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Kingston Childminding Association

Supporting and Representing Ofsted Registered Childminders in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

KCMA for Childminders

KCMA offers a range of benefits for it's members, including the organisation of playgroups, training sessions and advertising vacancies, as well as working with partners to promote the awareness of childminding as a fantastic option for parents.

KCMA also provides support, guidance and advice for childminders. 

Please click on the links below for more information.

KCMA Memership

KCMA membership is open to registered childminders, those in the pre-registration process, childminding assistants and parents of minded children.

To join KCMA click here.

Making Payments to KCMA

You can make payments to KCMA by PayPal, Cheque or cash.

Becoming a Childminder

Childminding is a wonderfully rewarding profession, which allows the freedom of working for yourself with flexible hours that suit you and your family.

KCMA Safeguarding Training

For further details of the Level 3 Child Protection Process course available.

Discounted First Aid Training

Ofsted registered childminders can now access free first aid training within certain; see the section below.  However, KCMA have negoiated a members discount for those becoming childminders and for childminding assistants.

Statutory and Enhanced Training and Development for Registered Childminders

It is important for all registered childminders to regular take part in training and development to maintain their professional status and stay on top of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  You will find more information about training courses and the latest information about the EYFS here.

Childminder Vacancies

If you are a KCMA member you can list your vacancies on the website by completing a vacancy listing form. Before completing the form please have a look at the childminders with vacancies page to see the format and get some ideas of the information you could include.

Tips for Marketing Childminding Vacancies

Being self-employed means you have to rely on yourself to be your own marketing manager! Here are a few tips and ideas on how to fill your vacancies.

Childminder Drop-Ins

Every week KCMA organises drop-in sessions around the Borough in liaison with AfC Children's Centres.

Click here to see a list of Children's Centres and when drop-ins are held.

Discounts for Childminders

A number of local businesses offer discounts for Childminders.

KCMA Sales - including PACEY Products

KCMA keeps a small stock of PACEY business products available to KCMA members.  From time to time we sell other items which may be useful to members at a preferential rate; look out for details in our regular members newsletters.

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