Childminder Safeguarding Policy Sample & Training Guide

A career in childminding comes with a whole host of responsibilities, and topping this list must be childminder safeguarding responsibilities. Safeguarding is defined in the Oxford dictionary as “protect from harm or damage with an appropriate measure”. As a childminder, your duty is to protect the children from harm and have robust safeguarding policies in […]

Safeguarding Children – Legislation and Principles for Working with Kids

Safeguarding Children is key to keeping all young people protected and out of harm’s way. Every child deserves to be safe and cared for, but the stark reality is that not all children are protected. Anyone who works with children must understand what safeguarding means and how their role helps ensure the child’s welfare. Organisations […]

Do I Need a Hygiene Certificate to Make Sandwiches?

Q.I work at a newsagents in a train station. Up until recently they have bought in pre-packed sandwiches for public sale. But they have now started to make their own instead. The manager has handed out a booklet about an introduction to food hygiene, with a questionnaire to complete at the end. As I understood […]

How to Clean a Commercial Kitchen – Procedures & Checklist

It stands to reason that a poorly cleaned kitchen environment will ultimately lead to unsafe foods being prepared. Unsafe foods being consumed will result in food poisoning which can have dire consequences for everyone involved. Thorough procedures must be followed to keep customers safe. Our guide on how to clean a commercial kitchen outlines the […]

Do I Need a Food Hygiene Certificate To Sell Sweets?

If you have a business selling confectionery, you might be wondering if you need a food hygiene certificate to sell sweets. Whilst it’s not a requirement under law, it is strongly recommended by organisations like the FSA. You Also need to make sure you are complying with UK food safety law even when selling foods […]

HACCP Principles in Food Safety

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is integral to any business involved in the preparation of food. Foodborne illnesses such as food poisoning occur as a result of food being eaten once it’s contaminated. The 12 Steps of HACCP plan, which includes the 7 HACCP principles in food safety, puts protocols in place to […]

How To Become A Childminder – Getting Qualified & Registered

Childminding can be a very rewarding and lucrative business, and the advantages of working from home make it very appealing. The process of becoming a childminder is not complicated and you can be up and running in as little as 12 weeks. Our guide takes you through all the steps on how to become a […]