and I have been married for 25 years and in that time we have been blessed with two wonderful children aged 18 and 13. We live in a three bedroom detached house, with garden, in the Avongrove estate. I have a non smoking policy both in my house and garden.

My Experience

I have been a registered childminder since August 2012 and have been childminding preschool and afterschool since then. I can safely say it has been the best decision I have made and myself, and my children, have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and experience. Previous to childminding, I had been a stay at home Mum to my children for 10 years, and again, it was a most enjoyable time in my life watching them blossom. My first inspection(July 2013) graded a 5(very good) and have retained my grade 5 at my last inspection , May 2017.

My Qualifications

Pediatric First Aid Feb 2014, Feb 2017 and January 2020. . .

My Availability

I work Tuesday to Friday, 8am to 5. 30pm and provide care for under 5s.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon no yes yes yes yes no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 05/08/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £3.00 per hour

My Local Schools

My Documents


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I had recently moved to the Hamilton area and i sent my son Luca to Lorraine a few days during the week whilst i attended university and Luca attended afternoon nursery. Lorraine was quick to make me feel comfortable leaving Luca with her. Lorraine was so friendly and so interested in not only Luca but myself as she took the time to get to know us and through out my time with Lorraine she never stopped taking an interest on myself and Luca. When Luca was outwith his routine his behavior would sometimes become difficult to manage and he would act out with tempers and other ways to let out his frustration. This left me feeling anxious leaving Luca with somebody else although Lorraine knew how to deal with it perfectly and i actually ended up asking Lorraine for tips on some issues! Lorraine also took time out of her person life to attend a couple of meetings at Lucas nursery regarding his behavior which highlights just how much Lorraine cares for the children she looks after. Whilst Luca was with Lorraine, he was always coming home with arts & crafts he had done and he had always learned something new each day! Lorraine keeps them busy and Luca absolutely loved getting dropped off in the mornings. Lorraine would keep me updated through out the day of how Lucas day had went which made it easier knowing i wasn't missing out on any of Lucas learning process whilst at university. Luca loved going to Lorraines and also loved seeing Lorraines family. Sadly we had to find a new childminder due to Luca starting school and needing different hours although Lorraine continues to keep in touch to see how Luca is doing at school! A very lovely kind woman. :)

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for EmmaMath EmmaMath about Avatar for Lorraine Lorraine on 28/08/2015

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