Welcome to the place where our success story started from, our flagship branch in East Mains Industrial Estate, Broxburn. Wee Gems has become the West Lothian's leading and most talked about childcarecentre in a very short space of time and we have set totally new standards for our sector. Wee Gems has won the West Lothian Chamber Of Commerce's Business Excellence Award for the best Customer Service 2006 and finalist in the High Business Growth category. Katie Lonergan is a surviving twin.
My name is Hayley and I am located in Armadale, West Lothian. I live with my husband, Jamie, our Son, Riley, born July 2010, and Daughter Aria, born December 2013. We have a mid-terraced house withlarge enclosed rear garden which provides lots of fun for outside play. Within the garden we have an 8ft trampoline (with safety nets) and a raised wooden playhouse. I became a registered childminder in January 2013 as I wanted to use my childcare experience and work with children.
Over the last 12 years, we have developed and matured into an excellent setting for children to flourish and blossom into confident, creative and successful individuals. With the support of adedicated dynamic team, ABC has a proven track record, demonstrating that many of 'our' children who graduate to primary school go on to become high achievers within their peer group.
Blackburn Family Centre was established in 1997 to provide free childcare and support for families suffering long-term unemployment. The organisation has grown in response to the needs of the area andits families, it now emplys 3 full time and 3 part time staff, along with 4 sessional workers. On 16th. April 2009 the organisation became a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee and is run by a Board of Trustees comprising local people and service users.
We provide professional child care for children up to pre-school age, offering varied fun activities while adhering to all guidlines contained in the Curriculum for Excellence for children aged 3-5years and the Pre-birth to three National Guidance for children up to 3 years of age.
We also have a large outdoor allotment for the children to plant, grow and eventually pick their own vegetables from. As you can probably guess, we like our children to keep busy, and subject to theScottish weather, occupied with many outdoor activities. Food is very important to us and plays a huge part of daily life in our nursery. It's essential that the children's food is made from wholesome and nutritious ingredients.
Based in a small, family-home style Nursery which operates a unique strategy of 'Keeping Families Together' where children of all ages are kept together without the need to separate family members.Located in Craigshill, Livingston adjacent to Letham Primary School, all bus routes and railway connections. The main routes to Edinburgh via the A71 and A89 are only a few minutes drive away. Also the nearby M8 Edinburgh-Glasgow.
My CV is in the download area of the website but to give you a quick overview I have an undergraduate degree in psychology from St Andrews university and a postgraduate in Educational research. I wasalso volunteer befriender at an Edinburgh guest house for adults and children with special needs. This involved working one-to-one with the children, helping them with personal care and taking the guests on outings around Edinburgh.