Knutsford Childminding

 Sarah Neville - Registered Childminder

Sarah Neville | Knutsford Childminding

Outstanding Ofsted Registered Childminder

2007/8 - 2010/11 - 2015/16

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1 - Multicultural Activitiesa huge planning e-book with group activity ideas for marking / celebrating multicultural and diverse celebrations and festivals throughout the year so you can teach the children about similarities and differences in their world and 'life in modern Britain'.  An overview chapter looks in detail at how multicultural planning can be included into your day-to-day curriculum - £7.99  

2 - Childminder Diary - I have withdrawn this e-book. Please see this free Childminder Organiser (updated annually) from -  

3 - World religions - all your religion questions answered for pre-school age and above. A great way to provide evidence to Ofsted that you are promoting inclusion - £4.99

4 - Children's behaviour - chapters cover supporting early years behaviour in positive ways, techniques to support children who exhibit challenging behaviour and bullying advice - £4.99 

5 - Risk assessments - an introduction to risk assessment in an early years setting and lots of sample risk assessments and outings risk assessments. Also includes some ideas for child focused risk assessments and fire risk assessments updated 09.2019 - £6.99

Note: there is no requirement in the EYFS to write risk assessments - this e-book will give you ideas for areas of practice to cover when you are thinking about how to risk assess. This e-book is also popular with Welsh and Scottish childminders who do need to write risk assessments.

6 - Outside Play Planningideas for planning and resourcing your outside provision - and lots of ideas for outside games to support children to be fit and healthy and access a minimum of 3 hours of physical activity a day £4.99 

7 - Music & rhymes planninga song list with words to lots of popular songs and rhymes and some group activity planning to support you to use children's current interests and challenge learning  - £3.99 

8 - December celebrations planningdid you know there are 13 multicultural festivals in December?  I have included planning for each, all fully linked to the areas of learning in the EYFS  - £3.99 

9 - Seasons planningthe group planning in this e-book covers activity ideas for spring, summer, autumn and winter. It is very comprehensive and one of my most popular planning e-books to support the seasonal curriculum - £5.99 

10 - People who help us planningplanning to cover this popular early years theme including links to the EYFS areas of learning and ideas for games and activities for different occupations - £3.99 

11 - Books of the month planning 1 group themed planning for popular books to cover every month of the year - £3.99 

12 - Books of the month planning 2 - more group themed planning for popular children's books to cover every month of the year - £3.99 

**These little book planning e-books are very popular, especially with the Ofsted inspection focus on reading to children and extending their vocabulary - if you would like a list of contents please email me and ask. 

13 - Tracking children's progress - including a sample 'all about me' form, children's starting points documents, my tracking grid and much more... all the information you need to track children's progress from their starting points - to help you comply with the revised Ofsted inspection handbook updated 09.2019 - £4.99 

Also please see e-book 70 - Progress Reports - and e-book 65 - 2 year progress checks.

14 - Observations - an overview of how to observe children, how to link observations to the EYFS and use Early Years Outcomes to support early learning updated 09.2019£4.99 

14a - Assessment - how to assess children's learning effectively and quickly to ensure they are making the best progress from their starting points updated 09.2019 - £4.99 

14b - Individual Planning - individual / next steps / PLODS planning is used to enhance outcomes for children and show how children's individual and unique needs are met in a group environment. I have given lots of examples of good practice and exemplars linked to the Early Years Outcomes guidance updated 09.2019 - £4.99 

15 - Group Planning - an introduction to my planning for small groups of children £4.99 

**I write the planning so you can relax and get on with playing with the children**

15a - Activity Planning - curriculum planning for small groups of children in early years settings - £4.99 

16 - EYFS meeting the standards - 22 chapters guide you through the revised Learning and Development and Safeguarding and Welfare requirements. Chapter 3 contains an inspection guide including comments from Ofsted reports on how to improve your chances of getting a higher Ofsted grade. Chapter 4 looks in detail at the Themes of the EYFS and how you can use them in your day-to-day practice  - £9.99 

17 - Play and learning under 3sthis very popular e-book contains an example of my Play Plan (my way of recording children's ongoing learning, development and progress in my setting) and contains hundreds of ideas for play for the little ones in your setting, all linked to the 7 areas of learning so you can slot it easily into your early years curriculum - £3.99 

Also please see e-book 43 - 'Learning and Play 3+' for curriculum planning for the older children.

