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Holiday Cover Policy

When I am on holiday

I will try to seek holiday cover for my absence and provide you with the childminder’s details.  I will arrange for you to meet with this childminder prior to cover starting.  I will also ensure that this is a childminder whom your child has met and/or been to their setting previously.  This childminder will have up-to-date first aid and be registered with Ofsted.  The Childminder may also wish to complete a temporary contract with you.

You will be provided with the childminder’s name, address, telephone numbers and registration details. 

I will provide the childminder with the following:

  • A copy of child detail form
  • A copy of the child’s ‘about me’ details
  • A copy of the child’s emergency contact details
  • A profile sheet for your child.  This details the childminder’s details, registration number and address. The parent’s names, telephone number and address.  The child’s days and hours.  The rate charged per hour.  Any illnesses and medication the child is on.  Any allergies the child may have.  Any risks associated with the child e.g. can walk but needs reins.  The child’s abilities and some next steps. 
  • Contact details for me whilst away should they need to contact me.  Where possible, I will reimburse the childminder any reasonable costs should they need to contact me.  If the childminder cannot get hold of me, I will return their call when it is suitable to do so.

When I am providing holiday cover

I will ask to meet with the child and parent in my setting prior to care starting.  I will arrange to complete a temporary contract for the child with the parents.  However, if holiday care becomes more frequent a permanent contract will be completed.  I will ask your child’s key worker for information relating to the child. This will involve and not be limited to:

  • A copy of child detail form
  • A copy of the child’s ‘about me’ details
  • A copy of the child’s emergency contact details
  • A profile sheet for the child.  This details the childminder’s details, registration number and address. The parent’s names, telephone number and address.  The child’s days and hours.  The rate charged per hour.  Any illnesses and medication the child is on.  Any allergies the child may have.  Any risks associated with the child e.g. can walk but needs reins.  The child’s abilities and some next steps.