Childminders

There are a number of childminders that offer childcare in Orkney. All childminders should be registered with the Care Inspectorate and you can search for their details and their inspection reports by following the Care Inspectorate link available from the 'Related Sites' section of this page.

The current list of childminders is available in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

Free Early Learning and Childcare Hours with Childminders

Some childminders are in partnership with the Council and can offer up to 600 hours of free early learning and childcare. You will find their details below.

In some settings we are offering more hours as part of the preparation for offering 1140 hours per year by 2020.

Ann Drever

Brooklyn, Deerness Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1SW.

Telephone: 01856873696 or 07720828096.

This setting is registered for 6 children, no more than 3 under 5 and 1 under 1 year.

This setting is open 08:00 to 17:30, Monday to Friday.

Edna Fotheringhame

19 Hordaland, Kirkwall, KW15 1UN.

Telephone: 01856871121.

This setting is registered to take 6 children, no more than 3 under 5 and 1 under 1 year.

This setting is open 08:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday.

Christina Johnston

9 Meadow Crescent, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1HA.

Telephone: 01856870595.

The setting is registered for 3 nursery / 3 school-age children.

Full or part days are available - 07:00 – 18.00, Monday to Friday.

Erika Shearer

Pierview, St Mary's, Holm, KW17 2RS.

Telephone: 01856781727 or 07979508088.

This setting is registered to take 6 children, no more than 3 under 5 and 1 under 1 year.

This setting is open 07:30 to 19:30, Tuesday to Friday.

Apply

To apply for a place with one of our registered childminders named above, please complete the application form available from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

Related Sites

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

Email: customerservice@orkney.gov.uk

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