COVID-19 | DfE Childminder FAQs

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Senior Childcare Development Officer, Danielle Mercer on behalf of the DfE, for the attention of all childminders.

The DfE has issued updated FAQ: COVID-19 information and guidance for childminders

This contains additional information on your options when you have not been advised to self-isolate but cannot childmind from your own home due to a positive case: 

  • Operating from another registered premises (e.g. another childminder's home) 
  • Operating from an unregistered premises (e.g. a relative's home)
  • Operating from a self-contained building (e.g. a cabin in the garden, provided it meets certain requirements) 
  • Remaining in public premises such as a park  

If you choose to operate from a different premises, you need to make sure you discuss and agree these plans with the parents/carers of your minded children, check that your public liability insurance covers you and take the additional measures outlined in Annex A.  

More information can be found in the DfE's FAQs here.