Friday, 26 November 2010

10,000 Members!

We reached 10,000 members on the Forum on 25th November 2010

Thank you to everyone who makes the Forum a fun, friendly and informative place to be!

Come and join us! Childminding Forum

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Make a Nativity Scene

I've just uploaded another You Tube video

You can make a Nativity Scene which the children can decorate and then play with.

Great fun!

Would make a nice gift from the children to parents too.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

You Tube - new activities

I've just uploaded two new activities to the You Tube Childminding Help channel.

A Thaumatrope - a spinning disc popular in the Victorian era and my 3D Christmas Tree made from cut out hand shapes.

Find them and other activities here:

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

New You Tube Activity added 4th July Flag

Looking for a 4th July activity? Make a simple flag with the children to help them understand American Independence Day.

Full instruction on You Tube video - 4th July Flag.

Book Reviews

Two new book reviews on the website. Both for Poisonous Plant information.

Helpful for childcare workers in assessing the risk of plants in their gardens.

Product Reviews

Friday, 4 June 2010

Member competition

Don't miss the latest member competition. Win a Treasure Basket.

Check out the competitions page for full details.

New video tutorial added to You Tube

I've added an activity tutorial to You Tube, this one is for a Yogurt Pot Puppet

Yogurt Pot Puppets

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Timmy Time Competition

Today we launched the Timmy Time members competition, prizes kindly donated by Titan Publishing.

Timmy, the loveable little sheep has launched a new comic this week, providing fun activities for pre-school children.

Find out more by logging into the Forum

Friday, 12 March 2010

Easter Competiton ending Sunday!

Last two days to enter, don't miss out.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Easter Competition

Members Easter competition now running, log in for details - good luck!

Thursday, 4 February 2010

New Competition now running

Check out the competitions page for the latest Forum members competition, if you are not a member no better time to join!

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Back to normal!

All back to normal now.

Thank you technical support!

Forum and website problems

Well, there seems to be some technical hitches tonight. I'm waiting for the technical support to get back to me with what the problem is.

and, as we speak they get back to me to say there is a server problem and things should be back to normal very soon.

So, while you are waiting why not dust off that EYFS pack and have a read! LOL

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Concerns over sparklebox website

At the moment I am asking that members do not post links to sparklebox site. Please see this thread for more details:

Thank you

Friday, 8 January 2010

Tax payment time!

31st January is fast approaching, don't forget if you don't pay on time you risk penalties.

If you have any tax questions, this is the place to go:

Tax and Childminding

Saturday, 2 January 2010


The Big Swig is still open to take donations to the end of January 2010

A big thank you to everyone who has donated so far.

Friday, 1 January 2010

View all previous posts on the old blog

Archived blog posts can be found here:

old blog archives

The Forum Blog has moved!

Welcome to 2010, the Childminding Forum blog is moving to Blogger!
Just like the old Blog it will be keeping you updated with all latest news.

Watch this space!