Childminding Guidelines

 

Age

Childminding is available for children between the ages of 18 months and 4 years (or pre-prep age). Babies and younger children are welcome; however, they must remain securely strapped in their pram. The childminder will not be able to nurse or carry them as they are responsible for a large group of children and this may compromise the safety of those in care. School aged children cannot be included in childminding; they are welcome to play with the childminding group, however, it will be at the parent’s own risk and the child minder will not be responsible for them. During school holidays, an assistant childminder may be recruited for school aged children, but will incur a small charge, and is subject to availability.

Sign In

Childminding is available 10 minutes prior to class start time and 5 minutes after class finish time. Ensure you arrive with enough time to complete the sign-in procedure and to allow your children to settle in before class starts. If it is the first time that your child will be minded, ensure you communicate with the childminder if your child has any allergies or other specific needs. If there are any activities that you do not want your child to take part in, please communicate this also. Ensure you collect your child immediately after class finishes.

 

Location

Childminding is set up in a playground or other suitable location and class is set up approximately 50 metres away from childminding, so your child will be close by should you need to attend to them. If your child strays from the group, it is your responsibility to bring your child back as the childminder is unable to leave the rest of the group.

Toys

The childminder provides toys and activities for the children to share. If you choose to bring your own, please leave anything valuable at home and only bring items that you are happy to be shared with other children. Yummy Mummy Fitness and the childminder are not responsible for any items that get lost, broken or damaged.

 

Duties

The role of the childminder is to supervise and play with the children. It is not the role of the childminder to undertake parental duties such as feeding or changing nappies.

Sickness

Children that are sick are not permitted in childminding. If they have an infectious illness, they must have a doctor’s clearance to be allowed back into childminding.

Liability

Whilst the childminder will do everything in their power to keep children safe and happy, the ultimate responsibility for the child remains with the parent. Yummy Mummy Fitness and the childminder are not liable for any injury or accident that may occur, except from our reckless conduct or as otherwise required by law.

Availability

A maximum of 12 children are allowed in childminding. Spots must be reserved by booking through our website or MindBody app.