Services for childminders
Early Years Practitioners Support
London Borough of Barnet
North London Business Park
Oakleigh Road South
020 8359 7611
Services for childminders
Welcome to the Barnet Registered Childminder website
You should be able to find links to all the information that you need here. If you cant find what you are looking for, contact Julie Paice - details below.
Please also remember to check your emails regularly, as this is the main way that we will keep you informed on all the news in Childminding, both local and national issues.
Support and advice
There is plenty of support available 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, but we can also help you with any day to day questions you may have. 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.
Looking for the Training Guide?
For information on training courses Barnet offer, including First Aid courses, visit our training for childminders page in the Workforce Development area.
Barnet Childminding Team also set up training opportunities throughout the year. You will be emailed details as they come up.
The new multi-agency training programme for 2014 – 2015 has now been updated. You can access it here.
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.
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.