The Amazing Story of a Faithful Childminder

The first seven years rule we should remind ourselves these condensed words of wisdom once in a while. Before 7 years of age, the young individuals are in a once-in-a-lifetime period of their childhood when it’s said that they can’t be held accountable for their deeds. It’s then a huge liability for tutors to cultivate love towards education in their students, so that, they can, later on, stay at school by choice and not because they are told to. For children to engross in their studies, they need the right plan, assessment and a safe environment. Stay with me as I explain the in-depths of the childminder profession seen through the lens of my personal experience.

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How I Started with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

I know that I’m a teacher of exigent demands, I get that a lot. But you should see how the kids tend to team up when facing a tall order. This is how it works: give them something to ignite their curiosity and watch them build relationships and socializing in solving the problems at hand. With a combined experience of 10 years as a school teacher and a childminder, I have consolidated my methods of teaching to be in unison with the EYFS guidelines. In so far as I know, the specific recommendations incorporated into the EYFS framework are in there for the good. Years on end throughout my career I would observe the kids forming as responsible and bright young minds.

Assessing Children’s Attainment According to the EYFS

Teaching without a regular progress check is a duplicitous effort. Bear in mind, these words come from the mouth of an experienced childminder. The way I interpret the remarks of the EYFS on the matter is, that tutors have to level with both parents and children alike. I mean, the class is a proactive environment where teachers strive to elicit new knowledge from the kids, but the learning process still continues long after the class is dismissed. That’s why I always pay particularly close attention to what details I give to the parents in my reports. Whether it is a short, written summary or a consultation, this insight gives parents or carers something tangible to work with concerning the kid’s strength and weaknesses in learning.

Child Protection is Guaranteed

As a tutor abiding by the rules of EYFS, I’ve always took to heart the safety of my students. And so, it became my personal battle to ensure their mental and physical health. I even went on to attend child protection training courses, which were quite helpful. The training routine makes you extremely vigilant to signs of possible abuse or maltreatment. Teachers following the traditional methods often accentuate on drills and homework but forget, that when insecurity rears its ugly head studying becomes a whole lot harder.