Please complete a contact form should you have been in contact with a carer who has referred you to this website for more information. Your contact form is the first procedure in adding your child to their waiting list for a future childcare place.
Should you have not been in contact with a carer but wish to express your interest for a future childcare place for your child please complete a contact form with your childcare requirements.
COVID-19 has applied procedures for the carers to adhere too in safeguarding the children in their care. By managing safeguarding procedures since their reopening after the first lockdown there has been no outbreaks of coronavirus cases in the setting and among the household. Therefore the carers shall maintain their current procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The safety and well-being of all the children, parents, assistant/s, and anyone living in the setting is the childminder's main priority.
This website has therefore been produced by Quality Childcare to give prospective parents an in sight into their setting in a safe way.
They hope that with the information they have provided on this website along with parental testimonies on their childcare.co.uk profile, steps can be taken as to whether they can provide and meet your childcare needs.
Additional support to help with making a decision is for the carers and prospective parents to have a video call on a weekday morning.
This can be arranged through the contact form.
It can also be arranged for you to have a profile made on their online system. You shall be able to view in full the childcare policies, procedures and permissions, the childcare contract that you shall have in place, how your child's learning and development shall be recorded, the day to day features you can expect to receive on your child's day in their care and documents relating to Health & safety, OFSTED & the Early Years Foundation Stage.
To gain access to the system you shall be required to fill out in full a Starter Form, which you can inquire for through the Contact Form.
The carers shall communicate with prospective parents every step of the way from initial contact.
A registration fee, which will be a payment of your proposed 2 week childcare fee will be required on accepting a childcare place. Your registration fee is refundable when you have given and paid the required termination period.
Once your registration fee has been received you shall receive an email with an attachment of your Childcare Confirmation Letter and Settling In schedule.
The settling in schedule shall give details of the free period that is granted, days and times for settling in your child. The carers aim to schedule the settling in around your child's current routine. Completing the Questionnaire on the online system gives the carers information about your child's routine and their likes/dislikes. This enables the best care for your child from the start as vital information has been shared.
One parent will be required to spend up to 1 hour on the first day of settling.
New families become part of the childcare bubble.
"Parents and carers are able to enter a setting to help their children adapt to their new environment
Settings should ensure that parents
* Wear face coverings
* Stay for a limited amount of time
* Avoid close contact with other children
* Are aware of the systems of control."
Actions for early years and childcare providers
Continue to stay safe,
Severine Felix & Valentine Felix-John