Hi, I'm Claire a childminder based in Largs for 8 yrs.
I have completed courses on child protection, first aid, food hygiene, infection control and other useful related courses in childcare. I am up to date with all the latest courses recommended by the North Ayrshire council for childminding so that I am equipped to provide the best care for kids in my care. I am registered with the care commission of Scotland. I receive regular inspections from care inspection Scotland, my recent report is available online for parents to review at any time. The environmental health inspection is also carried out regularly at my home. I have recently incorporated my integrated double garage into a custom-built playroom for my childminding kids, this leads directly into my fully enclosed sunny back garden.
I wish the children in my care to enjoy a happy homely setting so they feel at home and can relax, enjoy fun playtime, read and explore, parents can then relax knowing they are in a happy safe environment.
I have a large enclosed garden with slides, swings, a large play frame, sandpit, mud kitchen and play huts, and lots of ride-on toys. The nursery room has lots of fun toys for different age groups and stages to stimulate their imaginations. Daily routines include reading time and arts & craft as well as singing & dancing for all age groups. If it's nice weather then we love getting out and about making use of the local natural areas like parks, beach & toddlers groups with children.
I love my job and get huge satisfaction watching the kids develop and grow in confidence.
Making happy memories. I encourage children in my care to make their own choices and assist them in their daily care by listening to what they like to do each day, it’s all about the kids when they're in my care.
#Child-led childminder x
I am a mum of three kids, I enjoy expanding my knowledge in childminding training & have completed several childminding courses with North Ayrshire childminding.
Updating my first aid and child protection certificate for 7 yrs and always like to further my care as a childminder to improve my service I did my SVQ in social care
I ran a local toddlers group for 3 yrs allowing me to work and get to know all the local parents in the community, meeting new children all the time and watch them attend groups in the area
Promoting Children development & social skills
I have just extended my house to incorporate a new huge playroom for children to have a large separate play area.
HNC in professional cookery
NC in supervisor skills
Food hygiene certificates
Child protection awareness
Food & safety cert
Food hygiene cert
Food health cert
Infection control cert
First aid cert
Speech therapy training
0-3 yrs courses
Active kids courses
Special dietary needs
Loose parts play
How good is your early learning
SVQ in children & young people
Health and social care standards
Play at home training
Connecting with parents
Monday -Saturday 7 am -7 pm
Also available for evenings.
I have registered as a funding ELC provider 1140 hrs for childcare for 3/4-year-olds starting in August 2020 and will work & support parents to suit their timetable. I can provide care for your children allowing you to return to work/study and contribute to your children’s well-being & health.
Childcare you can trust.
Please read my reviews
|Last Updated: 14/05/2021|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
- Babysitting from £5.00 per hour
Fees to be arranged to include a daily snack.
I offer a pickup and drop-off service to & from school & clubs.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at St Mary's Primary School
- Inspection Report (added 28/05/2020)
- Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 28/05/2020)
- Childminding Agency Certificate (added 28/05/2020)
- Exam Certificate: SVQ in social care level 7 (added 28/05/2020)
- Training Certificate: Food hygiene (added 28/05/2020)
- Training Certificate: Solihull approach (added 28/05/2020)
- Training Certificate: Infection control (added 28/05/2020)
- Training Certificate: Prevent COVID -19 (added 28/05/2020)
- Training Certificate: Hygiene training (added 28/05/2020)
- First Aid Certificate (added 28/05/2020)
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My twins started with Claire when they were 2 and they absolutely loved going to her house. The play room is clean and spacious with lots of different toys and areas to play. Claire has a big back garden with out door play also. She regularly took them to the park and out doors when the weather was nice and they always had healthy snacks and lunches. Claire would always give me a wee note of what they had been doing and what they had to eat that day and would always send pictures and keep me updated how they were getting on. They had great fun within their time with Claire they were sad to have to end their time with her. Claire is a lovely person and will do her best to accommodate you she also picked the twins up and dropped them off which was an amazing help when trying to get out the door to work! Over all I highly recommend Claire as a child minder.
Claire is a fantastic childminder i would highly recommend her she provides a fun safe environment for kids my daughter maya went to claire before she went to nursery and claire gave her so much knowledge with all the fun activities she done. Claire caters to every childs needs and provides feedback after every visit .
My son has been going to Claire for the last 5.months. he is only 9 months old so I was quite nervous leaving him to go back to work as he is so young. Claire immediately put me at ease and made me feel comfortable leaving him in her care. Looking forward to him going back once the salons are open for business again.
My daughter has been going to Claire's for the last year. Claire is a loving, caring childminder who's always caters to all of my daughter needs. She provides a safe and fun setting for all the children with lots of fun activities. Claire always provides detailed feedback with every visit and is always looking for ways to improve. I would highly recommend Claire's services. Thank you for all you do.
Claire has been minding our two children (6 and 3 years old) for over 1 year. Claire provides a caring environment for our children with lots of outdoor space which they really enjoy.
Claire endeavours to fulfil our wishes and is very obliging if we have to change hours due to work commitments.
Claire kindly takes the children to different activities and clubs which we greatly appreciate.
Response by Claire on 06/05/2020:
Thanks ruth your 2 children are a true credit to you as parents they great verbal communication skills processing and understanding information in thier daily care
And a joy to look after and love being part of my care watch them grow and develop x
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