In 2014/15, the suggested Childminding charges set for full time childcare by NICMA’s Childminding Advisory Council [made up of working Childminders] are a minimum hourly rate of £3.20 per hour per child. Part time places may be charged at an enhanced hourly rate. This does not take into account regional variations.
As Childminders are self employed childcarers, they can set their own terms and conditions and therefore the suggested charges are a guideline only.
For further information on childminding fees, contact NICMA on 02891 811015.
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
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.
Below is the link to a live webinar offering help and advice.
Thurs 4th December 19.30 pm https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/768618222
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
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Book Your Training Online!
We are now offering the facility to book onto NICMA courses via an online form.