Child Minding

Dear Parents,

It is my honour to welcome Anjum to our home. I want to inform you about the legislation we have to follow to provide a safer, healthier and enjoyable childcare for your child/children. Please take few moments to read through them to give you an idea of what these legislations are.  
There are four pieces of legislation which are important to home based child care.
  1) Children Act (1989) & (2004)
  2) The Race Relation Act (1976 Amended in 2000)
  3) The Childcare Act (2006)
  4) The Protection of Children Act (1998)

The Children Act 1989 is aimed to ensure that the welfare of the child was paramount, working in partnership with parents to protect the child from harm. The Act was intended to strengthen the child’s legal position; to give him/her equal rights, feelings and wishes; and to ensure children were consulted and kept informed. The Children Act 2004 aims to further improve children’s lives. The Framework or Green paper linked to this Act is ‘Every Child Matters’.

There are five outcomes from this as follows:
Be Healthy
Stay safe
Enjoy and achieve
Make a positive contribution
Achieve economic well-being

The Race Relation Acts (1976 amended in 2000) which is aimed at equal opportunity and makes unlawful to discriminate on grounds of race, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origin. This Act covers recruitment, promotion and training.

The Childcare Act (2006) which is aimed at all providers caring for children up to age 5 and be required to register on the Early Years register and deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (unless exceptionally exempted). Childcare settings providing for school age children will be streamlined by Ofsted Childcare Register standards. These criteria will be compulsory for all settings caring for children under 8years of age. The Protection of Children Act (1998) This Act creates a system for identifying persons considered to be unsuitable to work with children....