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Get it Right For Every Child – NEW Wellbeing Questionnaire!

From conversations with our Scottish customers and members, it is clear that many are still struggling with how to demonstrate the ‘Getting It Right For Every Child’ approach within their setting. Inspectors are looking for how we meet and assess the SHANARRI Wellbeing Indicators specifically to each and every child. Through a suggestion from one of our amazing […]

Child Safety Week

Next Week (Monday 1st of June to Sunday 7th June) is Child Safety Week! Run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust, all parents, carers, organisations and professionals are encouraged to do their bit to keep children safe and protected from accidents. Do you do everything you can to ensure your setting is safe? We have […]

Tuck in to our Healthy Eating Pack!

Using information from ‘Setting the Table, Nutritional Guidance for early years childcare providers in Scotland’, Nutritional Guidelines for the under 5’s and the Food Standards Agency website, MindingKids has put this bumper pack together to make managing and promoting Healthy Eating in your setting simple and fun! Our Healthy Eating pack is bursting with resources to assist you […]

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. The Easter holidays have been and gone and the warmer weather is on our way at last. (At least it seemed to be until yesterday!) We would […]

New simple solution for tracking children’s development…from birth to 12 years!

All early years providers must be able to show how they monitor children’s progress in order to recognise those who are exceeding or not yet meeting expectations in order to provide appropriate support. MindingKids Development Rainbows are based on the Early Years Outcomes and provide an attractive, simple solution to track children’s development progress from 0 to 12 years! […]

FREE Earth Day Activity Ideas Sheet!

Earth Day is celebrated on the 22nd April each year. Get children involved and help them to learn about environmental issues and caring for our planet. Teach them how to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renew, Conserve and Protect with inspiration from our FREE Earth Day Activity Ideas Sheet! Links activity ideas to the areas of learning! It’s FREE! […]

NEW Activity & SHANARRI Star Charts!

Looking for a quick and easy way to record and share activities? MindingKids has created ACTIVITY and SHANARRI Star charts to help… Supplied as PDF Forms, Star Charts can be completed using a computer or tablet! (or if you prefer, just print out and fill in by hand) Keep completed star charts with each child’s learning […]

FREE Easter Activity Ideas Sheet!

Easter is just round the corner! What have you got planned for the holidays? If you are needing some activity inspiration and fun ways to help the children learn about Easter then take a look at our FREE Easter Activity Ideas Sheet! Links activity ideas to the areas of learning! It’s FREE! Download yours now from the NEW Resources page!

Self-Assessment / Self-Evaluation Forms – Don’t be stuck!

Fantastic News Everyone! MindingKids has put together EXAMPLE Answers to help you complete your Self-Assessment / Self-Evaluation Forms. No need to panic anymore about completing your forms as these example answers will give you plenty of inspiration as to what to write. Save yourself from stress and worry and use the examples as a check list when completing […]