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 […]

NEW Coronavirus – How can I help? HOT TOPIC

The coronavirus pandemic is impacting our world more than we could have ever imagined. As childcare providers we have a responsibility to help minimise the risk,  and protect and support children and families. MindingKids has now created a dedicated HOT TOPIC page with links to advice, guidance and resources to support childcare providers plus ideas […]

Supporting Children during COVID-19

During this very difficult time, we must not forget how children are feeling. Whilst little ones may not truly comprehend the situation that is unfolding around us, they will still pick up on our own anxieties and may feel confused  and unsettled by huge changes to our daily routines. Listening to the news or to […]

FREE Coronavirus Parent Information Sheet

On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”. To help minimise the risk and protect our children and families, it is important that we follow government advice and ensure hygiene procedures within our settings are strictly adhered to. This FREE Coronavirus Parent […]

Story Packs for World Book Day!

This Thursday (5th March 2020) is World Book Day! Recognised by over 100 countries, World Book Day is a celebration of books, authors, illustrators and reading. A perfect opportunity to explore stories, support literacy skills and encourage children to read and enjoy the pleasures of books! Designed by Kids Club English to compliment popular children’s […]

NEW Risk / Benefit Posters!

As childcare providers we are expected to provide stimulating experiences and support learning through play. In addition to offering a wide range of activities that will benefit children’s development, we must also assess and minimise any risks so as to keep children safe from harm. Our new Risk / Benefit Posters will help you do […]