My first responsibility and priority is towards the children in my care. As an Ofsted registered childminder I am required to keep several policies and procedures in relation to how I run my business detailing how I will care for the children, being mindful of their individuality and relevant legislation by taking regular training courses and by reading relevant publications for example, Who Minds?, Practical Pre-School, The Foundation Stage Profile Handbook together with Safeguarding Children practices. I am a member of PACEY - the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years who have a very informative website and lots of interesting resources.
A policy is a written statement about how I work in one area of my practice.
A procedure details the actions I will take to carry out the policy. My policies and procedures are listed below:-
4. Accident and Emergency Policy (including fire safety) and a list of my first aid kit
5. Medication Policy
7. Behaviour Policy (including bullying)
8. Non-collection Policy
9. No Smoking, alcohol or other drugs Policy
11. Food and Drink Policy
13. Non-attendance Policy
15. Animal Policy
I have written these policies myself and cannot take any responsibility for accuracy if they are copied in part or in whole by any other professionals.