View Full Version : Swimming POlicies

25-06-2008, 12:42 PM

I'm just going through policies etc and came across a swimming policy.
My local pool has a strict parent child ratio of 1 adult to 1 child. I can't take my own children [3] with me and my partner because of this ratio....
do you have this policy for mindees or would you just not take them?


25-06-2008, 12:47 PM
My sister (she's a childminder too) takes her mindees swimming.

She is a qualified swimming teacher so uses a weekly swimming lesson as a selling point to parents for her business.

Our local pool has a policy where you can only take 2 under 5's in so she sticks to that and the parents are happy with it.

She also gets parents to sign a swimming lesson consent form.

25-06-2008, 12:55 PM
I've not taken children swimming for years!

I made a decision I can fill their lives with other exciting adventures which are less risky :panic:

25-06-2008, 01:00 PM
that is a good selling point! ;)

Thanks Sarah :thumbsup: I think I'll stick to the non-swimming stuff too


25-06-2008, 03:51 PM
yes we do take them swimming if there are only two of them as its one to one here

we do have a swimming policy and parental consent for this.


26-06-2008, 08:16 AM
I have not been swimming for years

I leave the parents to do that

Crikey I just could not imagine getting into a pool - all that wobbly fat - NO THANK YOU

Angel xx

26-06-2008, 09:00 AM
I'm with Angel on this one. My mindees shouldn't be subjected to the sight of me in a swimming costume :panic:

26-06-2008, 10:35 AM
lol at angel and emler :laughing:

I agree though, what's covered up they can;t see ;) and I need mine covered :p