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Introduction to Childminding Spring 2022

Course Trainer
Natalie Wrench, Joy Featherston
Admin Contact
Jo Lee - Do not use (eycpd@buckinghamshire.gov.uk)
Target Audience
Suitable for all
target audience
Course Types
Training by Webinar
Course categories
Early Years Service
1 Early Years Foundation Stage
Course description
Introduction to Childminding (ICC) is a course approved by the Local Authority and adheres to registration requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the Childcare register.  ICC covers every aspect of being a registered childminder from meeting children’s learning needs to working in partnership with parents and other professionals.

The course supports you to complete a registration process over four online sessions via Microsoft Teams.

Delegates must have attended or accessed an Information Session prior to booking onto the course, accessed via the Early Years website. In addition they must attend ‘Practitioners new to the EYFS’ and Safeguarding Training via Buckinghamshire as a part of this course.

Safeguarding training is also included as part of this course which takes place in Aylesbury on Saturday 5th March 2022.

An information pack for those wishing to become childminders explaining more about training requirements is available to download on the Early Years website.

You should attend each session and complete all tasks which supports good practice when registered and to receive an attendance certificate. Considerable support is offered throughout the course to enable you to gain maximum benefit.

Please use the below links to access information and complete essential reading before attending this course:

Requirements of the Childcare Register

EYFS Statutory framework 

Guidance documents

DfE ‘Know How guide’  
Training objectives

Register as a childminder in Buckinghamshire.

Learning outcomes

18th January 2022. Week 1: Health and Safety (1.5 hours)
Assess & take action to ensure that the environment is safe for children of different ages and stages of development (risk assess).
Have a knowledge of safe supervision both inside and outside the home.
Maintain a clean, safe and hygienic environment, considering:- Disposal of waste, Food preparation & storage and Pets.
Manage accidents and incidents including evacuation and emergency plans.
Have policies and procedures to manage the administration and storage of medication.
25th January 2022. Week 2: Behaviour and Inclusio, routines of the day and settling new families. (1.5 hours)
Have an understanding of the reasons for unacceptable behaviour and strategies to manage this.
Be able to create a behaviour management policy including acceptable behaviour from visitors.
Have anti-discriminatory practice within their environment and be able to challenge prejudice appropriately.
Be aware of the effects of prejudice and stereotyping on children.
Plan routines which meet the needs of families and children of different ages and stages of development.
Be aware of the importance of working in partnership with parents, taking into account their wishes whilst meeting the requirements of legislation.
Understand Information sharing with parents and other carers.
Have a knowledge of the effects on children and families of transitions within children’s lives.
Have strategies for effective communication with parents and other professionals.
1 February 2022. Week 3: Running a home based business (1.5 hours)
Have a list of required policies and permissions.
Have a list of required permissions.
Have a knowledge of the required documentation to meet the requirements of EYFS and the Childcare Register.
Be aware of confidentiality and how to store/share information with other professionals.
Have a knowledge of which information must be shared with and obtained from parents.
Consider what you need to become a childminder.
Have strategies for negotiating a contract with parents.
Start creating a business plan including marketing strategy.
Know process for registering with FIS.
Understand basic financial accounts for HMRC purposes and how to register as a self-employed person (sole trader).
Have a list of required insurances.

8 February 2022. Week 4: Preparing for your Ofsted Registration Suitability visit (1.5 hours)
Your suitability to provide childcare & knowledge of the EYFS & how you will meet requirements.
Employing staff and recruitment processes.
Registration decision.

5 March 2022. Week 5: Safeguarding Children Designateded Leads & Childminders
A Safeguarding course is included and will take place on Saturday 5 March 2022 09:30 - 15:30 at South Court Baptist. More detais will be available upon booking and nearer the time of this session.


Additional Information

By signing up to this course you are providing your consent to the email address you provide at the point of booking to be shared with the training provider to enable the trainer to contact you regarding this specific course only.

Webinar training via MS Teams 
Information and instructions will be provided by email prior to the first session for joining via:
desktop computer or laptop
tablets or smart phones
Mac Computer

Reading material will also be provided by email prior the main session

Online Evaluation
Delegate feedback is very important for monitoring the quality and effectiveness of our training programme. Your responses will be used for this purpose only and will be treated as confidential.

Once your attendance is confirmed an automated email will be sent with a link to a mandatory online evaluation form. You can also access online evaluation forms for all attended courses from your CPD online user account under My Profile & Bookings, My Learning, Events and Events Attended.

After submitting an online evaluation you can download a personalised attendance certificate which will be available on your CPD online account. For any assistance email eycpd@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Closing Date
Monday 10 January 2022
Session Session date Session time Session venue Map
1 18 January 2022 19:00 - 20:30 Microsoft Teams (Online Webinar) Map
2 25 January 2022 19:00 - 20:30 Microsoft Teams (Online Webinar) Map
3 01 February 2022 19:00 - 20:30 Microsoft Teams (Online Webinar) Map
4 08 February 2022 19:00 - 20:30 Microsoft Teams (Online Webinar) Map
5 05 March 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Southcourt Baptist Church Map
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