Overnight Care Policy
I am registered to provide overnight care by Ofsted and this appears on my Registration Certificate.
Childminders offering overnight care are required to meet additional criteria which are set out in the National Standards produced by DfES.
I will work closely with you, the parent, to ensure that your child’s needs are met. We will need to discuss your child’s normal bedtime routine, washing/ bathing, preferred comforters, eating and drinking requirements etc. I will also need to know if your child is likely to have any problems in the night, bedwetting, nightmares, sleepwalking etc and how you normally deal with it.
I will require contact numbers that I can call in the event of an emergency or if your child becomes distressed in the night.
I will show you where your child will sleep and ensure that they are always given clean bedding.
In order to ensure your child’s safety no one is allowed to sleep in the house, over the age of 16 years, unless they have a clear CRB check. I will ensure that all necessary precautions are taken to ensure the house is safe from intruders, ie the doors and windows are properly secured. I will ensure the smoke alarms are tested and in proper working order and that all electrical equipment such as the TV are turned off at night.
If you have any concerns regarding the overnight care of your child, please do not hesitate to contact me.