Starting an out of school club in the UK

What Should You Know When Starting an Out of School Club in the UK?

Out of School Clubs: An Overview Out of school clubs offer wrap-around childcare for working parents before and after school and during school holidays. The services offered by the clubs would typically include picking up/dropping off the children to and … Continue Reading

Cheqdin childcare digest November 2019

Cheqdin Childcare Digest – November 2019

A little over a  year ago, we embarked on a journey to bring in two major modules to Cheqdin – billing and payment collection. We are pleased with how it’s brought about a significant difference in the way our customers … Continue Reading

Cheqdin Childcare News October 2019

Cheqdin Childcare Digest – October 2019

With the Halloween Brexit staved off, and the UK set for yet another general election, this month could be setting the stage for some rather radical changes for the early years sector. From a likely overhaul of the Ofsted to … Continue Reading

Early years providers doing more paperwork than required

Early Years Providers Producing More Paperwork than Necessary

The vast majority of early years providers in the UK are producing more paperwork than required, according to a recent survey. The study carried out by Early Years Alliance in conjunction with the Department of Education and Ofsted has revealed … Continue Reading

SCA

Cheqdin Childcare Digest: September 2019

After all the hullabaloo to get online businesses PSD2 compliant by the 14th of September, the SCA storm has finally calmed in the UK. Along with many other UK and EU businesses, we set everything aside and ran all the … Continue Reading

Safeguarding in New Ofsted Inspection Framework

Safeguarding in Ofsted’s New Inspection Framework: What should Early Years Providers Know?

Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework is all set to be rolled out this September. Although there are a number of new changes across the spectrum, we will focus on the inspection of ‘safeguarding’ for early years in this post. According … 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

Ofsted's new Education Inspection Framework

Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework 2019 to go live from September

Ofsted’s new education inspection framework and the accompanying handbooks will come into force from September 2019. The new framework is expected to bring down the pressure on teachers and early years practitioners to produce masses of data and paperwork for … Continue Reading

OFCMA: New Body for Childminder Agencies Launches in England

OFCMA: New Body for Childminder Agencies Launches in England

A new association for childminder agencies takes shape in England as the future of the Department of Education’s strategic partnership with early years providers remains unclear. The Organisation for Childminder Agencies (OFCMA) has been formed by eight of the 11 … Continue Reading

How to write incident reports in childcare or writing ouch reports

The Whys and Hows of  Writing Incident Reports for Childcare

Of all the documentation you wish you didn’t have to do as a childcare provider, incident reports aka ouch reports could be sitting right at the top of the list. When a parent entrusts their child in your care, it … Continue Reading