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Pet Policy

I believe that children can learn a lot from having contact with animals, however certain procedures will be followed to ensure the safety of the children;


  • Children must be encouraged to treat all animals with respect, learning how to handle them correctly.
  • Children must wash their hands after any contact with animals and understand the reasoning behind this.
  • Children must be taught that not all animals are child friendly and that they should always check with the animal’s owner before attempting to stroke or handle them.
  • Food for the pet must be stored safely away from the children’s reach.
  • A high standard of hygiene must be followed, with careful thought given to the placing of the feeding and drink bowls of dogs and cats.
  • The garden must be checked every morning, before the children are permitted outside to play, to ensure that no animal has fouled it.
I have severe allergies so we don't have any pets.  However, we may visit another childminder's house where there are pets.