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We aim to provide a flexible service for parents that meets the needs of individual children, as a registered childminder I must follow legal documents called the Early Years Foundation stage framework.

 it set out:

  • The legal welfare requirements that everyone registered to look after children must follow to keep your child safe and promote their welfare 
  • The 7 areas of learning and development which guide professionals' engagement with your child's play and activities as they learn new skills and knowledge.
  • Assessment that will tell you about your child's progress through the EYFS.
      What does it mean for a parent?  


Ensuring your child's safety

Much thought has been given to make sure that your child is as safe as possible. Within the EYFS there is set of welfare standard that we must follow, these include how many children a childminder can look after and things like administering medicines and carrying out risk assessments.


Quality


You can find out about the quality of your childminder in relation to the EYFS framework by checking what the Government's official inspection body of early years, Ofsted, has to say about it.

you can find this information at www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report. 


How my child will be learning

The EYFS framework explain how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. Children are taken out on a daily basis, and enjoy regular outings to local parks and children centres as well as planning activities at my home.


Your child will be learning skills acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development  

For every child under the age of 5, we make observations of their development and plan activities to help them learn. We will share this records with you on a regular basis; and ask you about any development that you have noticed at home. In that way we work together to best support your child. You can find the early years Foundation Stage which includes the early learning goals at www.foundationyears.org,uk.


Food and Drink

We have a healthy eating policy, sweets and chocolates are not allowed except on special occasion. You can find ideas for healthy lunch boxes by visiting

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/childhealth6-15/pages/lighterlunchboxes.aspx


Our aim is to help children learn about a healthy diet and good hygiene, for example, by washing their hands before eating.


Managing Behaviour and Equal opportunities

We promote good behaviour by ensuring that children are able to understand the house rules, using positive language and by demonstrating good manners. We use distraction and redirection to manage the behaviour of younger children.


All children should feel included, and we help children learn about the similarities and differences of others and share it through activities and celebrations together.

Should we have a concern about your child's behaviour we will discuss it with you to ensure we work in partnership to support your child's social development.



Sickness

We appreciate that as a working parents you need to be able to go to work, however if your child is unwell then they will be better cared for in their own home with a parent. Please keep your child at home if there is any sign of the COVID-19 symptoms, such as a cough, a running nose or a high temperature. I need to consider the welfare of all the children in my care.  

If your child has had diarrhoea or vomiting please bring them fourty eight hours after the last episode of illness, but call and let me know.


Settling in   

We encourage parents to visit with their children before they leave their child with me, during the first few weeks your child can stay for less than the contracted hours to allow them some time to adjust to separation 


Child Protection

Our aim as childcare providers is to ensure the safety and welfare of all the children in our care in line with the procedures laid out by my local safeguarding board.


Everyone working alongside the children has been checked by the Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS). Ofsted and the LADO are being informed if there is any allegation made against Mother Goose Childcare on 020 89374300.


Mobile phones and cameras are not allowed in the setting. I will seek your permission before taken pictures of your child.


Injuries are being recorded in a incident book and need to be sign by the parent if your child is hurt whilst in my care.


A full copy of the safeguarding policy is available at your request.


Complaints

We hope that you are happy with the services that we provide. Please discuss any concerns with us at the earliest opportunity. Many concerns are easily resolved when there is good communication between myself and parents.


A parent may at any time contact the regulating body Ofsted on 03001231231. Ofsted produces guidance on concerns and complaints about childminders and childcare providers. This is available on the Ofsted website and provides guidance on the complainant's right to contact Ofsted. A full copy of this procedure is available at your request.


Outings  

All children are being kept safe on outings. We make sure: 

  • The children are safely in a pushchair whilst we are out
  • Avoid going to places that are overcrowded
  • Making sure we risk assess outings(this is not always done in writing)
  • Take a small first aid kit
  • Ensuring we always carry a phone and have parents contact details
In the unlikely event that a child becomes lost, we will:
  •  Ensure the other children are kept safe (for example strapping them in a buggy)
  • Enlist the support of the public/ security officers
  • Call the police
  • Call the parent
  • Inform Ofsted

Arrivals and Departures

Try to keep to a strong routine when arriving in the mornings and remember to say goodbye, it can be frightening for a child if you just ''disappear''


Your child would only be allowed to be taken home by someoneelse if you have given permission for that.


If you are delayed, for whatever reason please contact me and let me know when you expect to arrive. We will normally be able to accommodate the additional care, although we reserve the right to make an additional charge for late collection. We will reassure your child that you are on the way.


If we have not heard from you and you are very late we will try to make contact with you. We will also attempt to contact the emergency numbers provided. If we are unable to make contact with anyone we will inform social services and follow their advice. 








Part Time

We provide Flexible part-time care for parents who are working part-time or shifts.

Full Time

We provide excellent care for your child for a full day.

What our customers are saying

I am very happy with the service provided and I will always recommend Mother Goose to other parents who need childcare.

Martha Kwarko, parent.


My son loves coming to your setting.

Leanne Legister, parent.