Childminder in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2014 Last Updated Mar 2020 Last Login 27 May 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Hi my name is Kathleen Heron, I'm 52 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: 30/03/2020

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

My Local Schools

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Kathleen Heron. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other users and not of 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.

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

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by about Kathleen Heron on 24/02/2020

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.

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by about Kathleen Heron on 23/02/2020

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!

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by about Kathleen Heron on 19/11/2019

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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by about Kathleen Heron on 07/08/2019

Kathleen Heron and her team were life savers!
I was quite anxious about finding a Childminder as I had always worked from home and though I was ready to work outside the home again, Childcare was a big deal! Kathleen made our entire family feel welcomed and I instantly knew she had the experience and care to support our Child Care needs. She has always been flexible and reliable and always understood the personal needs of my children and myself. I would highly recommend Kathleen Heron if you are looking for safe, friendly, and professional childcare!

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by about Kathleen Heron on 06/08/2019

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