Childcare in Edinburgh

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The average hourly rate for child carers in Edinburgh is between £9 and £12
Shauna O.
  • From £8 /hr
  • City Centre
My name is Shauna. I am 22 years old and originally from N.Ireland.
| I am a very energetic and motivated individual in all areas of my life (fitness, health, studies and relationships). I moved to Edinburgh in 2015 to follow my deep rooted dream to become a Social Worker. I am currently in third year of my Social Work degree in the University of Edinburgh. I have often been described as very easy going and open minded. My personality therefore makes it very easy for me to form natural rapports with many types of people. I have bags of experience looking after children, across the full age spectrum, including experience working with children with both mild and profound learning/physical disabilities. In the past I was a frequent babysitter for both my family and friends. In addition to this, I moved to San Francisco to play Gaelic football for the summer of 2016, however over this period I also began working as nanny for an American family. I took care of all three children, ranging from 3 months to 8 years old. I believe my university degree is continually equipping me with new, fun and engaging ways to communicate and care for children. I have been a Witness Support worker for NSPCC, this means that I was supporting and interacting with children in a fun but organised way so they were confident and prepared to present their evidence in a court setting. Furthermore, I have volunteered in Firhill Day centre, interacting and working alongside children with profound disabilities. Furthermore, I consider myself to be a kind, reliable, honest and responsible individual. I understand the huge responsibility parents entrust in others to mind their children and their determination and motivation to make the right selection for their family. Due to my studies, unfortunately I will only be able to commit myself to weekend work and some specific days during the week.
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FAQs for finding childcare in Edinburgh

How much does it cost in 2023 to hire a childcare provider in Edinburgh?

Hiring someone on to provide childcare services will cost an average of £10.72 per hour as of June 2023. This rate may vary depending on the experience each childcare provider has, how many kids you will need them to watch, the age of your children, and whether you need part-time or full-time childcare.

How can I find childcare help near me? currently has 3,499 childcare providers Edinburgh. You can search for childcarers by their distance from Edinburgh and by hourly pay rate. Then you can compare their experience, specific services they offer and what age groups of kids they specialise in caring for. You can also read reviews from other families in Edinburgh that have worked with the childcarers you're interested in.

What interview questions should I ask a childcare provider?

You want to find a childcare provider that will get along with your kids, but also follows many of the same parenting ideas you have. Structure your questions around how your kids behave in certain situations and what the provider thinks is the best action to take. And because there are plenty of activities to do in Edinburgh, you should ask questions about the fun things each childcare provider would do to keep your kids happy and entertained. Finally, ask each provider about their past childcare experience, references from other families in Edinburgh and if they are certified in first aid.
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Childcare in Edinburgh

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