Community Childminding is shaped by local need. The Service focusses on:
- supporting families to function for the wellbeing of parents and children
- offering early intervention that is effective in preventing further escalation of problems
- responding in a timely, proportionate and appropriately targeted manner
Children’s wellbeing is enhanced by spending time away from stressful situations with a responsive adult who can focus on their needs. Children’s individual needs are identified, such as delay in developmental milestones, health issues, behavioural problems, lack of ability to engage with their peers and appropriate actions are implemented to support children to achieve their potential.
Parents also benefit; the childminder is seen as a role model in a non-judgemental environment. They become more able to cope with challenging family circumstances, feel supported at a time of personal ill-health and acquire helpful knowledge of parenting and childcare routines.