Childminder Policies & Procedures

Sample documents and guidance

All documents revised and updated May 2020 due to Coronavirus

Childminder gold members can access a comprehensive set of sample childminder Policies and Procedures in Microsoft Word format. PDF versions are available to all members.

The Policies and Procedures below are for guidance only. It is important that you read them carefully and ensure they are relevant to you and your way of working.

Whilst strives to make the information in these Policies and Procedures as timely and accurate as possible, we make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the contents and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions. therefore accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or loss or damage arising from the use of or reliance on details obtained from this documentation.

It is up to each childcare provider to go through the wording and check it is relevant to their practice, making changes where necessary. Note that in some instances, Local Authorities might require providers to add information into their Policies and Procedures or write extra Policies and Procedures and this is not within our control.

If any of the wording is not relevant to YOU and YOUR provision you will need to change it before printing and sharing the Policies and Procedures with parents.

You may not wish to use all the policies. The only statutory Policies and Procedures required by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS, 2017) which must be in writing to comply with the Childcare Register (2016) are Complaints Policy & Procedures and Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy & Procedures.

Access the sample policies

Download an introduction on how to use the guidance documents.

Accident, Injury and First Aid Procedures

Admission Policy

Animals and Pet Policy

Arrivals & Departures Policy   [UPDATED 26th May 2020]

Behaviour Policy and Procedures

Biting Policy and Procedures

Bullying Policy and Procedures

Complaints Procedures

Complaints Record Form

Confidentiality Policy

Emergency Procedures

E-Safety Policy

Fees Policy

Health & Safety Policy

Healthy Eating Policy

Illness and infection control procedures

Medication Policy and Procedures

Physical Intervention Procedures

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Policy

Toilet training policy

Visitor procedures

Working In Partnership with Parents Policy

Working In Partnership with Others Policy

Childminder Records Forms

We also have a comprehensive range of free childminder record forms and other paperwork that you may also find useful to use in conjunction with the above childminder policies.

Find out more about free childminder paperwork

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