Each childminder will be registered and inspected with Ofsted to ensure that they are able to demonstrate the quality and standards of care required by Ofsted, the Early Years Foundation Stage, and the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY). Each childminder must ensure that they provide high-quality childcare, within a positive, safe, and happy environment. Childminders are responsible for planning and preparing a program of play-based activities and in the completion of all relevant record keeping, paperwork, and administration.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
All Childminders have a responsibility to promote and demonstrate a high level of professionalism when carrying out their work.
QUALITY CHILD CARE
To provide high quality care by
- to plan, provide, and take part in play-based activities that stimulate and support
- children’s intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and language development. Listening to, encouraging, enabling, stimulating, and ensuring the safekeeping of the children
- Provision of refreshments, encouraging healthy eating and promoting a healthy lifestyle
- To implement and update policies and procedures in line with Ofsted and PACEY guidance.
- To work towards assessment against a nationally recognized quality assurance scheme.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
To ensure a safe environment for children including
- Risk assessments should be carried out for each room that will be registered including the garden/outdoors and is based on the needs/developmental stage of the children cared for at the time of the risk assessment. Risk assessments should be reviewed on a regular basis Ensuring equipment is well maintained, age-appropriate and safe to use
- Ensuring good hygiene standards are met
- Following all safety procedures (including Child Protection Policy)
- Accidents, emergencies, and the administering of medication are dealt with according to policy and first aid box regularly replenished Last Updated May 2013