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
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.
Health & Safety App
There is a new series of awareness sessions to promote the new Childminding Health and Safety Mobile App.
These events are aimed at registered childminders and early years social workers to;
- Promote mobile applications as an alternative training option for registered childminders.
- Demonstrate how this app will enable registered childminders to meet the Minimum Standards required for health and safety in a childminding setting for registration and inspection purposes
This initiative is being facilitated by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council, NICMA — the Childminding Association and are Supported by the Child Care Partnership