Surrey County Childminding Association

                Caring, supporting and promoting quality home-based childcare in Surrey.

OFSTED have moved to on the internet. Click here to go to their new site.
It is good practice to keep up to date with what's going on, so to receive updates via email from Ofsted or to re-subscribe to their updates via email Click here.

September 2015 Handbook for early years inspections by Ofsted. This details what they are looking for before, during and after your inspection (opens a word document)
April 2015 new guidance from government safeguarding 
April 2015 Childcare Professionals website on Surrey County Council has changed.
March 2015 childcare start up grants are available for new business click here for more details

Tax free childcare is coming in to eventually replace the childcare voucher scheme click to find out 

The prevent duty and British values

All childminders Need to have regard to this from 1st July 2015 click here for more information on the Prevent duty and download the government document here

The Fundamental British Values In Early Years

Food Regulations

Childminders need to be registered with the Food Standards Agency.

In December 2014, new regulations came in regarding Food Allergens.

For more information on food safety for childminders click here and scroll down for allergen advice.