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New Childminder Start Up Package as of the 1st March 2020 will include: 

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  • Start-up Support and Pre-registration training for NEW childminders, this includes Introduction to Safeguarding, Food Hygiene and EYFS courses                (All previous certificates accepted if valid)
  • Access to our FREE Childminder Portal with a vast array of downloadable assets for your business. The Childminder Portal is where you will find Policies, Risk Assessments, Funding Forms, EYFS (2 Year) Progress Check, Planning/Observations/Tracking Sheets, contracts, process reports sheets, accounts spreadsheet profit & loss, EYFS and child development templates and much more, these documents are fully editable you can amend them to suit your childminding business including adding your own logo, worth over £75, along with current legislation and up to date information regarding Covid. 
  • DBS can be obtained through SCA (update service within 3 months of registration with SCA) 
  • Health Form must be completed by your GP (cost dependent) 
  • Over 300 FREE CPD accredited online courses with instant access created by leading early years practitioners, specialist/SEND, teaching, learning, and assessment, regulatory, health, safety, and leadership and management, along with further education to degree level
  • Become a registered childminder within 6-8 weeks (with regular updates on your application status) *depending on checks
  • Regular Quality Assurance visits (minimum of 2 a year) worth £200 and an allocated Agency Manager, this enables a one to one service to provide each Childminder with a named and dedicated professional to ensure continuity of service
  • SCA continually offer training/courses for mandatory requirements and professional growth.  Whether you are at the start of your childminding journey or an established childcare professional, SCA run courses and training relevant to your requirements
  • As a registered childminder you frequently receive FREE and discounted prices on SCA training packages including childminding Insurance through Morton Michel or you can purchase your own Insurance,  
  • Save approx £250 as support given by SCA team so you don`t need to complete the 'Home Base Childminding' course
  • A profile page on SCA website to advertise your childminding business with options for SCA to promote your business on social media
  • Register on the Early Years and Childcare Register for one admin fee, you can also register for 50% Non Domestic premise ask for more details
  • Register Assistants at time of your registration with no additional costs saving you £25 admin fee
  • Access to our SCA Closed facebook group -professional and proactive discussions between our childminders no parents or inspectors just like minded childminders (email updates if not on social media)
  • Ongoing telephone and email support with a open door policy at SCA (by appointment).  We all need assistance sometimes, whether its to check a legislation, file a tax return or simply check up on training.  Our team are on hand to lend you guidance and support as needed 
  • In addition we offer FREE support groups in various locations over the country. Childminding can seem a lonely career, but with our support groups you get the opportunity to meet like minded childcare professionals and discuss topics that are important to your role 
  • Parent Matching Service - SCA actively promote our registered childminders and pass on parent enquiries  
  • FREE online well-being courses to support the mental health of children and adults and preventative courses for young people on subjects such as gangs, knife crime, social media, and life skills 
  • Regular monthly Newsletters, updates on current legislation, safe guarding and training 
  • Included in this package let SCA support you with 'Early Years Grant Funding' - dependent on your LA (manage paperwork, spreadsheets, deadlines and portal (never worry about deadlines) 
  • Childminders will automatically be registered to receive 'Tax free childcare
  •  Advertise your childcare vacancies via  SCA Website, Social Media and Family Information Service 
  • Signposting to other childcare professionals, Universal credit and Tax credit information
  • ONE MONTHS NOTICE to cancel childminding agreement with SCA 
  • **FREE Accountancy advice including 'Income/Expenditure spreadsheets'
  • SKYPE/WHATAPP MEETINGS NOW TAKENING PLACE -Support, Well being, Training, Accounts, Tax free childcare, Registering with SCA, Early years funding, Covid, or any general questions or concerns around your childminding business. Please email to request a chat at  

**Optional Year End Accounts, NI & Tax services by our inhouse accountant team from £15 per month 

Apply for our Childminder Start-up Package today by paying as little as *£25
*The £25 administration fee is part of the total registration fee/start-up package of £150 then on Going support- Monthly fee £23 

contact or telephone 01728 746970 for more Information

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