Cheqdin Childcare Digest June 2019

Cheqdin Childcare Digest – June 2019

A Mighty Big Announcement from Cheqdin. For all our dear customers and childcare providers who have been struggling with manual reconciliations for invoices, we have some good news (awesome news, in fact)! We are teaming up with leading online payment … Continue Reading

Paediatric First Aid Millie's Mark launches in Scotland

Paediatric First Aid Accreditation, Millie’s Mark, Launches in Scotland

Childcare settings in Scotland will now be eligible to apply for Millie’s Mark, the gold standard in Paediatric First Aid for childcare providers. The childcare quality endorsement scheme received the green flag from the Scottish Government, with Children’s Minister Marie … Continue Reading

Daycare recordkeeping

A Beginner’s Guide to Daycare Record Keeping

Record keeping is not everyone’s cup of tea. But if you are starting a daycare, it is one aspect of the business you cannot afford to slide to the backburner. As many daycare providers agree, record-keeping and administrative paperwork can … Continue Reading

Playful Storytelling with story box and shadow puppets

Playful Storytelling with Shadow Puppets and Story Boxes

For the days when the little minds wander off when you bring out the books, here are some ideas to help you breathe life into stories and nudge the sleepy heads to join in for some story time fun.   … Continue Reading

How to appraise your childcare business is gdpr compliant

GDPR One Year On: What Should Childcare Providers Know?

After all the frenzy it set off with its arrival, the European General Data Protection and Regulation (GDPR) turned a year old on the 25th of May 2019. GDPR was intended to unify the existing data protection regulations put in … Continue Reading

Early Years Coalition Launched Ahead of Government Consulation

Early Years Organisations Launch Survey Ahead of Government Consultation

A new coalition of the UK’s leading early years organizations including the NDNA, PACEY and Early Years Alliance have launched a survey ahead of the Government Consultation on Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) later this year. The coalition was founded … Continue Reading

The benefit of reading and why is reading so important for children

Why Should You Encourage Children to Read?

There was a time when the regal hardbound encyclopaedias, dictionaries and atlases were looked up to as supreme sources of information. They offered fascinating nuggets of wisdom, enriched our vocabulary and enlightened us with answers to mind-boggling questions. Mark Twain, … Continue Reading

How to reduce the waste at your childcare centre

5 Ways to Reduce Your Nursery’s Waste Footprint

From recycling cardboard boxes and paper waste for craft activities to maintaining compost pits, most childcare centres follow a solid waste management routine these days. However, with the climate crisis looming large above our heads, every bit of extra effort … Continue Reading