National Childminding Week Display
This year Childminding Week ran from the 9th-16th June with the theme being celebrating diversity. Registered childminders are an amazingly mixed group, providing a wide range of care to meet the varied needs of children and families in today’s diverse communities. What do former laboratory research assistants, hairdressers, sales administrators, library administrators, secretarial staff, personnel managers, playgroup supervisors and house wives have in common? Answer: They’re now all registered childminders in the Leighton Linslade area.
As childminders we have a unique ability to offer appropriate care and education to every individual child, no matter what their background and needs. To help promote ourselves we held an exhibition in the library commencing with childminding week and running for a total of four weeks.
The large display covered a ‘what’s the time’ story on a child’s day at a childminder. Written as a story for children to share with their parents and will included lots of photographs of children and childminders in a range of routines and activities illustrating the diverse activities children can partake in at a registered childminders. There was also a range of other information posters on how to contact the CIS to obtain a childminder, that childminders must be registered and insured and how to check etc. The display was kindly launched for us by Mayor Henry Freid.