Record Keeping for Childminders
Developing a Record Keeping System
All businesses are required to maintain adequate records and childminding services are no different. Not only are Childminders required to maintain accounting records for their business, but it is recommended that all childminding services maintain certain types of childcare specific records.
Why develop a Record Keeping System?
Records offer Childminders guidance and inform parents of best practice, regulations and protect the children in the Childminders care.
Records show that Childminders are working in a professional manner, are organised and care about the work they do. Setting up an appropriate record keeping system will make Childminders work easier.
The following records are examples of those recommended for Childminders however this list is not
• Child’s Information Record
• Children’s Register/ Attendance
• Accident/ Incident Form
• Medicine Administration Form
• Fire and Safety Procedures including Evacuation Plan
• Safety Statement
For further information, please request a copy of Childminding Sample Record Keeping Forms which are available from your local CCC.