Monthly Archives: January 2013

The ‘More Great Childcare’ DfE report – what it means for Childminders

Our initial thoughts on what the ‘More Great Childcare’ DfE report means for Childminders Introduction Just when you were getting used to the new EYFS framework (or maybe even before!) the Government announces plans to make yet more significant changes to the Childcare sector. Yesterday the Department for Education (DfE) published its report into proposed […]

An introduction to adult-led and child-initiated activities

An introduction to adult-led & child-initiated activities for Childminders We have been asked by a member for more information on adult-led and child-initiated activities. These terms are used in the EYFS framework and many childminders may be aware of the concepts. Here we aim to shine some light on them in the context of childminding. […]

Childminding Risk assessments

Childminding Risk assessments The requirement for written Childminding risk assessments has changed since the introduction of the 2012 EYFS regulations. Although the strict requirement for written setting and outing risk assessments has been relaxed for childminders, in many cases they may still be necessary. You now need to use your own judgement to decide if […]