Support for childminders
Joining the Trio Quality Childminding Network
Trio Childcare Connections offer registered Childminders in Swindon, Oxfordshire, and Plymouth local authorities the opportunity to join the Trio Quality Childminding Network - a quality improvement process designed to support childminders with their childminding practice.
(If you don't work in the above areas or you are not a registered childminder, contact your local Family Information Service for information of the support & network system provided for your area's registered childminders)
The network is mapped closely to the EYFS and the requirements of the Ofsted SEF. It supports childminders to reflect on and evidence their own unique childminding service. It is designed to help childminders to consider how best to develop particular areas of their service whilst focussing on providing the best possible experience for children and their families.
Parents and carers can be assured childminders on the network are committed to professional development, enhancing their childminding service.
The network process is clear and can be tailored to a pace and level that suits individual childminders at any particular time (minimum requirements are required). It is designed in stages meaning it is accessible and supportive to all childminders.
The specialist level provides opportunities to extend particular skills.
Further information about the benefits of the Trio Quality Childminding Network can be found in the following 3 documents:
We only accept applicable childminders who are already Ofsted registered on to our networks, please don't submit your details on this page if you are not yet registered with Ofsted.
Becoming a registered childminder
More information about becoming a registered Childminder can be found by clicking here
For more information about the process of becoming a Registered Childminder or to find out where to book onto a briefing session (the first step to becoming a Registered Childminder), call your Council or Family Information Service. For those in the following areas please contact:
- Swindon Borough Council: 0845 6023209
- Plymouth City Council: 0800 7834259
- Devon County Council (excluding Plymouth & Torbay council areas): 0800 0563666
Local Safeguarding Children Board details