Information sheet on the following: - Current legislation for home based childcare and The Role of the regulatory bodies
I would like to advise you as Parents some important information regarding up to date home based childcare legislation and the registered bodies to ensure your child gets the best care possible whilst in my setting.
WHAT CURRENT LEGISLATION IS RELEVEVANT TO HOME BASED CHILDCARE?
I will commit to and continue to keep you updated in the current laws, rules and regulations, there are other legislations which are useful and I am happy to discuss further if you need any more information, but here are 4 of the ones I think are most relevant at the moment:-
The Children Act of 2004
This arose from the Green Paper “Every Child Matters” and identifies the following five outcomes for all children
1) Being healthy
2) Staying safe
3) Enjoying and achieving
4) Making a positive contribution
5) Achieving economic well being
The Childcare Act of 2006
This act introduced the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) in England, Sets national standards for care and learning.
Data Protection Act 1998
This prevents confidential and personal information being passed on without a person’s consent, in the case of children the consent must be given by the parents
Race Relations Act 1976 Amended in 2000
This act ensures equality of opportunity that must be promoted and settings should develop a policy which is monitored and assessed.
THE ROLE OF THE REGULATORY BODIES
The role of regulatory body is to inspect childcare settings, they are called Ofsted. They register and inspect childcare providers including childminders and nannies.
: - They will inspect everyone who looks after children under the age of 5 years, they will also carry out checks on anyone else living with the carer that is over 16 years of age
: - Ofsted starting inspecting...