The European childminders training to support inclusion of children with autism spectrum disorder (ChildIN) project focuses developing a training for European childminders to foster inclusion of children on the autism spectrum. Running from November 2018 to April 2021, the project is funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme.
The lack of specific learning on autism for professionals was addressed by the ChildIN pilot training, and childminders who benefited from it reported high satisfaction rates in Poland, Portugal and France.
- Ensure appropriate training, continuing professional development and support for childminders
- Support the acquisition of competences related to the care of children on the autism spectrum for effective inclusion
- Harmonise and recognise childminding across Europe and strive for a common curriculum