play an important role in giving parents
a greater choice of high quality,
flexible childcare and family support
services. The combination of continuity
of care and ability to offer one to
one care makes childminders a good
option for parents looking for childcare.
duties and responsibilities as a Childminder
-To listen to
parents as experts on their own children,
to respect families’ traditions
and childcare practices and to follow
parents wishes as closely as possible
within the context of caring for children
from several different families.
-To plan and provide activities and
resources appropriate to each child’s
age, stage of development and individual
needs & interests.
-To provide a safe environment, in
my setting and on outings and to teach
children safe practices and to hold
a current First Aid Certificate.
-To maintain discipline and encourage
-To be aware of the signs and symptoms
which indicate the possibility of
abuse and to be aware of the current
procedure for reporting concerns.
-To provide a varied, nutritional
menu with due regard to the dietary
requirements of each child and current
professional recommendations for children’s
-To provide a healthy environment
and to encourage children to make
-To seek advice from professionals
with due regard to confidentiality,
including Preschool Leader, schoolteachers,
-To adhere to the requirements set
out by relevant authorities, including
Ofsted, Chelmsford Council’s
Environmental Health Department, Inland
Revenue, the insurance provider(s),
and the Fire Officer.
-To comply with legislation such as
that covering with health and safety,
food hygiene, fire or planning requirements
and to keep appropriate records with
due regard to confidentiality.
To follow the requirements of the
Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
Childminder’s are a good choice
of childcare because:
provide a family environment
Most are flexible and work around
Can be a continued form of childcare
even when your child starts school/nursery