We aim to have a friendly home from home style care, there are not many rules, only a few to keep children safe and happy.
The following is a brief summery of our policies, should you require a full copy please contact us.
Please note that our policies are all written by us, we do not ever wish to copy other peoples work. If you belive that anything on our policies or website as a whole contradicts this please let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to resolve any issues.
Please be aware that for ease of reading we have used the word parent to mean any adult who has responsibility for the child. This could be a step parent, foster parents the child's grandparents or other significant adult.
We use the word child and children to mean any child or young person less than sixteen years of age.
Both Nicola and Karen work from Nicola's home however, Ofsted require us to have seperate registrations. This means that we can work independently or together giving us flexiability. We are registered on the Early years register as well as the childcare register.
Childminders must be registered with Ofsted in order to look after children under the age of 8 years old.
Childminders caring for "young children" (until the child has reached the end of the reception year in school) must register on the Early Years Register
Childminders caring for children aged 5-7 years must register on the compulsory part of the Childcare Register
Childminders caring only for children over 8 years may choose to register on the voluntary part of the Childcare Register.