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Unexpected Closure of Childminding Setting Policy

I will endeavour to provide a service for the hours and times that I have been contracted to work.  However, very occasionally it may be necessary to close my childminding service.  This may be as a result of me being unwell and therefore unable to work. Please see my Sickness Policy.  There may be other occasions when I am unable to provide a service, for example:


·        Following emergency evacuation of my premises


·        Loss of power to my home


·        Mains water turned off


·        Heating broken


·        Gas leak


·        Flooding


·        Medical emergency for myself or a member of my immediate family


·        Death within the family


I will advise parents as soon as I can if I am unable to provide a service.  I will work with parents where possible to find temporary emergency childcare from my back-up childminders who are known to the child until I can offer a normal service.  I will make no charge if I am unable to provide a service.


I may be able to provide a limited service from a fellow childminders home during some of the above situations.  However I would discuss any alternative arrangements with each individual parent/carer.