Llandysul Childminders

Group

The Llandysul Childminders group was formed in January 2002. The group began with 7 members and has now grown to 15.

The theme for National Childminding Week in that first year was “Young meets Old” and the first event we organised was the planting of a cherry tree at the Awel Deg residential home. A plaque was also laid to commemorate this event.

Many Llandysul Childminders meet informally at the weekly “Cylch Ti a Fi” parent and toddler group in Llandysul Primary School. The Cylch Ti a Fi is held every Thursday morning between 9am - 11am (except during school holidays) and is open to all parents with pre-school age children.

Although the group does receive small local authority grants, it is mostly self-funded. We raise money through our events during the summer and at Christmas, usually with a raffle. Each group member pays a yearly subscription which contributes towards events for the children and their families, as well as supporting the cost of training for the Childminders in the group.

From time to time group members have the opportunity to attend extra training courses organised by partners such as PACEY or the local authority which allows them to enhance personal and professional development.

We have also helped to raise funds for charities such as the NSPCC, Comic Relief and Barnardos as well as raising funds in local community events.

We welcome and encourage new Childminders from within the local area to join our group.

 

How to become a Childminder

Many Childminders choose to child mind because it is a natural progression from caring for their own children or it fits in with their own family routines. It can become a rewarding career with many children having lasting happy memories of their time with the Childminder.

Childminders provide a vital service for the families of the local community, allowing parents to go to work or to train at college etc.

Childminders offer services to enhance a child's development, in a home based setting with a caring and personal touch.

Information on how to become a Childminder can be found at:
http://fis.ceredigion.gov.uk/index.php/becoming-a-childminder/

http://www.pacey.org.uk/childminders/become_a_childminder.aspx

 

Llandysul Childminding Group

Llandysul Childminders is a constituted group with three voluntary officers: Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer who are elected annually.

The group officially meets every two months, with extra meetings called as necessary when events are being organised. Meeting minutes are kept accordingly.

Llandysul Childminders usually organise two main events during the year. One is held during National Childminding Week and the other is a group Christmas party.

The National Childminding Week event is held during the summer and follows a national theme. Other relevant organisations are invited to join us to promote that year’s chosen theme. The event is open to all families who have children in our care.

The Christmas party is for the children in our care and involves a visit from you-know-who….

From time to time we organise other specific events to raise funds for the group, or for nominated special causes. We often take part in the local carnival held over the first weekend of July.

Members pay an annual membership fee which is used to fund events, training and equipment.

New members are very welcome

 

Useful Links and Information

Solid Designs, High Street, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 4DN Tel: 01559 363553
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