Your Alternative Care Plan

April 17th, 2015

Your Alternative Care Plan

What would you do if you couldn’t look after your minded children at short notice?

It’s a good idea to have a plan in place that sets out what you would do if suddenly you are unable to care for your minded children as planned. This will help you to know what to do and will help parents to understand what to expect in these circumstances.

We have developed an ‘Alternative Care’ template that you can adapt to suit your childminding setting. It covers what you could do in the following three scenarios:

  1. When you have scheduled commitments (e.g. a training course on a Thursday in two weeks time)
  2. When you have unscheduled commitments but do not have children currently in your care (e.g. the boiler in your home breaks down on a Sunday and you have no heating in the middle of winter)
  3. When you have unscheduled commitments and have children in your care (e.g. you suddenly need to take a child to hospital)

Members can download our Alternative Care template from our Management Resources page now.

Thank you for reading,


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