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Whilst you may know you are due an inspection, not all inspections are announced so you should always make sure you are organised just in case!
Whether it is your first inspection or you have had several before, it is in your best interests to ensure you are prepared.
As a childcare provider you have a duty to protect all children in your care and must be aware of a variety of child protection issues and the measures we can put in place to protect children from harm. Are you doing all that you can?
Changes to the EYFS statutory guidance were published in March 2021 with the updated guidance becoming law from September 2021.
In this guide, we will go over the key principles and changes to the guidance, what it is asking of childcare providers and also link to resources that will help you to meet requirements in YOUR setting.
How you deliver the 7 areas and what you would like children to learn through the spaces, interactions and experiences you provide is your curriculum.
The seven areas of learning known collectively as the ‘Educational Programmes’ have been re-written in greater detail and therefore we must review our curriculum to ensure we support development inline with the new framework.
As a registered provider caring for babies and young children in Scotland, you should be familiar with the national practice guidance Realising the Ambition and be able to demonstrate how you apply it’s principles in your setting to ensure the best outcomes for children.
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted our world more than we could have ever imagined. Whilst the threat of the pandemic is easing, it is important to remain aware of the risks and do what we can to protect those who are vulnerable.
Starting school is one of the most significant milestones in a child’s life. A mixture of emotions ranging from joy and excitement to anxiety, fear and sadness will be felt not only by the children but by their parents and families too.
As a self-employed childminder, you are responsible for your own Income Tax and National Insurance contributions. You must register as self-employed with HMRC and keep records of your income and expenditure so as you can complete your annual self-assessment tax return.