Frequently asked questions
Do you hold membership for any industry bodies?
We are members of PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years - formally the NCMA - National Childminding Association) and Reading's Childminder Partnership (RCP), this enables us to keep up to date with the latest developments in childcare. As members of PACEY and RCP we are commited to undertaking regular training and CPD throughout the year.
What is the maximum number of children you can take care of at once?
As a childminder I only look after a small number of children (1 adult to 3 children – aged 5 and under) and as such plan activities and resources in line with their interests.
As Mouna and I work together we look after 6 children under the age of 5 (if a child is 3 years old + and is undertaking their 30hrs eleswhere they will not count to our ratios).
There is exceptions to the above ratios in exceptional circumstance, e.g. a new sibling that is unable to attain care elsewhere joining when ratios are already at capacity or twins.
What are your opening hours?
We accept children from 8:00am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday.
We are closed on all public and bank holidays.
What are your policies and procedures?
The following policies and procedures are in place as part of my commitment to the care and development of children under my care and supervision. Hard copies of all my policies are available to see at any time upon request.
- Accident & emergency procedure - Administering medicine policy - Admission and fees policy - Behaviour management policy - Complaints procedure - Confidentiality policy - Food and drink procedure - Health and safety policy - Illness/Infectious disease and exclusion procedure - Inclusion policy - Lost/missing child policy - No smoking, alcohol or other drugs policy - Outings policy - Risk assessment policy - Safeguarding children policy - Uncollected child - Working with parents