Childminder Guides

Free Paperwork | Free Contracts | Paperwork & Admin | Marketing & Communication | Pre-Reg Advice | Getting Ready for your Ofsted Inspection  | Inspections | Writing a Portfolio/Evidence FileChildminding Assistants | Safeguarding | ICO | Learning & Development | Preparing Children for School | Planning | Outside Play | Evidence Quality Teaching | Teaching Maths | Working with Parents | Parent Partnerships | Sharing Learning with Parents | Home Learning | Meal times & Food | Resources | Managing Behaviour | Risk Assessments | SEND | Reflecting on your Provision | EYFS Audits | EYFS Changes | Scotland


Support for Childminders

Read about some of the help and support for childminders provided by Childcare.co.uk including guides on setting up as a childminder.


FREE Childminder Paperwork

We believe childminders shouldn't have to pay for paperwork so have created free downloadable paperwork for childminders including over 25 statutory and non-statutory forms, accounts & recording keeping documents and lots more.

 

Childminder Safety Blog

Free Childminder Safety Blog with lots of useful information on keeping children safe whilst in your care.

Latest Blog Article: Keeping Children Safe at Christmas *FREE* *NEW*


Contracts, Terms & Conditions, Policy & Procedures and Permissions

All the information and paperwork you need to write your own contracts, terms and conditions, fees policy and permissions documents.


Paperwork and Admin

Setting up a Childminding Business  *FREE*

Paperwork for Childminders

Policies and Procedures for Childminders

Writing a Business Plan

Business Sustainability

Attendance Registers

Time Management and Organisation

Toy and Equipment Cleaning Rota

Babysitting Checklist *FREE*

 

Marketing and Communication

Advertising your Childminding Business

Notice Boards

 

Pre-Registration Advice and Support

Pre-Registration Advice for Childminders *FREE*

Safeguarding and Welfare

Learning and Development

Business Management

 

Getting Ready for your Ofsted Inspection

Getting Ready for your Ofsted Inspection

Introduction

Evidence of Compliance with the EYFS

Writing your Self Evaluation Form

Moving House and Ofsted

Recording CPD - part 1

Recording CPD - part 2

Recording CPD - part 3

Essential Ofsted Paperwork Checklist *FREE*

Ofsted Evaluation Schedule

 

Inspections

An Outstanding Ofsted Inspection 

Dealing with Inspection Outcomes

Unannounced Ofsted Inspections

Ofsted Inspection Expectations

Inspection Actions

Top 10 Tips for a Successful Ofsted Inspection

Understanding the New Ofsted Inspection Requirements - Chapter 1

Understanding the New Ofsted Inspection Requirements - Chapter 2

Understanding the New Ofsted Inspection Requirements - Chapter 3

 

Writing a Portfolio/Evidence File

Chapter 1 - Evidence File & Audit

Chapter 2 - Evidence File & Audit

Chapter 3 - Evidence File & Audit

Evidence File 1

Evidence File 2

Evidence File 3
 

Childminding Assistants

Assistants - Introduction

Assistants - Checklist

Assistants - Documentation

Assistants - Risk Assessment

Assistants - Induction Training

Assistant Contract [PDF] *FREE*

Assistant Contract [Microsoft Word]

Assistant Agreement

Staff medication

Staff Accident and Injuries

Staff Record and Staff Arrangements

Safer Recruitment - Chapter 1

Safer Recruitment - Chapter 2

 

Safeguarding

CPD Reviews of Procedures

Safeguarding - part 1

Safeguarding - part 2

Safeguarding - part 3

Parental Responsibility

Emergency Planning

Childminders and Racism

Childminders and Online Safety

 

Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

Advice for Childminders

CPD Training (includes certificate)

Document Retention

 

Learning and Development

Transitions - Settling in Process

Supporting Transitions

Observations

Development Matters and Early Years Outcomes - assessment of learning

Next Steps Planning

Characteristics of Effective Learning - Chapter 1

Characteristics of Effective Learning - Chapter 2

Characteristics of Effective Learning - Chapter 3 

Cohort Tracking

Summary Assessments

Learning Journeys

Educational Programmes

Tracking a Child's Progress

Working with other Settings

Working with other Settings CPD (includes CPD certificate)

Child Development - part 1

Child Development - part 2

Child Development - part 3

Child Development - part 4 - 2 Year Progress Check


Preparing Children for School

Preparing Children for School - Intro

September Activities

October Activities

November Activities

December Activities *NEW*

Preparing Children for School - Intro 

Preparing Children for School - Chapter 1

Preparing Children for School - Chapter 2


Planning

Types of Planning for the EYFS

Annual Planning for Childminders

Individual Planning for Childminders

Medium Term Planning

Planning for different types of Play

Planning Webs

Day by Day Planning

Weekly Planning

Quick Focus Activities


Continuous Provision Planning

Over 50 continuous provision and activity guides, closely linked to the 7 areas of learning of the EYFS.

