Emails are circulating to childminders which are part of a scam aimed at obtaining personal details and money. If you do receive such a call or email and are unsure of its validity ignore it and DO NOT RESPOND. If you are unsure whether an email is a scam or not you can visit http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/scam-emails for further advice and how to report it.
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 handIf 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
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:
- Childminding and DayCare for Children under age 12 – Minimum Standards – July 12
- 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.
Below are the details and links to childminder live webinars :
Thursday 03 September 2015 at 19.30 -Use this link to book onto this: Self-employed Childminders
Tuesday 15 September 2015 at 19.30 - Use this link to book onto this: Self-employed Childminders
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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The Executive's draft Childcare Strategy
Click here to view the draft Strategy, consultation questionnaire and associated documents.