18 - Self-evaluation & action planning - I have withdrawn this e-book pending update. 

19 - Themed planninga detailed introduction to group themed planning (with lots of examples) for the over 2s in your setting updated 09.2019 - £3.99 

20 - Senses Planning - lots of activity ideas for planning this popular early years theme... and a 'My 5 Senses' activity booklet for children to work through as they learn more about their senses - £3.99 

21 - Healthy eating in group provision - a detailed overview of healthy eating guidance for pre-school children including meal ideas - and information about the food and drink guidelines and how you can implement the recommendations in your setting £3.99 

22 - Annual planning calendar this is a very popular resource. The e-book contains details of over 150 celebrations and festivals and takes you through every month of the year - with lots of activity ideas for your group planning - updated annually £5.00 

23 - Continuous provision planning - an introduction to continuous provision planning which you can use to support the learning of the children in your early years setting updated 09.2019£3.99 

25 - Paperwork for childminders - a fully updated guide to paperwork requirements of the EYFS and Childcare Register linked to the new Ofsted Early Years Inspection handbook updated 09.2019 - £4.99 

28 - Record Keeping - learning and development - a walk-through of how to record / plan for children's ongoing learning, development and progress, including ideas for documentation (if required). This e-book has been totally updated 10.2019 but I have kept the price the same to ensure it continues to be affordable - £5.00

29 - Policies and Procedures this e-book does not write your policies and procedures for you because they must be specific to your setting and the ways you work.  It supports you by giving ideas of what should feature in each policy and procedure and guides you through the process of ensuring you have the correct policies to comply with the requirements of the EYFS and Childcare Register  - £4.99 

30 - World Travellers Planningturn your children into global adventurers following the planning ideas in this e-book. Travel from the plains of Africa to the valleys of Wales, stopping off at 15 other exciting global destinations on the way. Experience the multicultural delights of our world from the comfort of your playroom and garden... all you need to add are resources and a little imagination - £3.99 

32 - Schemas - a lot of early years children learn through schemas (repeated patterns of play) - this e-book looks at the most common schemas and gives lots of activity ideas which you can use to challenge the children and share with parents - £4.99 

34 - The Early Years Curriculum - a close look at how you can use each of the 7 areas of learning (communication & language, physical development, personal, social & emotional development; literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive art & design) to plan a rich and varied curriculum for early years children. Updated 09.2019 for the new education inspection framework £4.99 

35 - My Pre-School Curriculum - NEW 09.2019 - a detailed walk-through of how I plan my pre-school curriculum which you can use / adapt for the pre-school children in your early years setting - £5.00 

36 - Letters and Sounds Phase 1 - NEW 09.2019 a year of activities for each of the Letters and Sounds Phase 1 aspects. Letters and Sounds Phase 1 are games that help prepare children for learning phonics at school - £4.50 

37 - HACCPkitchen safety and hygiene following the guidance in Safer Food Better Business for Childminders. If you work with other childminders or assistants  / staff you will need a HACCP file to show how you keep children safe and healthy £4.99 

38 - Baskets and bags planningthis e-book is packed full of ideas for resourcing your early years and / or childminding provision... for each month of our global calendar... with a huge range of multicultural and diverse resources. Every month I have looked at different global events and given ideas for the resources you might make, download, borrow, buy or adapt for use by the children. I like this one!  - £3.99 

43 - Learning and play 3+ hundreds of activity ideas for play for the older children in your provision, all linked to the EYFS to support you when delivering your early years and pre-school curriculum - £3.99 

Also please see e-book 17 - 'Play and learning under 3s' for curriculum planning for the little ones.

