Overnight care policy

I am registered to provide overnight care by Ofsted which appears on my registration certificate.

Your child’s sleep time routine will be discussed with you, to make sure your child’s needs are met. If an older child and dreams/sleep walks – then I will need to know how you overcome this situation, so as not to frighten the child.

A bed or cot will be provided depending on the age or individual requirements of the child, along with clean bedding and mattress protectors.

Children will be in hearing distance, and at all times be monitored.

Parent’s contact numbers are checked and other contacts provided in case the parents are not able to collect the child in case of an emergency.

A risk assessment is done on the bedroom to be slept in by the child to make sure that the area is safe and hazard free. Safety gates, are used if needed, to prevent accidents, and a night light is provided if required.

Any person in the house over the age of 16, will have a Criminal  Records check carried out and approved by Ofsted.

I will take all the necessary precautions to ensure the house is safe from intruders, and that all smoke alarms get an extra check. Electrical equipment will be turned off at night where possible.

All family members will be appropriately dressed at all times.

If you have any concerns with overnight care for your child, please do not hesitate to discuss it with me.