What's New in our Childminding Guides?

26th March 2020

April Group Planning added to Childminder Guides

6th March 2020

Registering a Childminder Assistant added to Childminder Guides

4th March 2020

Safeguarding Q&A added to Childminder Guides

3rd March 2020

Childminding Assistant contracts updated in both PDF and Word versions.

Legislation is changing from April 2020 and this will impact on new contracts drawn up to protect employers and employees – in this case childminders and assistants.

You will see the changes in red. These changes must be made for all new employees from April 2020.

28th February 2020

March Group Planning added to Childminder Guides

29th January 2020

February Group Planning added to Childminder Guides

15th December 2019

The new Childcare.co.uk 2020 group planning has been written with Ofsted’s new Early Years Inspection handbook in mind and the expectation to show intent, implementation and impact.

These 2020 planning guides – an introduction guide to talk you through the rationale of the new inspection framework and one guide for each month of the year – will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge rich curriculum confidently. Your job will be to ensure your planning is sequenced effectively for the individual child.

Ofsted have clearly stated in their recent training and blogs that early years providers do not need to show evidence of written planning during inspection, but do need to be able to discuss how they teach children about, for example, the world around them, similarities and differences and world festivals and celebrations.

2020 Group Planning Introduction added to Childminder Guides

January Group Planning added to Childminder Guides

8th December 2019

Curriculum Questions & Answers added to Childminder Guides

Unannounced Ofsted Inspections has been updated in Childminder Guides

Advent Activities

21st October 2019

Childminder Planning guide added to The Ofsted Early Years Inspection Handbook

Development Matters and Early Years Outcomes added to Early Years Outcomes

Characteristics of Effective Learning - Chapter 1 has been updated

Characteristics of Effective Learning - Chapter 2 has been updated

Characteristics of Effective Learning - Chapter 3 has been updated

20th October 2019

New Q&A on Learning & Development at Inspection

19th October 2019

Monthly Planning November 2019

December Activities

Making Displays has been updated

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Dealing with Inspection Outcomes has been updated

18th October 2019

Childminding Assistants and Staff section updated

Working with a Childminding Assistant (includes a useful checklist)

Staff - Risk Assessment

Staff - Induction Training

Staff Contract (example) [PDF] 

Staff Contract (example) [Microsoft Word]

Working with a self-employed assistant 

Staff - Record Keeping

Staff - Safer Recruitment

Staff - Supervision

Staff - Observations

Staff - Suitability

Working with an Apprentice

Staff - Manual Handling

Staff - Wellbeing

Staff - The Key Person role

30th September 2019

Monthly Planning October 2019

After School Children

Updating Parents

Settling New Children

Emergency Planning has been updated

Moving House and Ofsted has been updated

Notice Boards and Childminders has been updated

4th September 2019

Letters and Sounds in Provision Planning

27th August 2019

Monthly Planning September 2019

18th August 2019

Paperwork for Childminders - 42 page guide to statutory and recommended documents that every childminder needs.

Ofsted New Inspection Framework - Questions & Answers

1st August 2019

Monthly Planning August 2019 

Medication Policy and Procedures in Childminder Policies

Growth Mindset in Provision Planning

29th June 2019

Monthly Planning July 2019 

Attendance Register - Updated 

Reading to Early Years Children 

21st June 2019

New section on the new Ofsted Early Years Inspection Handbook including 5 information guides.

Preparing for the Early Years Inspection

Learning Walks

Cultural Capital

Curriculum in the Early Years

Developing Children’s Vocabulary in the Early Years

25th May 2019

Monthly Planning June 2019 

Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds 

26th April 2019

Monthly Planning May 2019 

Safeguarding Update 

Safeguarding and Staff 

Safeguarding File Contents 

Safeguarding Audit 

Parental Responsibility 

Communication & Language Toolkit

Single Use Plastic

29th March 2019

Monthly Planning April 2019 

The Revised Ofsted Inspection Framework 2019 - Chapter 2

28th February 2019

Monthly Planning March 2019 

The Revised Ofsted Inspection Framework 2019 - Chapter 1

30th January 2019

Monthly Planning February 2019 

Planning and Resourcing the Early Years Environment

31st December 2018

Monthly Planning January 2019 

Managing Arrivals & Departures

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