Childminders working with schools
Childminders can run all or part of school-based childcare.
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Wooden Spoon: Grants for projects aiming to improve the quality of life for children and young people with special needs or those who are socially disadvantaged.
Training and events:
Our free childcare in schools workshops: for school staff, childcare providers working in schools, local authorities, governors etc.
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Headteachers want extra-curricular activities to be included in league tables. Let's hope school-based childcare will be included too.
Gaining that crucial staff 'buy-in': Discuss your childcare plans with your your staff; invite some to join your steering group.
For more tips or advice:
Contact the Childcare in Schools team.
Ask us a question about developing your full-year/full-day school-based childcare and holiday activities offer for older children.
Central+ at Central Foundation Girls' School in East London:
Pupils enjoy a range of challenging and exciting activities; parents can access local, safe after-school care.
Castle Wood School (Coventry) A higher ratio of staff to each child causes running costs of this school's provision to be higher than other services. Read how provision is sustained.
Drumbeat School and ASD Service This school's provision is managed by committed school staff and offers parents of pupils with special needs full-year school-based childcare.
Read more case studies.
Please tell us about any challenges your school has overcome when setting up full-year school-based childcare.
We would especially like to hear from special schools that offer school-based childcare.