Introduction

This is a survey to capture the views of registered childminders about the content and usability of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) Health and Safety in a Childminding Setting Mobile App.

The Minimum Standards for Childminding and Day Care for Children Under Aged 12 require childminders to have core training in Health and Safety. To enable childminders to meet this requirement, the NISCC has developed the app in partnership with NICMA, the Childminding Association, the Health and Social Care Trusts (HSCT) Early Years Teams and the Childcare Partnerships.

The mobile app is a free resource for registered childminders. It has been designed to enable registered childminders to plan a safe environment in which children can grow and develop.

The content of the app was tailored specifically for childminders who are caring for children in their own homes and has been endorsed by the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) for use by registered childminders throughout Northern Ireland.

There are 15 questions in the survey which should only take 15-20 minutes of your time.

Please complete this survey once you have used the mobile app and successfully completed the assessment.

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1. How did you find out about the NISCC Health and Safety in a Childminding Setting mobile app?

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2. What type of mobile device (phone/tablet) did you download the app onto? You can tick more than one option.

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3. Did you find the mobile app useful?

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4. If you found the app useful, which section(s) did you find of most benefit in your role as a Registered Childminder? (You can tick more than one option).

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5. Was the information presented at a level you could understand?

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6. How long did it take you to complete the app? Please indicate approximate
length of time?

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7. Did you complete the app in one session or a number of sessions? A session equates to each time you accessed the app.

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8. Having completed the app, have you accessed it again?

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9. If you answered yes to Question 8, why did you access the app again?

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10. Has the App helped you meet the Minimum Standards requirements for core training in Health and Safety?

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11. If you answered yes to Question 10, how has the App helped you meet the Minimum Standards requirements for core training in Health and Safety?

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12. Where you able to download a screen shot of your certificate?

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13. Did you feel the app was well designed and easy to use?

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14. If you answered no to Question 13, please tick which of the following you would like changed? (You can tick more than one).

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15. If you wish to make any additional comments, please comment here.

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