This Page is for Childcare providers
EY3 form to tell Ofsted about certain changes to individuals, including names, addresses and any start or leave dates.
Free Entitlement Providers (Including Childminders)
Please find documents relating to offering free entitlement funding for eligible 2,3 & 4 year olds in the related links section on the right of your screen.
Looking to become a Childminder?
West Berkshire council once again run training courses for those wishing to register as a childminder so please contact us for details of the next course. Also a variety of other training can be found on the following links:
- Open Study College
- PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years)
- Childcare On-line Training
Here a a few links for support for childminders through webinars and on-line training through HMRC, click on the relevant links to get the advice required:
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This course will build your confidence by guiding you through everything you need to know to get started. There are useful tips from others who have been where you are now and practical case studies to help you along the way.
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Following Government guidance, where possible, parents must keep their children at home. Early years and childcare settings are closed except for children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
The West Berkshire Early Years Service is therefore currently prioritising the needs of critical workers’ and vulnerable children. The Local Authority and our West Berkshire providers are working together to ensure that there are sufficient places for all of these children.
During this time the Early Years Team are also trying to continue supporting families and providers as much as they can. Please contact the team on our usual email:firstname.lastname@example.org but please bear in mind that our replies and turnaround of day to day requests and updates of provider details and registrations are likely to be delayed due to the increased volume of work in the team.
If you are a critical worker looking for childcare or a provider looking for alternatives for your families please contact the team on the above email address or you can search for open providers on the West Berkshire Directory
The government has produced guidance for local authorities, early years providers and childminders about childcare provision following the outbreak of corona virus.