Mini e-books for sale!

My mini e-books are smaller than my big e-books! They each contain between 15 and 30 pages and do exactly what they title says... they give information on the subject... nothing more and nothing less!

Mini e-books cost £1.99 each - please visit my Knutsford Childminding website for purchasing information.

Here is a full list of my mini e-books, all updated for the revised EYFS...


Health and safety

M 3 - Medication administration - medication information, guidance and sample paperwork for the EYFS to help you meet statutory requirements

M 11 - Intimate care routines - a focus on safeguarding children and enabling independence as you provide intimate care routines such as hand washing, nappy changing et

M 13 - Allergies - information for supporting children who have allergies, anaphylaxis, Epipens etc and their parents

M 21 - Accidents, injuries & first aid - advice and ideas to help you meet the statutory requirements of the EYFS including sample paperwork

M 26 - Manual handling - if you hurt yourself you cannot work... this mini e-book includes advice about lifting, carrying and protecting yourself from injury

M 30 - Risky play - do you allow children to play in risky ways and enable them to manage their own safety? I have researched the pros and cons

M 43 - Emergency contact book - all the emergency paperwork you need to help keep the children safe.

M 47 - Choking risk assessments - a series of information and good practice information aimed at protecting children from the dangers of choking.

M 51 - End of life care - to help you support children who are seriously ill or dying and children coping with the death of a loved one

M 54 - Emergency plan review - audit your emergency planning to ensure compliance with the statutory and guidance requirements of the EYFS 

M 55 - Infection control - ideas of ways to keep children healthy and protected from infection and cross contamination while in your care

M91 - All about outings - Show Ofsted how the outings you organise for the children impact on their learning and development in positive ways 

Organising your business

M 4 - Complaints - including sample policy, procedures and paperwork to help you meet the EYFS and Childcare Register requirements

M 34 - Write a business plan - ideas for writing a business plan to help you ensure your childminding provision remains economically sustainable

M 35 - Marketing your business - lots of ideas for marketing your childminding business

M 37 - Arrivals & departures - I have included lots of ideas for supporting parents and children during these difficult transitional times of the day

M 42 - Childcare Reg vs EYFS - it is important that you understand the differences between the 2 registers so you can support all the children’s needs

M 46 - Employing a cleaner - to support you with the paperwork etc if you have a cleaner on the premises during working hours

M 50 - Key person role - reflect on how the key person approach supports children’s learning and development and supports your work with each child. This will help you to produce the documentation you require for the revised EYFS

M 62 - Paperwork retention - retention times for essential childminder documentation

M 64 - Permissions - some of the main permissions you will want to discuss with parents before children start in your care


Monitoring children’s progress

M 7 - All about me - a sample ‘all about me’ / child information form to be completed before the child starts at the provision

M 8 - Transitions - support children through changes in their lives including moving on to a new setting

M 9 - School aged children - ideas for accommodating the needs of older children who attend school during term time

M 18 - Working with others - tips to help you work in partnership with other settings and professionals as required by the EYFS

M 22 - Group planning - an overview of some of the best ways I have found to plan for groups of children – with sample forms for the EYFS, See e-book 15 ‘EYFS planning’ for more detailed information

M 23 - Individual planning - an overview of some of the best ways I have found to show evidence of individual planning for each child… with sample forms for the EYFS. See e-book 15 ‘EYFS planning’ for more detailed information

M 24 – Activity Planning – a set of activity plans for the EYFS

M 27 – Play environments – ideas for setting up, resourcing and maintaining play environments to help you comply with the requirements of the EYFS

M 56 – Resources for the EYFS – ideas for resources for each area of learning

M 59 - Starting points - work with the Early Years Outcomes guidance to note each child’s ongoing learning and development. Includes an over of Early Years Outcomes in a simple to use format

M 60 - Settling in & initial obs - ideas for helping children settle into your provision and noting initial observations which will help you to evidence how a child is progressing

M 74 - Children’s learning styles - information about various learning styles you might spot when observing children’s play. This information will help you to note the characteristics of their learning - see mini e-book 70 ‘Characteristics of Learning’ for more information

M 76 - Observe, assess & plan - an overview of what the EYFS says about observation, assessment and planning. See e-books 14 ‘EYFS observations’ and 15 ‘EYFS planning’ for more detailed information

M 77 - Preparing children for school - ideas for how to support children to have the skills needed ready for starting school

M 78 - 2 year progress check - a detailed look at how to complete the 2 year progress check, a requirement of the EYFS 

M 79 - Supporting learning at home - the EYFS requires us to support children’s learning at home. This mini e-book will support you - includes sample forms

M 88 - Over 8s - information and advice needed when caring for older children in the provision



M 15 - Disability - suggestions for enabling children to learn about disability without prejudice and ideas for resources

M 16 - Equality of opportunity - supporting children as they learn about equality and dealing with challenges. Includes paperwork for the EYFS

M 17 - Multiculturalism - our world is increasingly multicultural and we must support children to learn about it to meet the requirements of the EYFS

M 25 - IEPs and ILPs - Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) and how they enhance outcomes for children

M 29 - Visual timetables & social stories - a lot of children benefit from using visual timetables which support them through the day. I have also looked at how to write social stories

M 33 - Rewards and punishments - a look at how rewards and punishments can influence outcomes for all children and promote equality of opportunity and inclusion

M 63 - Being inclusive - to support childminders manage inclusion and a brief look at how the Equality Act 2010 impacts on our work. See e-book 47 ‘The Equality Act 2010’ for more detailed information

M 89 – Health care plans – ideas for writing a health care plan to ensure all children are kept safe and healthy and your provision is inclusive


If you would like me to write mini e-books about any other subjects linked to the revised EYFS please let me know. Thank you!



Copyright Sarah Neville, Knutsford Childminding, 05.2013