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  • New legislation means Childminders have more flexibility   New legislation means more flexibility for childminders   The information contained in our blogs, newsletters, resources and website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by us and we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to […]
  • New Inspection Judgements from September 2015 New Inspection Judgements for Childminders   New eBook available to download for members at www.thechildmindingcafe.co.uk  – Completing your Self-Evaluation Form (2015) our guide to completing Ofsted’s Self Evaluation.   From September 2015 all providers including childminders must comply with the new inspection framework.  There will be four graded judgements – as there are now – […]
  • Working with assistant childminders Guide to working with assistant childminders Introduction When considering working with or employing assistants to care for children within your business, we suggest developing an appropriate childminder assistant pack that may help you organise your paperwork and build a more effective working environment. Points to remember when planning to work with assistants: Being the registered childminder means you […]

Latest Member Resources

**Alcohol & Substances Policy**The Integrated Review Completed example**The Integrated Review - Written Summary Template**Promoting British Values Policy**Promoting British Values ebook**Nap record**Alternative Care Plan**SEND - How I support Children with SEN or Disabilities**Easter Activities**Older Child's Leaving Questionnaire**Older Child's Questionnaire**Allergen recipe sheet**Allergen food chart - dishes**Allergen food chart - Child**Christmas activities**Nursery rhyme activities**Letter to parents about Ofsted inspection**SEND letter to parenst**Child's Allergy Plan**Allergy policy**College student policy**Completed example of a Progress Check at Age Two template with CoEL **EYFS 2014 Letter to Parents**SEND Local Offer Form**SEND Individual Child Plan**SEND Local Offer Form completion guide**SEND Local Offer input request to parents**SEND Code of Practice eBook - what it means for Childminders**EYFS 2014 - A summary of the changes in regulation eBook**Ready for Pre-school Record**Ready for School Record**Whistle blowing policy**Child-focused activity sheets**Pay slip creator**EYE factsheet for parents**EYE letter to parents**Sample invoice with EYE hours**EYE Charging policy**Exception from standard ratios form**Risk assessment record - exceptional circumstances change in ratio**Overnight care risk assessment completed example**A practical guide to the Expressive Arts & Design Area of L&D eBook**Zip-bag gloop**Six-monthly progress record**Progress check at age two written summary template with section for COEL**Understanding the World L&D eBook**Bad weather policy**L&D Tracker**2014 Holiday Planner**Transition policy**Jewellery policy**Baby massage policy**A practical guide to Mathematics eBook**Income & Expenditure estimator - up to 26 children**Example - What I've been up to today**Wow moments - why record them**Example - Child's Personal Plan (Lean circle version)**A practical guide to Literacy eBook**Dot-to-dot-style cards**House name tags**Sentence play cards**Child's personal plan - lean circle version**Lean EYFS Circle**Learning & Development crib sheets**Assistant permissions form**Assistant record**Four week meal planner**Emotions cards**Outdoor sounds bingo cards**A practical guide to Physical Development**A practical guide to Communication & Language eBook**Partnership in Childcare Plan**Photo Observation sheets**A practical guide to Personal, Social & Emotional development eBook**What I do when not with my Childminder record**Child's Transition record**Safe in the Sun policy**Nappy changing & intimate care policy**Intimate care record**Parent terminates contract questionnaire**EYFS Observation, Assessment & Planning eBook**Special Star Certificate**Record of Conversation**Supportive Partnership plan**Managing behaviour, positive handling & physical intervention eBook**Positive handling & Physical intervention policy**Our eBook - Undertaking Risk Assessments**Our eBook - Marketing your Childminding Business**Our eBook - An introduction to Adult-led and Child-initiated activities**Completed example of our Progress check at age Two - written summary**Completed example of our Starting Points record**Settling in policy**The whys, whens and hows of recording a child's starting points eBook**An introduction to the Characteristics of effective learning eBook**Completing your Self-evaluation form eBook**Child becomes sick record**eBook "Help - What paperwork do I really need?"**Physical intervention record**Complaints record**Visitor policy**Risk assessment policy**Collection of children policy**Our guide: "What to expect from your next inspection"**Income & Expenditure Estimator instructions**Income & Expenditure Estimator**Ofsted: Evaluation schedule for inspections of registered early years provision - Document**Retainer agreement**Retainer receipt**Fees Policy (with non-payment procedure)**Completed example of our EYFS 2012 Child's Personal Plan for a 10 month old baby**Completed example of our EYFS 2012 Observation, Assessment & Planning record for a 10 month old baby***Completed example of our EYFS 2012 Child's Personal Plan for a 42 month old**Completed example of our EYFS 2012 Observation, Assessment & Planning record for a 42 month old child**Mobile phone & Camera policy**Holiday Planner 2013**Childminder holiday dates form**Childminder changes to holiday dates form**Parent holiday notification slip****EYFS Assessments permission form**Additional permission form (updated)**ICT (internet) policy**My Wow Moment! sheets**What I've been up to this week sheets**Progress check at age two - your ten questions answered guide**Progress check at age two - written summary template**EYFS 2012 Observation, assessment & planning procedure (updated)**EYFS 2012 - A Parents Guide**Achieving my Potential: Self-development plan**Parent's questionnaire**Children's questionnaire**Overnight care Policy**EYFS 2012 Weekly Activity Plan**My EYFS 2012 Learning Journey**EYFS 2012 Observation, Assessment & Planning record**EYFS 2012 Child's Personal Plan**The EYFS 2012 Circle**EYFS 2012 Observation sheets**Updated Safeguarding policy**All about me! sheets**Development Matters in the EYFS (2012)**Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2012)**Our house rules!**