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Support for Childminders

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Support for Childminders

As well as providing opportunities for training and personal development the childminding support team offer guidance and opportunities for networking with other childminders.

The childminding support team supports various projects that you may be interested in attending or becoming a part of in the future. These include:

Childminder Play and Learn Sessions

Please note that there are some changes to the groups and Early Years Quality Improvement Partner’s attendance.  The groups run term time only.

Join other childminders and the Buckinghamshire Childminding Support Team to discuss ‘Hot Topics’, seek advice, support and the latest childcare updates whilst your children play in a safe, stimulating environment.

Childminder Quality Improvement Journey Network Event: 

These events are open to all childminders in Buckinghamshire who are looking to improve their Ofsted grade and practice or net yet inspected. 

The next event is:  Saturday 2 March 2019  - Sivatech in Aylesbury 9.30am - 12.30pm.  Book here 

Pathway to Excellence Network groups:

These groups are for childminders on the directory of providers or currently going through the process of joining.  There are opportunities to share best practice, meet with the Childminding Support Team and colleagues from Early Years, get the latest childcare and funding updates and discuss any concerns you may have with regard your business.

The next events are:

  • Monday 25 February  2019 - Sivatech in Aylesbury, 7.30pm - 9.15pm  Book Here
  • Thursday 28 February 2019 - Chepping View School, High Wycombe 7.30pm - 9.15pm  Book Here

Information, Advice and Business Networks (IABN):

This meeting is for all childminders and other childcare professionals in the Voluntary, Independent and Private sector.  The meetings are termly and delivered in three locations across the county.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide management updates on key priorities in Buckinghamshire including Ofsted inspection trends and updates, business management, policy, finance, regulation, staff recruitment, suitability and safety. 

The next IABNs are Tuesday 12th February 2019 - Adams Park, High Wycombe Book here, and Wednesday 13th February 2019 - Green Park, Aylesbury Book here

 Guidance Tools and Templates

The template document forms have been devised by Early Years Officers. These are reference tools and guidance to support settings with implementing and strengthening daily practice and procedures. These include Performance Management, Safer Recruitment and Health and Safety documents and procedures as well as many other support templates that will help providers in meeting the EYFS Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements.  


Updated 19/11/2018


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