4.97 stars (39)

Childminder in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2014 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 14 Nov 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.

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

My 2 year old daughter attends Kathleen's and we couldn't recommend enough. The setting is fantastic, the kids are well looked after, always doing something and have everything they could need or want. The guys are so friendly and welcoming but professional, and my daughter loves them. She comes home happy and cant wait to go back. Highly recommend to everyone looking for a child minder/nursery.

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by about Kathleen Heron on 05/08/2019

Kath and her team have looked after my little boy for around 5/6 months now and will be looking after him and his younger brother from September, my little boy loves going and has so much fun when he’s there. He can be a fussy eater sometimes and kath has been more than accommodating with that and has helped us with that as much as she could. Amazing team and no doubt my younger son will enjoy it as much as his older brother.

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by about Kathleen Heron on 04/08/2019

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

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