Hi my name is Kathleen , I'm 53 years old and married to peter and mother of four, two of which are away at university and I have two teenagers at home. I live in a large house in kingston park, i have a conservatory and large room just for children to play in and a large garden. I myself have over 25 years experience of working in childcare. I also have 2 assistants. We have days out at soft play, seaside, farms as well as lots of activities and fun at home! I also offer the 30 hours free for all 3 year olds according to the government guidelines and I except working vouchers to. I follow the EYFS at all times, also I have a degree in childcare and education.
We encourage enthusiasm, good manners, independence and consideration for others from the children in our care. Each child receives the individual attention he or she needs to develop new skills and interests, and to discover that learning is an exciting and fun experience.
We have a caring and secure environment where children enjoy the friendship of others, have a happy and rewarding time and reach their full potential through praise and encouragement.
Please feel free to ring and ask me any questions. I'm a very warm, approachable person and will help parents as much as I possible can with any extra requests you may have regarding your child’s care.
Over the years I'v worked in schools and nurseries and playgroups.
OFSTED RATED GOOD
CRB /DBS for myself ,staff and family
Equality and diversity awareness
Paediatric first aid course
OFQUAL childcare service level 3/4
Safeguarding level 1/2
NVQ level 2 and 3 early years and education
HEFC Northumbria university
Learning first classroom assistance level 2
Transport awareness for safeguarding and supporting autism .
DEGREE IN CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION
SPACES AVAILABLE .
MON TO FRI , DROP OFF SERVICE AVAlIBILE TO AND FROM HOME. Weekends work at babysitters rate
30 hours free childcare available from September for 2,3,4 year olds. Ring to get more information
|Last Updated: 30/12/2021|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
Childcare fees includes everything food, trips activities but not nappies and wipes and baby milk.
I also offer 30 hours free via the government guidelines and tax free childcare.I also except childcare vouchers .
£5.00 per hour
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Kingston Park Primary School A Member of Smart Multi Academy Trust
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at North Fawdon Primary School A Member of Smart Multi Academy Trust
- I provide pick ups at Newcastle High School for Girls
- I provide pick ups at Newcastle School for Boys
- I provide pick ups at Newcastle Preparatory School
- I provide pick ups at Royal Grammar School
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Cragside Primary School
- I provide pick ups at Brunton First School
- I provide pick ups at Grange First School
My Ofsted Inspections
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- Training Certificate: Food safety (added 31/12/2021)
- Training Certificate: Equality and diversity (added 31/12/2021)
- Exam Certificate: Diploma (added 31/12/2021)
- Exam Certificate: Degree (added 31/12/2021)
- First Aid Certificate (added 31/12/2021)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 31/12/2021)
- DBS Check (added 31/12/2021)
- First Aid Certificate: first aid (added 14/04/2021)
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Kathleen and her team are absolutely amazing, she has been the best for both of my children who have been with her for 2 years now. She has gone above and beyond to facilitate all of our needs and my boys love going to see her and the rest of the team. We are so sad to not need Kathleen anymore but we highly recommend her for anyone who needs care for their kids.
Kathleen and all her family are very warm, welcoming and friendly, from first meeting about mine and my daughters needs nothing was too much trouble i felt at ease and knew straight after my daughter would be in safe hands :)
I honestly couldn’t recommend Kathleen enough she has been so supportive all the way through as a first time mammy i was nervous about leaving my 6 month old but in a short period kathleen has made all my worries go and keeps me up-to date with my daughters daily activities and bootle feeds. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend kathleen over and over again
Kathleen and all her family are very welcoming and friendly, creating a great environment for all the children whilst being professional.
Kathleen shows great support, helping the children where they need it.
My son always comes back home happy and full of chat about what they have been up to.
I honestly couldn’t recommend Kathleen enough.
Kathleen and her team have looked after our son since he was 4 months old and he loves it at her house. She and her team are very experienced and so reliable. Highly recommend Aunty Kath!
My 2 year old daughter has started with Kathleen and her team and has made my journey back to work and leaving her a lot better. They have provided me with regular updates throughout the day to settle my nerves and let me know how happy she is there. They have a lovely home setting for the kids who have a great choice of activities to keep them entertained. Highly recommend their childminding services as a lovely family who genuinely care a lot about the children with them.
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