Setting Up a Home-Based Childminding Service

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Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce

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CHILD MINDER Unit Assessment Project

Task 1

Produce an information sheet which outlines the following:

• current legislation for home-based childcare

• The role of regulatory bodies

Task 2

In order to operate a home based childcare service, the following policies and Procedures must be in place:

• Accidents, Illness and Emergencies

• Behaviour

• Safeguarding

• Equal opportunities

Write a policy for each of the above, and write a procedure to explain how each of the policies will be implemented. Four policies are four procedures are required

Task 3

Confidentiality and Data Protection are vital when running a home-based service. Write an explanation of the importance of both

Task 4

Develop a business plan which includes information on the following:

• Marketing

• Financial planning

• Sources of support and information for the setting up and running of your home based childcare business

Task 5

Produce a leaflet for carers which explain the following:

• The key components of a healthy and safe home based environment

• The principles of safe supervision of children in the home based setting and off site

• Ways of ensuring that equipment is suitable for children and meets safety requirements

• Where to obtain current guidance on health and safety risk assessment of the home based work setting

• How to store and administer medicines

Task 6

Produce a charter for parents/carers which include the following:

• An explanation of the importance of partnership with parents for all aspects of the childcare service

• A description of how partnership with parents are set up and maintained

• An explanation of how routines are based on:

1. Meeting a child’s needs

2. Arrangements with parents

3. Participation of children

• An explanation of how routines would be adapted to meet the needs of children at all different ages and stages of development

• An explanation of how to ensure that each child is welcomed and valued in the home-based work setting

Task 7

Write a section from your portfolio titled “Supporting equality and inclusion” which would inform prospective parent(s)/carers and regulators of the following:

• An explanation of the importance of play to children’s learning and development, and the need for an inclusive approach

• A plan showing a challenging and enjoyable learning environment in the home that includes using everyday domestic routines and household items

• An explanation of what can be learned about children by observing them at play

• Identification of how and why it is important that children receive equal treatment and access, based on their individual needs and acknowledging their rights

• A comparison of how other resources available for children support their play

Task 8

Produce an information document which includes the following:

• An explanation of the concept of safeguarding and the duty of care that applies to all practitioners

• An outline of the possible signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern in the context of safeguarding

• An outline of the regulatory requirements for safeguarding children that affect home based childcare

• An explanation of the procedures that need to be followed by lone workers in home based settings when harm or abuse are suspected or alleged either against them or third parties

Task 9

Supporting children’s behaviour can be key to a happy caring environment. Write a report which covers the following points:

• Describe typical behaviours exhibited by children linked to their stage of development and key events in their lives

• Explain how ground rules for behaviour and expectations are developed and...
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