Physical Contact Policy

As an previously Ofsted Registered Childminder I am very aware that each child has differing needs. Some children like to be affectionate and show it through hugs, kisses etc others are not so tactile. I am happy to hug, cuddle, tickle etc your child providing both you and your child is happy with this. I would never force a child to do any of the above if it made them feel uncomfortable.

I will also need to have some physical contact with your child in order to ensure hygiene routines are carried out, For example, the washing of hands, washing of faces, brushing of teeth, the wiping of noses.

I am happy to assist with toileting according to the age and stage of ability of the child and to change nappies if required. If necessary I will change a child’s clothes if they have had an accident.

Use of restraint
I will only restrain a child if they are at risk of inflicting harm on themselves or others. I will separate children if they are fighting. I will restrain a child if they try and run into the road etc as this could potentially be fatal. If I do need to restrain your child I will document it in my incident book and asked you to sign the record. This is to protect all parties.

If you have any concerns or wish to discuss the matter further please do not hesitate to let me know.

Treasure the Moments Childcare

Date Created: 5th January 2022
Updated: 19th May 2022