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Just had our ofsted inspection and passed with flying colours due to your templates (: Jasmine
I have been updating my paperwork with your resources I found they were very good for me to clarify regulations etc. Hazel
I would like to say thank you for having such a fab site it helped me big time, Aine
Hi I have just had my OFSTED INSPECTION after waiting 6 1/2 years (thought they had forgot me !) and I would like to thank you for your fantastic website and all your help and support, I have been graded outstanding! and you helped me achieve this thankyou so much. Lynda
Thought I would take a minute out of my day to tell you what a fantastic job you do 🙂 I use a lot of your paperwork for my business and your website has been a god send. Yesterday I had my Ofsted inspection and I got an outstanding…..YERRRRR :-). I feel that your website played a big part in that so a massive thank you and keep up all the brilliant work you do 🙂 Karen
Perfect! Thank you. Lorraine
So far though I have printed off the two policies which I need and to me I feel I have already got my money’s worth. Clare
Thank you so much …so much on your site …thank goodness Carol
I have found your site very interesting and helpful over the last year and would recommend it to other childminders
I’m so glad I joined your site! Claire
I’ve not been childminding that long and I’m so glad I joined your site, Claire
Thank you so much Amanda, just what I needed, Claire
Thank you so much for all the help you give to us childminders it is all so helpful to keep us on our toes and see if we are on track. Cilla
I have found your service brilliant. Paulette
Really love your website 🙂 Inna
Thanks for attachment … Perfect … I love jack and Jill activity … I will certainly be sharing this sheet with my daughter who is a TA at our local school . They are always looking for new ideas …thank you, Carol. (In reply to the Nursery Rhyme Activity sheet created).
Your site is great, and really helped with the early days. Thank you Bridget
Been meaning to join for ages..but wow..so glad I have…what awesome resources…I am chuffed…worth every penny !! many thanks! Rose
Perfect … I really can’t thank you enough …a brilliant help ..keep up the good work …best £29 I have spent for ages …
That’s is absolutely brilliant …thank you so much, Carol M (in response to a resource being created for her)
I just love this site …I have been a registered childminder for 32 years , and have always written and amended everything from scratch …it’s amazing .. I really don’t know how I have managed for so long … I am sure this site will give me some me time back thank you. Carol D.
Just to say love the site , very helpful! Vernay.
Yet again perfect, you have covered everything I can think of – Brilliant! Lila
I really like your website and find it very comforting and helpful. Thank you. Jo
I have only just joined (and found) the Childminding Cafe, and knowing I had so much paperwork to get done drove my decision. Thank you so much, I think in just this morning, I have achieved all I needed to do, and can now move on to what I want to do. Brilliant, Guin
It’s so great knowing at least we can get support and help somewhere now the powers that be seems to have left us high and dry. D.
Perfect Amanda Thank you so much for doing this! Naina
Just writing to say I love the childminding cafe, it is great for information and advice, I have found the cafe a great help for my childminding setting and I do use a lot of the resources, I also have recommended the cafe to other childminders and childcare professionals, keep up the great work that you do and thank you so much for creating such a great site. Joyce
Still a fab resource! Caroline
Well what can I say you’ve captured it perfectly AGAIN!! I for one will certainly using it (from member after we created the ‘Ready for School Record).
Thank you so much, Deirdre
I recently became a member and am already very impressed with the resources available. Paula
Only found this site through a friend wish I’d known earlier. I’ve been a childminder for over 30 years and still find info on this site great and so easy to access and use. I’ve informed my local authority of how useful I find it is as they have ceased giving us support. My point of contact said she would pass on to new childminders. Deirdre
We find your website and newsletter invaluable, as you are always up to date with current events and news. Jan
It’s at times like this when the Cafe is an absolute godsend. Claire
I’ve just joined the cafe and am loving the content. Deirdre
I am expecting the phone call for my pre registration inspection any day now and am trying to get all my paperwork ready, your site has been a great help. Sara
These look fab exactly what I was looking for. brilliant as always – Clare (in response to us creating resources for her)
I’m looking forward to doing this task as your resources are so well planned out – Patricia
That’s absolutely perfect-thank you very much! Lorraine (Received after creating resources for her)
I couldn’t do without your amazing site – Carol
I really enjoy receiving your monthly information, Sharon
The Childminding Cafe is a fab website and saves me so much time on paper work, a true god send! Debbie
I would be lost without the cafe now! Justine
I found your website a couple of years ago when I first registered and it’s been so helpful, so thank you. Lizzie
Loving the site it’s been a godsend to me! Lila
I don’t know what I’d do without your resources they’re so helpful,keep up the good work ! Sheila
Thank you for creating a jewellery policy for me, it seems good and would work well for me. Thank you Gemma
Hi. I just wanted to say that as a reasonably new and inexperienced childminder I have found this site incredibly useful and now feel a lot more confident about the paperwork side that had been getting me down. Thank you. Nicola
I have found the child minding cafe to be a brilliant site, it has helped me enormously this last few weeks. It is great for information and I have learned a lot about how to do my EYFS learning profiles on my school children, thank you. Joyce
Thank you for replying so quickly, that’s great it’s helps to see how it is filled out. Kirsty
I’ll definitely be renewing for another year, I have found your site so useful. Jenny
Thanks for your help, you’re a diamond! Mandy
That’s great thank you for your help, Lisa
Your paperwork on here is so good, You have worked so hard to put it all together! Sue
Thank you so much – I’m really enjoying the website. Elaine
love your site, it’s so helpful. Fiona
Can I just take this opportunity to say how faboulous your site is. I have just renewed and it was a instant decision to renew no dithering. You are my first port of call for anything, far better than my local childminder support. Clare
Thanks – Your website has saved me loads of time, Bernadette
Just wanted to say thank you for all the support and resources over the last year – you offer a wonderful service. Carol
Thank you looks great, I appreciate your help Jo (written after we designed a new resource for her)
Became a member today via Rutland LA…loving your website!! Alison
I would like to say what a help I have found your site over the last year, it has been so much easier and informative than the NCMA.
