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Childminder in Hinckley

Babysitter in Hinckley

5 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Jun 2009 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 01 Jul 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

My name is Heather Orton, I'm married with a 16 year old boy and 12 year old girl and a beagle dog.
I began childminding after I had my 16 year old, and think it is the most rewarding job in the world.

My husband is also an Ofsted registered childminder and works with me full time, giving the children the advantage of a positive male and female role model.

We do a range of activities with the children, including cooking, Gardening, tots group, park play, creating, yoga, mindfulness, construction and Spanish lessons. We follow the EYFS framework (the same as nurseries), using the children’s interest to inform our planning. We have an allotment that is within walking distance which the children enjoy visiting and helping in.

The children that i have cared for in the past are a valued part of our extended family.

I drop off and pick up from St Mary’s School, Hinckley Parks School, and St Peters School and am based on Mount Road in Hinckley.

I have lots of childcare qualifications including: paedatric first aid, food hygiene, Level 3 Diploma in childcare and young peoples workforce. (the new version of the NVQ3)
Ofsted inspected in September 2018 and graded as a "Good" childminder.

Please contact me if you are interested in childcare (or have any questions I could help you to answer). X

My Experience

I registered with Ofsted in 2015, and have enjoyed being a part of many families throughout the years.

My Qualifications

Have done lots of different courses, here are what i class to be the most important:
First Aid
Food and Hygiene
Health and Safety
Home Based Childcare
Safeguarding and Child protection
Incredible Years course
Qualifications and training is continually under review and updated when needed.
Level 3 Diploma in childcare and young peoples workforce. (the new version of the NVQ3)

My Availability

Various days and times.
Flexable of start and finish times.
Contact me for details.

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Last Updated: 04/07/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour

£4 per hour.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for HeatherO. 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.

Heather has been amazing with my little girl, from day one she has been so supportive to me as a parent and also to my little one whilst she has been settling in... i have chosen heather as she genuinely cares about each child in her care her house is fully kitted out with everything you could want ... they also attend playgroups and go on outings and have Spanish class! Fantastic childminder 5***** :) we also receive a newsletter and communication is great! I cant comment on food because i send a packed lunch :)

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by Avatar for Sarah Sarah about Avatar for HeatherO HeatherO on 12/02/2020

When you meet Heather, you'll soon understand why I rate her so highly.

From my first meeting, I knew that my little boy would be safe, cared for and have a great starter in life with Heather. From learning to write, share, read and sing, to makaton and even Spanish..he's had quite the learning journey and even taught me the odd thing along the way. Well...he's since left Heather's and now happily settled in school and loves it. He was more than prepared and ready for the next steps. I am ever so grateful for the support, guidance and help we have had.

Now Heather has my little girl full time, and I know I've never felt so safe knowing she is in great hands. I would highly recommend Heather.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Jenny Jenny about Avatar for HeatherO HeatherO on 03/02/2020

Heather and Ady are brilliant...I picked her from this site for my son and it was the best decision I made. They interact, play games, take him to a tots group twice a week not to mention outdoor play. Couldn’t ask for two nicer people to look after my boy whilst I’m working

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 4 stars Cleanliness
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by Avatar for Lucy Lucy about Avatar for HeatherO HeatherO on 25/01/2018

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