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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN UNDERTAKING A NEW QUALIFICATION FOR CHILDMINDERS?

NICMA have worked with Ascentis Awarding Organisation to develop:

Level 2 Certificate in Childminding Practice (Northern Ireland).

It is suitable for ALL Childminders regardless of whether or not they have any previous childcare qualifications and groups of 5 or more Childminders interested in completing it together will receive a £50 discount off the cost.

Information Sessions will be held in June 2015 with a start date of September 2015.

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If you are interested please contact us in the office on 02891 811015 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


NICMA Core Training Courses

 

 

Just click on the banner for course dates and further information - This is the last opportunity to book a place on core training before the summer break!

 

NICMA have updated a number of policies which are available to download in the members only area.


It is worth noting that these are relatively small changes and can be made by hand

 

To view a list of our policies and when they were last updated

Please Click Here.

 

If you wish to purchase a pack of our policies, non NICMA members can visit the NICMA Shop or NICMA Members can download them free of charge (or purchase a hard copy at a reduced price) from the Members Shop

 

About NICMA

 

 

 

For Childminders

 

 

 

For Parents

 


 

Minimum Standards

CHILDMINDING AND DAYCARE FOR CHILDREN UNDER AGE 12

The ‘Minimum Standards’ were launched in July 12 as a means of providing a consistent level of quality for all childminding and daycare services and to ensure a consistent regional approach to registration and inspection.

There are 2 documents relating to Minimum Standards:

  1. Childminding and DayCare for Children under age 12 – Minimum Standards – July 12
  2. Childminding and DayCare for Children under age 12 – Minimum Standards – IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE – July 13

The Business Side of Childminding

Please note that a new tax year began on 6th April 2015 - Further information on what has changed (including personal allowances) can be found in NICMAs Getting Off to a Good Start Booklet, available for members free on charge in the members area.

Got a lot of questions about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses?

This online tutorial from HMRC will build your confidence by guiding you through everything you need to know to get started. There are useful tips from others who have been where you are now and practical case studies to help you along the way.

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/syob2/ni_cma/index.htm

Below are the details and link to our June childminder live webinars:

Wednesday 10 June 2015 at 19.30 - Use this link to book onto this: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/306946189716454425

Thursday 25 June 2015 at 19.30 - Use this link to book onto this: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5830766603068215809

User Guide for Childminders

USER GUIDE FOR CHILDMINDERS

This User Guide is based on the Childminding and Day Care for Children Under Age 12 Minimum Standards and has been specifically written for childminders.  It is not a replacement for the Minimum Standards but does cover each Standard, how it applies to you and the minimum you will need to provide for inspection. To download a copy of this document please click here.

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Shopping with NICMA!

Not only can you pay for NICMA Membership online but a variety of publications are also available for purchase in NICMA Shop.
(Members get reduced rates by logging in to the members section and using the Members Shop)

The Books That I Love

Click here to read ‘The Books that I love…’  book reviews compiled by childminders

Date for your diary!

Saturday 17th October 2015 at Bannville House Hotel in Banbridge

NICMAs Annual Conference

Keep an eye out on our website for more information!

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