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    • Guidance for Childminders: Partnership with Parents 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020)
      As well as being important for a child’s wellbeing in the ‘here-and-now’, all of the relationships and experiences that young children have create the foundations for their future (Center on the Developing Child, Harvard). ...
    • Guidance for Childminders: Providing for Play 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020)
      Play is of great importance to children, not only for the enjoyment and fun it affords, but also for the powerful contribution it makes to their learning and development. Everyone who cares for and educates children needs ...
    • Guidance for Childminders: Settling in and Developing Relationships 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020)
      Starting with a childminder is a major life transition for both young children and their families, especially if it is the first time the child has been away from their parents for more than a few hours. Such a big change ...
    • Guidance for Childminders: Stories and Storytelling 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020)
      People have been telling stories throughout history, long before we began writing them down. Telling stories is an important way to share and interpret experiences, and to help us to develop a better understanding of the ...
    • Guidance for Childminders: Supporting Language Development 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020)
      The first three years of a child’s life are crucially important for their development, particularly their language development. Children’s language does not just develop on its own though. Babies and very young children ...
    • Guidance for Childminders: Understanding Children's Behaviour 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020)
      The early years are a critical period for all learning, in particular social-emotional learning. Childminders can play a central role in guiding children’s social and emotional development, supporting children to understand ...
    • Listening and Responding to Babies and Young Children 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
      Fostering good relationships with the children in your care and their families is the single most important priority for a childminder. Research shows that positive, caring and respectful relationships with the important ...
    • The Role of the Childminder in Early Learning 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
      We know from research that during the first five years of a child’s life, their relationships and experiences actually build their brains and create the foundations for their lifelong wellbeing, learning and develop ...