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ToucanLearn is only one of thousands of great EYFS resources for parents, teachers and child carers. Here is a list of some of the other resources that we like.

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Child Care and Childminding Information



Child Care Aware

Information for parents and child care providers
http://www.childcareaware.org/

DayCarer.com

A site connecting childcare providers worldwide
http://www.daycarer.com/

National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC)

Comprehensive childcare information resource including a question and answer service for professionals and the public.
http://www.nccic.org/

National Children's Bureau

Promotes the voices and interests of children in every aspect of their lives.
http://www.ncb.org.uk/

National Day Nurseries Association

Membership association of UK day nurseries.
http://www.ndna.org.uk/

National Network for Child Care

Articles and resources for professional child carers
http://www.nncc.org/

Pacey

Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (formerly the NCMA) represents childcare and promotes early years development.
http://www.pacey.org.uk/

The Childminding Shop

Resources for childminders and carers includine Toys and Games, Multicultural activities, Multicultural books, Safety items.
http://www.thechildmindingshop.co.uk

Zero to Three

Resource for professionals to help develop the most in children that they work with
http://www.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer




Childminder and Nanny Directories



Childminder Finder

A free service to help parents and childminders find each other
http://www.childminderfinder.com/

NannyNanny

Find your perfect Nanny online
http://www.nanny-nanny.co.uk/

Totally Childcare

Resource to help parents find the best childcare.
http://www.totallychildcare.com/




Health Issues



American Academy of Pediatrics

Information dedicated to the health of all children
http://www.aap.org/

Balanced Mum - Life Coach

Certified Coach and Mentor, can help you find balance, fulfillment and success
http://www.BalancedMum.Com/

Change4Life

Helping families eat better and live longer!
http://www.nhs.uk/Change4life/

Child Accident Prevention Trust

A charity aimed at keeping babies and families safe from being harmed in accidents
http://www.capt.org.uk/

Mindroom

A charity dedicated to helping children and adults with learning difficulties
http://www.mindroom.org/




Educational Resources



Book Start

Inspiring a love of books in children
http://www.bookstart.org.uk/

Early Years Foundation Stage

Explore the Early Years Foundation Stage at the Department for Children, Schools and Families. This is the best source for information about the government framework.
http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/earlyyears

Ofsted

Office for Standards in Education (UK)
http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/

Parenta.com

Nursery management software: Reduce the amount of time spent on childcare administration using Abacus nursery software from Parenta
http://www.parenta.com/




Craft Supplies



Creative Steps Magazine

A fabulous magazine packed with fun activity ideas to help children learn through creative play. Ideal for childminders, early years settings, nursery and primary schools, etc
http://www.creativesteps.co.uk/

Oriental Trading

Craft and hobby supplies, plus lots more!
http://www.orientaltrading.com/

Top 50 Crafters

Top craft resources supplying the UK market
http://www.top50crafters.co.uk/

Yellow Moon

Yellow Moon supply craft and craft materials as well as toys. The best thing is that you can raise money for your school or a chosen charity every time you order from them.
http://www.YellowMoon.org.uk




Card Making Supplies



CraftyCo

At CraftyCo we stock a huge range of crafty goodies for your card making ideas such as card blanks, peel offs, card making kits, die cuts, embellishments and so much more, all at fantastic prices. Now shipping worldwide
http://www.craftyco.com/




Art and Craft Sites



Crafty Tips

Art and craft for adults and children - lots of ideas for things to make
http://www.craftytips.com/




Child Development



Baby Talk

Site devoted to the importance of early language and communication
http://www.babytalk.org/

Bright Tots

Information on autism and early childhood development.
http://www.brighttots.com

Children Youth and Families Education and Research Network

Practical research coming out of leading universities in the USA
http://www.cyfernet.org/

Multilingual Children's Association

Practical advice on raising your children in a multilingual environment, includes discussion forums to help explore the issues with other families
http://www.multilingualchildren.org/




Children's Charities



4Children

National charitiy creating opportunities and building futures for children
http://www.4children.org.uk/

Daycare Trust

The national childcare charity, campaigning for affordable childcare for all children under
http://www.daycaretrust.org.uk/




Finance



Childrens ISA

A Junior ISA is a great tax free way to save for your childs future. We compare some of the best Childrens ISA rates to help find you the very best accounts.
http://www.childrensisa.co.uk/

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