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Procedures for Safety in Childcare

Paper Type: Free Essay Subject: Childcare
Wordcount: 1641 words Published: 17th Oct 2017

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  • Charlene Lawrence


1. Childcare records that all child care proved should have in place are

  • Children record form forms that including the child name, date of birth, allergies, address of where the child lives, telephone number, parents name and address, emergency contacts at least two , child doctor name and address, any medical and religion.
  • Another document is crb (Criminal records bureau check) this should be the first thing that employer should do for staff they employe and for them self to check that each person hasn’t got a criminal record.
  • Children agreement form

All children should have a care agreement form which is a contract signed by parents which is agreement between both provided and parents stating the hours, child’s contract details, the days the child days they be attending, the fee and final the date they intending to starting.

Also parents should sign a consent form to allow the setting to take the children outside the building and also allowed to sign to take pictures of the children and put on website and on the walls within the setting.

  • Injuries (existing) forms, existing injuries form is in place to record any existing injuries a child has when they arrive in your care.

There should also be in place an incident form this form is in place to record any incident happened in setting with a child or staff for example a child was running and fell over a bit his/her lip would be an incident or a staff member was bit by a child that will also be recorded an incident form.

Another form should be places an accident form to record any accidents that happen in the building to a child of staff that these injury i.e. broken bones or swelled muscle or a swelled thumb.

Fire records

Fire records should be in place to test and record the following smoke detectors, emergency lights, breakpoints, fire exguisters fire blankets and also there should be a record of fire drills which should be done every six months.

Medication book or folder

This should be in place to administer any medication that children need.

This book or folder should have the Childs name, date of birth, the time given, the date given, dozed given and the staff signature and parent signature.

This also gives evidence of medication given to a child in the setting and that you have administered medication given by parents, all medication that you administer in for a child must be prescribed by a GP and labelled with their name address and date it with the medication was done.

Policies and procedures

There should be policies and procedures placed in the setting when looking after a child.

These are in place to allow parents to know how we run or care setting for example food policy this will let parents and carers know how we operate food in the setting and what we allow and what we don't allow in the setting what standards we are governed by.

Complaint forms

A complaint form should be in place when a parent or carer won't to complain about member staff or the setting they should also be followed up by investigation meeting and conclusion meeting.

Child journal and home book

This journal should be in place is to show any work that you a child has done or any development that a child has done, each child should have a home book which letting parents know what their child is done for the day it ie drank or eaten if they have been to the toilet, how many nappy change and what time you went to sleep this should always be should be recorded in the home book and hand to parent every day when the child goes home.

2. There are different ranges of actives to do for ages 0- 5

  • Physical (0-12months)

at baby age , babies are crawling, pulling them self up or taking their first steps

  • Intellectual (0-12months)

Babies at this age is at like to look at sensory books, books with mirrors and textures which is good for there development and also they like music and noisy book which proved stimulus for young baby intellectual development.

  • Social Development (0-12months)

Babies social development is doing thinks like copying your actions, and delighting in your positive responses to their actions. Babies of this age will also enjoy listening to music and looking in the mirror

  • Physical (1-5 years)

At this age children will be hopstcating, ride bikes, running around

  • Intellectual (1-5 years)

For Toddlers and up word they like interactive games, flash cars and puzzles.

  • Social Development (1-5 years)

For toddler and upward a great social development is role play children love to role play by dressing up or playing house this is a big social development that will show what children know and develop.

3. I provide a safe environment for children in the city the registered person is the person who takes responsibility in the health and safety of the building where your child will be staying in your setting.

our police cover the following:

Fire safety

In our kitchen you will find a fire blanket and a fire extinguisher and in the rest of the building you will find versus fire extinguishers.

In each room there is a smoke alarm which is test every year my fire professions and test weekly by us.

At each fire exit you will find a break glass and each member of staff will know the escape route.


We have public liability insurance for this setting.

Indoor and outdoor door and outdoor play area secured and children are supervised at all times.

Parent who pick up children must provide a password to those who are coming to collect their child.


We will have animals in our setting but will check allergy and do risk assessment before providing.

Kitchen and house

Our kitchen has safety equipment in place insuring safety and no hazards to children.

All around the house is safety equipment in place to protect your child in our care form hazards ie radiator cover , plug sockets.

Food handing

All staff are full trained in food hyegiene, and we make sure food is serviced , prepared and cooked at the right tempter and hygiene is 100 percent clean.


We will only administer medication when parents want us to and also we only administer medication which is prescribed by GP.

Medication is stored in the original containers , clearly labeled with the child full name.

All Medication that we administer have to be recorded and staff and parent to sign .


We teach children about personal hygiene, washing there hands before and after meal times and after using to toilet, also each child will have their own bed sheets with their name on it and will not share the same sheet when sleeping in the cot or bed.

We Provided good hygiene to prevent infection and our setting is clean every day and throughout the day.

sick children

Children who are vomiting or diarrhoea will not be able to attend until 48hours later any infectious will be discussed with parents.

Outting and Transport

We provide our own transport with insurance valid driver, mot and service, we also proved safety rod to support children to walk safely while out.

In our registration pack you will find parental permission request to allow us to take the children out and on day trips.

First Aid

We have at least two first aid boxes/cupboards , which are checked weekly, when doing check we will also check stock expiry date as well a stock Qty.

We have records in place to Record incidents, accidents for staff and children

We also requested parental permission to deal with their child in emergency which is located in our registration pack.


Our policy state no smoking in and out of premies, if you need to smoke then you should smoke away from the setting premies.

4. When planning a trip out of children that is planning to do before taking the children out at the premises Ie cost, risk assessment permissions etc

The first thing to do is to plan where you are going to take the children then you should find out is it cost affected will parents be able to afford this trip you also need to know how many children will be going on the trip roughly how many staff you would need to support the children ratio while out on a day trip.

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Then you need to sort out transport, like if you're going by car is the car insured do you have built other enough seats to take the children is their car seat and boosters available, if you're travelling by bus what's the cast how many buses were you need to take how long would it take to get there And if you're taking A coach how much would it cost is there enough seats and is there children seatbelt car seats and boosters Available.

Once you have done all these before you notify parent of the trip in a newsletter of verbal by mouth you should do the following two a risk assessment and permission by parents,

You need to assess what is the risk is, there any risk and how you can going to control the risk, is it safe to go on this trip with the children.

And then you inform the parents of the trip and get parents permission and payment to go.


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