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West Berkshire
West Berkshire Council,
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Berkshire, RG14 5LD
Tel: 01635 42400
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  Childminder and Childcare Provider

We are the only official organisation that holds Ofsted registered childcare provider information in Reading and West Berkshire (e.g. childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools, after school clubs, breakfast clubs, holiday clubs, creches), which is updated daily onto our system.


This means that we provide the most up to date information for families ensuring that the childcare information they receive is always for providers who are currently registered, eliminating any possibility of details of providers suspended or resigned (who are no longer Ofsted registered) being sent to families looking for childcare. Giving families peace of mind in the knowledge that they are in receipt of accurate information regarding the childcare for their children.

Are you a parent looking for childminder information?

If so click here to find out more.

The revised EYFS

The revised framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) was published on 27 March 2012, for implementation from September 2012. The reforms aim to reduce paperwork and bureaucracy, allowing childcare providers to strengthen partnerships with parents and professionals. The focus for the EYFS has also be streamlined and now includes a progress check for children aged two to provide for early intervention.For further information visit the website.


In working closely with families and childcare providers Daycare Trust has developed a number of key resources.
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Childminder Updates

Childminder Update Form
Childminders, you can update your details and give us information on your vacancies by using our online form.

How we will use your information
Download the Childminder Agreement for use of information from providers of services for families

Download the Childminder Consent form for providers of services for families

Childcare Provider Updates

Childcare Providers Update Form
Childcare Providers, you can update your details and give us more information on your services by using our online form.

How we will use your information
Download the Provider Agreement for use of information from providers of services for families

Download the Provider Consent form for providers of services for families

10 Top Tips for Father-Inclusive Practices

The Fatherhood Institute has produced a factsheet with ideas for developing father-inclusive practices. Click here to view the page on their website.

Child Accident Prevention Trust

Did you know that every year, around 2 million children - that's about 1 in 5 - are seen at hospital Accident and Emergency after an accident?

If you regularly work with or care for children and families or teach childcare as a subject at school or college, information about how to keep babies and children safe from accidents will be an important part of your work.

CAPT's Childcarer's Foundation Pack makes gathering together all the information you need easy. It includes a guideline booklet on accidents and child development that gives facts and statistics, lists common accidents and gives clear advice on how to prevent them for each age and stage of a child's development from birth to 11 years.

The pack also contains one copy of each of their booklets, leaflets and information flyers full of practical safety tips, plus a set of their factsheets which provide further detail on a whole range of childhood accidents. The pack costs just �14.95 and the price includes postage and packing.

Click here to find resources.

CAPT are also running training sessions for professionals on preventing children's accidents. Call 020 7608 7364 to book a session.
(Source: Child Accident Prevention Trust 23/10/07)

Children's Workforce Development Council

The Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC) has produced a new web resource for people who work with disabled children and young people. It will make it easier to access information, guidance, qualifications and training material. Visit the Department of Education to find out more.

Special Educational Needs information for those working with children

Visit the Teachernet website for information about special educational needs and disability, along with advice and materials for teachers and others working with children to use.

Brake - The Road Safety Charity

Interested in promoting road safety to children in your area? Brake, the road safety charity, have created a special event called Beep Beep! Day to help you kick-start your road safety learning and support Brake. Whether you are a nursery, infant school, child minder, playgroup or children's club organiser, you can take part! You can choose to run your Beep Beep! Day on ANY day of the year. To get involved, phone 01484 559909, or visit the website for more information.

National Road Safety Week

It's Road Safety Week during November. There are resources available on the website, so you can plan activities to do during the week to help promote road safety. Visit the website for information and ideas.

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