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The hub offers free advice, support and training to childminders across Liverpool City Region and Beyond. We are aiming to set up Peer to Peer Childminder Support and Play Sessions for Children.  Please join our mailing list to be kept informed of future events and launches, newsletters and availability for training dates and drop-in sessions.  If you would like to be involved or have suggestions, please let us know.

Childminder Recruitment and Retention Consultation

The Department for Education (DfE) is consulting on three proposals and gathering evidence to improve the recruitment and retention of childminders.

Stakeholders are invited to share views on how the DfE can support the recruitment and retention of childminders. This consultation is open to the public and in particular invites responses from:

  • Current, former, and prospective childminders and providers of CODP

  • Other early years providers

  • Childminder agencies (CMAs)

  • Parents

  • Ofsted

  • Organisations that represent childminders, providers of CODP and other early years providers

  • Local authorities and the local government association

  • Regulated healthcare professionals who work in GPs surgeries

  • Landlords and any relevant representative bodies

Childminder Recruitment and Retention Consultation - Department for Education - Citizen Space


Closes 10 May 2024

Calling All Childminders in Liverpool City Region - Come and meet Rachel Barrett, speech and language therapist from TalkAboutTown at our childminder 
drop in at Everton Nursery School and Family Centre, Spencer Street, L6 2WF on Friday 31st May, Friday 26th July, Friday 16th August 9.30a.m. to 11a.m. to discuss any speech and language concerns or ask about Wellcomm.  
Bring your children to the drop-in and colleagues will support while you speak with Rachel in the drop-in.

Every Monday 9.30-11.30a.m. at Deysbrook Community Centre, Liverpool, L12 4XF.
Every Wednesday 9.30-11.30a.m., term time, St Hilda's Church Hall, Hunts Cross, Stuart Avenue, Liverpool, L25 0NG
Every Friday 9.30-11.00a.m. at Everton Nursery School and Family Centre, Spencer Street, Liverpool, L6 2WF. 

If you attend a drop in or meet up with other childminders across the Liverpool City Region and Beyond area, please let us know so we can advertise, allowing local childminder colleagues to attend, join in and network.

HANEN Learning Language and Loving It Programme

in development for Childminders If you would like to be part of a working party with Communicate, Preston (who are remodelling the Hanen programme for childminders) let us know on the sph email.


If you are a Liverpool Childminder and wish to borrow a Wellcomm bag to use with your children, email the sph email as we can support you and loan a Wellcomm bag to you for a period of time.


Calling all SPH Network Members….. FREE Resource bags coming soon, funded by the SPH this is a fantastic opportunity for Childminders.


Each bag of carefully selected items will be a welcome addition to your setting which in turn supports your children’s development.

Each resource bag is designed to be used individually, with a group of childminder colleagues and shared as a lending library.


In the next few weeks you can apply for resources that cover Communication and Language, Early Maths and Story Comprehension including a selection of various quality Story Sacks.                     

Also included will be Outdoor and Nature, Habitats and Musicical Instruments bags.

Look out for the launch coming the end of April/early May depending on your location within Liverpool City Region and Beyond Early Years Stronger Practice Hub….          

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