Statutory Record Keeping Forms for Childminders
Childminder Paperwork > Statutory Record Keeping Forms
The documents in this section support you to comply with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS, 2021) and Childcare Register requirements.
The PDF versions are free for all members and the editable Word versions are available to gold members only.
Accident, Injury and First Aid Form
It is a requirement of the EYFS to record all accidents and injuries to childminded children, including first aid administered. Ofsted give details about when they require informing re accidents and injuries in the Early Years Compliance handbook
It is a requirement of the EYFS to record childminded children’s attendance. These easy-to-use registers allow you to quickly note when a child arrives and leaves the premises. The guidance also includes an information sheet about Attendance Registers to share with parents.
Complaints Record Form
It is a requirement of the EYFS and Childcare Registers that complaints are recorded and responded to within 28 days. You must also have a Complaints Policy and Procedures (see Policies and Procedures). These record forms allow you to note all the relevant details which will be shared with Ofsted at your next inspection.
Concern about a Child Form
It is a requirement of the EYFS to record any concerns you might have about a child. Some Local Authorities provide paperwork to record concerns in safeguarding training – however, others don’t routinely give out documentation. This Concern Record will allow you to quickly note the important points which might need to be shared with the child’s family and / or other agencies in the future.
Daily Routines Planner
It is a requirement of the EYFS to share children’s daily routines with their parents. Routines might include outings, activities, meal times etc and will, by their nature, be flexible. A Weekly Planner is also included – it might be used to display group activities on the noticeboard. It is a useful way of sharing your activities, outings etc with parents.
Exclusion from Childcare Form
Incident Record Form
It is important that parents are informed about their child’s time in the provision – most childminders use a daily diary to share information with parents of non-verbal children. However, in some instances incidents might have happened such as children witnessing an accident on an outing and a parents signature is needed to confirm they have been informed.
Informing Ofsted about Changes Form
Medication Administration Forms
It is a requirement of the EYFS to record all medication administration. Providers can give children both prescribed and non-prescribed medication or treatment as long as there is prior written permission from parents in place. These record forms will take you through the information you need to request from parents before they leave their child with you.
It is a requirement of the EYFS that you share information with children’s parents about the food you provide for their child. You must also keep a record of the 14 most common allergens to share with parents on request.
Permissions Forms are in the New Parents section
Physical Intervention Form
It is a requirement of the EYFS to record any incidents of ‘physical intervention’. This will include times when you have, for example, grabbed a child to stop them running in the road or held a child to stop them hurting themselves. This Physical Intervention Record forms will take you through the information you are required to record.
Serious Illness Form
Other useful documents
Complaints Policy in Childminder Policies
Informing Ofsted about changes guidance in Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
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