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 […]

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 […]