Services for childminders
Early Years Practitioners Support
London Borough of Barnet
North London Business Park
Oakleigh Road South
020 8359 7611
Services for childminders
The new multi-agency training programme for 2014 – 2015 has now been updated. You can access it here.
Looking for the Training Guide?
For information on training courses we are running, including First Aid courses, visit our training for childminders page in the Workforce Development area.
Support and advice
There is plenty of support to help you develop in your childminding career. Barnet has a knowledgeable and experienced childminding team to support and advise registered childminders.
We aim to support our childminding workforce to provide the very best level of care to the children and families they work with. We can help you with any issues or problems you have, and encourage and support you to continually review and develop your service. If you need help or advice on any aspect of your childminding service, no matter how big or how small, we are here to help.
We have a team of Childminding Development Officers (CDOs) who can meet you at your local children’s centre or drop-in group, offer help over the phone or email, or meet you in your home.
Working with children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) or a disability
Are you a working (or about to start work) with a child who has:
- any special needs
- a disability
- a health condition
- other additional needs?
If you are, then it is important that you let your CDO know about this, so that we can make sure that both you, the child and the family, are getting all the help and support needed.
Or do you have concerns that a child in your care may have one of the above?
Then we can offer expert help and advice to support the child and their family get them other services that they may need or be entitled to.
If you are unsure who your CDO is then contact Julie Paice to get more information and help.
Sample Child Protection Policies
We have added some sample policies to the related downloads page - click on the related downloads box on the left. These include a sample Child Protection Policy and a sample policy around the use of Digital Technology such as phones and cameras in your setting.
MASH is the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub and it brings together professional work to safeguard children in Barnet. If you are concerned about a child and need to make a referral, the phone number remains the same 020 8359 4066. You can read more about the MASH here. There is also an information booklet in the related downloads section.