Summer Break

MindingKids is taking a holiday from Monday 20th July until Wednesday 12th August.  After what has been a very hectic and hard time for everyone, please excuse us whilst we take some time to re-charge our batteries! All resource downloads and the MindingKids App will remain available during our break however, any CD orders, emails […]

NEW – Revised Fees Notification Letters

As more of us begin to reopen our services fully, or prepare to welcome new families after the summer break, it is worth considering whether it is time to review your fees structure. Regularly reviewing the fees you charge for your childcare service is essential to ensure the sustainability of your business. Whilst this can […]

Summer Bucket List – What’s on yours?

With lockdown restrictions easing, the opportunities for things to do over the summer holidays are slowly increasing. 😃 Fantastic news for us all! What do you have planned to keep children active and busy? Perfect for involving children in planning and including them with the running of your service… Our FREE Summer Bucket List will […]

UFO Day & Moon Day – Outer Space Activity Pack!

BLAST OFF into Outer Space this month with our Outer Space Activity Pack! Tomorrow is World UFO Day 🛸…do you believe?? 👽 And on 20th July we celebrate Moon Day🌑, commemorating the first moon landing in 1969 when American astronaut 👨‍🚀 Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Space is a subject […]

FREE Legislation & Guidance Lists UPDATED!

We have updated our FREE Legislation & Guidance Lists… for childminders registered in Scotland and England… PLUS created a NEW list for providers registered in WALES! DO YOU STRUGGLE TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST VERSIONS OF LEGISLATION OR GET CONFUSED AS TO WHICH GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS ARE CURRENT? THESE HANDY LISTS WILL HELP […]

Supporting School Readiness – After Lockdown

As childcare providers, we have an important role to play in supporting children and families prepare for starting school.  With so much uncertainty as to what school will look like after the coronavirus lockdown, it is understandable that families will be feeling particularly anxious. How can we help parents prepare their little one for this […]

NEW Academic Activity Planner – 2020/2021

Believe it or not, we are fast approaching the end of the school year! Let’s hope the next academic year turns out to be not so unexpected! If you like to plan along with the school year, this planner can be used to set out your topics and themes for the entire academic year or note […]

MORE Coronavirus UPDATES!

Following release of re-opening guidance for Scottish & English providers, we have AGAIN updated our FREE Coronavirus Parent Information Sheet! On Monday the Scottish Government published new public health guidance, alongside the Care Inspectorate and Health Protection Scotland, to support the re-opening of childminding settings. As part of phase 1 of Scotland’s route map for […]

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 […]