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šŸ“…Time to Plan!

As we enter into the summer school term and as restrictions lift across the UK, it is time to look ahead to the future and make some plans!Ā  Running a busy childcare service, will also mean that you have lots of IMPORTANT things to REMEMBER to do, so it is vital that you get them […]

šŸŒŽEarth Day, YOUR Setting and the Environmentā™»

The 22nd April is Earth Day! šŸŒŽ A day to spread awareness of environmental issues and take action on what more we can all do to reverse environmental destruction and stop global warming. Download this FREEĀ Earth Day Activity Ideas Sheet for bundles of educational activity ideas toĀ help children to learn aboutĀ the importance of caring for […]

EYFS (2 Year) Progress Check – 2021 UPDATE!

Now updated and improved ready for theĀ NEW 2021 EYFS FrameworkĀ ā€“ statutory for all Early Years providers inĀ ENGLANDĀ from September 2021! EYFS 2017 AND EYFS 2021 versions included! In preparation for the new framework, many of us will be reviewing our paperwork to ensure we have everything in place, ready to meet the requirements. The Progress check […]

šŸ§¹Spring Clean Your Setting!

The clocks have jumped forward and Spring Time is here! The perfect time to get organised with cleaning chores! Our Monthly Cleaning Schedule has now been revamped and is available in a NEW Digital Format! Edit Rooms / Areas and Tasks to suit your setting Tick off tasks digitally OR print your schedule to complete […]

NEW! Health and Social Care StandardsšŸ–‡Policy Links

All health and social care providers in Scotland, including childcare providers registered with the Care Inspectorate, are required to meet the Health and Social Care Standards to ensure delivery of high-quality care. Minding Kids has now put together this Policy Links resource to assist you in considering each of the five principles;Ā  Dignity and respect […]

NEWā­MK App Learning Framework Settings!

Following on from the introduction of new Observation Outcomes to the Minding Kids App, including NEW EYFS and Realising the Ambition options, we have added some NEW Learning Framework Settings! Our App users can now have greater control and simplify the observations section of the app by customising their settings to display only the learning […]

ā­NEW EYFS Outcomes for MK APP!

In preparation for the NEW EYFS Framework which will be statutory for all Early Years providers in ENGLAND from September, we have added new EYFS Outcomes to the MindingKids APP! āœ…Link observations and activities for individual children OR for your entire group to the areas of learning and development, whilst considering the characteristics of effective […]

World Book Day – Stories, Play and Craft

This Thursday (4th March 2020) is World Book Day! A perfect opportunity to explore stories, support literacy skills and encourage children to read and enjoy the pleasures of books! If you are looking for some inspiration or new ideas to promote learning through the fun of stories… Visit Kids Club English for songs, teaching tips, […]

Coronavirus UPDATES!

Following a continued suppression of the coronavirus figures, schools in Scotland and Wales are already welcoming back their youngest pupils, and schools across England are expected to re-open in just a couple of weeks. As this will again increase the risk of community transmission as more families come into contact, it is vital that we […]