United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
How Childminding UK help to meet these goals
Goal 1: No Poverty
We work with organisations who provide funding and support to enable people back into work who wish to become registered childminders. We provide Introductory Training, Membership and supported training sessions. We offer support to registered childminder to offer funded education places of vulnerable 2 year olds.
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Our work with the organisations to reduce poverty also helps families move into work and out of food poverty. We provide online Nutrition training to help adults cater for children’s nutritional needs and so help prevent malnutrition including ‘hidden hunger’.
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
We provide support for our Members and also provide information and resources regarding Nutrition, Food Hygiene, Attachment, safeguarding children and Well-being. We signpost to relevant support organisations through our website and training.
Goal 4: Quality Education
We provide CPD training that is recognised by Ofsted and written specifically for the unique role of childminders. Training is online, face to face or delivered via Zoom. Training is provided for adults, but includes how the role of childminding helps children’s learning and development. Staff and trustees are supported to attend training that will help them develop as individuals and as part of the team.
Goal 5: Gender Equality
We provide training on Equality of Opportunity which includes issues around all the Protected Characteristics including Gender Equality. We also provide training in FGM, CSE, Gang Activity, Breast Ironing and Prevent Duty We have signed up to the MITEY Charter (Men in the Early Years) to help promote early years work to men.
Goal 6, 7 and 8: Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth
Our support for registered childminders includes information about marketing and growing their business- making it sustainable for them and providing high quality childcare options for other working or studying parents. We employ a small staff team and offer a safe, secure, family friendly flexible working environment.
Goal 9 and 10: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequality
Our training and support includes information about the Protected Characteristics and how childminders can create a fully supported equal environment for children and families. We provide sample policies for childminders and have organisational policies to ensure equality in the workplace.
Goal 11 and 12: Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production
We have a green policy that ensures we are conscious of the organisations carbon footprint. We reduce travel journeys and car share where possible. We only print documents when necessary.
Goal 13, 14, 15 and 16: Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life on Land, Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
We provide training in British Values, FGM, CSE, Gang Activity, Breast Ironing and Prevent Duty.
Goal 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Our mission is to offer professional support to all Ofsted registered childminders, promoting high quality home based childcare through education and training. We will support and work in partnership with children and families in every community to ensure that they have access to high quality childcare, enabling children to reach their full potential and keeping them at the heart of all our activities.
We work with multiple partners to help us meet our Mission Statement:
- Netnak (our external webteam)
- Peterborough Local Authority
- Brighton and Hove Local Authority
- Calderdale Local Authority
- Ellie Collar (SEND Specialist)
- Ben Kingston-Hughes (National Award winning trainer)
- Neil Griffiths – our Patron (Author, Founder of Story Sacks)
- BAPN (British Association of Professional Nannies)
- Morton Michel (Insurance Specialist)
- Goodwill Solutions (helping people into work)
- Learning Academy (helping people into work)
- Tigerlily (First Aid provider)
- Midlands Training Company (First Aid provider)
- Capture Education (digital learning platform provider)
- Mitey (Men in the Early Years)