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How to be an outstanding childminder

How to be an outstanding childminder

Lee, Allison

This new edition contains lots of easy-to-introduce tips and techniques that will propel satisfactory and good childminders into the outstanding category - not just when being observed, but all the time. And the best news? This book tells you how to do it without spending lots more time planning and preparing. How to be an Outstanding Childminder is completely up to date and covers all the important elements of becoming outstanding and staying outstanding. It includes useful information on tracking the developmental progress of children and keeping up to date with training and legisl

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Second edition.
Published London : Bloomsbury Education 2013
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Statement of responsibility: by Allison Lee
ISBN: 1441125442, 1441181571, 9781441125446, 9781441172853, 9781441181572
Note: Includes index.
Note: Previous edition: London: Continuum, 2009.
Note: Print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (161 pages) : illustrations
Series: Outstanding teaching
Subject: Day care aides Certification.; Early childhood education Great Britain.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Public Policy Social Security.; Pre-school & kindergarten.; Child care.; Great Britain.; Day care aides Certification Great Britain.; Child care Great Britain.; Early childhood education.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Public Policy Social Services & Welfare.
Series Title: Outstanding teaching series.
Local note: eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBooks for FE Collection (UK)


  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Series
  4. Title
  5. Copyright
  6. Contents
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Introduction
  9. 1 The Outstanding Childminder ... Unleashed
  10. The carer
  11. The teacher
  12. The entertainer
  13. The chef
  14. The cleaner
  15. The supervisor
  16. The friend
  17. The nurse
  18. 2 Outstanding ... Relationships
  19. Working with another childminder or an assistant
  20. Working with parents
  21. Working with children
  22. 3 Outstanding ... Observations
  23. The Early Years Foundation Stage
  24. Child-initiated play and focused learning
  25. Observations and assessments
  26. 4 Outstanding ... Planning and Evaluation
  27. Planning the day
  28. The planning cycle.
  29. Planning to make learning funWriting plans
  30. Writing and implementing curriculum plans
  31. Planning for mixed age goups
  32. Evaluation
  33. 5 Outstanding ... Efficiency and Organisation
  34. Contracts
  35. Record forms and how to complete them
  36. Medical forms and how to complete them
  37. Attendance registers
  38. Accounts
  39. Diaries and what to include
  40. Development files
  41. Writing policies
  42. Safety checks
  43. Fire drills
  44. 6 Outstanding ... Early Identification and Intervention
  45. Early identification
  46. Early intervention
  47. Child abuse and safeguarding
  48. Disclosures of abuse
  49. Recording signs of abuse.
  50. Procedures to follow if you suspect child abuseAllegations against childminders
  51. Where to seek support
  52. 7 Outstanding ... Progress Reports
  53. Progress checks for two-year-olds
  54. 8 Outstanding ... Foundations
  55. How can childminders help children to be healthy?
  56. How can childminders help children to stay safe?
  57. How can childminders help children to enjoy and achieve?
  58. How can childminders help children to make a positive contribution?
  59. How can childminders help children to achieve economic well-being?
  60. 9 Outstanding ... Transitions to Primary School
  61. Helping children to make the transition
  62. What to expect.
  63. Possible effectsCompleting transition forms; 10 Outstanding ... Self-evaluation and Continual Professional Development; The self-evaluation form; Continuing professional development; Creating a professional development plan; Developing a personal portfolio; 11 Outstanding ... Inspections; The inspector
  64. friend or foe?; What to expect from your inspection; How to impress the inspector; Keeping the children entertained during your inspection; 12 Outstanding ... Becoming Outstanding and Staying Outstanding; Outstanding? What next?; Reflecting on practice; Further reading and resources; Index.