Research has shown that more accidents/incidents occur when both the childminder and parents are present. This is for a variety of reasons:
- The child may feel that with both adults talking they are being ignored, therefore they misbehave to gain attention.
- The child senses that neither adult feels comfortable taking responsibility and tests boundaries further than they would normally.
- No one is supervising the child sufficiently and accidents occur.
I feel it is therefore best that we discuss this situation before the matter arises and an accident occurs.
It is important that a decision is reached and the child is helped to understand who is responsible for them and when this responsibility changes to another adult.
If the parent is to take responsibility as soon as they arrive, they will be expected to adhere to my Childminding House Rules whilst in my home.
Alternatively, I am prepared to take responsibility of the child until they leave my premises.
Policy created- 14.1.18
Reviewed date- 1.1.2022