The 7 areas of learning - for Childminders

Provision Planning Guides

 

Series 4 Group Planning (2017)

2017 Events Calendar *NEW* *FREE*

Group Planning - Introduction *NEW*

 

Series 3 Planning (2016)

2016 Planning Calendar [PDF]

Group Planning - Introduction

Group Planning - January

Group Planning - February

Group Planning - March

Group Planning - April

Group Planning - May

Group Planning - June

Group Planning - July

Group Planning - August 

Group Planning - September 

Group Planning - October

Group Planning - November

Group Planning - December *NEW* 

 

Series 2 Planning (2015)

Although these guides were written for a previous year, much of the material and information is still useful and relevant today.

2015 Planning Calendar [PDF] 

Winter Play Planner [PDF]

Spring Play Planner [PDF]

Summer Play Planner [PDF]

Autumn Play Planner [PDF]

 

Series 1 Planning (2014)

Although these guides were written for a previous year, much of the material and information is still useful and relevant today.

2014 Planning Calendar [PDF]

January Planning

February Planning

March Planning

April Planning

May Planning

June Planning

July Planning

August Planning

September Planning

October Planning

November Planning

December Activities 

 

Outside Play

Outside All Year Play - Autumn 

Outside Play Planning - Chapter 1

Outside Play Planning - Chapter 2

Outside Play Planning - Chapter 3

Garden Learning Zones - Chapter 1

Garden Learning Zones - Chapter 2

Garden Learning Zones - Chapter 3

Gardening - Spring & Summer

Gardening - Autumn & Winter

Outside Play Audit 

 

Evidencing Quality Teaching

Introduction

Teaching and Planning for Children’s Learning – an overview

Teaching British Values

British Values - Quick Reference

Teaching in the Prime Areas of Learning

Teaching the Specific Areas of Learning - Part 1

Teaching the Specific Areas of Learning - Part 2

Using Children’s Interests in Teaching

Teaching – Introducing New Learning

Teaching - an Introduction to Themed and Continuous Provision Planning

Teaching - Resources for Learning

Teaching - Literacy & Numeracy

 

Teaching Maths

Maths - Chapter 1

Maths - Chapter 2

Maths - Chapter 3

Maths - Chapter 4

Maths - Chapter 5

Maths - Chapter 6

Maths - Chapter 7

Maths - Chapter 8

Maths - Chapter 9

Maths - Chapter 10

Maths - Chapter 11

Maths - Chapter 12 *NEW*

 

Working with Parents

Childminder Interview Tips

Parents Interviews

Parent Pack - part 1

Parent Pack - part 2

Parent Pack - part 3

Parent Pack - part 4

 

Parent Partnerships

Building Relationships

More Ideas for Building Relationships

Parent/Childminder Consultations

Audit Communication

Sharing Activity Ideas

Sharing Planning

CPD Audit and Certificate

 

Sharing Learning with Parents

Sharing Information with Parents

Chapter 1 - Observation, Assessment and Planning Information

Chapter 2 - Sharing Information about Outings

Communicating with parents

The 7 areas of learning – for Parents

Parents guide to the Childcare Register (A4 format) *FREE*

Parents guide to the Childcare Register (A5 format) *FREE*

Parents guide to the EYFS (A4 format) *FREE*

Parents guide to the EYFS (A5 format) *FREE*

Making Displays

Sharing Learning with Home - part 1

Sharing Learning with Home - part 2

Daily Diary [PDF] *FREE*

Daily Diary [Microsoft Word]

Email Daily Diaries


Ideas for Home Learning

Ideas for Home Learning - Spring and Summer

Ideas for Home Learning - Autumn and Winter

 

Meal times and Food

Food and Drink - Introduction

Food and Drink - Breakfast and Snacktime

Food and Drink - Lunch

Food and Drink - Tea

Food and Drink - Menus

Food and Drink - Challenges

Food and Drink - Risk Assessments and Sharing Information with Parents *NEW*

Food Provision

Meal time issues

 

Resources

Making a Resource List

Resources for Babies and Toddlers

Resources for Pre-School Children

After School Children

Resourcing Multiculturalism and Diversity

Childminders and Diversity *NEW*

 

Managing Behaviour

Supporting Emotions

Help, I have a Screamer!

Supporting the Challenging Child

 

Risk Assessments

Children and Choking

Outings Risk Assessments

Guidance for Risk Assessments

Writing Risk Assessments - part 2

Writing Risk Assessments - part 3

Writing Risk Assessments - part 4

Writing Risk Assessments - part 5

 

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

SEND - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Writing a Care Plan

Managing Individual Needs

Listening to Children's Views

Inclusion and the EYFS

Inclusion Audit

SEND Audit

 

Reflecting on your Provision

Introduction

Behaviour Management

Safety

Parent Partnership Review

The Observation, Assessment & Planning Cycle

Healthy Living

The Environment

Community Involvement

Play and the EYFS

Accessibility Audit

Safeguarding/Child Protection Review

Menu Planning

Outside Play

 

Audits of the Learning & Development Requirements of the EYFS

Introduction to the Learning and Development Requirements

Audits Part 2

Audits Part 3

Audits Part 4

Audits Part 5

Audits Part 6

Audits Part 7

Audits Part 8

Audits Part 9
 

Changes to the EYFS

Safeguarding & Welfare Requirements

Learning & Development Requirements

 

Scotland Childminding Guides

These guides have been specially produced for Scottish childminders.

Working with Parents

Preparing for Inspection

SHANARRI

Supporting Children's Learning

 

 

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