Professional childminders work from their own home to provide a flexible, high quality childcare service in a family setting. Childminders must be registered with the Care Inspectorate who will agree the number of children that the childminder can safely care for. Childminders may work on their own, with an assistant or be jointly registered with another member of the family.

Being cared for by a childminder gives children the opportunity to learn from real-life experiences. 

In East Lothian there are a number of childminder who are “Funded Providers”. This means that as a parent you can, when your child becomes eligible, choose to take some or all of your funded hours at this setting.  These hours will be funded with no charge to you as a parent.

Musselburgh area

Wallyford area

Prestonpans area

Ormiston area

Tranent area

Haddington area

East Linton area

Gullane area

North Berwick area

Dunbar area