If you work as a Childminder or a Childminder’s Assistant in the United Kingdom, it is likely that you will have already taken a safeguarding training course. Maybe you completed it online, or attended a face-to-face training session led by your local council. Perhaps you even took our dedicated Child Protection for Childminders online training…

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Did you know? Today is Take Your Child to The Library Day! We suspect you have many fond memories of visiting the library as a child. Learning the Dewey Decimal System seemed such a chore at the time, but there was no greater accomplishment than running your hand along the numbered spines and finally landing…

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We know it can be difficult for busy childminders and childcare workers to find time to do training.  This is why we have developed a specific online course for this sector.  The course aims to cover all your safeguarding needs –  in addition to covering a range of child protection and safeguarding issues and how…

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A law passing through Parliament will give schools the ability to register two year olds as pupils rather than as part of separate early years provision. At the moment, only 6% of schools take two year olds. See different sides of the debate here. Don’t forget, we offer a range of child protection courses including…

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We have a convenient  online child protection training course specifically for childminders.  Written in association with the a leading child minding agency the course comprehensively covers important safeguarding knowledge required for childminders and their assistants:  Area covered include: Recognising Child Abuse and Neglect How to maintain a Child Focus How to respond to concerns Information…

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Childcare businesses will benefit from clearer and simpler guidance following a government review of how regulations governing the sector are enforced. Less confusing and bureaucratic advice on how to meet regulatory requirements will enable providers to focus more clearly on maintaining standards and safety. Gov.uk As the result of a review of the regulations within…

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Ofsted are currently trialling a new complaints process for early years settings, which aims to prioritise complaints and ascertain if a complaint is serious enough to warrant an immediate inspection. Reported in Nursery World details of the pilot include: “Those handling complaints about nurseries and childminders will look at the range of evidence, the history of…

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If you work within a nursery we have the perfect online child protection training courses for you.  Designed to help you meet your safeguarding obligations, all our training courses are in line with the latest government guidance, including Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013, and Ofsted’s requirements. More and more nurseries are using our online…

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The latest Compliance, investigation and enforcement handbook: childminding and childcare was published on 20 Dec 2013. The Handbook consists of a series of documents which set out the legal background to Ofsted’s compliance and enforcement work and the extent of their powers in regulation of early years and childcare providers. There is information on how Ofsted respond to concerns, carry…

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Ofsted have produced a newsletter which provides inspectors and stakeholders with information and guidance about how their inspection work in early years settings. If you are a Childminder or an early years provider you may find it  interesting and helpful to read what the inspectors are told to look for and how they are  to go…

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