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FREE Childminder Document Check-Lists UPDATED!

Is your paperwork up to date? Do you have everything in place to meet requirements? We have updated our FREE Childminder Document Checklists to include links to our NEW Managing Challenging Behaviour and Service Evaluation Resources! Our FREE checklists can be used to better understand requirements and assist you in putting everything in place to […]

Preparing for Inspection HOT TOPIC Updated!

📣Our Preparing for Inspection HOT TOPIC page has now been updated… …following the publication of the NEW Quality Framework for the daycare of children, childminding and school aged childcare  for Scottish providers… AND the release of our NEW Service Evaluation Resources! For providers in Scotland the Care Inspectorate’s Quality Framework for the daycare of children, childminding […]

⭐NEW EYFS Service Evaluation

For EYFS Childcare providers the perfect support tool for self-evaluation and preparing for inspection is HERE!👏 MindingKids NEW EYFS Service Evaluation is READY! This NEW resource will help you evaluate ALL aspects of your childcare service under each of the key judgements of Ofsted’s Early years inspection handbook. Consider each of the ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ grade […]

SPRINGSPIRATION – Super Spring Activities for your setting!

Woo-hoo! The official start of SPRING is just days away! A time to try new things, take advantage of better weather, get active outdoors, explore nature…and if you have any energy left…SPRING Clean your setting! Looking for some FRESH ideas? We can provide some SPRING-SPIRATION!… Explore Nature, Minibeasts and Animals… Minibeasts Activity Pack – Bursting […]

Coronavirus UPDATES!

Following publication of the government’s ‘plan for living with COVID-19‘   We have again UPDATED our FREE Coronavirus Parent Information Sheets Coronavirus Policy and Coronavirus Risk Assessment Templates! Whilst the threat of the pandemic is easing, it is important to remain aware of the risks and do what we can to protect those who are vulnerable. […]

Get Ready for World Book Day!

This Thursday (3rd March 2022) is World Book Day! Evidence shows that quality literacy environments help to improve children’s overall life chances. Our learning frameworks emphasise the importance of supporting communication and language skills and to encourage a LOVE of reading – a particular focus of recent inspections! World Book Day is the perfect opportunity […]

2022 Winter 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. Following recent storms and another difficult winter, thankfully we don’t have long to wait for Spring and hopefully, the ‘new normal’. As the weather improves, […]

⭐NEW Managing Challenging Behaviour Resources!

As a childcare provider it is not uncommon to have to deal with incidents of challenging behaviour which can be extremely stressful as times… and also disruptive for all who attend your setting. MindingKids has put together NEW Resources to support with managing incidents of challenging behaviour and implementing effective prevention and intervention strategies. Display […]

🔎Focus on Care Plans – NEW Individual Support & Behaviours Forms!

To ensure safety and meet individual care needs it is vital that we obtain essential details for children and families and keep this information up to date. Putting in place Care Plans for children helps to ensure you obtain essential information such as confirmation of parental responsibility, emergency contact details, dietary information, medical requirements or […]