Childminder Alloa

My Philosophy

I believe that children’s early years are the most important in growth and development both physically and mentally. Every child is unique and should be valued as such. All children deserve the right to opportunities, which will enhance life skills in a positive manner.
With these values in mind and understanding the key role I play in this process, I aim to provide: 

  • A positive and encouraging approach to consider and adhere to a child’s individual needs, interests and their stages of development.

  • Challenging and enjoyable experiences across all aspects of a child’s development, allowing them to experience the influences of the world in a way in which they enjoy.

  • To take a positive approach to discipline, working in partnership with parents and authorities at all times.

  • I will actively promote a process of ongoing assessment to inform and include parent’s opinions of their child’s daily activities. No one knows your child better than you so by working with you we can develop a positive working partnership for the benefit of the child.

  • A variety of indoor and outdoor play experiences to promote and develop a child’s social, emotional and intellectual well-being as well as encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

  • An environment that will be welcoming, safe and secure for children of all ages.

  • My home will be one in which parents can leave their children in the knowledge that they are happy, healthy and well cared for.

  • I will ensure I review my provisions regularly and keep up to date with new and current legislation. I will work closely with the Care inspectorate and the Council and follow inspection requirements carefully.

  • Risk assessments of the provision will be carried out continuously and a range of policies and procedures will be in place, of which, parents will receive copies of to enhance a positive working partnership.

Working within the national care standards.

The national care standard is how the government and early years professionals describe the time in your childs life between birth and five. This framework exists to support all professionals working in the early years to help your child develop and grow.

This framework sets out:

  • The legal welfare requirements that everyone registered to look after children must follow to keep your child safe and promote welfare.

  • The framework of getting it right for every child GIRFEC which covers the areas of learning and development which guide professionals engagement with your childs play and activities as they learn new skills and knowledge.

  • Assessments that will tell you about your childs progress through their early years.

Alloa Childminder
Alloa Childminder

The main principles i follow are dignity, privacy, choice, safety, realising potential and equality and diversity.Users of the service have a right to:



  • Dignity - Be treated with dignity and respect at all times and enjoy a full range of social relationships.



  • Privacy - Have your privacy and property respected and be free from unnecessary intrusion.



  • Choice - Make informed choices, while recognising the rights of other people to dothe same and know about the range of choices.



  • Safety - Feel safe and secure in all aspects of life, including health and wellbeing. Enjoy safety but not be over-protected and be free from exploitation and abuse.



  • Realising Potential - Achieve all you can, make full use of the resources that are available to you and make the most of your life.


  • Equality And Diversity - Live an independent life, rich in purpose, meaning and personal fulfilment. Be valued for your ethnic background, language, culture and faith. Be treated equally and to live in an environment which is free from bullying,harassment and discrimination. Ne able to complain effectively without fear of victimisation.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​