Childminders are childcare professionals and as such have a responsibility to promote and demonstrate a high level of professionalism when carrying out their work with children and families.
- Planning a variety of play based activities/experiences that stimulate and support children’s learning and development at an appropriate level to meet their individual needs.
- Listening to, encouraging, enabling, engaging and motivating children to learn.
- Providing healthy, nutritious refreshments and promoting healthy lifestyles for child and family.
- Implementing policies and procedures in line with good practice guidance.
- Working with parents and Carers to learn about their child.
- Creating risk assessments for each area that is used by children and for any other situation or activity that could pose a potential hazard to children.
- Ensuring equipment is safe, well maintained and age appropriate.
- Ensuring good hygiene standards are met.
- Following all safety procedures that pertains to children’s welfare
- Keeping first aid training up to date in order to be able to deal with accidents as they arise.
- Keeping all essential documentation up to date. For example; registration forms, accidents records, and other records to show when medication has been/will be administered etc.