Childcare, Policies and Vacancies


Overnight care

Overnight Care Policy

I am registered to provide overnight care by Ofsted and this is included on my Registration Certificate.

Childminders offering overnight care are required to meet additional criteria which are set out in the Statutory Welfare Requirements produced by DCSF.

I will work closely with you, the parent, to ensure that your child’s needs are met. We will need to discuss your child’s normal bedtime routine, washing/bathing, preferred comforters, eating and drinking requirements, etc. I will also need to know if your child is likely to have any problems during the night, bedwetting, nightmares, sleepwalking, etc. and how you normally deal with these.

I will require contact numbers that I can call in the event of an emergency or if your child becomes distressed in the night.

I will ensure that they always have clean bedding.

In order to ensure your child’s safety, no one is allowed to sleep in the house, over the age of 16 years, unless they have a clear CRB check. I will ensure that all necessary precautions are taken, to ensure the house is safe, for example the windows and doors are properly secured. I will ensure the smoke alarms are tested and in full working order.