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The Right Resources

The Right Resources

Finding suitable solutions to help keep on top of paperwork and manage your childcare setting efficiently is essential for success!

With so many support products to choose from, it can be difficult to track down what you really need.

Minding Kids can help find the RIGHT Resources for YOU…

Managing your accounts

As a self-employed childcare provider, you are responsible for your own Income Tax and National Insurance contributions. As soon as you start work you should notify HM Revenue and Customs in order to register as self-employed and begin to keep records of your income and expenditure so as you can complete your annual self-assessment tax return.

Take the stress away by following our helpful tips…

afeguarding & Child Protection

Safeguarding & Child Protection

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?

Be SURE by working through our Safeguarding Steps…

Preparing for Inspection HOT TOPIC

Preparing for Inspection

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.

HERE are our top tips…

Logging Learning YOUR Way

Logging Learning – YOUR Way!

Finding suitable solutions to monitor development, track learning against relevant frameworks and share progress regularly with families can be a challenge for many providers.

With lots to consider and a variety of techniques to choose from it is important to explore the options to find the best solutions for YOUR setting…

Supporting School Readiness

Supporting School Readiness

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 childcare providers, we have an important role to play in supporting children and families with this significant change and can help in a variety of ways…

EYFS Meeting Requirements

EYFS – Meeting Requirements

All schools and registered providers caring for babies and young children in England must meet the requirements of the Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework.

In this guide, we will go over the key principles, what it is asking of childcare providers and also link to resources that will help you to meet requirements in YOUR setting.

EYFS Planning YOUR Curriculum

EYFS – Planning YOUR Curriculum

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.

This guide helps to break down the EYFS Areas of Learning descriptions and explores ideas to help support children’s development.

Realising the ambition

Realising the Ambition in YOUR Setting

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.

In this guide, we will go over the key messages from the guidance, what it is asking of childcare providers and also link to resources that may help you to put the principles into practice.   

Understanding GDPR

If you have never heard of GDPR OR if you have… but don’t quite understand what it means for you and your childcare business then you need to read this!

Cover the essentials in 9 easy steps…