I am back!

March 9th, 2015

In January my family and I moved from Bo’ness to Livingston. Since then it has been a whirlwind of unpacking, new schools and arranging to move my childminding registration to our new home.

I am delighted that it will all be completed this week. I will be registered for 4 children in addition to my 2 sons, 2 school age and 2 pre-schoolers. I will be providing wraparound care for Harrysmuir primary school and Ladywell & Inveralmond nurseries.

There is so much here for kids to do, and I am really looking forward to getting back to work. In the meantime I am enjoying exploring all that is on offer with my toddler.

Final blog post for a while.

February 8th, 2013

The blog has been quite quiet recently because I’ve had my own little project in the works that’s meant I’ve been really rather tired in the evenings.

I start maternity leave today, and will be off until November, so I’ll be returning just in time for lots more wintery Christmassy crafts! It seems a very, very long way off, but I’m sure it will fly in as quickly as the last 38 weeks have.

Enjoy the pictures of the wonderful pictures the kids have done over the last couple of weeks.



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St Andrew’s Day Crafts

December 3rd, 2012
December is here, we have a light dusting of snow and it’s beginning to feel distinctly Christmassy! However before all that, we had St Andrew’s Day. This year I decided to steer clear of Saltires and kilted toilet roll people and do something slightly different.

Paper Weaving

The children let their imaginations run riot and created some spectacular Nessies!

As St Andrew was a fisherman, and known as the "Fisher of Men" we made some lovely bright fish from old CDs, and the littlest mindee made a gorgeous woolie sheep.


Harvest and Thanksgiving Display

November 26th, 2012


I’m going to be really sad to take this down to replace with our St Andrew’s Day crafts, it’s so bright and colourful.

It looks so pretty!


Native American headdress.


Lollipop stick and paper plate turkeys.


Harvest Angels.


Everything we are thankful for, written on the trunk of our Thanksgiving Tree.


Corn papercraft with split pea kernels!


Apple wreath.





Bonfire Night

November 16th, 2012

One wee craft we did to mark Bonfire Night, and picture of the large fireworks display in Falkirk one of my mindees wanted to draw .

Autumn Lapbook and Bonfire Night Crafts

November 15th, 2012

The kids love lapbooking as it gives them a really easy way to display lots of little pieces of work, perfect to take home.

These ones are a mish mash of Harvest, Hallowe’en and Bonfire night mini books.


Half Term Handicrafts

October 22nd, 2012

The October week was a bit of a wash out, which provided the ideal opportunity to update our display area, and make a start on some handmade Christmas presents!

We got outside one morning to collect some leaves, which we pressed then used to make some lovely leaf rubbings and finally laminated them for our Autumn display. They look fantastic. We’re using the leaf rubbings to make some Flower-Faries. On the right of the display is one of the fab autumn tree pictures we made with sandwich bags, they’re a kind of leafy snow globe. Really easy to make and a little bit different.

Of course we can’t forget Hallowe’en is on the way and we had great fun making and decorating some papier mache pumpkins to take home. I think they look really cute.

I can’t tell you too much about the Christmas presents as that wouldn’t be much of a surprise, but here are a couple of sneak peeks!

From basketballs to glitter balls!

September 10th, 2012

We’ve been rushed off our little feet enjoying the “summer” holidays, and getting back into the school routine.

Right now the kids are enjoying a long weekend, we’ve been out to play basketball, painted fridge magnets and they are currently having a wee disco!

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

July 5th, 2012

Especially when your castle’s walls are built of books!

You’ve got to admire the imagination of children, and don’t worry no books were harmed in the making of this fortification.

Happy 4th of July!

July 4th, 2012