NEW & IMPROVED – Parent Information & Marketing Pack!

Parent Information & Marketing Pack

As part of our work to refresh and update some of our original packs, we are delighted to announce that the Parent Information & Marketing Pack has now been REFRESHED and IMPROVED!

In addition to revamping the design of the existing resources, we have now added a Dealing With Enquiries section with a Care Enquiry Form and a Welcome Meeting Prompt Sheet to assist with responding to enquiries, recording important information, and ensuring initial meetings with parents flow well and reflect the professional service that you offer! 

Care Enquiry Form

Attract potential clients with eye-catching Adverts and Flyers, share your contact details with professional looking Business Cards and be prepared to really impress at your welcome meeting with your comprehensive Service Information Booklet.

Includes ALL of the following:

Marketing Resources 
  • Business Cards
  • Adverts (Poster / Car Advert & Postcard)
  • Flyers
  • Marketing Your Business – Advertising Tips
Information Resources
  • Parent Information Booklet 
  • Activity Timetable
  • Menu Planner
  • Healthy Packed Lunch Suggestions
Responding to Enquiries / Welcome Meeting Resources
  • Care Enquiry Form
  • Welcome Meeting Prompt Sheet
  • Responding to Enquiries and meeting new families – Guidance Sheet

 

AND don’t miss the Customisation Service also available with this pack!  – FREE to Gold & Platinum Members!

Need some assistance to get your marketing resources and information booklet looking as you would like or help to create an E-booklet? No problem, contact us and enquire about our customisation service and we will be happy to assist you. We can help you add your business name and logo to further personalise your documents!

CLICK HERE for full details of the NEW & IMPROVED Parent Information & Marketing Pack! 

New Welsh version also available!

Members log into your Account to download EVERYTHING as part of your subscription package!

NEW Academic Activity Planner!

Academic Activity Planner

There can be a lot of change in childcare settings during the summer months as children move on to school and new faces arrive. For this reason, many childcare providers find it favourable to plan alongside the school year. We have therefore created a new version of our activity planner to accommodate Academic Year Planning.

Includes a handy list of 2018 / 2019 special dates and festivals and room to write down birthdays or other special events.

Completed example included!

CLICK HERE for full details!

Prefer to plan year to year? No problem find our Yearly Activity Planner HERE. 

Looking for more resources to help with planning and organising your childcare business?

Take a look at these popular resources: 

Seasonal Planning Sheets  Multicultural Calendar   Weekly Organiser Sheets

And keep children busy over the long summer holidays with this FREE Summer Bucket List!

Summer Bucket List

Perfect for involving children in planning and including them with the running of your service!

Available to purchase / download separately…OR access EVERYTHING via MindingKids Membership!

Getting Ready for School & Supporting Transition

Do you care for little ones who are moving onto school, nursery or even to a new care setting?

These Workbooks and School Activity Pack are packed with fun activities to help prepare children for their new surroundings and look forward to the exciting times ahead. 

Complete with children in your setting or put together as a gift for children to take home and do with parents over the summer holidays. 

As childcare professionals we have a duty to help children and families prepare for the changes ahead and provide support where we can to ensure a smooth transition.

We can help children prepare for school / nursery in many ways, for example by encouraging self-care skills such as toileting, hand washing, putting coats and shoes on, accompanying children to visit their new school or care setting or even taking a walk past the playground or playing schools. Speaking openly about the changes ahead with parents and with children can also help to reduce any anxieties.

Supporting Transition

It is also vital that practitioners and parents/carers work together when a child transfers to school /nursery or another setting. Any information that can be passed on about a child’s abilities, likes and dislikes, health and any special requirements can make a huge difference in supporting a smooth transition.

These resources are perfect for information sharing between settings to further support transition:

 

Available to purchase separately…OR access EVERYTHING via MindingKids Membership!

NEW – Eat Your Peas Activity Pack!

This week is British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week, a time to raise awareness of the importance of eating healthily and leading an active lifestyle.

There is no better way to help children learn about healthy choices than to make it fun! We are delighted to introduce another amazing activity pack from Kids Club English

Eat Your Peas Activity Pack

Designed to complement the story Eat Your Peas, this exciting activity pack is bursting full of interactive printable worksheets and craft games and activities that focus on food, daily routines and places in a town language. While the activities are primarily designed to facilitate English language acquisition, they are also valuable materials to develop fine-motor skills, social skills and understanding of the world.

Includes ALL of the following:

Detailed instructions and activity suggestions for each section ALSO INCLUDED!

Click HERE for full details!

MindingKids also offers the following resources to help promote healthy eating and support children with healthy lifestyle choices: 

Healthy Eating PackHealthy Eating Activity Ideas

Snack Selector Cards

Click on the images for further details!

Members log into your Account to download EVERYTHING as part of your subscription package!

Child Safety Week

CAPT Child Safety Week

This week is Child Safety Week. Ran by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), the aim of the week is to raise awareness of child safety, and ways of minimising risks so as accidents can be prevented.

