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    Brill Brill Brill - thank you !

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    thank you angel that was very cheery helpfull

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    Brilliant information. My policies etc needed a bit of an update and after reading this they will get a major overhaul! you have many more than I do, but some that I should include. i really like the idea of putting them into sections of ECM. I also note at the bottom of all my policies/prodedures which area they relate too, i.e a unique child etc.
    Many long nights ahead I think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirstylob View Post
    Brilliant information. My policies etc needed a bit of an update and after reading this they will get a major overhaul! you have many more than I do, but some that I should include. i really like the idea of putting them into sections of ECM. I also note at the bottom of all my policies/prodedures which area they relate too, i.e a unique child etc.
    Many long nights ahead I think!
    Dont forget you do not need them all some might not apply to your setting

    These are only for guidance

    Glad you found the list useful though

    Angel xx

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    Hmm.. I might have to do some paperwork again!
    Thank you Angel, you are truly amazing!!
    Is it just me or do we have loads of paperwork that just pops up everytime I read a new topic? Or I'm the one who needs to research some bits and pieces?

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    Absolutely fabtastic, thank you Angel

    I did have my policies sorted this way before, then we were given Childminder Tool kits from our development worker but have never liked the way they are set out so think I am going to change them back to the ECM way.

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    Thank you, as a newcomer thats really helped me x

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    Hi i am at pre reg stage i am trying to do my risk assessments. I am aware i need to do risk assessments for all the rooms where the children will be able to access how should i set my risk assessment out hope you can help many thanks

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    thanks,
    I think I will put my policies under the 5 outcomes now you have simplified it for me!

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    In the hope of me not coming over a stupid, can anyone help me to see the ideas. Where are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammie View Post
    In the hope of me not coming over a stupid, can anyone help me to see the ideas. Where are they?
    Hi ammie I am not sure what you are asking...

    The first post on the thread has some suggestions for where you might like to file Policies and Procedures using the Every child matters outcomes.

    You might use alphabetical order, the Eyfs or any other filing method that makes sense to you as well.

    Please ask again if you are not sure.

    Hope this helps!

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    I have very recently introduced a new file linked to the 5 welfare requirements listed all the specific legal requirements under each of them and put policies in appropriate sections.
    It certainly made it very easier to find everything and all the necessary paperwork is in one place and importantly it makes sure that all the legal requirements are easily accessible

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    Thats a fantastic idea....i have an inspection soon so hopefully Ofsted will be impressed thanks so much

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    Thank you soooooo much, you are an actual I have my pre-reg visit in a weeks time and am really nervous!! But that has made me more at ease with my organisational matters!!!!

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    THESE ARE NOW UPDATED FOR 2012

    Thanks for you help Sarah

    Hope everyone finds this useful

    Angel xxx
    Last edited by angeldelight; 13-09-2012 at 03:39 PM.

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    I am struggling at the moment, too many hassles where are the updated parts please?
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    Oops found it thank you, told you was having bad vibes at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teacake2 View Post
    I am struggling at the moment, too many hassles where are the updated parts please?
    Teacake2
    The first post on the first page ......it's all now updated.
    The old ideas have now been deleted

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    UPDATED



    I have had a few messages over the last few weeks asking where certain policies go etc and how confusing some of you are finding it now we have the new requirements.

    Thought this might help - it’s only guidance and you may not want to include everything or you might think of other things to include.

    The Every Child Matters outcomes a lot of childminders used to use are not relevant any more so you might need to find a new way of setting them out.

    You can link your Policies and Procedures to the requirements of the EYFS or put them in alphabetical order. However it makes most sense to you.

    It is up to YOU

    Hope it helps those of you who are struggling though ..............

