tcds - Childminding Service for 0 - 15 year old's


Taytec 'Looking after Children' (Open College)
Introductory Pre-school Playgroups Association (Employment training)
Additional units awarded:
Health & Safety; Promoting good health & diet; Administration;
Human development; Care skills; Leisure & Recreation;
The Development of Play.    


Emergency First-aid for childminders ( British Red Cross)
Registered as a Childminder with Hertfordshire County Council.


Registered as a Childminder with Cornwall County Council
           Became a vacancy co-ordinator for Launceston.

October 1995

Allegations & Complaints;
The structure of NCMA (National Childminding Association);
HIV Awareness (Cornwall Childminding Association)

March 1997

Childminder Preparation Training (NCMA + CCMA)
(taken as a refresher course)

April 1999 -

'Lifesaver' First Aid course - 3 sessions. (St.Johns Ambulance)

November 1999

Special Needs: Demystifying Special Needs,             
Statementing, Disability awareness
Play for children with special needs (NCMA + CCMA)

October 2001

First Aid for Child Carers (British Red Cross)

April 2004

Joined NCMA 'Children Come First Network'

June 2004

Child Protection Awareness (Educare/NSPCC)

December 2004

Awarded NCMA Certificate of membership: 
Children come first Network Childminder meeting the NCMA standards of good practice. (The CCMA Network Kernow) 

January 2005

12 Hour Paediatric First Aid (Truro College)

February 2005

Business success for childcare (SureStart & A4E)

April 2006

Became a Support Childminder (Launceston, Bude, Callington)

2nd November 2006

Introducing Childminding Practice (NEC/CACHE)

September 2006

Developing Childminding Practice (NEC/CACHE) -                           (completed July 2007- Pass awarded 10/01/08


OFSTED Inspection - Grade 'OUTSTANDING'

March 2007

Buccal Midazolam training (Community Nurse/Plymouth Hospitals)


Early Years Foundation Stage Briefing


Membership re-approved for Cornwall Childminding Network


Early Years Foundation Stage training for Childminders
(Family Services)


Paediatric First Aid (Howlett Training Partnership)


Fire Safety and Risk Assessment
                  (Ivor Morris - Tech IOSH)


Information Sharing Assessment/Common Assessment Framework-
Awareness Raising Session (Family Services)


Early Years Foundation Stage 'Principles into Practice'   
                                        (Family Services)


Early Years Foundation Stage 'Learning Journey's' (Family Services)


Became and Accredited childminder eligible to receive  Nursery Education Grant Funding (Family Services)


Extending Childminding Practice - Pass (NEC/CACHE)
 - equivalent to Level 3 NVQ -


Learning Journey Workshop (Family Services)


Diversity training workshop (M-MAD: Multi-media Arts Documentation)


Participated in 'Healthy Active Lifestyle Project' at Coronation Park & Phoenix Leisure Centre, Launceston


Play Together Packs workshop (Family Services)


Buccal Midazolam training updated


Writing Individual Education Plans


Makaton Taster Session


Basic Food Hygiene - Level 2


NSPCC/ Educare: Child Protection - Staying Aware


Developing ideas and strategies for dealing with challenging behaviour
National Childminding Association
Cornwall Community Childminding Network

Engaging with and providing the best opportunities for 8-13 year olds
National Childminding Association
Cornwall Community Childminding Network

Being Creative and Extending Services for older children with Additional Needs
National Childminding Association
Cornwall Community Childminding Network

26th February & 12th March 2011
12 hour Paediatric course
Howlett Training Partnership

5th March 2011
Inclusion Conference  (1 day)
NCMA & Cornwall Community Childminding Network

18th July 2012
Introductory Briefing: Revised EYFS framework (1.5 hours)
Liskeard Children's Centre

3rd October 2012
EYFS13 New Approaches to Observation, Assessment & Planning
(2.5 hours)
Cornwall Council

23rd January 2013
EYFS19 SENCO Induction Days (6.5 hours)
Cornwall Council

28th January & 4th February 2013
Early Language Development Programme Training
Babies' and Toddlers' Speech, Language and Communiction Development
Egloskerry Preschool, Launceston - Cornwall Council

5th April 2013
Basic Food Hygiene
Educare * Pacey

4th April 2013
Data Protection
Educare * Pacey

5th April 2013
Child Protection - Staying Aware
Educare * NSPCC

5th April 2013
Equality & Diversity

25th November 2013
EYFS31 - Keeping up to date with Ofsted
Cornwall Council

7th December 2013
An Introduction to Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

21st October 2014
12 hour Paediactric First Aid
Howlett Training Partnership

8th September 2015
EYFS01 New Ofsted Early Years
Inspection Briefing Session
Cornwall Council

3rd October 2015
Female Genital Mutilation: Recognising and Preventing FGM V1.3
Home Office