As an Ofsted registered childminder I am restricted to the number and ages of children that I can care for at any one time. These details are on my Ofsted Registration Certificate, which is displayed during my working hours.
I am registered to care for four children under 8 years old. Currently this includes one child in the early years register who may also be under 1. I am also insured to care for children over the age of 8.
I am happy to take on any baby/child within my registered numbers and will not discriminate against children or their families for reasons such as race, religion, sex or ability. However I would like to make the following statements:
I am happy to take on children with special needs providing I feel I can provide them with the care they need (for example I will not be able to provide one to one care or look after a child in a wheelchair, as my home is not suitable). If your child has additional needs please discuss them with me first as I would not want to raise your expectations.
All children will be welcomed into my home and I will encourage the other children in my care to support me with this. I will request a four-week settling in period on our contract, so if you or your child or I am not happy with the arrangement it can be terminated easily. When taking on additional children I must take into consideration the children already in my care who are happy and settled.