4.97 stars (35)

Childminder in Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2014 Last Updated Jul 2019 Last Login 19 Jul 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Hi my name is Kathleen Heron, I'm 51 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 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: 14/07/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 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.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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Below are the latest reviews for Kathleen Heron. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Kath and her family have looked after our son for two years. He looks forward to going on his days off, and seems to be well occupied with a huge range of activities while there. Kath takes a close interest in the children’s learning and social development, and tailors activities to their needs. I know my son is well cared for while with Kath, who always goes the extra mile for the children she minds.

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by about Kathleen Heron on 04/06/2019

Kath has been looking after our baby since he was 4 months old for 3 days per week while I went back to work. She made the whole process so smooth and he absolutely loves it at her house. He is well looked after, does arts and crafts, plays with the other kids... Kath has been so helpful to us during an emotional time. Leaving your baby with someone for the first time is never easy but Kath made me feel like he was in safe hands. She is very experienced and sends me lovely photos of him throughout the day.
She has been able to get him to take bottles of expressed breast milk and now he is eating his solids like a piggy.
Every time I go to Kath's house the kids are having a lovely time and all playing nicely.

Thank you so much Kath xx

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by about Kathleen Heron on 31/05/2019

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

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