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Benefits of a Childminder

Updated: Apr 26

Choosing the setting most appropriate for your child can be a difficult choice. Whilst there is not a single right choice, often the best choice is what is right for you, and your child.


There are many benefits of choosing a childminder, some of which include:


Home from home care Care is provided in a family like atmosphere not too dissimilar from home. Routines, and the environment will not be too dissimilar to what has been experienced, with consistent care provided by one or two people during the child's attendance. Often childminders can become part of a child's extended family. They can also be involved in the community within church groups, local events, activities and know local places of interest.


Ratio's Childminders ratio of children to carers is smaller than that at nurseries, ensuring individual attention is paid to your child, with their requirements met.


Education

Childminders follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) which is a standard for child assessment, progression and expected achievement by age.



These are the same set of standards followed by Nurseries.


The areas of learning are:


  • Communication and language

  • Physical development

  • Personal, social and emotional development

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the world

  • Expressive arts and design

Childminders will be Ofsted inspected every four years for a grading of their setting.


Funded Places

Childminders can offer Government funded childcare places for children aged between 2 and 4 provided they are rated Good and above. If you would like to discuss your childcare needs with us, please contact us.



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