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Accident, Incident and Emergency Policy

The safety of your child is paramount and I will take every measure I can to protect your child from hurting themselves.

 

My premises have been checked and they meet the EYFS Welfare Requirements for childminding outlined by Ofsted.  I also regularly review, update and practice safety routines.

 

As a registered childminder, I am legally required to have a valid first aid certificate.  I can administer basic first aid treatment, and my first aid box is clearly labeled and easily accessible.  It is stored in the kitchen.  Parent contact numbers are with the first aid box.

 

I hold written permission from parents to get emergency treatment for their child if it is needed.

 

If there is an accident: 

  • I will comfort and reassure the injured child while making sure that the other children in my care are safe.  This may mean strapping a baby in a buggy or sitting an older child where they can be seen.
  • I will assess the extent of their injuries and  will carry out any first aid procedures that are necessary and that I have been trained to do
  • If necessary I will call for medical support/ambulance
  • If I have to accompany or take a child to hospital, I will either take the other children with me, or call my emergency back-up cover.  This will be another registered childminder or known responsible adult.  These people will be known to you and are named below.

If there is an accident or emergency, my emergency back-up cover may contact you and you will be expected to collect your child straight away.

 

If I manage to deal with the accident myself, then I will inform the parents immediately.

 

If I accompany or take a child to hospital, I will contact the parents and ask them to meet me at the hospital.

 

If I have an accident, I will get the nearest responsible adult to help, while my emergency back-up people are being contacted.

 

I will do my best at all times to make sure the children in my care are safe, reassured and kept calm.

 

All the accidents and incidents will be recorded in the accident and incident book and signed by myself.  Parents will be shown the details and asked to sign and date the relevant page when they collect their child.


Emergency Back-up Cover:


Back-up registered childminders:  Please ask for their details.
Known responsible adult:  My husband

Emergency helper:  Next door neighbour - retired childminder