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Inverclyde Childminding Network


Professional. Affordable. Flexible.

All our members are Registered Childminders.

About ICN

Parents who are returning to work face the dilemma of childcare. Where would they be happy to place their child and where would their child thrive. Childminders offer a wonderful solution, here are a few of the reasons why! Childminders are professional having to go through rigorous checks by The Scottish Care Inspectorate before they are accredited. This is the same Inspectorate that monitors nurseries and care homes.


Childminders are flexible, many start earlier than nurseries and a later finish time.


Child to adult ratios are much less than at nurseries allowing your child more one on one time and giving the childminder and child the chance to build a firm relationship allowing continuity of care.


With over 50 locally registered childminders as part of our group we cover the whole Inverclyde area Childminders are rarely off ill as they are self-employed. Each childminder will have a designated childminding colleague who can step in due to an emergency, this colleague will be well known to your child. This would only happen in an emergency situation with parent’s permission.


Inverclyde Childminding Network gives childminders access to training and good practice 98% of our members are also members of the Scottish Childminding Association.


Childminders are out every day rain or shine and visit many places including; The Science Museum, The Transport Museum, Largs, local Parks and Museums, Lunderston Bay, Kelburn, Funworld, the Waterfront Cinema and more.


Many local childminders offer a school holiday service that offers cover for parents who are trying to arrange childcare for school holidays only. Childminders are very reasonably priced and offer great value for money. You can also use childcare vouchers at a registered childminders.

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