44 - Listening to children taking account of the voice of the child is a very important part of what early years practitioners should aim to do on a daily basis. This e-book helps you to find ways, in your daily practice, to involve children and really listen to what they say... and to use observation to identify what they are thinking and feeling £3.99 

47 - The Equality Act 2010 childminders are required to work within the legal requirements of the Equality Act 2010, which is relevant reading for all early years providers. There is also an Equality Audit, which takes you through a series of questions designed to ensure equality and diversity £4.99 

48 - Assistants / staff more and more providers are taking on assistants. There are lots of things you must think about if you employ or are considering employing an assistant... I have covered them all in this e-book. Updated 09.2019 for the new Ofsted Early Years Inspection framework - £4.99 

51 Money Matters all about money, tax, national insurance etc - this is the best advice available at the time of writing and includes sample documents for completing during the year to help you keep up-to-date with your accounts £2.99 

52 - Inclusion - chapter 1 is an inclusion audit; chapter 2 covers caring for children with a range of conditions £4.99 

53 - Working with boys boys attainment (or lack of it) is high on the Government agenda which means it is something Ofsted will focus on during inspection. This e-book supports you to reflect on how your provision meets the needs of boys and suggests enhancements to help you make changes £3.99 

54 - My Evidence File the contents of my evidence file (primarily for parents but also useful for Ofsted) - updated to reflect the requirements of the EYFS. It is set out in alphabetical order and reflects the EYFS 2017 legislation updated 09.2019 £4.99 

56 - Pre-registration advice for childminders - all the information you will need to take you from deciding you want to be a childminder to completing your first Ofsted inspection visit. Including a walk-through of the Ofsted pre-registration questionnaire - £4.99 

Note - this e-book is complemented by this free guidance from, written by me ... on the website, there is a useful video, checklists and much more.

57 - Child Protection & Safeguarding - comprehensive child protection and safeguarding information to help you comply with the requirements of the EYFS updated 09.2019 £3.99 

59 - Characteristics of Effective Learning the characteristics of effective early learning are a key part of the EYFS.  Practitioners are required to observe each child's learning characteristics and plan to develop them £3.99 

60 - Working with parents - the EYFS aims to strengthen partnership working with parents and ensures outcomes for children are improved through continuous information sharing. Information sharing does not need to be in writing to comply with the EYFS but it does need to be in place - £4.99 

64 - Summary reports - it is important that you are able to show parents and Ofsted that each EYFS aged child is making good progress from their starting points towards the Early Learning Goals of the EYFS. Summary reports are one way of doing this - regardless of whether you decide to write them or do them verbally with parents updated 09.2019 - £3.99 

65 - 2 Year Progress Check - guidance to help you write the statutory Progress Check at 2 - including sample forms you can use updated 09.2019 - £3.99 

66 - Working with funded 2 year olds -  a comprehensive guide to the areas of practice you will need to consider if you intend offering the 2 year old funded sessions including 2 year old behaviour, learning, development and teaching strategies updated 09.2019 £3.99 

67 - Ofsted inspections - this e-book walks you through an Ofsted inspection from what happens before the inspector calls to arrange a visit to receiving your report. It reflects the revised Ofsted inspection framework updated 09.2019 - £5.00 

68 - Scotland - Self Assessment ideas and information to help childminders complete the Self Assessment Form (SAF). Written with input from an established Scottish childminder - £4.99 

69 - Scotland - SHANARRI wellbeing indicators - using the SHANARRI wellbeing indicators to support children in the service - and to help you document their care needs and learning experiences. This e-book has been written alongside an experienced Scottish childminder to ensure accuracy - £2.99 

70 - Transitions - an e-book to help you support young children's transitions and moves to other settings including a big section on school readiness skills updated 09.2019 - £3.99 

71 - Wellbeing - this e-book supports you with child and staff wellbeing and will help you to evidence wellbeing at inspection. NEW 10.2019 - £5.00 

72 - Statutory Paperwork Checklist - I have been asked for a quick checklist from a number of colleagues so here you go! You can use it to work through your paperwork and tick off what you paperwork you need. NEW 03.2020 - £3.99 


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(c) Sarah Neville | Knutsford Childminding, 08.2019.