As outlined in the EYFS Framework (reviewed September 2014), I am restricted to the number and ages of children that I can care for at any one time.
I am happy to take on any baby/child within my allowed 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. If your child has additional needs, please discuss them with me first as I would not want to raise your expectations.
I am permitted to care for children aged 8 years and over, providing the care I provide for them doesn’t impact on the care for the children I am registered to care for. I do not mind children aged 8 years however my own daughters are aged over 8. I do expect them to be an excellent role model for the other children in my care, being polite, saying please and thank you etc. I do not ask my daughters to care or look after another minded child. I am fully responsible for all the children whilst they are in my care.
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.