5 stars (33)

Childminder in Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2014 Last Updated Feb 2019 Last Login 21 Mar 2019 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

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 .

My Availability


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 .
£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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Kathleen and her team have been a fantastic help in nurturing my son who has gone to kaths from being a baby and now is approaching the terrible twos.Her help and guidance have seen him get rid of a dummy and learned many words and skills to achieve all his milestones and with her expert knowledge I know he will continue to thrive.Kath is very helpful and adaptable to my sons needs and will work alongside the parents offering suggestions and guidance and is always on hand to offer the children playtime,singtime,funtime and most of all special cuddles.

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by about Kathleen Heron on 04/02/2019

Kathleen has been looking after my children for around 4 years. Prior to Kathleen we had tried a nursery and other childcare settings. No where have we had such an easy to get along with and inclusive childcare provider. I highly recommend her as she is extremely flexible which is very important to us and also she goes out of her way to provide an exceptional level of service. She is naturally a very caring person and this comes across in her work. 10 out of 10!

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by about Kathleen Heron on 20/01/2019

Kath and her team are all very easy to get along with and always accomdating wherever possible. My boys have enjoyed going here after school. They felt comfortable right away and it is clear to see the children are well cared for. Kath is an experienced child minder, we are always kept informed on how the children have been and meals provided are always good. I would highly recommend Kath for the great value service she provides

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by about Kathleen Heron on 23/12/2018

Kathleen is a very friendly and caring childminder. She is looking after my two children and making sure I have been updated about them all the time. My eldest girl likes to go to Kathleen's after her school as she can mingle with other children and enjoy lots of fun activities there. I feel more relaxed and relieved to leave my 10 month old baby in her care as Kathleen is very attentive to my baby. Her assistant is also very nice to help us pick up my girl from school and provide her food for tea. Kathleen and her team have been providing very good and wonderful childcare service. Thanks a lot to them that i can get back to work with a peaceful mind!

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by about Kathleen Heron on 22/12/2018

Kathleen is a wonderful child minder. My children always come back happy after being in her care. Kathleen has helped the children a lot especially my 2 year old who had little to no speech before going. His speech has came on fantastic and he is also showing interest in the potty and is coming off his dummy all through going to Kathleen's! I couldn't thank her enough for her service!

Thanks you Kathleen

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by about Kathleen Heron on 09/12/2018

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