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. Well no one could have predicted this! The world is a very different place to what it was when I wrote my last newsletter.  My heart […]

NEW Coronavirus Policy & UPDATES!

Following the UK Government’s announcement to begin easing the lockdown restrictions and the release of guidance for the implementation of protective measures in education and childcare settings, we have now put together a NEW Coronavirus Policy template. Whether your setting is already open in order to provide care for the children of key workers or […]

NEW & IMPROVED – Parent & Child Questionnaires!

It is a requirement for childcare settings to regularly self evaluate and action plan. Collecting regular feedback from children and families is essential for self evaluation and to assess user satisfaction. We have now added to and improved our Parent & Child Questionnaires to include a NEW Beginner’s Questionnaire and NEW School Aged Child Service […]

Coronavirus HOT TOPIC Update

We have now added some further links to advice, guidance and resources to our Coronavirus HOT TOPIC page. As the pandemic continues, we must do our best to help minimise the risk and protect and support children and families. Visit the Coronavirus – How can I help? HOT TOPIC page for information and ideas on […]

NEW Feelings & Emotions Activity Pack!

In these uncertain times, it is likely that we are all dealing with a number of challenging emotions. 😜😊😢😍😒😬😲 To help children learn about emotions and support them in understanding, sharing and managing how they feel… we are delighted to introduce our Feelings & Emotions Activity Pack! BURSTING FULL WITH ACTIVITIES, THIS PACK WILL KEEP […]

Happy Earth Day! FREE Activity Ideas!

During a time of massive uncertainty for the entire planet, we must not forget another very real crisis that is affecting us ALL…climate change. 🌎Today is Earth Day!🌍 A day dedicated to spreading awareness of environmental issues in an attempt to reverse environmental destruction and stop global warming.  For the majority, the way we live […]

Contracts, COVID-19 & Considering Risk

Do you have childcare contracts in place for all your minded children? Are you currently providing care for key worker children or has your setting closed as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic? Whatever your situation, it is important to ensure that everyone is clear on the conditions of their childcare arrangements. Childcare contracts help […]

BIGGER and BETTER – Assistant Pack!

Do you employ staff in your setting or are you considering taking on an assistant? Our Childminder Assistant Employment Pack will enable you to put together the information and documents you require to assist with recruitment and staff management and meet new legal requirements for employers as of April 2020. NOW Bigger & Better, Updated […]

FREE Fun Learning Links

We are now halfway through week 2 of national school closures due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. How are you all doing? We hope you and your families are safe and well. 💖 If you are open and providing care for key worker children you may find that you are now catering for a wider age […]