The safety and wellness of your child whilst in my care is of paramount importance and my statutory duty. However sometimes accidents may happen and I will follow the following procedures to ensure that accidents are managed appropriately.
My premises are checked and aligned with the requirements of EYFS. I also ensure that my safety routines are regularly reviewed and updated.
A record of the incident however minor or serious will be recorded in the incident book. In case of a serious incident Ofsted should be notified within 14 days of the incident occurring.
If I need further support and advice regarding a serious illness or accident I may consult the National Childminding Association who will log information regarding the incident with regard to their safeguarding policy. A NCMA designated officer will be assigned to my case and all the information given to them will be kept confidentially unless their appears to be a child protection issue which will be reported accordingly.
If an accident or incident involving a child in my care may result in an insurance claim I will contact my public liability insurance provider to discuss my case and be allocated a claim number. This may involve discussing details of the child in my care with a third party.
In case of an accident as per statutory requirements I am first aid trained and I shall provide first aid as appropriate. A first aid box is situated by the entrance next to the coat rack. Permission for first aid, administration of medicines, and visit to the GP or A&E services is provided by you and recorded on the childcare agreement form.
Should a visit to the hospital be deemed necessary I shall accompany the child and leave the other children to the care of (name of childminder) that provides back up. When it is safe to do so and the child is under medical care I shall contact cannot be reached the emergency contact.
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