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Childminder news
Latest Childminding News Updates:
Have you updated your vacancies online in the last 6months? - Please make sure you update your vacancies on our Family Services Directory FSD website (also known as Suffolk InfoLink), for the Autumn Term - Go to 'Promoting your details online' page 
Where to find Childminding support - If you need any advice or guidance with your childminding business, such as, help to support the needs of a child you care for, or to complete funding grant claim forms, and anything else, please contact the Suffolk Family Information Service (FIS) by email childcare.planning@suffolk.gov.uk 
Support for Childminders
In this section you will find all Early Years and Childcare information to support your Childminding business.
Childminder training and qualifications can be found HERE.
In-setting training for childminding groups
Childminding groups can access a range of in-setting courses? Click on the link above for more information - added 06/07/2018
Useful Resources for Childminders:
EYFS Childminder checklist  - updated 08/01/2020
What to do if a child does not attend their sessions - See: Guidance on children's attendance. 
How to offer funded early education places for 2,3 and 4 year olds - For details on joining the LoP go to 'List of Providers' page. 

HMRC Business e-learning Tool - a mini business tutorial that childminders can do in their own time go to - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/syob2/cm/index.htm
'Safer food, better business for childminders' pack  - The Foods Standard Agency have put together this useful pack which gives childminders useful tips on feeding young babies and children. It is free to download at: http://www.food.gov.uk/business-industry/caterers/sfbb/sfbbchildminders 
'Ofsted Pre-registration Childminder Briefing' (PDF, 340KB) - This guidance is for those looking to become a childminder but it has some useful key points and information which may come in handy for registered childminders to refer to.