What's New in our Childminding Guides?

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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