The CAPT website offers excellent advice, guides and action packs for both practitioners and parents as well as some really useful FREE Resources and Activity Sheets that can be used to help children learn about safety in a fun and engaging way.

Find out more and download your FREE Safety Resources HERE.

MindingKids Safety Resources…

This week acts as a good reminder to us all to review safety procedures and raise awareness within our own settings. MindingKids offers the following resources to assist with risk assessment, accident prevention, emergency and first aid procedures and helping children to learn about People Who Help Us in an emergency.

Many of these resources are FREE! Click on the images for further details. 

  Daily Risk Assessments & Safety Checks

Safety Guidelines Chart  First Aid Contents Checklist

Child Information / Emergency Cards

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Policies & Procedures PackAnd within our Policies & Procedures Pack:

  • Accident & Incident Policy
  • Emergency Evacuation Procedure
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Internet Safety Policy
  • Sun Protection Policy
  • Terrorist Attack / National Emergency Policy
  • Use, Storage and Administration of Medicine
Have you done all you can to ensure your setting is safe?

NEW Non-Mobile Child Policy!

Non-Mobile Child Policy

We have now updated our Policies & Procedures Pack to include a Non-Mobile Child Policy template.

Accidental bruising on non-independently mobile children and infants is rare and should therefore always warrant further investigation. Local Safeguarding Children Boards recommend that all childcare providers have a specific policy in place to ensure the protection of vulnerable children.

In addition to this new policy, we have also revised and improved the following policies in relation to safeguarding and accidents:

  • Child Protection / Safeguarding Policy
  • Accident & Incident Policy
  • Adult Protection / Safeguarding Policy
Find them all in our Policies & Procedures Pack

MindingKids Members, log in to your account to downloaded the updated pack. 

MindingKids & GDPR

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What you need to know about our data processing procedures and how we can assist you with your own business compliance.

As you may already know, new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect from tomorrow…the 25th of May. We would like to make you aware of what we have on offer to assist you with your own business compliance as well as what you need to know about how we process and manage data about you.

 

To help childminders and childcare providers with their own compliance:

We have created and updated various resources to help you ensure your childcare business is compliant such as the FREE GDPR Guide for Childminders & Childcare Providers and the GDPR Toolkit.

GDPR - A Guide for Childminders & Childcare Providers  GDPR Toolkit

Find our full range of GDPR Resources HERE.

 

For our APP Users:MindingKids App

We have revised our App-Guide and introduced a new App Information Sheet and Consent Form to ensure parents are informed and can be confident that any information about their child is held securely.

View the revised App-Guide HERE.

 

To inform our members, customers and website visitors:

We have updated our Privacy Notice, Cookie Policy and Data Retention Policy to clearly set out how we collect and process your personal data, for what purposes we use your data, the legal grounds of processing such data, how we keep your data secure and your rights in relation to such data.

You can read our Privacy Notice HERE.
Our Cookie Policy HERE.
And our Data Retention Policy HERE.

We have also updated our Terms & Conditions which, together with our privacy notice, govern the relationship MindingKids has with you in relation to our website.

 

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You may receive our news emails which keep you informed of our latest products, resources updates, behind the scenes information and news from the childcare world because you are either a customer of ours or have previously agreed to receive such emails.

We want you to know that you are in control and would like to remind you that you may opt out of receiving these news emails at any time by simply clicking on the link to ‘Unsubscribe’ at the bottom.

We will continue to keep you up to date with information about our new products, resource updates and childcare news through this News Page.

Best Wishes from Cheryl & the MindingKids Team!

NEW App Information Sheet & Consent Form

Attention ALL MindingKids App Users!

We have now updated our App-Guide and included a downloadable App Information Sheet and Consent Form for parents!

App Information Sheet  App Consent Form

All childcare providers are required by the General Data Protection Regulation to keep parents and carers informed about the methods they use to collect, process and store information about children and families. If you make use of the MindingKids App then it is important that you take the time to explain it’s purpose and benefits to parents so that they can feel confident that it will contribute positively to their child’s care and that any information about their child is held securely.

The updated App Guide also includes some new information with regards to data storage, retention and responsibility as part of our commitment to storing and managing your personal data securely, complying with all existing data protection regulations and best practice.

CLICK HERE to view the updated App-Guide with full details of the app features and to DOWNLOAD the NEW App Information Sheet & Consent Form!

NEW – Shark In The Park Activity Pack!

Designed to complement the story Shark In The Park, this exciting 217 page activity pack from Kids Club English is packed full of crafts and activities to support children’s learning in a variety of ways. Use with or without the story to support learning about people, family, animals, prepositions, colours, numbers and discovering the world around you, whilst also building on literacy and vocabulary skills.

Includes ALL of the following:

Shark In The Park 1Shark In The Park 2

Detailed instructions and activity suggestions for each section ALSO INCLUDED!

Click HERE for full details!

or HERE to view our full range of activity resources!

Members log into your Account to download as part of your subscription package!