Are you looking for help and advice with the revised EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) which came into force in September 2012? You will find lots of help, advice, information and answers to questions on the EYFS section of the Forum, you don't have to be a member to read but by joining you can ask your own questions and get direct help.
If you are looking for a copy of the new EYFS Framework or the new Development Matters EYFS Information you can view and download them here: Free Downloads
Childminding Help is designed to do just what it says - to help those looking for help and information about Registered Childminding as a valuable childcare option or business.
Whether you are a parent looking for a childminder, someone who would like to become a childminder or a childminder looking for help or advice, you have come to the right place!
We have a very active Childminding Forum too, with nearly 20,000 members all sharing a wealth of ideas and advice. We have a recipe section and resources section too, to help those looking for inspiration and ideas on what to serve at meal times and what activities to provide to keep the children busy.
The navigation links on the left will guide you to relevant information.
Most of the information in this website refers to Registered Childminders in England under the Ofsted regulations. However, if you are seeking information about Childminding in Scotland or Wales you need to contact CSSIW (Wales) or SCSWIS - Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (formerly SCC (Scotland), you can ask for help in who to contact in these specific areas of the Childminding Forum, there you will get help from both Scottish and Welsh Registered Childminders:
If you have questions not answered here, or if you can offer help and advice to childminders in Ireland, please do ask on the Childminding Forum where you will be made most welcome.