England – The office for standards in education (Ofsted) Northern Ireland- the local health and social services trust Scotland- the Scottish commission for regulation of care (the care commission) Wales- the care and social services inspectorate for Wales (CSSIW) Here in England Ofsted inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people. Their aim is to promote and improvement the services they inspect and regulate, to benefit children, young people, parents and carers.
By law Ofsted are allowed to carry out inspections to insure child care partitioner’s are complying with the requirements. Anyone wishing to be on either part of the register must meet with requirements at all time when providing childcare You must have the following in place at all times while providing childcare. Certificate of registration This will be issued by Ofsted and you must inform them of any changes that may affect it within 14 days e. g. if you have a baby or move home Public liability insurance Can be provided by the national child-minding association (NCMA) and is enewable yearly Paediatric first aid Must be provided by a recognised body and is renewable every 3 years. Enhanced CRB This will be carried out by Ofsted and must be renewed every 3 years. An introduction to child care This must be completed before or with in 6 months of registration. Ofsted complaints procedure This poster must be displayed at all times while providing childcare. Childminders must keep records of the children in their care and hold them for two years after the child leaves. These records must include- Child’s name, D. O. B and address
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Name, address and telephone numbers of parents, or guardians Medication record Accident record Daily attendance register Name, address and telephone numbers of staff Any matter affecting the welfare of the children being cared for must be reported to Ofsted. These include- Any incident of food poisoning affecting two or more children in the provider’s care Any serious accident or injury to, or the death of any child while receiving childcare Any serious accident or injury to, or the death of, any other person on the premises on which childcare is provided