New Resources to INVOLVE children and BRIGHTEN up your setting!

Who’s Here Today? Self Registration Chart Let children self-register on arrival! Use the fun animal name cards provided or use the blank cards and attach photographs of the children to personalise as you wish. Provided as PDF Forms, the name cards can be edited to include any name required. Great for encouraging name recognition! Today Is (Dates, Weather & Seasons) […]

Supporting A Smooth Transition

Is a child in your care moving on to school or a new setting? How can you best support them to ensure a smooth transition? Use MindingKids Communication Passport & Transition Summary to share important information about abilities, likes and dislikes, health and special requirements. Pass on essential information to support children through the next big step […]

Get it Right For Every Child – NEW Wellbeing Questionnaire!

From conversations with our Scottish customers and members, it is clear that many are still struggling with how to demonstrate the ‘Getting It Right For Every Child’ approach within their setting. Inspectors are looking for how we meet and assess the SHANARRI Wellbeing Indicators specifically to each and every child. Through a suggestion from one of our amazing […]

Child Safety Week

Next Week (Monday 1st of June to Sunday 7th June) is Child Safety Week! Run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust, all parents, carers, organisations and professionals are encouraged to do their bit to keep children safe and protected from accidents. Do you do everything you can to ensure your setting is safe? We have […]

Tuck in to our Healthy Eating Pack!

Using information from ‘Setting the Table, Nutritional Guidance for early years childcare providers in Scotland’, Nutritional Guidelines for the under 5’s and the Food Standards Agency website, MindingKids has put this bumper pack together to make managing and promoting Healthy Eating in your setting simple and fun! Our Healthy Eating pack is bursting with resources to assist you […]

Spring News Update!

Our seasonal news updates summarise the latest childcare news plus which MindingKids resources have been added or revised so you can easily keep on track and up to date. The Easter holidays have been and gone and the warmer weather is on our way at last. (At least it seemed to be until yesterday!) We would […]

New simple solution for tracking children’s development…from birth to 12 years!

All early years providers must be able to show how they monitor children’s progress in order to recognise those who are exceeding or not yet meeting expectations in order to provide appropriate support. MindingKids Development Rainbows are based on the Early Years Outcomes and provide an attractive, simple solution to track children’s development progress from 0 to 12 years! […]

FREE Earth Day Activity Ideas Sheet!

Earth Day is celebrated on the 22nd April each year. Get children involved and help them to learn about environmental issues and caring for our planet. Teach them how to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renew, Conserve and Protect with inspiration from our FREE Earth Day Activity Ideas Sheet! Links activity ideas to the areas of learning! It’s FREE! […]