Brilliant as always. Many thanks, Clare.
I was inspected by Ofsted at the end of February, it was my first inspection. It was a huge relief to get a ‘good,’ and your website has been invaluable to me. Both my mentor and the inspector liked your learning stories that I use. Whenever I’m talking to someone about childminding or what is involved with the job, I name your website and pass it on, I’m hoping it won’t be long until someone replies ‘I know the childminding cafe, or I use that website.’Thanks again, Jo
Hi, I joined your site a while back which I found really great. Used quite a lot of your ideas, documentation and your advice about what to do for your inspection. Thanks to you, I achieved an Outstanding grade, thank you and keep doing this fab site, Thanks Kate
I’m really impressed with the site and all the info. Think it just might save my sanity! Carol
Many thanks for your help. Your site looks great. Sue
Your e-books are great and thank you so much for the work you have done on the SEF. Cilla
I’m currently in the process of updating all my paperwork & have found your resources invaluable. Thanks Julie
I was inspected on Friday and was told that my paperwork was some of the best she had ever seen. In particular the inspector liked the “starting points”,”observation, assessment & planning record” and “personal plan” forms. She said they were very clear and easy to read and the way they fed into my weekly planner was very effective. This is all thanks to you as I downloaded everything from here. Thank you so much! Trish.
I was really relieved to find your web site and have found it extremely helpful so far. Yours is the first site that seems to be for helping the childminder achieve more by providing the tools rather than just throwing a few ideas out there. Your paperwork and the corresponding information booklets are brilliant. I’m now in the process of giving my policies, procedures and observation and assessment techniques a complete and well needed face lift. Kind regards, Jenny
Well what can I say, “What an amazing site” I have looked over in the past couple of weeks and was impressed, then I wanted to know if the paperwork came in Word to be able to type into, Amanda you were straight back to me via e mail. I joined last night but was out, I have been on the website all evening and amazed with it all. It’s just perfect and a great help to me as a childminder. I have done this job now for 20 years and what huge changes.
All your hard work will make the paperwork so much easier. Thank you so much. Kind Regards Sue
Thanks for this, it is very helpful- Aishah (in reference to the Starting Points record that we designed following Aishah’s suggestion).
Hi, apologies for it taking me so long to reply, but want to thank you for the help, much appreciated… you are a great point of ref. thanks again. Clare.
Hi Amanda I’m new to childminding,and your site is a God send, I have the over all feeling of being out of my depth,but after looking around last night, it’s becoming clearer, so thank you. I like the way the information is written and then examples given . The other sites I use are NCMA, which just panics me, and the childminding forum that is quite helpful with ideas and tips, but your site will always be my 1st stop now. Many thanks Bridget
Thanks, that’s a great help, Jo.
I really appreciate your help and the resources are perfect, Thanks Claire.
Your website has been of great help and I have found it much easier and more useful than the NCMA website. Thanks, Sharon
Hi Amanda, I just wanted to email you to say that your website is Amazing, it’s really helped me get my childminding started. Thank you, Hayley xxx
I’m so glad I have joined, you’re a brilliant help thank you, Joanne
Fantastic as always – Thank you very much, Clare (Member in response to a new resource created)
Can I just say how great I think this site is. I am currently doing my level 3 and when I go to my meetings everyone is amazed by how much I know and it is because I read everything you send out and you are always on the ball. Your information is so helpful. Thank you! – Sharon
Hi Amanda, this is really helpful, thank you – Edit
I’d just like to say thank-you for sharing your fantastic resources and good luck with the childminding cafe – Karen
May ‘ 12
You are a star, thank you!! The policy is spot on – Lila
May ’12 (From a member who is editor of her local childminding association newsletter)
I really love the site and can’t wait to brag about it in our newsletter – Carol
April ’12 (from a member)
It looks brilliant what your doing good luck – Caroline
April ’12 (from a member)
Well done with this website, lots of brilliant information – Debbie
April ’12 (from a member)
Hi there, I am loving this site, at last I feel supported to do the best I can for the children I look after. I think it is a lot to take in at first and this has certainly helped me to break it down and understand how to implement the EYFS, so thanks.
April ’12 (From a member)
Thank you for your brilliant info!
April ’12 (From a non-member after receiving our non-member newsletter)
Fantastic newsletter, informative, chatty and friendly. Will consider membership over next few days xx
March ’12 (From a member after receiving our monthly newsletter)
Thank you for your brilliant newsletter.
I’ve enjoyed reading all the updates, especially the new changes in the EYFS, use of mobile phones and photographs and the the Q+A section which has reminded me to open a business bank account!!.
I have my inspection on Monday so I’ve already printed out a lot of your info to show I’m on the ball with all recent proposed changes!!!
This is such a brilliant site and I’m so glad to be one of your first members.
Keep up the good work Amanda.