| | |Option 5 - Understand how to set up a home based childcare service | |Task 2. In order to operate a registered home base childcare service the following policies and procedures must be in place: accidents, illness | |and emergencies; behaviour; safeguarding; equal opportunities. | | | |
Policies and Procedures
Accident and Emergency
Accident and Emergency Policy
Policy statement: accident and emergency
I will make it a priority to keep children safe while they are in my care.
The premises have been passed meeting the national standards for childminding outlined by Ofsted. It is regularly reviewed, updated and practiced safely.
As a registered childminder, I am legally required to have a valid first-aid certificate. I can administer basic first-aid treatment, and my first-aid box is clearly labeled and easily accessible. It is stored on a shelf in my main room. Parent contact numbers are with the first-aid box.
I require written permission from parents to get emergency treatment for their child if it is needed.
Whenever there is an accident:
• First, I will reassure the injured child while making sure that the other children in my care are safe. This may mean strapping a baby in a buggy or sitting an older child somewhere safe where they can be seen.
• Then, if possible, I will deal with the accident. If not, I will ring 999 for help.
• If I have to accompany or take a child to hospital, I will either take the other children with me, or call my emergency back-up cover. This will be another registered childminder or known responsible adult. These people will be known to you and are named below.
If there is an accident or emergency, my emergency back-up cover may contact you and you will be expected to collect your child straight away.
If I manage to deal with the accident myself, then I will tell the parents immediately.
If I accompany or take a child to hospital, I will contact the parents and ask them to meet me at the hospital.
If I have the accident, I will get the nearest responsible adult to help, while my emergency back-up people are being contacted.
I will do my best at all times to make sure the children in my care are safe, reassured and kept calm.
• The childcare setting is equipped with two smoke alarms, a fire blanket, and fire extinguisher. • I will perform a regular fire drill with the children
In case of fire, all the children will be gathered together and the building evacuated at the nearest exit. If in the lounge this will be through the front door, the kitchen will be the back door. If upstairs, this will be down the stairs and out the front door, where possible. If not, through the spare room, via the garage roof, down to the front lawn.
We will then go next door or across the road to notify the fire brigade and the parents to come and collect the children.
Emergency back-up cover
|Back-up registered childminder | | | | | |Known responsible adult |...
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