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Independent childminders - Welcome to YOUR website.

This website is being set up BY independent childminders FOR independent childminders.

The aim www.independentchildminders.co.uk is to provide free, up-to-date information and advice for ALL childminders in England who wish to remain independent of agency control.

What does it mean to be independent? The dictionary definition of independence is... 'not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion'. Of course, we recognise that childminders will never be truly independent because we will continue to be legislated by the Department for Education and regulated by Ofsted... and this is where www.independentchildminders.co.uk can help you!

We aim to build up our site content over the coming months to provide you with all the tools you will need to continue your registration and to retain and improve your Ofsted inspection outcome. We will work with childminders who wish to remain independent and the contents of this website will reflect your views and the information you tell us that you need it to contain to stay successful in this difficult economic climate.

We will include details about:

  • Support for managing Ofsted inspections
  • Details about how independence will affect you ... hot off the press news and information as it comes available from the Department for Education and Ofsted
  • Advice about how to manage changes to the EYFS
  • Tips for advertising your independent childminding business to parents
  • Ideas for remaining sustainable
  • Training opportunities through the country for independent childminders including in-house training support

You do not need to join www.independentchildminders.co.uk or pay us a fee. This website is available to everyone who wants to access free, impartial, up-to-date information and advice.

A chat section is also available on the Childminding Forum for Independent Childminders

About Us

Independent Childminders is a group effort.

The website has been put together by those passionate to support childminders wishing to stay independent.

It is written with help and input from childminder members of the Childminding Forum, local colleagues and members of other online childminder support networks.

The website has been provided for independent childminders by Childminding Forum - The UK's largest online forum for Registered Childminders for the use of all childminders who wish to access free information and advice about retaining their independence.

The website has been designed by Pauline from Childminders and Childminding Websites.

Contributors

Content for this website has been written by Sarah Neville from Knutsford Childminding | Sarah Neville - Registered Childminder and Samantha Loughran from Sam Loughran | Lewes Childminder with help and input from childminder members of the Childminding Forum, local colleagues and members of other online childminder support networks.

Find out more about Sarah and Samantha by clicking here:

Sarah Neville

Samantha Loughran

For help and advice visit:

Childminding Forum - The UK's largest online forum for Registered Childminders

Childminding Help - Information and advice on all aspects of Childminding

Childcare.co.uk - Advertising Babysitters, Childminders, Nannies, Nanny Jobs, Private Tutors

Childminding Forum petition against changes to early years ratios - www.keepratiosdown.co.uk

Evaluation of the ‘More Great Childcare’ plan - More Great Childcare.pdf

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