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If you are currently a funded childminder and you are considering registering with a childminder agency, It is important that you apply to join the Buckinghamshire funding directory under your new agency Ofsted registration. You must do this  before your existing Ofsted registration is cancelled. This is because funding can only be paid to an active Ofsted registration that has been approved for the directory, and funding cannot be paid retrospectively. Please speak to your Key Contact for any support with this or contact earlyyears@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Preparing for your Ofsted Registration Visit

Once you've applied to be registered as a childminder, Ofsted will visit your setting to assess and approve your application for registration (it can take up to 12 weeks to become registered with Ofsted).  This will help to assess your suitability as a childminder.

At this visit, the inspector will expect you to be ready to begin childminding, so you should ensure that you have everything ready.

You must ensure you understand your role and responsibilities and have due regard to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in order to comply with learning and development and safeguarding and welfare requirements.

This support document will help you to prepare for the registration visit.  Preparing for your Ofsted Registration Visit

Childminder EYFS Audit of statutory duties and associated responsibilities.

This EYFS audit can be used by registered childminders in Buckinghamshire to monitor, review and evaluate practice and procedure within the setting.

Childminders must ensure they understand their role and responsibilities and have due regard to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in order to comply with learning and development and safeguarding and welfare requirements.

Childminder EYFS Audit Tool

You may wish to discuss key aspects of these audits with your Early Years key contact either prior to or during a visit. If you are unsure who your key contact is,

please contact earlyyears@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or call 01296 38711

 

Information on Networking and Support groups

Policies and Procedures Guidance and Staff Handbook

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