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.
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
Training on Childminding and Day Care for Children Under Age 12 - the Minimum Standards and Childminding Inspection Process
As a result of the launch of the Minimum Standards the inspection process for childminders has changed.
NICMA & the Trust Early Years teams are currently delivering training sessions as above. You will receive a letter inviting you to attend according to your inspection date.
It is essential that you attend on the date offered so that you can understand what the Standards mean to you as a childminder as well as understand the new inspection process. Failure to attend may affect your registration.
All registered Childminders must have a range of Policies in place to ensure good practice.
NICMAs policies are available to download FREE OF CHARGE from the Members section of our website as part of NICMA membership OR purchase a full pack of 29 Policies, a template ‘Statement of Purpose’ and NEW Risk Assessment & Fire Log Booklet for non members costing £25 DEDUCTABLE from your first year’s Membership Fee.
Click here for more information and to find out which policies have been updated.
Click here for information on Employers Liability Insurance.