Are you a childminder providing wrap around care to EYFS children?

February 26th, 2013

Our Supportive Partnership Plan

Are you a childminder who provides wrap around or holiday care for EYFS children? If so you may know that the EYFS (2012) framework states:

“Wrap around (care offered before and after a school day, e.g. by an after school club or by a childminder) and holiday providers (provision exclusively in the school holidays) should be guided by, but do not necessarily need to meet, all the learning and development requirements. Practitioners should discuss with parents and/or carers (and other practitioners and providers as appropriate) the support they intend to offer, seeking to complement learning in settings in which children spend more time.” EYFS 2012 clause 1.3

Given this, if you do care for EYFS-aged children just for wrap around care or during the school holidays you should put a plan in place with the child’s other provider (probably the school) and the child’s parents/carers. This plan should describe how you will complement the child’s learning. You may be happy for this just to be verbal, however we have heard of Ofsted inspectors wanting evidence of how the childminder supports the child’s learning & development. For this reason, one of our members got in touch asking us to develop a plan template and we have created a Supportive Partnership Plan for all members to download and adapt.

The first page of our Supportive Partnership plan describes the overarching principles of the plan. The next three pages can be used to describe the topics and methods that the teacher will use to promote each area of learning & development, plus what you will do to support the child’s learning & development. There is a page for each term.

We hope you find the plan useful – if you have any other suggestions for helpful new resources please do let us know.

Thanks for reading,

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