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Official Document Links

This page is designed to keep links to all of the key reference documents that childminders need in one place. When new versions of these documents are released, we will post them here.

If you bookmark this page then you’ll be able to find it next time you need it.

This page was last updated: September 2021





Statutory framework for the EYFS  

Latest Version: Sept 2021


Ofsted Parents Poster


Parents Poster

Latest version: September 2021



Education Inspection Framework

Latest version: Sept 2019






Early Years Inspection Handbook

Latest Version: September 2021





Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings

Latest version: Sept 2019 (Last updated August 2021)




Protecting children from radicalisation: the prevent duty

Latest version: Aug 2015


dev matters pic

Development Matters

Latest version: 2020 (Revised July 2021)





Birth to 5 Matters

Latest version: 2021



Working together to safeguard children




Working Together to Safeguard Children

Latest Version: Feb 2019



What to do if you are worried that a child is being abused

Latest version: March 2015




Health protection in schools and other childcare facilities – A practical guide for staff on managing cases of infectious diseases in schools and other childcare settings.

Replaces Infection Control in Schools

Latest version: Mar 2019


afer Food Better Business for Childminders 2016 version




Safer Food Better Business for Childminders

Latest version: Jan 2020





SEND Code of Practice

Latest version: April 2020



Tax expenses for childminders HMRC



Tax expenses for childminders

Latest version: (HMRC website)



  1. Donna says:

    Thanks kay , can yo keep me posted with updates please 😊


  2. Carol buey says:

    Thankyou so much. Can u keep me posted with updates please


  3. Corrine says:

    Can I have updates please


  4. Corrine says:

    Please can I have updates.


  5. Annabel green says:

    Please can I have updates


  6. Richmal Ashworth says:

    Thank you


  7. Pennny says:

    Thank you SOOOO much. The hardest thing is keeping up to date😱😬


  8. Caroline Newton says:

    Please can I have updates?


  9. Sarah Wengradt says:


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  10. Fiona Davey says:

    So helpful, thank you!


  11. Maryam says:

    Hi, thanks a lot you are always helpful.


  12. Lesleymayger says:

    Thank you 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Clare says:



  14. Linda Ellis says:

    Thank you so much , it’s great x


  15. Susan Harrison says:

    Is the only difference bet the 2015 and 2017 version of Working Together To Safeguard children an amendment to add CSE. If this is the case could you tell me what it says I just seem to be going round in circles. If you can help much appreciated.


  16. Juliette Young says:

    This is great, so thank you so much for keeping us informed, as usual!


  17. Stella says:

    Kay you’ve done it again! Thankyou so much for helping us childminders save time and have all the info we may need in one easy to find place. Saved in my favs now. Thanks again.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Dawn Toprak says:

    Great information thank you …


  19. Tanya Turpin says:

    Please can I sign up

    Thank you very useful c

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay Woods says:

      THanks, Tanya. You have to click on ‘follow’ the blog. There’s a sign up box that you have to enter your email address in. If you get tired of hearing from me in the future, you can just unsubscribe =)

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Janet says:

    many thanks

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Natalie Macpherson says:

    Very helpful thank you

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Thank you very helpful


  23. Karen says:

    THANKYOU x how do I save this page? Please


  24. Julie Dalton says:

    Thank you Kay, that’s brilliant x

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Annette says:

    Thank Kay for all your hard work putting this together.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Romayne Hunter says:

    fab thanks Kay

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Maxine Noble says:

    Just what I’ve been waiting for!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Sally Wright says:

    This is exactly what childminders need, everything current and relevant in one place. I hope you don’t mind, I have shared on our local childminding network group! Xx thank you. Xx

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Sue says:

    what a great Idea, thanks for taking the time and sharing x


  30. Donna Ridings says:

    Fantastic thank you very much 🙂


  31. Maxine Houldsworth says:

    This is an excellent idea. It saves hours of trawling through documents to make sure you have the latest version. Thank you very much!


  32. Leah says:

    Great idea! This will save a lot of childminders stress about what they actually need 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  33. kathy says:

    Brillant alot of childminders will thank you for this well done x

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Yolanda Judge says:

    Excellent idea, thank you Kay

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Kay Woods says:

    Thanks Angel and Nicola. I will keep this page updated and then I think it will be a useful resource x


  36. Angel says:

    Brilliant and very informative

    Thank you for sharing with my members Kay …ideal for old and new childminders

    Like the lay out and its simple to navigate

    Thank you for all your hard work

    Well done Kay xx

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Mrs Nicola Cooper says:

    Fab idea, gr8 for all those just starting up or anyone who’s unsure.

    Liked by 1 person

  38. Tracey Carter says:

    Great link to help keep up to date with all the latest documentation.

    Liked by 1 person

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