    These are the MUST HAVE policies and procedures for the Childcare Register 2010. If you are registered on the Childcare Register these must be in writing….
    • Safeguarding / Child Protection policy and procedures - for the Childcare Register it must include the procedures to be followed in the event of an allegation being made against a member of staff. For the EYFS 2012 it must include information about mobile phone and camera use.
    • Equality of opportunities policy - for the Childcare Register it must include information about how you support children with learning difficulties and disabilities
    • Administering medication policy - for the Childcare Register it must include information about how you support individual children with medical needs
    • Behaviour management policy
    • Concerns and complaints procedure
    • Procedure to be followed in the event of a parent failing to collect a child at the appointed time - often called a ‘Late Arriving Parent’ procedure
    • Missing child procedure
    • Emergency evacuation procedure.

    For the Childcare Register you MUST inform parents about -
    • Your registration on the voluntary part of the Register
    • Other childminders or places they can send their child if you are ill

    Other Policies and Procedures you MIGHT want to write because they are mentioned in the EYFS 2012 include -
    • No smoking
    • Risk assessments
    • Accident and injury
    • Physical intervention
    • Visitors in my home
    • Working in partnership with parents

    To help you in your working relationship with parents you MIGHT want to write more Policies and Procedures to share information about -
    • Admissions
    • Alcohol and drugs
    • Anti-bullying
    • Care, learning and play
    • Childminder sickness
    • Confidentiality
    • Dental hygiene
    • Departure
    • Dropping off and collection
    • E-safety
    • Fees including information about late payment
    • Head lice
    • Healthy eating
    • Hygiene
    • Language development / English as an additional language
    • Large garden equipment
    • Nappy / toilet training
    • Observation
    • Over 8s
    • Overnight care
    • Pets
    • Safety on outings
    • Sand pit
    • Settling in
    • Sick children
    • Sleeping babies and children
    • Sun protection
    • Swimming pool
    • Television / video games / computer use
    • Trampoline
    • Transporting children in a car

    Permission forms you MUST write include -
    • Administering medication
    • Outings
    • Leaving assistants alone with children

    Permission forms you MIGHT want to write include -
    • Sun cream
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Photographs
    • Large garden equipment
    • Trampoline
    • Swimming pool
    • Crèche

    Other information you MUST share with parents includes -
    • How the EYFS is being delivered in the setting
    • How parents can access more information - for example, via the DfE website
    • The range and type of activities and experiences provided for children
    • Your daily routines
    • How parents and carers can share learning at home
    • How you support children with special educational needs and disabilities
    • Food and drinks provided for children - a copy of your menu for example
    • Staffing details
    • The name of their child’s key person and their role
    • A telephone number for parents and/or carers to contact in an emergency.

    Other information that MIGHT be useful to show new parents includes -
    • Details and photographs of the range of toys provided
    • Details of local toddler groups / stay and plays attended
    • How you record the child's development through the Early Years Foundation Stage
    • 5 a day chart
    • Childhood immunisations list from the Health visitor
    • Details of how to safely make up bottles
    • Notifiable diseases list
    • Leaflets and booklets from the Health Protection Agency
    • List of things they need to bring
    • NSPCC information
    • House / garden rules
    • Parents questionnaires
    • Parents poster from Ofsted
    • Copies of newsletters
    • Samples of contact books / diaries
    • Certificate of registration
    • Ofsted inspection report
    • Physical intervention report form sample
    • CRB disclosures
    • Childminding insurance certificate / car insurance
    • Invoice sample
    • Attendance record sheet
    • Individual needs / care plan
    • Accident / injury report form sample
    • Contracts
    • Child record forms / All about Me
    • Certificates of qualifications and training attended
    • Copy of the EYFS 2012
    • ‘Know How’ guide to the 2 year progress check
    • Copy of the Childcare Register 2010


    UPDATED WITH INPUT FROM SARAH

    ANGEL AND SARAH

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    Quote Originally Posted by angeldelight View Post
    THESE ARE NOW UPDATED FOR 2012

    Thanks for you help Sarah

    Hope everyone finds this useful

    Angel xxx
    Teamwork!

 

 
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