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.
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
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
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 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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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!