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About Us

The Rise

Minding Matters has grown from the need to assist a childminding couple in a very busy setting in Twickenham, Middlesex and was developed by a young computer science graduate who is a family member.

The Benefit

Minding Matters provides a system which helps to keep information up to date on the children's development and progress, from; risk assessments, medication requests, outing permissions and assessment reports all which allow the user to focus their time more on the children rather than on the manual process of paperwork.

The Hype

Minding Matters is an exciting all in one secure package with tools for early years practitioners and parents to connect and use for the benefit of themselves and the children within the EYFS framework. It was developed to help reduce and streamline childcare settings and create a paper free environment which is easy to relay all relative information effectively in a secure environment.

Our Mission

ECO-Friendly

Minding Matters also recognises the need to be eco-friendly and constant strains. We as people are put into the environment and with the adverse effects this has on all living creatures big or small, we aim to be a leading example on how to reduce our carbon footprint by being more than just carbon neutral.

Growth

With the ubiquity of technology, which surrounds us, we aim to use it in a positive way in benefiting humans, by giving your child the very best possible start in their early years and so as your children grow, we grow.

Why Choose Us?

Secure Online Environment

We offer early year practitioners a secure environment to make their jobs more efficient, and by doing so, giving them more time to focus on the children in their care and in return they provide the parents of the children insight to their child's daily activities and being able to demonstrate that they meet the requirements set out by Ofsted whilst working in partnership with the parents of the setting.

No Contracts

Minding Matters charges a small fee for it's services with the added benefit of not having any contracts, so you may use the system as you wish.

Communication

Minding Matters is a great way to communicate all things relating to a child's development. You are able to personalise your environment and upload your own logo. This will be used in your emails and invoicing.

Our tools allow you to easily carry out observations, daily diaries, incident reports and more. Everything you could possibly need to run your setting and comply with Ofsted's requirements.

Practitioner Tools

Specifically Designed Tools

Tools have been specifically designed for two way interaction between parent and practitioner, the gap is bridged in working in partnership and the information shared relevant to each individual child's needs. Every action is recorded with a date and name.

Interactions

Parents can comment on all areas with many more features inside. It is down to the child care practitioner to link the child to the parent within the environment and only then will the parent be able to see and comment on their child's information.

Online Security

Question

I'm interested in using Minding Matters but my concerns are security as it is online.

Answer

Just as much as you take precautions to operate in a clean safe environment, so do we.

Keeping the data we hold in a secure environment is a top priority for any online system. The key to effective security is to have a layered approach, combining a number of different tools and techniques. If one layer were to fail then others are in place to catch the threat.

With our server held within a data center here in the UK, the last thing they, you or we would want is a breach in security and therefor utilise the latest connectivity and security technologies to manage the Servers, Exchange email, applications and data. Only our staff at Minding Matters have root access to our server therefore the data being held on our server can only be accessed by us and is secured with strict firewall settings and additional security such as CloudFlare to block any suspicious and unwanted traffic to the server.

Answer

CloudFlare stops all request and checks to see if the request made is legit. If it feels that the request is not legit, they will be given a captcha screen and will not be allowed further. If request passes then CloudFlare fetches the data from our server and will pass it onto your browser/device. Thus we do not allow any direct connections to our server.

By using this multi-layered approach, the data we hold is probably safer on our server than your own pc. As you may or may not have noticed our site also uses https:// (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) this level of security is the same as what your bank uses when you do your online banking to keep your data safe whist in transit.

We here at Minding Matters take our responsibility seriously and go to great lengths to keep your data safe. Our servers are based in the United Kingdom and backed up weekly so you don't need worry about your data's safety. Please refer to our Privacy and Cookies Policy for more info regarding the use of your data.

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