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Childminder in Darlington

Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2014 Last Updated Jul 2019 Last Login Aug 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Let me introduce myself,My name is Kathleen Huggins ( Kat).

I am an Ofsted registered childminder and have been involved in this industry since 2008, growing my experiences and knowledge before completing my degree in Education and Training in 2018 at Teesside university.

I live in the Cockerton area of Darlington with my husband, 2 children and 2 dogs, which is were we have now settled after being away with the Army for 18 years.

We are 5 minutes walk from Westpark Academy and 5 minutes walk from Mount Pleasant school, local shops and bus routes.

My husband David works for MPCT, Military preparation college and He is fully DBS Checked.

I live in a 4 bedroom house with a large garden. Perfect for outdoor play and exploring. I have lots of resources and activities to entertain all ages and interests. We enjoy messy and sensory play. Days out, arts and crafts,. Etc

To make leaving your child/children whilst you go to work, I provide a safe, secure and loving family home from home environment to play, learn and develop. To make this transition easier for yourself and your child/children I will work along side you to ensure your child's needs are individually met and that their safety is paramount. My aim is to provide a high standard of childcare for your child, as I would want for my own children.

Just like school nurseries and private nurseries as a childminder I follow the EYFS and Early Years Outcomes to monitor children's developments and progress.

My Experience

Working with children in schools and nurseries since 2008. I have also worked for social services dealing with a very diverse background of children and families.

My Qualifications

Level 3 childcare, learning and Development
Level 3 Teaching Assistant
Foundation degree in Early years
Degree in Education and training
Paediatric First Aid
Understanding Babies
Advanced safeguarding and Designated safeguarding Lead
CAF CON and multi agency Approach
The Prevent Duty and British values
Safeguarding children
Food safety and Hygiene
Understanding Autism

My Availability

I can do school drop offs and pick ups for Westpark and mount pleasant school.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 31/07/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

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