"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
Ofsted makes sure childminders and people over 16 years who live and work on the premises, are suitable to care for children and that childminders' homes are safe, child-friendly places.
Ofsted is responsible for registering and inspecting childminders to make sure that early years childminders are able to meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
EYFS Statutory Framework
My aim is to provide a safe and caring environment for your child, I will encourage your child to learn for themselves and be able to make their own choices and decisions. I will work closely with you to gain knowledge of your child and their experiences. I acknowledge that you the parent/carer are the primary educators of your child and I aim to work with you to provide the best possible care for your child. Below I have listed some organisations and frameworks which underpin and help shape all childminding policies. At the bottom of the page you will find the policies specific to my setting.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all.
There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are:
• Communication and language
• Physical development
• personal, social and emotional development
Providers must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
• understanding the world
• expressive arts and design
To view the guidelines in full please visit The Department for Education website or if you are viewing this page on desktop you may follow the link below: