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babydales · 01/04/2006 16:22
I didnt write a letter to Ofsted as I registered when I had my inspection. All the woman wanted to know was what equipment I had ie travel cot etc, If the windows locked, how I would stop the children from falling down the stairs and if I had a baby monitor thingy etc. I registered for just the one child even though I have the room for 2 or 3 but thought 1 would be enough to start with. Hope this helps.
ayla99 · 01/04/2006 18:43
Have you had a visit from the Fire Officer? Mine told me if I register for overnight care then all the smoke alarms need to be connected so if one goes off they all go off.
I'm not registered for overnight care myself but I've seen some childminders have policies in place about ensuring privacy of child when changing or in bath and hygiene (own flannel & towel, clean bed linen, own bed) and security (locking up before retiring, being aware of appropriate fire exits etc).
babydales · 02/04/2006 08:04
Nope no visit from a Fire Officer, she just asked if the smoke alarms worked. I have two spare rooms so she could see that any children would have their own rooms, beds etc and I do not have different policies than I have normally for overnights, the policies you mentioned are standard anyway.
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