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  1. CPD - Safeguarding and Child Protection

    #EYTalking - Tuesday 4th June 2013 - 8 - 9 pm

    Subject - Safeguarding and Child Protection

    Essential documentation
    Every EYFS provision must have access to a copy of the document ‘Working together to safeguard children’ -

    There is a précis of ‘Working together to Safeguard Children’ document from NSPCC here -
    http://www.nspcc.org.uk/inform/resea..._wda95001.html. ...
  2. CPD - mobile phone and camera policy

    The revised EYFS 2012 requirement 3.4 Child Protection states (among other things) -
    ‘The safeguarding policy and procedures must cover the use of mobile phones and cameras in the setting.’

    The EYFS 2012 does not say that cameras and mobile phones must not be used in childminding provisions, regardless of advice from some Local Safeguarding Children Boards. In fact, Ofsted state that ‘The intention in the EYFS is not to make communication difficult but ensure that mobile ...
  3. Decluttering your house - CPD advice for childminders

    A number of childminders are being criticised at inspection for having cluttered homes, dangerous floor spaces, blocked fire escape doors etc. It can be very hard to find the right balance between enough and too much.

    Elizabeth Jarman, owner of ‘Communication Friendly Spaces’, one of my inspirations and a lovely lady advocates providing children with an uncluttered environment painted in gentle colours so children are calm and can enjoy their play without being over-stimulated. ...
  4. Inclusion and the EYFS - CPD

    Inclusion discussion - #EYTalking - Tues 21 May 8 – 9 pm

    Enhance your CPD by sharing ideas with other professionals and using what you have shared to make changes to your provision and ways of working. Then, use your CPD to improve your business practices - and write about the changes you have made and their impact on outcomes for children in your self evaluation / Ofsted SEF.

    This CPD was shared on Twitter #EYTalking - I have added information to the suggestions ...
  5. Parents as partners blog 2 - CPD

    Here is the 2nd part of the 'Parents as Partners' CPD blog. I hope you find it useful

    • Old blog about working with parents from Knutsford Childminding which is still relevant today - Sarah's Blog: Working with parents and the EYFS

    • Tell parents how wonderful their children are - share positive little stories about their day

    • Remember to thank parents for contributions in newsletter, in an email, by text etc
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