BCCN | Buckinghamshire Community Childminding Network

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Buckinghamshire Community Childminding Network (BCCN) aims to provide services to support families and children who have significant additional needs or are considered vulnerable. Through the provision of funding for quality flexible home-based childcare, our aim is to improve the well being of children and parents/carers.

BCCN strives to deliver flexible, quality childminding services to an identified client group to meet the needs of those children and young people and their families. The target client group for our network includes children and young people who are aged from birth to 25 years and who meet specific criteria (BCCN 2).

     

What is involved in being a BCCN childminder?

You must first hold a full and relevant level 3, or equivalent, qualification in Early Years

  • Having the support of a Network Coordinator and Management group

  • Having opportunities for both personal and professional development

  • Knowing you are making a difference to the lives of children and young people and families who have additional needs

  • Peer to peer support

  • Access to additional resources and training

 

If you would like any more information about joining the BCCN please contact the team.

Who to contact

Contact Name
The BCCN Team
Telephone
E-mail
bccn@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
Website
Buckinghamshire Community Childminding Network
Parent Organisation
Buckinghamshire Council | Walton Street Offices (Aylesbury, Access Plus)

Where to go

Address
Buckinghamshire
Geographic Area Covered
All of Buckinghamshire

Other Details

Age Ranges
Children and young people who are aged from birth to 25 years and who meet specific criteria (BCCN 2)

Referral

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Applications/Referrals can only be made from Professionals

Applications are considered from professionals, both statutory and voluntary, including:

  • Health Visitors
  • Social Workers
  • Children’s Centres
  • Carers Bucks

Referrals are considered against the Early Help Threshold Document which can be found in the downloads section of this page. 

Local Offer

Description

Buckinghamshire Community Childminding Network (BCCN) aims to provide services to support families and children who have significant additional needs or are considered vulnerable. Through the provision of funding for quality flexible home-based childcare, our aim is to improve the well being of children and parents/carers.

Contact Name
Vanessa Mills
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
bccn@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
Needs Level
Sensory and Physical Needs
Hearing
All Needs Met
Communication and Interaction
Autism
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
SEN Provision Type
Targeted service or Specialist service (Referral required)

General Local Offer Response

What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?

Buckinghamshire Community Childminding Network (BCCN) aims to provide services to support families and children who have significant additional needs or are considered vulnerable.

What outcomes does your service or activity aim to achieve for children and young people with SEND and their families?

Through the provision of funding for quality flexible home-based childcare, our aim is to improve the well being of children and parents/carers.

How can children and young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?

Applications are considered from professionals, both statutory and voluntary.

How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families, for example, facilities, support from staff?

All of the BCCN childminders have experience of providing care for children and young people with a range of needs and have received additional training.

How do you communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families?

The BCCN childminders employ a range of strategies according to the family's needs

What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?

The BCCN childminders receive training via an annual programme

What future plans does your service or activity have for developing its SEND provision, for example, training, facilities?

The service is considering ways in which to develop the service to make it as accessible as possible to a wide range of family situations which may benefit from support

Last Updated
24/12/2020

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