Fig Early Years Training is based in Bromley, Kent and run by a team of childcare professionals with many years’ experience writing and delivering all types of Early Years and childcare training for Childminders, Nurseries and Pre-schools alike. Courses currently on offer in Bromley and Greenwich include Pre-registration Homebased Childcare (PHC) covering everything you need to know on how to become a registered Childminder including Safeguarding Children.
Come and meet us and ask any questions at our next free evening childminder briefing session on Wednesday 14th March 2018 – Please use the link below for further details
In addition we offer Safeguarding Children Courses with a trainer that is NSPCC and WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) trained. Our Safeguarding courses meet the EYFS requirements and takes account of information from the Local Safeguarding Children Board. Safeguarding training needs to be completed every two years and practitioners are free to attend training offered by any training provider.
We also offer Observations Planning and Tracking Children’s Progress, The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Play. This training includes a comprehensive folder containing all the paper work you need.
We can tailor childcare training to suit your individual needs and you may prefer training sessions for small groups on your own premises. Most of our courses run on Saturdays for your convenience and refreshments are provided at all our sessions.
WHY CHOOSE US
Fig Training are dedicated to bringing you the best quality childcare training. We understand the need for training that is relevant, can be put into practice in your setting and meets Ofsted requirements for Continual Professional Development (CPD).
We use only the very best trainers all of whom are specialists in their subjects, our Safeguarding trainer is NSPCC trained. We ensure you are inspired and get the most from your training experience. Many of our trainers come from an Early Years Local Authority background and all have attained training qualifications. We ensure the information taken away with you is current and relevant to the job you do and meet the EYFS requirements.
Our Feed Back –
“Your expert knowledge and experience in the field of childcare means that you really are my ‘go to’ team for any training I require as a Childminder.
“A great course. Very informative, helpful hand-outs and lovely course tutors. Would thoroughly recommend”.
Jen, Childminder, Bromley
“You guys seem to bend over backwards to help us! I really feel that you will be a resource for the future”.
Sarah, Childminder, Bromley
“Well presented by Sharon, who was very approachable and easy to follow”
Lorraine, Childminder, Bromley
“At last some relevant professionally delivered training for Childminders, Thank you”.
Jenny, Childminder, Bromley
“Very informative course would definitely use this company in the future”.
Rachel, Childminder, Bromley
“Excellent Course. Everything I could ever need and more! Trainers were great and very approachable”.
Zoe, Prospective Childminder, Bromley
“Very useful course that has prepared me for Childminding. I love that you have printed all the handouts and showed us examples of the folders required”.
Danielle, Prospective Childminder, Bromley
It is no longer an Ofsted requirement to undertake training that has been produced or delivered by the Local Authorities including Safeguarding Children (Since September 2014) this has given everyone the freedom to seek their own training and not be restricted to courses chosen for them. Some local authorities and organisations infer that a level 2 in childcare is required to register as a Childminder, this however is only requested by Ofsted if you are joining the voluntary part of the childcare register. This is a part of the childcare register often used by nannies caring for children in the child’s home and would not be inspected by Ofsted.
The ofsted website states
In no particular order, you will need to do the following:
- Get a criminal records check (enhanced DBS check). If you are working in your own home, anyone over 16 who lives with you will also need one. It usually takes up to 6 weeks but it can sometimes take longer. You will get a certificate in the post. There’s more information about this in our criminal records check guide.
- Fill in the health declaration form and get it signed by your GP. Your GP may charge for this.
- Complete a first aid qualification for people who work with children. You need to do a full paediatric first aid course if you will be working with children under 5. Ask your local council or look online for courses in your area.
- Find out if you need any training. You don’t have to do a particular course, but if you’ll be looking after children under 5 you need to show Ofsted you can meet the requirements of the early years foundation stage.
If you are planning on caring for children aged 0 – 8 you will be joining the 2 registers below
- the Early Years Register to look after children up to age 5 (from birth to 31 August after their 5th birthday)
- the Childcare Register to look after children aged 5 to 7
Join both registers if you plan to look after children of all ages up to 8.
Fig understands and delivers training that meets the Ofsted criteria of CPD and meets the EYFS requirements.
Those wishing to become Childminders may find the Ofsted registration process a daunting challenge but our team understand what is needed to keep you on the right track. If you undertake our course for becoming a registered Childminder (Pre-registration Homebased Childcare PHC) a 1 hour home consultation visit (depending on location) is offered at a significantly reduced rate. This visit will assist you to prepare for your first Ofsted inspection.
Our consultants are not just experts in the pre-registration process, as a registered Childminder you may choose to have one of our consultants visit you to give further advice on your setting and/or paperwork. Consultancy visits can be arranged any time during your career as a Childminder.
Important News –
The Government Childcare Business Grants Scheme is now available.
Please use the link below to see if you are eligible
Payment for courses can be made by BACS (our bank details will be displayed at checkout to enable you to use your internet banking or pay at any branch of your bank) or PayPal. You can book on any of our courses using the links below or if you require any advice or information please contact us on 020 8289 7061/07387 742196