Free Downloads - These have now all been updated for EYFS 2014
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E-Petition regarding deregulation of Childminders, important information and discussion - find out more, click here.
Campaign Leaflets: Download the campaign leaflets here to print and distribute: Campaign Leaflets
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Useful information on the Foundation Years website - http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf
EYFS Statutory Framework - including clarification notes - from 1st September 2014 - This is the Framework to work from if you care for children in the Early Years age group.
Early Years Outcomes From September 2013
Early Years Outcomes Information and Guidance
Using Early Years Outcomes includes a sample progress tracker
The EYFS Progress Check at age 2 -One with information about Progress Checks and one by Sarah Neville to help you write a Progress Check.
Use the above document in conjunction with the EYFS and Learning Journal Information opposite
The numbers and ages of children that childminders may care for - Ofsted Factsheet, July 2012
Documentation to display - a guide to the documentation you should display in your setting
Latest Ofsted Poster to display in your setting (Nov 13)
Ofsted Inspection if no children on roll Ofsted guidance if you have no children on roll or if you have no children present on the day October 2011
Childminding between Friends Ofsted Factsheet March 2011
Serious Accidents, injuries and Deaths - Ofsted factsheet on when you must inform Ofsted about such incidents
Existing Injuries - information on dealing with existing injuries on a child
Inspection Tips What the Inspector will be looking for during your inspection? There are two documents available: One is the inspectors evaluation guide, the other is the 'Are you ready for your Inspection?' booklet
Variations for Childminders from September 2014 - Two documents - one is a comparison between the wording of the EYFS 2012 and the wording of the EYFS 2014. It shows that the requirements are the same.
Changes to conditions of registration for Childminders from September 2014 - This document gives further information about how to manage changes to conditions of registration / variations from September 2014. It includes information about variations rules, a sample policy and risk assessment.
A useful information post on the Forum: http://childmindinghelp.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=107471
Early Years and Childcare Register:
Guide to registration on the Childcare Register - Childminder - Ofsted Booklet plus Sarah's own information sheets
Guide to registration on the Early Years Register - Childminder. Ofsted booklet
Concerns and Complaints:
EY2 Form - Used to register those in your household or to Register an Assistant with Ofsted. LATEST VERSION JULY 2013
Ofsted factsheet - Childminders using Assistants The factsheet sets out Ofsted's policy and understanding of the law about the use of assistants by childminders on the Early Years and Childcare Registers. (December 2009) This replaces the Nov 09 and April 09 versions
Forms to use if you employ a Childminding Assistant - Form 1 Employment time sheet and Form 2 employment payment record
Ofsted Factsheets - Jan 2013
Sharing Information - with parents and other settings
PPL Guidance - Guidance on Public Performance Licensing for Childminders
ICO Registration - Advice on registering with the Information Commissioner's Office for DATA protection
ICO Registration - Ofsted confirmation
Parental Responsibility Understanding PR 7
Non Paying Parents - A guide on what to do if parents do not pay or if they pay late
Space Requirements - updated 2015
Tax Information for Childminders by the HMRC/Inland Revenue - 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14
Tax Information/Guidance for Childminders - Expenses and Tax guidance
Mortgage expenses and childminders - tax and mortgage info
Safeguarding and Child Protection - Policy and Procedure Contents
The Best Free Activities Websites - Simply click here for a list of free sites for very useful activity ideas.
British Values: A document outlining the Fundamental British Values in Early Years and a British Values Poster for you to download and print.
EYFS 2014 - Below are new documents for the revised EYFS which comes into force 1st Sept. 2014:
EYFS Statutory Framework 2014 including clarification notes - these are the learning and development requirements and the safeguarding and welfare requirements which you must use from Sept 2014
EYFS 2014 - The Main Changes - The main changes to the EYFS requirements
EYFS 2014 - Requirement numbers - A quick reference guide to the changes
EYFS 2014 - Variations - Two documents - A comparison guide to variations between EYFS 2012 and 2014 and another information document.
SEND Documents - 4 documents with a variety of information regarding SEND: Equality and SEND - The main changes; SEND Action Plan; SEND - Code of Practice; SEND - Guide for parents and carers
Local Offer - A Sample and the Local Offer briefing paper from NCB (National Children's Bureau)
Safeguarding Disabled Children - NSPCC Leaflet
PLODS Possible Lines of Development - Ideas for the next steps in a child's learning.
Observation Tracker Sheets and information on how to use them.
Writing a Transition Document - While it is not a requirement for EYFS, writing one is good practice as it shares information with the child's next setting.
EYFS progress check age 2 - 3 - this document explains what we will have to do when we write a progress check for an age 2 - 3 child.
2 Year Progress Check - Two documents, one for writing a 2 year progress check and one is an A5 Booklet 'My Progress Check'
Early Years Passport - template to gather information about a child to fit with the EYFS Framework - Although this does not now meet the full requirements for EYFS it is a lovely document and is left as guidance.
Learning Through Play - A booklet compiled by the Early Years Interboard panel in response to requests by practitioners in Early Years settings for guidelines on provision and progression in play.
Themes and Commitments of the EYFS - Information and poster style document which can be displayed on your notice board or shared with parents.
Themes and Commitments of the EYFS (2)- A simple breakdown of what is required for themes and commitments
7 Areas of Learning for Parents - Sharing information about EYFS with parents - two documents
7 Areas of Learning and Development - Two guides
I am Special - template
Continuous Provision - Linking to EYFS
Next Steps - three documents
Writing a Transition Document and Transition to School (two documents)
The Characteristics of Effective Learning and Schemas - three documents
Activity Planner - Simple planner for weekly activities
Activity ideas - For all areas of learning - two documents
Learning and Development outside - Two documents, one for general play planning, one for maths planning
Group Planning - Information on group planning including an example
Individual Planning and the EYFS - Two documents one of which is a Play Plan
Daily Routines - two documents
Planning for a Notice Board - Notice Board ideas
Child Led Risk Assessments - RA Form to complete with children - download is currently on the Forum.
Safeguarding Documents - a variety of document all in one place, these include:
Food Allergen and Allergies Guidance - 9 documents with a variety of information including posters, SFBB information and FSA guidance plus the latest Food Allergen legislation.
Safeguarding Information: https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/DCSF-00305-2010
Currently under review so will need updating when the new one comes out
See also Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy and Procedure Contents
If a parent arrives drunk or drugged - information/advice
Eat Better Start Better – details of the new voluntary food and drink guidelines for Early Years Settings in England from the School Food Trust.
Sleep Problems - Early Support, Information for Parents on sleep problems.
Choking Hazards - Children and choking risks
Access Audit - Written by Karen Green, Inclusion Support Worker at Leeds Play Network. Helps you assess your setting for access by people with disabilities.
Fire Safety in Houses or Flats used for Childminding - information booklet from the Chief Fire Officers Association
Infection Control - Guidance for Schools and Childcare Settings
Cot Death Information 2009 - Information relating to cot death
Noro-Virus - Information fact sheet
Food Standards Agency Booklet - Advice for Registered Childcarers on Domestic Premises Operating as a Food Business (Feb 2009) plus Safer Food Better Business Info
Bereavement Booklet - Helping children cope with bereavement
RHS Poisonous Plants Guide - plus useful links
Infant Formula Guidance - Read the latest information on preparing and feeding infant formula
Potty Training Chart - with a fun fish design
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