Sunbeams Childminding Service - Trinity area, Edinburgh
I am currently in the final phase registering my childminding service and will be ready to begin operating for the new school session on 15th August 2016. I am mum to two children who are primary school age and they love being around other children. I qualified as a primary school teacher in 1998 and have spent many years working in primary schools in Edinburgh.
I am registering to work with children aged 0-12 years old, and can offer drop-offs and pick ups from Trinity primary school and Holy Cross nursery classes. Places will be allocated for full days, or before and after school. My service will be open during term time, and I will offer 1 week of the Easter break and 2 weeks of summer holidays. The children will be closely supervised at all times, and I will work with you to ensure that the individual needs of your children are met.
I believe in providing a stimulating, safe and happy environment. Through interaction with other children and myself in a warm atmosphere, children will be made to feel secure, valued and listened to. I would like to think that the childminding environment will be a home from home to the children!
In my home, there is a large kitchen / dining room, living room and play room upstairs that will all be available for the childminding children. There is plenty of room for various activities, and is equipped with computer, television, Playstation & Wii, and lots of toys and activities. There is a large enclosed garden at the back which has a trampoline and outdoor toys. I will encourage the children to take part in planting in the garden and exploring the outdoors. I aim to be out and about with the children in the community e.g. visiting the library or play park, and going for walks.
The premises has already been checked by The Care Inspectorate/Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland, and I will soon be issued with my certificate of registration. As a requirement by The Care Inspectorate, various policies and procedures are already in place. I have been vetted for my suitability for childminding, and am a member of the PVG scheme (police check). In readiness for childminding from 15th August, my premises and car will be fully insured.
Please get in touch if you'd like to hear more about the service and to discuss your family's needs.
Thank you for your interest.
Sunbeams Childminding Service