It is my policy to promote and ensure the good health and safety of children in my care in line with the requirements laid out in the EYFS Framework, and Health and Safety Executive.
Safety and suitability of premises, environment and equipment
In order to ensure children’s safety in my setting I have a range of safety equipment e.g. stair gates, fire guards which are regularly checked to ensure they are in good repair.
My smoke alarms are tested regularly and fire drills are carried out and recorded. I have a fire blanket in my kitchen and children and parents are aware of my emergency evacuation procedure.
My premise is secure to ensure children’s safety and prevent intruders and I have a policy to check the identity of visitors and record visitors in my visitor’s book.
I will ensure that I take all reasonable steps to ensure any children in my care are not exposed to unnecessary risks.
My risk assessments will identify aspects of the environment that need to be checked on a regular basis, when and by whom these aspects will be checked and how I will remove or minimise the risk.
All equipment used in my childminding business is regularly checked for damage and wear and tear and replaced when necessary, for example high chairs, buggies, cots.
My car is regularly serviced and is insured for business use.
All car seats are checked regularly and used correctly in accordance with seat belt regulations.
Natalia Peris holds a current paediatric first aid certificate.
Natalia Peris holds a basic food hygiene certificate.
I encourage children to learn about good hygiene by promoting regular hand washing. I use liquid soap.
When providing meals and snacks children are encouraged to make healthy choices and the benefits of an active lifestyle are promoted, e.g. access to outdoor play daily.
Baby changing mats are cleaned after each use.
I am registered with my local environmental health department, and ensure correct storage, hygiene of food preparation areas and preparation of food
All areas accessible to children including toys and equipment are regularly cleaned and checked for damage.