There are many legislations that as a childminder I must adhere to. Some include: •
Childcare Act 2006
The act introduces the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is the statutory framework for all childcare providers of children from birth to 5 years. I will meet the requirements of this legislation by providing care that is relevant to the age and ability of a child and encouraging learning, development, and staying safe. I will record daily activities on a form to hand to the parent when the child is collected at the end of the day as well as recording observations and achievements in the child's journal which will stay with me until it is no longer required for inspection by the regulatory body (Ofsted). •
Children Act 2004
This Act's main aim is to ensure multiple official entities liaise with each other to improve the overall well-being of children. It arose from the Green Paper 'Every Child Matters'; Every child, whatever their background or circumstances, must have the support they need to: ◦
Enjoy and achieve
Make a positive contribution
Achieve economic well-being
Equality Act 2010
This act replaced many other acts relating to equal rights. Every child in my care will receive equal opportunities whatever their background. I will have toys, books and activities available to the children for them to learn through play about equality, including disability, race, religion or belief and gender. •
Data Protection Act 1998
This Act is the main piece of legislation that governs the protection of personal data in the UK. I will keep all personal files and information in a safe place and I will only disclose information to anyone who has had authorisation to receive such information.
As a childminder in England I must be registered by the regulatory body Ofsted. Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education. Ofsted have four key roles for childminders; to register, inspect, investigate, and enforce...
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