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

  • 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, 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 
  • 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
  • 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, co-childminding which also includes FREE online training with flick, ensuring you can continue to improve your practice and develop .. Once you're Insured your childminder Insurance covers you and your assistants as you are 'Self Employed'.....your Insurance travels with you...
  • Discounted insurance which includes a years FREE subscription to the IAS Cradle App. The App is easy to use, and packed with features, including care diaries for children that you can share with parents at the touch of a button. As it is your childminding business Morton Michel is an optional insurance company please seek other quotes.  
  • Save approx £250 as support given via the agency 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, Childcare Register and Non Domestic premise 50%
  • 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 (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 (visit our blog) updates on current legislation with feedback from OFCMA's/LA/OFSTED meetings  
  • Included in this package let SCA support you with 'Early Years Grant Funding' - dependent on your LA (manage paperwork, spreadsheets, deadlines and portal) 
  • Childminders will automatically be registered to receive 'Tax free childcare' and registered for CPD training through their local LA
  •  Advertise your childcare vacancies via  SCA Website, Social Media and Family Information Service Via your local LA
  • 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'

**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  

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Or contact or telephone 01728 746970 for more Information

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