Monday, 1 November 2010

Childminding Assistants

More and more childminders are taking on assistants to work with them.

The assistant might help out with deliveries and collections of children so the childminder can cover 2 settings or the assistant might be around at a busy time of the week and contribute to the general running of the provision while playing games and supporting the children’s learning and development.

Assistants can be a real boost to a childminding provision, offering a second pair of eyes on outings and giving their input into planning, observation, risk assessments etc.

However, employing an assistant is not as simple a process as it might first appear and there are many areas which must be considered before an assistant starts working with you.

I have written this e-book from the point of view of the childminder who wants to employ an assistant and who wants to simplify the process as much as possible while ensuring s/he meets all the statutory and legal requirements.

I would like to thank Denise for her input and support in the initial stages of writing this e-book and for sharing paperwork with me.

The e-book is priced at £3.99 and is available from my www.knutsfordchildminding.co.uk website.

Thank you!