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Updated by on November 30, 2010No Comments

Have you read Registered Childminding – The Secrets of Success? We’d love to hear what you thought of the book. You can send us your review via the contact page. See what other people think below:

Child Care Magazine:

“This book is truely inspirational, a valuable source of up-to-date information and advice for childminders. It is a reference book that is easy to read and packed full of information to help you combine outstanding care for children with running a successfu business.”

Denise, Registered Childminder:

“Wow the second edition really is bang up to date and is now over 300 pages long. The authors have gone to great lengths to research the new Early Years Foundation Stage which will become mandatory for all childminders to follow from the 1st September 2008. I’ve been childminding for over 17 years and still found this book extremely useful and as the chair of my county childminding association and owner of “UK Registered Childminders” a chat group on yahoo I shall be recommending this book to ALL registered childminders whether they are newly registered or have been childminding for a number of years.

“The whole book is written it a very clear unstuffy format, which makes it a pleasure to read and so easy to revisit when you need information, advice or clarification on any number of subjects relating to your work as a registered childminder.

“Honestly I can’t rate this book highly enough go it will be money very well spent.”

Nursery World Magazine:

“This is a revised and expanded second edition written by two childminders with 26 years’ combined experience. Key areas discussed include registration and inspections, writing policies, curriculum planning, behaviour management, equal opportunities, health and hygiene.

“In addition to covering all the basics, the book also gives insightful advice on how childminders can continue their professional development and make the right decisions in their business and care practices.”

Amanda Reeves, Registered Childminder:

“This book is fab! Unlike all the other books on the market this is the only one that offers useful and practical step by step instructions for everyday childminding dilemmas. No matter how long you have been childminding for, this book is the fountain of knowledge that you will refer to again and again.”

Anne Dolphin, Registered Childminder:

“This book is truly inspirational, As a childminder for the past 13 years I found this book to be a valuable source of up to date information and advice. It is written in an easy to understand format for childminders that are starting up and those already experienced. It’s like my bible. You won’t be dissapointed.”

Jacqui White, Registered Childminder:

“As a Registered Childminder myself, I found this book to offer wide-ranging support and guidance to both new and experienced childminders. It is full of important information, with helpful tips along the way. I have recommended it to my local Childrens Information Service, and am hopeful that they will place a piece in the next newsletter. It is an ideal book to reference on an “as and when” basis – covering each aspect of childminding from setting-up onwards. it is also a great plus that it has been written by people who know what they are doing from experience, and keep themselves up-to-date with current legislation. I have to say, I would advise every Childminder to have a copy of this book, whether they have been minding 4 days to 40 years+. “

Childminding Help, March 2008:

“From starting out and becoming a registered childminder right through to supporting children with secial needs this book gives an excellent range of advice and references. The business side of childminding and record keeping is well covered as is observations, assessment and evaluation plus many other areas just too numerous to mention.

“Written in a way that makes it ideal to just dip into when you have a problem or question that needs to be quickly answered but at the same time equally good for a sit down with coffee when you get one of those rare moments for relaxation.”

M. Delve, Registered Childminder:

“This book is written by people who know what they are talking about as they are experienced professional childminders themselves. It tells the reader everything they need to know about this profession and is an excellent resource for those considering the profession, who are new to it or are experienced in the field. I can’t think of anything that has been missed out and best of all it is as up-to-date as it can be. Well done to Tunja and Tamsin! If you only buy one childminding book, buy this one – it is worth every penny. “

Early Years Magazine, a Surestart pubication:

“The second edition of this manual sets out to hep childmdinders provide an outstanding levels of care whilst running a successful business. Topics covered include preparing for registration and inspection, advertising and accounts, caring for children with special needs, and details of the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It’s excellent in terms of providing an overview of what childminders needs.”

These reviews are for the first edition of Registered Childmindiing – The Secrets of Success.

Fiona – Registered Childminder:

“I was about to give up on childminding … but with this book life looks so simple. It has everything in it and explains things in simple english. Even helps with tax and book keeping.

“So now I’ve decided that I shall go on and make this work for me. It has made me think positive about things.”

Nursery World Magazine 2003:

“The authors of this book show a laudable commitment to their childminding careers. They give practical advice on how to deal with a multitude of situations that childminders face daily and promote a professional approach toward registered childminding.”

Registered Childminder:

“This is an absolute goldmine of information … Best of all, this book was actually written by practicing childminders who know what they are talking about! No more being confused with nursery provision.”

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