Are you looking for affordable, reliable childcare in Livingston?
AffordableI charge a very simple and affordable rate of only £4.00 per hour. I also offer a discounted rate of £3.50 per hour for siblings.
ReliableI have many years experience as a childminder. Unlike many childminders, I also hold various child care and related qualifications.
LocalI care for your children at my safe, comfortable family home which is centrally located in the Deans area of Livingston in West Lothian.
FlexibleI am very approachable and I am always happy to help try offer solutions to any specific issues or child care needs to give you peace of mind.
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My name is Lorna Smith and I have been registered as a childminder in Deans, Livingston since April 2007. I am 50 years old, married to Mike and have a daughter, Erin who is 15 years old and attends St Margaret Academy. I became a registered childminder in April 2007 and love every minute of it! I enjoy the interaction with all the children and seeing them grow physically and emotionally. I am a member of the Scottish Childminding Association and hold their Public Liability Insurance.
Some of the things we enjoy when we’re at Lorna’s home:
- Crafts (for example: Painting, Drawing, Gluing etc.)
- Story Time.
- Dressing Up:
- Play Dough.
- Outdoor play. (I have many interesting and stimulating outdoor toys)
We also go on various amazing outings:
- Visits to play parks.
- Library Visits.
- Farm Visits.
- Children’s Groups.
My name is Lorna Smith and I have been registered as a childminder in Deans, Livingston since April 2007. I am 48 years old, married to Mike and have a daughter, Erin who is 13 years old and attends St Margaret Academy. I became a registered childminder in April 2007 and love every minute of it! I enjoy the interaction with all the children and seeing them grow physically and emotionally. I am a member of the Scottish Childminding Association and hold their Public Liability Insurance.
Providing the best quality of care for children in my care is very important to me and in pursuit of this I have attained the following qualifications:
- Scheme of Excellence
- Pre-registration Training
- British Red Cross First Aid (renewed every 3 years)
- REHI Elementary Food Hygiene (renewed every 3 years)
- Child Protection (renewed every 3 years)
- Top Start
- Multicultural play
- Positive behaviour
- Understanding Autism
- Safe and secure
- Understanding ADHD
- Understanding dyslexia
- Understanding disability
I am at present I am working towards an NPA in Playwork and Childcare which is due to be completed in November 2015
My normal child-minding day is from Monday to Friday 7.30am – 6pm. However I try to be very flexible and your specific requirements can be discussed.
My fees are negotiable but generally my fees are £4 per hour for pre-school children and £5 per hour for schoolchildren including school pick-up/drop off. I also offer generous discounts for siblings, and my fee includes a variety of healthy snacks including fruits and vegetables and a choice of water, milk or low sugar diluting juice. My standard fees include all materials required for activities undertaken for the week and any standard outings to the library or local parks. All fees are payable weekly or monthly in advance by cash, cheque or direct debit.
To provide children with a range of experiences and help them to learn new skills in new environments I take them on various outings. Additional charges will be made for these trips as many will be to places, that charge an entrance fee. All parents will be notified in advance of these charges and I will endeavour to keep these costs to a minimum.
Lorna Smith Childminding
Lorna Smith Childminder
Tel: (01506) 416395
Mob: 07754 519790