Our Policies

Children's needs and welfare are of utmost importance to us, and we endeavour to provide activities and learning experiences that help stimulate their emotional, physical, social and intellectual development. We support and build upon what children learn at home and school, and keep parents informed about their child's progress.

Car Baby Seat Safety within our home and on outings is important too, and we ensure that all necessary precautions are taken to prevent accidents. Risk assessments are conducted each day, and are reviewed regularly to keep them up to date with any changes which may have occurred at our setting. We take positive steps to prevent the spread of infection and appropriate measures when children are ill.

Children are provided with regular drinks and food in adequate quantities for their needs. It is properly prepared, nutritious and complies with dietary and religious requirements (see menu).

We actively promote equal opportunities. Each child is treated as an individual, with equal concern and given equal chance to learn and develop. We take into account each child's age, stage of development, sex, ethnic origin, and disabilities. Children are encouraged to develop a sense of their own identity and culture, and helped to develop positive attitudes towards people who are different from themselves.

Children's behaviour is managed in a positive way. Clear boundaries are set, and these are discussed with parents. Praise and encouragement is given when children live up to reasonable expectations, and appropriate responses given to unacceptable behaviour, according to the child's age and level of understanding.

Parents are the most important people in a child's life, and we recognise that they know their own child best. We exchange information about a child with his or her parents, and show respect for each family's beliefs, traditions, and the way they want their child to be looked after.

All information about children and their families is confidential and will not be shared without the family's permission.

For full details of our policies, click here.


We are required by law to have a written agreement with the parents or guardians of each child we look after. This is helpful for all involved as it makes everyone's expectations clear from the beginning of the working relationship.

Once you have signed a contract it is a legally binding document. If you want to end the contract or change the arrangements, you must give us four weeks notice. If you are unable or unwilling to wait for the notice period to end, you must pay the childminding fees that would have been due during that notice period.

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