Transporting Children In a Car Policy

The safety of your child is paramount and I have therefore put together the following procedures regarding the transportation of children in my car.

I have a full, clean driving license, which is available for you to see on request

I will ensure my car is in road worthy condition by having it regularly serviced by a reputable garage.  I will ensure it complies with all legislation, MOT, Car Tax etc

I will ensure it is covered by Business Use, Car Insurance and the Certificate is available for you to see

I will avoid where possible taking your child to a petrol station, by filling up my car before or after my minded hours

I will ensure all car seats are correctly fitted, age and stage appropriate for the children using them and that they are correctly strapped into them

I will ensure that the child safety locks are in use on my car

I will always carry a mobile telephone with me in case of an emergency but will not answer it whilst driving. I will return calls only if safely parked or having arrived at our destination

I will always carry identification and contact phone numbers for me and the minded children in case of an emergency

I will always carry a First Aid kit in the car in case of an emergency

I will never leave a child unattended in a car.  However, when obtaining a parking ticket, I may leave the children in the car as walking across a car park could prove more hazardous than leaving the children in the car.  If this happens, the children will be in sight at all times in accordance with the EYFS.  I will endeavour to park as close to a ticket machine as possible in these situations or travel with another childminder who can stand by the car.

I will teach your child about the dangers of cars and roads, in an age appropriate way.

I will advise you in advance if we are making any special trips or long trips in the car.

If your child suffers from travel sickness please let me know immediately.

 Policy created- 14.1.18

Reviewed date- 1.1.2022