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.
The Childminding Support Team has a quality improvement role: providing information, advice and professional development opportunities to all childminders in the city. We also recruit and train prospective childminders.
For childminder queries, please contact the Childminding Support Team email@example.com
The Childminding Network Coordinator can be contacted on Tel 07825 106678
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like some advice from the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) for the childminding network, contact Rachael Clelland by email email@example.com or Tel: 0117 9031296
If you would like some advice from a Speech and Language Therapist, childminders can contact the SLTs by email:
North Bristol: firstname.lastname@example.org
East and Central Bristol: email@example.com
South Bristol: firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Years Enhanced Provision is support for vulnerable children under two years of age, to ensure improved outcomes for the children and their families. With the aim to narrow the gap in educational achievement, the child receives up to 12 hours a week of childcare, usually over two days. Placements are made with specially inducted Childminders who are supported by Placement Officers. Contact email@example.com if you are an interested in providing this service, or telephone:
Fiona Townsend Tel 07826874413
Jayne Maciver Tel 07825106679
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
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bristol Speech and Language Therapists are still available to support childminders, children and families. If you have a question or concern about your minded child’s speech, language or communication skills you can encourage parents to...
The guideline Sickness and Medicines Policy for childminders has been updated to include the response to Covid-19. Sickness and Medicines Policy with Covid 19 update. June 20 (Word) Sickness and Medicines Policy with Covid 19 update. June 20 (PDF)
It’s that time of year when we are thinking about children moving to Reception in September. Here is a really helpful resource which you can provide a basis for discussion with parents about their child’s transition - Helping children look forward to school. Also to...