This is the essential guide for all training and fully qualified childcare professionals who work in a home-based setting. This book offers a wealth of information on all aspects of running a childminding or nanny business, covering the registration and training process through to the setting up of the business itself, and becoming a true professional in full knowledge of good childcare practices, including: documentation; health and safety; equal opportunities; child protection; care; learning; play; and behaviour management. The contents are linked to the national standards for childcare, and to the CACHE Diploma in Home-Based Childcare. Information is also provided for those who are qualified and wish to refresh their knowledge or continue their professional development through further training. This is a guide no childminder should be without! Allison Lee has been running a childminding business for over 12 years and holds the full Certificate in Childminding Practice, an NVQ 3 in Childcare and Education, and the Quality Assurance Award Level 3 from the National Childminding Association (NCMA).
She is a support childminder for her local council and has been credited as running an outstanding business by Ofsted.