Childminder Policies & Procedures

Sample documents and guidance

All Policies and Procedures have been updated for use from September 2021, alongside the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS, 2021).

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

Whilst Childcare.co.uk 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. Childcare.co.uk 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, 2021) which must be in writing to comply with the Childcare Register (2020) are Complaints Policy & Procedures and Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy & Procedures.


Access the sample policies

Download an Introduction on how to use the guidance documents. We recommend you read this first.

Acknowledgement of Receipt of Policies and Procedures


Accident, Injury and First Aid Procedures

Behaviour Policy and Procedures

Complaints Procedures

Complaints Record Form   

Confidentiality Policy

Emergency Procedures

Fees Policy Guidance

Fees Policy

Health & Safety Policy

Healthy Eating Policy

Illness and Infection Control Procedures  

Medication Policy and Procedures

Retention Policy Guidance

Retention Policy

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures Guidance


Information Sheets for Parents

In addition to the above policies, there are many other conversations which providers have with parents that they often wish to share in writing. Childcare.co.uk now provide a series of 89 Information for Parents’ sheets. These are one page guides to support early years providers. They are not intended to create extra workload or require extra record keeping. You should adapt these sample documents to suit your setting and requirements.

89 Useful Information Sheets for Parents


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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