The Introduction to Home Based Childcare Course is also provided in Scunthorpe and consists of a series of workshops covering the following topics:
- Safeguarding and Children’s Welfare Parts 1 and 2
- Suitable Premises and Safer Recruitment
- Overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage
- Supporting the Childminding Business and HMRC Requirements
- Learning and Development Requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
- Observation, Assessment and Planning in the EYFS
- Managing Children’s Behaviour
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Equality & Inclusion
- EYFS Documentation
- Childminder forum
The programme is optional. However, evidence and experience has shown that it successfully supports potential individuals who wish to register with Ofsted as a childminder because of its focus on the Early Years Foundation Stage.
It also provides individuals with the opportunity to meet and interact with tutors who are members of the Early Years team providing specialised support for all early years providers.
As the programme is workshop based, it provides learners with the opportunity to ask questions and explore areas further.
Depending upon whether an individual has relevant early years or childcare qualifications and/or experience, they may choose to attend specific sessions rather than the whole programme.
Learners from outside North Lincolnshire are encouraged to access safeguarding training from their local authority to ensure they are compliant with local safeguarding procedures.
Locality Childminders are designated, experienced childminders in each area of North Lincolnshire. They can provide learners from North Lincolnshire with practical support and development opportunities. Such as experiencing a stay and play session at a children’s centre and visiting a childminding business.
For North Lincolnshire based learners, once they have decided that they do wish to register as a childminder, then further ongoing support is provided on an individual basis at their home.
The cost for the full IHBC programme is £185. However, £20 will be deducted from this if the applicant has already paid for a North Lincolnshire Childminder Briefing. Funding for this course is available depending upon eligibility.
For more information or to book a place on the IHBC, please call us on 01724 296650.