Hi, my name is Heather Hodge and I've been a registered childminder since 1997. I started out in Glasgow then moved to Kilmarnock in 2001. I live in a 4bed detached house with my husband and three older children. I have full use of the downstairs areas and large secured back garden. I provide a clean, warm, happy environment for the children and have a structured routine which involves trips to softplay, local parks, beach, cinema, shops, etc. We also enjoy craft times and baking when we are at home. I can drop off and pick up children at the nurseries and schools near by.
I am fully vaccinated against Covid19.
Checkout my website for more information and photos.
I have years of experience in the job and have always had good reports from the Care Commission when they have inspected me. Since the grading system started iv'e always received 5's and 6's. 6 being the highest.
I did an ICS course before I started out in 1997 which I received a diploma for. I have also been on loads of courses through the Kilmarnock Childminding Group. Some of which are: Elementary Food Hygiene, Standard First Aid, Anaphylaxis Training, Child Protection, Fit Ayrshire Babies. I v'e also done training on Awareness of Asthma, Awareness of Diabetes, Play Development, a Dyslexia Workshop and Speech Therapy Workshop as well as Road Safety and Epilepsy workshops. I have a current First Aid Certificate
please enquire for availability. I accept college and employment funded payments.
|Last Updated: 20/12/2021|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
My rates are competitive and a cooked lunch and snacks are included.
My Local Schools
- Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 20/08/2021)
- Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 18/08/2020)
- PVG Check (added 03/06/2019)
- Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 03/06/2019)
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My son attended Hedgehogs for 12 months, prior to moving on to pre-school early learning last month!
The care that he received whilst at Hedgehogs was absolutely fantastic!
This team have every box ticked and whilst my son attended my husband and I agreed that his development was amazing. Having an older son who attended a private nursery for 3 years prior to pre-school-We noticed a huge difference and this was due to the safe and nurturing environment that he was in!
Heather and Trey’s focus on getting it “right” for every child is spot on!
Healthy foods, lots of outdoor education and positive focus on making the correct choices regarding their own behaviour!
Our son thrived and has transitioned into pre-school nursery with total ease!
Thank you Hedgehogs, so glad that we found you!
Jane and Steven Keary Xx
Ps the daily diary was such a joy to read every night!
Heather and Trey have looked after my daughter for 2 years and I couldn't ask for better childminders. They are both so lovely, helpful and accommodating. My daughter loves them and has grown such an amazing bond with the whole family and the other kids there. I can't recommend them enough.
My two boys both went to Hedgehogs Childminding from 1 year old and thoroughly enjoyed everyday.
Heather and Trey provide a wonderful service and a safe environment within their own spacious home. Activities range from puppet shows and park trips to climbing hills. I loved seeing photos and videos of all the adventures that they got up to throughout the time spent there until they went to school.
Heather helped when it came to potty training, etc and nothing was ever a problem. A daily diary was provided via email everyday and this is something I still enjoy looking back on. Trey has a great bond with my kids and they still love seeing him on the school run sometimes. I cannot recommend them both enough and wouldn’t hesitate to use their childcare services again.
Thank you for everything you have done for my boys. You always go the extra mile and it’s truly appreciated.
My little one has been going to Heather's for two years now (since he was one year old) and he has grown and developed so much thanks to her! Heather is such a lovely person who instantly put my first time mum anxieties at ease. From the beginning Heather and her whole family have went above and beyond to care for Leighton and they continue to do so all the time.
I absolutely love receiving my daily journey in the evening as it has all the information I could ever want and amazing pictures (really she could be a photographer)! Heather always checks in with myself on a regular basis to ensure my little one receives consistent care and is a gold mine of information/experience.
From arts and crafts and imaginative play to outdoor hill walking, days at the beach or playing in the woods my little one is always busy, engaged and has a great day!
I could write paragraphs about how amazing Heather and her family are but I won't bore you....just know they are the very best you could ever find!
Our little one has been going to Heather for a few months now and we couldn’t be happier. Heather provides a great setting for our daughter that includes lots of fun activities, days out and plenty of outdoor play which she loves. We only moved to the area recently and feel extremely lucky we found Heather. The daily reports give you an insight into your little ones day and often include pictures which I really love.
Response by Hedgehogs Childmindi on 22/06/2020:
Thanks for the lovely review Jill. It's so nice to feel appreciated:) Your little disney princess is an absolute pleasure to spend the day with!!!
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