Supporting School Readiness – Emerging from the Pandemic

As childcare providers, we have an important role to play in supporting children and families prepare for starting school.  With many restrictions and safety measures still in place, it remains difficult for schools to offer their usual transition and settling in procedures so it is especially important that we do what we can to support […]

2021 Spring News UPDATE!

Our seasonal news updates summarise the latest childcare news plus which Minding Kids resources have been added or revised so you can easily keep on track and up to date. Although the weather has been somewhat autumnal, we are in fact approaching the end of Spring and HOPEFULLY the end of coronavirus restrictions too! The […]

⭐FREE Childminder Checklists READY!

Updated and improved for 2021 our FREE Childminder Checklists are now READY!  For providers in ENGLAND we have revised and updated our EYFS Childminder Document Checklist and our EYFS Legislation & Guidance List READY for the NEW 2021 EYFS Statutory Framework! 👉CLICK HERE for the NEW EYFS Childminder Checklist For providers in SCOTLAND we have […]

👏Celebrate International Nurses Day

👩‍⚕️Today is International Nurses Day!👨‍⚕️ Celebrated around the world on the the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, International Nurses Day is a day to give thanks to all nurses for the incredible work that they do. The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted how hard nurses and healthcare staff  work to look after us in times of […]

🆓FREE Coronavirus Visitor Notice!

As restrictions ease and inspections resume, we may begin to welcome more ESSENTIAL visitors to our settings. It is important that we make clear our policy on visitors and ensure that everyone is aware of the safety measures in place. Download this FREE Coronavirus Visitor Notice to display at the entrance of your setting: Remind […]

⭐NEW! Realising the Ambition POCKET CARDS!

If you are registered in Scotland and care for babies and young children then this NEW resource is for YOU! Minding Kids has now put together Realising the Ambition Pocket Cards as quick and handy reference tool to the national practice guidance! Consider INTERACTIONS, EXPERIENCES and SPACES that help to shape learning for babies, toddlers and young children, […]

📅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!  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 […]

🌎Earth Day, YOUR Setting and the Environment♻

The 22nd April is Earth Day! 🌎 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 FREE Earth Day Activity Ideas Sheet for bundles of educational activity ideas to help children to learn about the importance of caring for […]

EYFS (2 Year) Progress Check – 2021 UPDATE!

Now updated and improved ready for the NEW 2021 EYFS Framework – statutory for all Early Years providers in ENGLAND 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 […]