This is my self assessment report – have a browse for comments from parents, teachers and the kids themselves. It is written to conform to the criteria supplied by CSSIW who inspect all childcare settings. You’ll probably be surprised at the level of detail here – I was when I first started. It is a good way of reviewing the year and thinking through what I’d like to work on in the next year.
On the 13th December 2014 new EU legislation is coming into place that means all food businesses (including childminders) need to provide information about the allergenic ingredients in food.
These are the allergens to be aware of:
I will be keeping receipts of the food I serve and if you want to know which allergens are in the food then please ask me. I always keep close tabs on the food children eat in my care and have full details of any existing allergies. This will continue to be a focus of the information I find out when signing up a new child and parents will have time to look over the information released from the Food Standards Agency.
Here’s some further links:
A leaflet from the FSA:
And a poster with more information about the 14 allergens on one page:
These are sooo fun! They grow from tiny tiny balls to soft slippery balls just by adding water. We grew them over a morning and C had so much fun adding the water. When N came home from school we added orange beads and mixed them together then sorted them out again. Lots of hands on sensory fun!