Other adults, besides myself, may sometimes be present whilst your child is in my care ·
CHILDMINDING IS MY PRIMARY ROLE DURING WORKING HOURS. THE WELFARE, SAFETY AND NEEDS OF CHILDREN IN MY CARE ARE OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE AND WILL ALWAYS COME FIRST: These points help safeguard children, myself and any visitors.
- All adults (persons of 16 years or above) are required to undergo Criminal Record Bureau Checks (enhanced DBS) and receive Ofsted clearance, if they live on the premises, or are present whilst your child is in my care, on a regular basis.
- My family are all very supportive of my chosen career as a Childminder and assist me in any way they can. If they are in my home when I am minding they all interact well with the children. I encourage them to join in with some of the activities and the children respond well to them.
- Although they will have been thoroughly checked to be suitable to be around young children, I would like to reassure you that at no time is anyone, other than myself, and approved childminding assistants, allowed to help the children with their intimate care, i.e. nappy changing and toileting. This is to protect your child and to protect my family from any possible allegations of abuse.
- I will not leave your child alone with any adult unless they have had an enhanced DBS check; are childcare professionals known to the children or whom parents have previously given permission for; or are trusted local authority officers i.e. police officers, social workers.
Visitors:All visitors must sign a log book - giving their name, time of arrival and departure, and purpose of visit.
Whilst on the premises, visitors are not permitted to:
- Smoke; or be under the influence of alcohol or any other substance which may affect our ability to care for children. ·
- Use inappropriate, explicit or foul language.·
- Watch inappropriate material or play inappropriate games in the presence, or hearing distance of, children in our care.
- Anyone who is taking medication which may affect their ability to care for children must seek medical advice and only work directly with children once confirmed that their ability to look after the children will not be impaired.
England Meeting the Early Years Foundation Stage welfare requirements Safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare – “The provider must ensure that adults looking after children, or having unsupervised access to them, are suitable to do so”. Tcds policies and procedures – Reviewed January 2019