Free Return to Work Coronavirus Toolkit for Childminders

Helping childminders who are returning to work

During the Covid-19 pandemic, produced a ‘back to work’ package for childminders to help them welcome new families and children back to their settings after lockdowns.

This package has now been archived because the Government has changed the guidance, but it has been left online to remind providers of the things they have done to support children and their families through this difficult time.

During Ofsted inspection, inspectors will ask about the impact of Covid-19 on working practices – the package has been archived but left online to help providers to remember some of the things they did to support children and families in their care.

In order to help childminders return to work after closure due to Coronavirus we have produced this FREE childminder toolkit containing free childminder contracts, free policies & procedures, free risk assessments, free paperwork, free webinars and lots more. PDF documents are free for all members and Word versions are for gold members only. All paperwork has been updated in relation to Covid-19.

Ofsted Early Years Inspection Handbook


Parent Survey [New 24th May 2020]

Staying in-touch - Staying Safe [New 26th May 2020]

Steps to Reopening Childminding Settings [New 3rd July 2020]

Preparing for Local Lockdown [New 29th August 2020]


Free Policies & Procedures - Over 24 free policies and procedures

Childminder Policies and Procedures (all updated) 

Coronavirus Risk Assessments

Coronavirus Risk Assessment webinar  [Watch again on Webinar Player - Gold members only]

Coronavirus Risk Assessment Guidance  [Updated 17th May 2020]

Coronavirus Risk Assessment   [New 4th January 2021]

First Aid & Safeguarding Training

Paediatric First Aid Course  [15% Tigerlily Discount]


Staying Safe - Hand Washing, Cleaning and Social Distancing

Hand Washing Procedures - NHS information on how to wash your hands 

Cleaning Advice

Cleaning and Disinfecting your Childcare Setting

Social Distancing

Return to Work Webinars

You can watch previous webinars after broadcast on our Webinar Player

Restarting your Business Webinar  [Watch again on Webinar Player - Gold members only]

Staff Training (including childminders) Webinar  [Watch again on Webinar Player - Gold members only]

Curriculum Planning Post-Coronavirus Webinar  [Watch again on Webinar Player - Gold members only]

Welcoming New Families after Lockdown Webinar  [Watch again on Webinar Player - Gold members only]

Managing your Time after Lockdown  [Watch again on Webinar Player - Gold members only]

Information for Parents

Parent Discussions [New 31st May 2020]

Childminder Insurance

Am I insured to work during the Coronavirus pandemic?

The childminder insurance policy does not exclude injury claims arising from allegations of injury from infectious diseases if caused by accident, however if the act is deliberate then there is no policy cover. You must ensure that you follow guidelines and regulations set by the government, your regulator and public health departments.


The coronavirus crisis is a fast moving situation and new guidance may be released by Department for Education, Public Health England and other governmental agencies at any time. For this reason, we reserve the right to update or change any documents on this page at any time in the future. 

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