Childminder's Guide to Health & Safety and Child ProtectionBook - 2008
This is the essential guide to health & safety and child protection for all childcare professionals working in a home-based setting. Written in her characteristically approachable style, Allison Lee provides advice, together with case studies and exercises to make this book fully engaging.
Health & safety and child protection are of two of the most important areas of childcare practice. These issues are covered in depth, including:
- Safety within the home
- Safety outside the home
- Health and hygiene
- Accidents and emergencies
- Managing children's behaviour
- Working in partnership with parents
- Protecting the childcare practitioner
This book will support all those training to qualify for the Diploma in Home-Based Childcare, and those who are already working as childminders and looking to refresh their knowledge.
Titles also available: Childminder's Handbook, Inside Guide to Being a Childminder, and Childminder's Guide to Play and Activities.
This guide for childcare and other professionals working in a home-based settings details guidelines for dealing with health and safety and child protection issues. Lee addresses safety within and outside the home and environmental changes that need to be made, as well as issues at playgrounds and when traveling; health and hygiene, including food safety; accidents, emergencies, and common injuries; abuse; bullying; managing children's behavior; and protecting oneself from allegations. The guide takes into account the UK's Welfare Requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the content of the Diploma in Home-based Childcare. However, advice is applicable in any country. Lee runs a childminding business in the UK and holds the full Certificate in Childminding Practice. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)