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FREE TRAINING COURSES

FREE TRAINING COURSES

We have been inundated with responses to our free training in 12 hour Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding Children & Childminders.

First Aid courses are now full in the following areas:

East Belfast; Lisburn; Craigavon; Newtownards; Newtownabbey; Armagh; Newry; Cookstown; Ballymena and Londonderry.

Safeguarding Children & Childminders training is now full in the following areas:

Lisburn; Portadown; Armagh & Antrim

If you applied and have not received a letter confirming a place on your chosen course unfortunately you have not been successful. We will keep your name on a reserve list and in the event that further funding becomes available, we will contact you. Please keep an eye on the NICMA website for details.

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

To view a list of NICMA policies and when they were last updates please click here.

To see how each NICMA policy links to the Minimum Standards please click here.

 

 

The Business Side of Childminding

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

 

Here are the details of the Childminder webinars for February 2015:-

05 February at 7.30pm

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7789981971903754753

 

24 February at 7.30pm

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/211980707525995778

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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Book Your Training Online!

We are now offering the facility to book onto NICMA courses via an online form.

 

 

 

Online Applications!

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