CHILDMINDERS

Welcome!

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 hereIf 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 cmsupport@bristol.gov.uk
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 eyclaims@bristol.gov.uk

If you would like some advice from the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) for the childminding network, contact Rachael Clelland by email rachael.clelland@bristol.gov.uk or Tel: 0117 9031296

If you would like some advice from a Speech and Language Therapist, childminders can contact the SLTs by email:
North Bristolkaren.heverin@nhs.net
East and Central Bristolcarly.lines1@nhs.net
South Bristolelaine.watson3@nhs.net

GUIDELINE POLICIES

POLICIES AND DOCUMENTS

 Safeguarding for childminders

SAFEGUARDING FOR CHILDMINDERS

Newsletters

NEWSLETTERS

Working with Assistants

WORKING WITH ASSISTANTS

Childminding Hubs and Groups

CHILDMINDING GROUPS AND HUBS

INTRODUCTION TO CHILDMINDING PRACTICE

INTRODUCTION TO CHILDMINDING PRACTICE COURSE

Childminding network CPD

CHILDMINDING NETWORK CPD

OAP templates

OAP TEMPLATES

Bristol Standard for childminders

THE BRISTOL STANDARD FOR CHILDMINDERS

Latest News

Bristol Speech and Language Therapists are still available

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...

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Moving on to school

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...

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Childminding contacts

 The Childminding Support Team – contact cmsupport@bristol.gov.uk  | Tel 0117 3574192