ERIC Number: ED430710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Minding Your Own Business.
The principal aims of the Tipton Childminding Project, begun in 1994, were to increase access to and quality of training and support for childminders and caregivers in England's Tipton Challenge area, to increase the number of childminders and child caregivers from all sections of the community, to promote interagency initiatives to develop links between childminding and other forms of childcare provision, and to demonstrate the value of different forms of childminding support in raising the quality of childminding. This report documents the work of that project from 1994 to 1998, detailing the project's development and chronological history. Among the conclusions of the report are that: (1) there is a need for continued support, advice, and guidance for partnership agencies to enable sustainable collaboration; (2) training for childminders was found to be very effective and was delivered monthly by the Social Services Department and the Tipton Childminding Project by 1995; and (3) the Project had become one of the largest providers of independent daycare training and post-registration childminding training. Recommendations are delineated with regard to childminder requirements, the need for childminder support, the need for increased public awareness, and the need for specific and regular training for childminders. Included in the report are case studies and reports presenting a social services department perspective, describing the involvement of the Youth Forum and the Save the Children, and detailing the project's achievements. Also included are samples of leaflets used in the project. Two appendices include a questionnaire used to identify childminders' needs. (KB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Foreign Countries, Needs Assessment, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Young Children
Save the Children, Publication Sales, 17 Grove Lane, London, SE5 8RD, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Save the Children, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)