Llandysul Childminders

For Parents


Why choose a Childminder?

  • Registered Childminders work in their own homes meaning that your children can enjoy real-life learning experiences like cooking, shopping, gardening, mealtimes and outings to local attractions.
  • Childminders are self-employed and can be more flexible - a great help if you work shifts or irregular hours.
  • Some Childminders are registered to provide overnight care and work at weekends.
  • Most Childminders will pick up and collect children from school, pre-school or nursery.
  • Childminders are regularly inspected by CSSIW and are expected to provide high quality child care. They receive the same core training as other childcare professionals
  • Childminders work in partnership with parents and many become lifelong friends.

To find a Childminder in your area please go to: http://fis.ceredigion.gov.uk/

 

What is a Childminder?

Learning, Playing and Caring with the child minders.

Childminders are childcare professionals working in their own homes looking after other people's children. They are self-employed and can set their own fees. All Childminders caring for children under the age of 8 have to be registered with CSSIW and are regularly inspected. Their homes have to be safe and child-friendly.

All registered Childminders have to have introductory training in childcare and many go on to take further qualifications in children's care and education. All Childminders must also hold a current certificate in first aid.

Registered Childminders must be police checked or hold an enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) or the new Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) which combined the services of the Independent Safeguarding Authority and the CRB in December 2012 checking that they are suitable to work with children. All people over 16 living with them also have to also be checked. Childminders also have to have up to date public liability insurance.

All Childminders have to have Policies and Procedures in place that cover:

  • Children’s individual needs
  • Developing learning and play: social skills, activities, outings etc.
  • Assessment and monitoring children's development
  • Working in partnership with parents
  • All Childminders have to register with CSSIW (Care Standards Inspectorate for Wales).
  • All Childminders are inspected regularly (before starting and then at least every two years).
  • All Childminders have to have policies and procedures to comply with 21 Standards as part of their Registration.
  • All Registered Childminders are interviewed to see that they are a 'fit person' suitable to work with children and have their homes checked for health and safety compliance.
  • All Childminders are CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) checked. Now the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • All registered Childminders have to have First Aid Training, Child Protection and Food Hygiene.
  • The majority of Childminders in Ceredigion are trained to a Level Three Qualification in
    Childcare.
  • All Childminders have to keep written records, accounts and insurance.

Many of our Childminders choose to child mind because it is a natural progression from caring for their own children or it fits in with their families and lives. The registration and development of their service means they can provide a vital service for the families of our community, in order for them these families to work or train. Childminders offer services to enhance a child's development, in a home based setting with a caring and personal touch.

 

Areas Covered

Llandysul Childminders Group not only covers Llandysul but also the neighbouring areas including but not limited to:

  • Areas CoveredNewcastle Emlyn (Ceredigion Side)
  • Lampeter (Llandysul Side)
  • Pencader
  • Saron
  • Maesymellion
  • Rhos
  • Ffostrasol
  • Llangeler
  • Aber-banc
  • Llanybydder
  • etc

The Childminders cover most schools in and around the above areas.

 

Llandysul Childminding Events

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 usually support the local carnival held during the last week of June each year.

Parents will be informed by their Childminder of the dates and themes of these events as they become available.

 

Useful Links and Information

Solid Designs, High Street, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 4DN Tel: 01559 363553
llandysulchildminders.co.uk - Thu 23 Nov 2017 08:59:48