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dustystar · 09/06/2007 17:20
I haven't minded for about 2 years now as I needed to focus on ds and his needs. However ds is doing ok now and a friend has asked me to look after her baby.
I am pretty sure that a current first aid certificate is a requirement now. Does anyone know if it will be ok for me to book for the next one to come up and still mind? Mine ran out sometime last year and I didn't bother renewing it as I hadn't planned on minding again.
Also are there any other things that have changed in the last 2 years that you think I should know about. Basically all I have now is a current registation and personal liability insurance.
Thanks in advance.
bonkerz · 09/06/2007 20:39
I suppose the thing is if you are just updating then you already have all the skills its just updating the certificate so effictively you are covered. Must add that i had inspection before i had got my updated first aid and OFSTED was fine as i showed them i had booked to go on course!
nannynick · 09/06/2007 23:31
Should be fine to be booked onto a course to do First Aid - it needs to be a 12 hour course.
You've not minded, for 2 years, but you kept up payments for registration and insurance, is that right? If so, all should be fine to restart actively minding. Inform CIS of your vacancies (if you want more than just your friends child) and off you go.
When you stopped minding, did you tell Ofsted at all? With luck, you didn't. If you did, then I suggest you contact them and check that you still exist as an active minder on their records.
dustystar · 11/06/2007 09:18
Thansk for all the feedback. Ofsted definitely still have me on their records as they wrote to me recently. I kept up my registration but not my insurance. I don't see how Ofsted can know this though. I didn't see the point in paying out the money when I wasn't minding. I'll be fully covered before I mind again.
madge7 · 11/06/2007 10:12
Where abouts are you. I have a number of a company that do the 12 hour first aid courses and they fitted me on with a cancellation. My first six hours was Saturday just gone, I throughly enjoyed it, it was brilliant and am looking forward to next week - so hope I wouldnt have to do any of it, ever - but handy to know I could do it if need be?
I am not sure if it is for Hampshire based carers? But anyway, let me know........
mumlove · 11/06/2007 16:26
dusty I use this man he is very good. www.seafox.org.uk/
I get mine fully funded being in poole, but bournemouth only pay half of it.
mumlove · 11/06/2007 19:53
your registration certificate and insurance needs to be displayed on the wall, as is the posters (trying to remember) ofsted complaints, a healty eating and a safe and sound. My DH will not let me put up the posters so I just put them into the folder with my policies www.ncma.org.uk/erol.html#1X0 examples from ncma click on downloads. I think that is why ofsted didn't grade me very high, ofsted likes lots and lots of paper work. Don't forget birth to three, but that is changing soon.
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