Ailie

I offer a service that is enriched with old fashioned values; the emphasis being on good manners, encouraging independence and having lots of outdoor fun and adventures whatever the weather

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Testimonials

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Poppy!

I've been coming to your house for nearly twelve years Ailie, nearly my whole life! Mum says you're more like family than a childminder to us

I think Ailie caters very well for individual likes and dislikes and I like how she manages the kids if they misbehave

Yvonne

I feel you get to know the children and their personalities; you know my daughter likes fresh air and to run around and climb and she enjoys doing this on the walks you go on. I know you chat to her and are helping to develop her speech

Brigid

I throwed a stick in the water for Poppy

Ailie's house is always immaculately clean, warm and welcoming for us all and the children feel at home there

Melissa

It gives me piece of mind that my child is somewhere I know she is happy and enjoying herself. She loves playing with the other children and being taken out on walks and activities

Brigid

I like throwing stones and sticks, you know the big ones? Well those ones

Ailie has taken some great photos of the kids on their various outings, which is an invaluable record of their time with her

Yvonne

My daughter is always smiley and happy at Ailie's house

Brigid

I like running and walking at the same time – let me show you – I stop then I walk then I stop then I run

In you we have truly found a star in the childminding industry!

Laura

We always feel welcome and at ease in your house there is a lovely warm atmosphere as soon as you open the door

Marina

I feel very pleased with my sons development particularly his knowledge and keen interest in nature, he can now spot and identify a wide variety of trees (some of which we didn't know!)

Melissa

My daughter runs to the door in the morning and always has lots of cuddles for Ailie when arriving and leaving. She tells me she is going to Ailie's to “have fun”

Scott

Our daughter has always enjoyed going to Ailie's house and our boys are so excited to see her, they literally burst with excitement! Seeing that sort of reaction is all the satisfaction that we need!

Melissa

Ailie's house is very homely and Poppy the pet dog adds to that family feel

Yvonne

As always we are extremely satisfied with Ailie and the service she provides

Melissa

The children know the boundaries Ailie sets and what is expected of them, such as taking off and hanging up their coats when they come in

Melissa

I think it's great fun when the kids chase me to try and catch my stick but I'm too quick for them and they never do; he he he!

Poppy

Wonderful stuff, great to see the variety of games and activities the children take part in; they clearly have a lot of fun and exercise and use their imaginations a great deal, thanks very much

Scott

Ailie discusses the day with me when I pick up my daughter and she always speaks about her with affection

Scott

The layout of the childminding setting is excellent and the house is safe and welcoming

Melissa

I love Ailie when she takes me and the kids out on our adventures

Poppy

I was happy, it was fun

I was very impressed by how Ailie made my daughter feel very special for her first day at nursery – this was a big confidence boost for her, she was so excited when I came to collect her

Yvonne

I like the fact Ailie and I can negotiate pick up times etc

Brigid

I'm pleased to see that the outdoor activities have an educational component and that the children all benefit. I can see how much hard work Ailie puts into her childminding and I am reassured that when my daughter is with Ailie she is receiving high quality care

Zulfie

I like the activities we do and I like doing something different every day; we do lots of exciting things

I always say good morning and goodbye when we meet people on our walks don't I Ailie?

My daughter is a confident and self assured girl thanks to Ailie's care and I know she will be sad to leave when she starts high school, although I suspect you will still see her!

Melissa

We all feel very welcome in Ailie's house, whatever the time of day; the atmosphere is relaxed with a feeling of happiness

Melissa

I am happy my child is going to a warm family setting where there are lots of toys and different activities for her to take part in

Scott

Ailie provides home made meals my child thoroughly enjoys

Melissa

My son loves his walks in the countryside and often asks at the weekend if we're going for a walk, whatever the weather!

Melissa

We did a difficult jigsaw together Ailie, I like the Tweenies one 'cos it's easy

Your house is much more than a workplace it's a home that has that welcoming feeling when you arrive, you are always cheery and Poppy's wagging tail adds to the friendly atmosphere

Laura

You would think there was nothing to do at Plean Country Park but there is loads…balancing, jumping, pond dipping, climbing walls and fences and trees, building, throwing, exploring, splashing, litter picking, talking to people and their dogs, rambling, stream walking, discovering nature

Today Ailie my hair is crazy, it's not crazy every day but it is today…watch out if you brush it!

...when I saw my daughter holding down her sleeve with her hand while she put her coat on (to stop the sleeve riding up), I asked her who had showed her how to do that – of course it was Ailie!

Small things but much appreciated – you are a great role model for the kids

Yvonne

Grateful there is no access to computer games and other screens as they do enough of this at home

Michael

I like that my baby is taken out regularly for walks in the buggy and is included in everyday activities with the other children

Marina

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