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Welcome to the Leighton Buzzard Childminding Association (or LBCMA for short). We are a support group for those working as registered childminders in Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding area.

We provide support and advice, organise training, co-ordinate vacancies, hold meetings and fun activities and much more.

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Example book: NVQ 3 Childcare & Development You can now buy childcare books for training, information and multicultural resources, online using our Amazon associates scheme. - A big thank you to everyone who has been buying books this web site wouldn't exist without you! Visit Bookshop

New Edition of Registered Childminding - The Secrets of Success

Book: Registered Childminding - The Secrets of Success

Written by Tunja and Tamsin Stone (the authors of much of this sites information), it provides practical suggestions on many different aspects of childminding.

The book is divided into sections covering topics including: registration; inspections; legislation; finance; paperwork; curriculum planning, health; hygiene; safety; nutrition; routines, behaviour management; working with parents; special needs; equal opportunities and qualifications. All complete with examples to help you build a successful childminding business. It is on sale now for 17.99 (free p&p) visit for details.


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