The Introduction to Childminding Course – By Birmingham Playcare Network

Our last Course for those interested in becoming home based childcarer/childminders was completed on 30th Jan 2019 in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. The course supports the registration process with Ofsted, and the future running of the childminding business.We have another booked to take place in February from 20th – 22nd and there are spaces available.

We will be running this course most months if it is needed, so please phone the office for more details on 01212362917 or email

Here is some of the feedback we have received from students who have attended our course;

  • ‘And thank you for lovely 3 days training. Really enjoyed it. Learnt so much. And it has made me feel more confident in childminding’.
  • ‘Thank you for such a great course!’
  • ‘It was a wonderful course. Thank you’
  • ‘Very friendly tutor and an interesting course’

31 Jan 2019

Help us improve our service to you

We hope you are settling into January and your plans for 2019 are going well. Here at Scrap HQ we’re looking at how we can improve our service to you over the coming year. We would love to have your valued input about what we do next and how we can make things better.

We have created a quick survey (should take no more than 3 minutes) to get your feedback. There are 9 questions in total, most multiple choice, asking for your opinions around membership, opening hours and what else you might like to see at the store.

We would really appreciate it if you are able to take the time to help. Please click the link below to take you to the first question regarding membership fees. Thank you.

Survey link.

26 Jan 2019

Ofsted launches new consultation

Ofsted has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the education inspection framework and needs your point of view.

Please see the link below and add your input. This is an opportunity to have your Say!

The consultation is based around proposals for changes to the education inspection framework and how Ofsted inspects schools, early years settings and further education and skills providers, to take effect from September 2019.

12:00am, 16 January 2019: First published.

Here is the link to the Draft Inspection Handbooks relating to the Ofsted consultation.

Get all the details around the consultation here.

23 Jan 2019

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