Free Creative Steps Magazine Winter 2023 Edition

30th November 2023

New Winter 2023 edition out now! Creative Steps is a unique quarterly magazine providing everyone caring for young children up to age 11 with dozens of fun, creative activity ideas, all designed to encourage learning through creative play. … read more

Latest Childminder News and Updates

24th November 2023

Here are the latest additions and updates to our Childminder Guides, Childminder Paperwork and other childminder resources.  … read more

Free Childcare for Mums having Smear Tests: Independent Childminders and Nannies offer Help to Save Lives

14th May 2023

Cervical screening for cancer is at a 20-year low Over 3000 women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer and nearly 1000 die due to the condition every year. … read more

Childcare in the Spring Budget 2023

15th March 2023

The Spring Budget was announced on 15th March 2023 and in it, chancellor Jeremy Hunt placed childcare at its centre. … read more

Start your childminding or nanny career today by studying for the Preparing to work in Home-based Childcare Qualification (HBCA) CACHE Level 3

9th January 2023

Start your childminding or nanny career today 3 months free gold membership included in the course fee The Preparing to work in Home-based Childcare Qualification (HBCA) is a CACHE-accredited and Ofsted-recognised level 3 award that covers everything you need to become a home-based childcarer, registered childminder, childminding assistant or nanny. … read more

Childcare Discounts - Save money on everyday shopping

1st December 2022

Introducing Childcare Discounts A new benefit for gold members to help money go that little bit further in the cost of living crisis … read more

Covid-19 Guidance for Early Years Providers

14th January 2022

LATEST GUIDANCE • The DfE have published Additional actions for childminders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic … read more writes to Minister for Children and Families

9th September 2021 have written to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families in England, Vicky Ford, in relation to comments she made in an exchange in the House of Commons with shadow children and early years minister Tulip Siddiq regarding a decline in the number of childcare providers since the start of 2001. We have received a number of concerns from our registered childminder community that the comments are dismissive and disrespectful, appearing to imply that childminders are less important than nursery settings.   … read more

Ofsted answer your questions about the revised EYFS 2021

29th July 2021

Your questions on the revised EYFS from September 2021 answered by Ofsted HMI's In this exclusive video interview, Sarah Neville puts members' questions to senior Ofsted inspectors. … read more

UK's largest childcare platform allows parents to search for Covid-19 vaccinated childcare providers

9th June 2021, the UK's largest childcare platform with more than 2.5 million members, now allows parents to search for childcare providers and tutors who have received a Covid-19 vaccine. … read more