Juggling January

Juggling January

When you are running a childcare business, this time of year can see us juggling many things!


👋🏻Welcoming new families and easing existing ones back into routine.

Checking paperwork is up to date and renewing contracts.

💷Managing Accounts and submitting Tax Returns.

📅Planning and preparing activities for the year ahead.

Not to mention also keeping on top of the latest coronavirus guidance and ensuring we are READY for our next inspections!

If, like me, you find your to do list overwhelming at times it often helps to take a deep breath and tackle one thing at a time.

Whilst MindingKids knows that childcare providers are really superheros in disguise… we hope that the following resources will help you navigate your way through a busy start to the year: 


🟣Sharing Information about your service

Provide new and existing families with all the information they require, advertise spaces you are looking to fill and be ready to deal with new enquiries.

Parent Information Booklet

Care Enquiry Form

👉Find them all in the Parent Information & Marketing Pack


🟢Checking your paperwork

If your new year’s resolution is to better organise your childcare business and paperwork our recently updated FREE Checklists will get you off to a great start!

Scottish Document Checklist Ad Image EYFS Document Checklist Ad ImageFREE Legislation Charts


🟠Renewing Contracts

This time of year also sees many of us renewing contracts and revising our service fees. Our Childminding Contracts Pack can help you put in place Professional Childcare Contracts for all types of childcare arrangements and our Revised Fees Notification Letters templates will allow you to formally notify families of any changes to your fees structure in a professional manner.

Revised Fees Notification Letters


🔵Managing Accounts

With the deadline for completing tax returns now just weeks away, it is time to get your business accounts in order. MindingKids understands that working out income, expenses and completing your self-assessment can all seem a bit daunting, especially if you are new to running your own business. We therefore have a Managing your Accounts HOT TOPIC page and a dedicated Accounts Pack to help you out.


🟡Planning Activities

These FREE Activity Ideas Sheets will get you off to a great head start this month…

Up Helly Aa Activity Ideas

OR…if you are looking to brainstorm activities for the year ahead, our 2022 Multicultural Calendar is bursting with inspiration and our 2022 Activity Planner can be used to set out topics and themes for the whole of 2022!

2022 Multicultural Calendar

2022 Activity Planner


🔴Following Coronavirus Guidance

Ensure parents are aware if the latest coronavirus guidance and the measures you have in place to protect families.

Coronavirus Visitor Notice

Please keep your child at home poster

⭐AND… when the time comes…

make sure you are organised with our Preparing for Inspection top tips!

Preparing for Inspection

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