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Childminder paperwork

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Gosia2017 Fri 07-Apr-17 11:14:17

Dear Childminders, what do you do with your paperwork, contract and all that, when you changing your line of work. Can I just safely get rid off? Making sure that all the parents/child details are non existant? or do I need to keep it anyway for some time after changing a job or just quiting?

Thank you

Snap8TheCat Fri 07-Apr-17 13:38:02

It needs to be kept until the child reaches 21 years and 3 months of age.

Gosia2017 Fri 07-Apr-17 13:56:30

No I meant when you are not a childminder any longer when you give up and change your job for something else.

HSMMaCM Fri 07-Apr-17 13:57:40

You still need to keep it.

Snap8TheCat Fri 07-Apr-17 14:00:29

Yes I understood your post and answered accordingly!

Gosia2017 Fri 07-Apr-17 14:07:03

Thabk you. What will happened if I won't keep any paperwork?

Snap8TheCat Fri 07-Apr-17 14:09:16

Won't? Why won't you? You must.

Gosia2017 Fri 07-Apr-17 14:16:05

I know as a childminder I have a responsibility to keep my paperwork but if I stop why do I still have the same responsibility. I won't be Ofsted registered and not taking care of children and doing somthing else.

I've emailex Ofsted to ask them the same question.

Thank you

Snap8TheCat Fri 07-Apr-17 14:18:19

It's in case a child decides to sue or make a claim against you once they reach adulthood. You will have no evidence of any registers or accident forms to defend yourself. It can't take more than a box file or two, why not just keep it?

Gosia2017 Fri 07-Apr-17 14:37:58

Yes I know what you mean now. Yes that won't be much then. Thank you

Gosia2017 Fri 07-Apr-17 18:33:58

Thank you all for your info. I've just got an email back from my childminding coordinator for the council and she has said that in the new changes in EYFS we need to only keep our paperwork for 6 yeats.

Wow I have to say that is great news.

Snap8TheCat Fri 07-Apr-17 18:36:04

That's not true. Financial records are 6 years but the others are as stated above. I wonder if your coordinator has a link to share this information?

Snap8TheCat Fri 07-Apr-17 18:43:10

Actually I don't know why I'm worrying so much about you. If you want to chuck them, go ahead.

HSMMaCM Fri 07-Apr-17 19:12:50

I agree. Your advice is wrong. 7 years for accounts, but until 21 for registers, accident forms etc.

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