Welcome to childminders, childminding assistants and childminders in the making! Please browse this page for helpful reference and guideline documents, templates and articles for your professional development.
Click on the relevant links below if you are looking for a CPD session, or want to find out more about childminding groups or hubs.
Click on OAP Templates for helpful templates or proformas which you can use to assess and track children’s learning and development.
For additional reading material, prospective childminders who are booked onto the Introduction to Childminding Practice course can click here. If you would like to attend an ICP course you should attend a free Childminder Briefing session first. For more information look at Working in Early Years and Play.
For childminder queries, please contact the childminding support team firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a query about the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) for all three and four year olds and eligible two year olds, email email@example.com
If you would like some advice from the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) for the childminding network, contact Rachael Clelland by email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0117 9031296
POLICIES AND DOCUMENTS
SAFEGUARDING FOR CHILDMINDERS
WORKING WITH ASSISTANTS
CHILDMINDING GROUPS AND HUBS
INTRODUCTION TO CHILDMINDING PRACTICE COURSE
CHILDMINDING NETWORK CPD
THE BRISTOL STANDARD FOR CHILDMINDERS
Rosie began childminding eleven years ago when her own children were young. Rosie has worked really hard in this time to develop her skills and experience, achieving Early Years Professional Status a few years ago, along with qualifying as a Forest School Leader. ...
Dionne works as a registered childminder in a Bristol suburb. When Dionne’s son was younger, she attended and volunteered at her local children’s centre, being heavily involved, attending groups and being on the Parent Representative Board. Once her son started...
Laura began childminding six years ago after the threat of redundancy from her previous career made her review her career choices. Having a young family, Laura wanted a career which would provide greater autonomy than her previous job. She was hoping to have control...