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Childminder in South Hetton

Female Non-smoker Member since May 2012 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 16 Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
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
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

Hi, my name is Gemma and I am a registered childminder living in South Hetton. I live with my husband, and our two children who are 13 & 10.

I offer a caring home from home environment for children of all ages, offering day time childcare, before and after school care and also school holiday care. I am able to take children/collect children from South Hetton Primary.

I offer a wide and varied range of activities for the children I care for, which are relevant to their age and stage of development. Activities take place in my home setting, out in the local community and places of interest to the children.

My Experience

I have 7 years childminding experience, which in that time I have cared for children from 5 months old up to 13 years old, along with the experience gained from my own two children.

Prior to childminding, I had work as a one to one learning support in a specialist school for children with autism.

I also have a BA(Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies

My Qualifications

I few of the qualifications I hold include -

- BA (Hons) Early Childhood and Curriculum Studies Degree

- Paediatric First Aid (updated on a regular basis)

- Safeguarding (updated on a regular basis)

- Prevent Duty

I also attend courses relevant to childminding and current requirements on a regular basis.

My Availability


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 20/04/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

available on speaking with parents.

2 year old, 15 hours funded places also available for those parents eligible.

3 & 4 year old nursery education 30 hours funded places.

My Local Schools

My Documents


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My son is 21 months old and has been going to Gemma for around 9 months now and it was the best decision myself and husband have made naturally I was worried about leaving my son with someone we didn't know but on our first meeting with Gemma she was very approachable and a lovely lady my son was soon off playing with the toys he now goes to Gemma's 3 days a week and cries when I pick him up as he enjoys bring their. Gemma also puts up with me being a worried parent and keeps me updated the ought the day by text yo tell me how he is doing. Gemma takes them to play groups most mornings and they go on a lot of outings which to me is great. Gemma has also brought on all aspects of my sons development from his talking to his social skills as he was shy around people he didn't know and he was a very picky eater and with Gemma's help that has changed so much for the better Gemma offers a home away from home and I can defiantly recommend Gemma as a trusted child minder I wouldn't dream of sending my son to anyone else now

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Gemma Oa on 04/06/2015

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