About Me

Before becoming a childminder, I worked for several years in a local primary school as an Advanced Support for Learning Assistant, providing additional support for young children with learning difficulties. I have worked with children with a range of different issues including Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, hearing impairment and personal care issues.

In 2008, I attended a training course organised by the Scottish Childminding Association. Since then, my training has been ongoing and has covered a range of topics including:

Child Protection

Keeping Children Safe & Healthy

Supporting Children's Learning & Development

 Equality of Opportunity

Promoting Positive Behaviour in Children

An Awareness of Child Abuse & Neglect

Child Sexual Exploitation

Sensory Play & Learning

 Expressive Art & Design

I am inspected regularly by the Care Inspectorate and have consistently been awarded a Grade 5 (Very Good).

I hold an Enhanced Disclosure Scotland certificate and am a member of the PVG scheme. 

I have a Masters degree and an SVQ3 in Social Services (Children and Young People).

I also hold a Food Safety & Hygiene certificate and am trained in Paediatric First Aid.