5 stars (28)

Childminder in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2014 Last Updated Oct 2018 Last Login 20 Nov 2018 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Hi my name is Kathleen Heron, I'm 50 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 20 years experience of working in childcare. I also have 3 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.

My Experience

Over the years I'v worked in schools and nurseries and playgroups.

My Qualifications

OFSTED RATED GOOD
CRB /DBS
Equality and diversity awareness
Paediatric first aid course
OFQUAL childcare service level 3/4
Food safety
Safeguarding level 1/2
NVQ level 2 early years and education
HEFC Northumbria university
Human biology
English language
Health studies
Learning first classroom assistance level 2
Transport awareness for safeguarding and supporting autism .
DEGREE IN CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION

My Availability

SPACES AVAILABLE , DISCOUNT FOR FULL TIME CHILDCARE OR SIBLINGS .

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

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Last Updated: 29/10/2018

My Fees

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.I also except childcare vouchers .
Fees
£4.50 per hour for over 20 hour contract
£5.50 per hour for under 20 hour contract
£10.00 per hour per child for babysitting/overnight childcare

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Reviews

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my daughter really loves kath and her family, she have a good staff,and good place, she's caring for my daughter around 9 months.

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by about Kathleen on 09/08/2018

Kath and her family and assistants have been providing childcare for my son for the last year .Her loving caring nature has enabled my son to settle in with ease .I was very nervous going back to work leaving my baby with a child minder but need not have worried as she sends many texts and updates to alleviate any concerns I may have had and it's a pleasure now to watch him grow and reach milestones with aunty kaths help.He loves to.engage in all the activities and enjoys outdoor play singing and a wide range of crafts and has come home very proud of his artwork.kath is very welcoming and has been flexible in helping me due to.my husband's work pattern and I would not hesitate to recommend her .

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by about Kathleen on 09/08/2018

My step daughter loves going to Aunty Kaths . She has come along leaps and bounds since starting with Kathleen in January Last year. I really couldn't recommend her enough. They do a lot of activities and various educational stuff ie. letters ,numbers,colours with the children too.
My Step Daughter is so settled and has been from day 1 as I think it's also like home from home feeling for the children.

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by about Kathleen on 12/01/2018

Kathleen runs a very professional childminding service from her lovely home in Kingston Park. The kids love it and there is a warm and easy going atmosphere. Kathleen genuinely loves children and you can be sure that they will be in good hands here. Plenty for them to do with lots of toys and teaching resources and some really nice staff who all bend over backwards to help you out if your routines change.

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by about Kathleen on 13/12/2017

Auntie Kath has been such a tremendous help with settling my son into a new city, new school and new childcare. She has been thoughtful and kind to his needs. I couldn't recommend her more. My son loves going to Auntie Kaths and spending time with all his friends and the huge amount of toys.

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by about Kathleen on 30/11/2017

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