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Alyson Riddell Childminding

When you have to work and leave your children behind, you need to know that he or she is in the best possible environment.
I have been a registered chilminder since 1998 and have been supplying my personal childminding service from my home.

For more information please call


07514 298 313

01896 830915 

Coronavirus Update - August 2020


Due to the Caronavirus Pandemic, parents may only drop-off and pick-up their children at the door. 


All reasonable steps are being taken to protect the children and spaces may be more limited.


Alyson - just wanted to write you a wee note instead of replying to your text message.

We feel we haven't made it clear enough how much we value what you do in looking after our little cherubs, but not only what you do, but how you do it. 

You look after them with such care and compassion - we really cannot thank you enough.

It's such a difficult time for us all - but also a great time to remind you how valued you are.

Thank you from the Thomsons & we hope you enjoy the cake.

Ellis, Orla, Harris, Ava, Andy & Juliet  - June 2020


Alyson has been our childminder for 8 years, looking after both my daughters whilst I worked in Edinburgh.  She is loved by both my children and when you see others in her care, interact with her, it is clear that all the children in her care think the same.  


There are a range of activities planned with the children to keep them busy during the holidays or after school ensuring that they are not bored - not an easy task!  


I trust Alyson completely with the care of my children and would recommend her highly to anyone looking for reliable childcare in the area.


Michelle  14th July 2014

As a career oriented woman I found returning to work after the birth of my son a very challenging experience. I was torn between wanting to continue in the working world and also wanting to give 100% to my new found role of being a mum. I felt guilty about leaving him for his sake and also felt guilty about putting the burden of my child on to someone else.


Thereafter there are many challenges to encounter as a working mum, and you continue to be pulled between going out to work to provide the best for your family but feeling like you are short changing your responsibility as a parent. However…..Alyson has been a complete saviour in all of these challenges for me and my son! Not only did she set my mind at rest that caring for my son was not a burden to her but my son very, very quickly made Alyson’s house a home from home and has thoroughly enjoyed every minute he has spent there – and there have been many minutes now!!! Over and above this Alyson has helped immensely practically and emotionally when there were “challenges” for us as parents as well as our son, relating to starting nursery, starting school and all the new experiences that come with these life events.


Alyson provides a great environment, grounding and experience for all the children in her care. It is very evident that she has the child’s best interests at heart and is very approachable and open for the parents. I have absolute no hesitation in recommending Alyson’s child minding services to anyone looking for such a service, she will undoubtedly ease all the pressures of being a working parent. 7 years on………I would say I’m suitably “qualified” in saying the above….. 

Fiona 15th July 2014

All three of my children loved going to Alyson's.  Alyson provided acomplete home from home' where my children felt safe and loved. The activities they took part in were full of imagination and we still have some of the delightful pieces of artwork they completed under her watchful eye! 


I would not hesitate to recommend Alyson - she is a very caring and gentle childminder who looks after the children in her care with great love.


Sonya  28th July 2014

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