Risk assessment template
Under the requirements of the EYFS, as a childminder, you must be able to demonstrate how you are managing the risks in your setting. While there is no specific requirement to have a written risk assessment, it can be a useful exercise, helping you to identify what risks might be present, and to be able to demonstrate to colleagues, parents or inspectors how you are managing them.
Our downloadable risk assessment template will help you think about your setting and what risks might be present. It includes space for you to describe what measures you're putting in place to reduce those risks.
The template is in a Word document so that you can adapt it to your setting's specific needs.
Under CIW's requirements a risk assessment of the premises needs to be completed at least annually and reviewed when there are any changes to the premises or the needs of the children. An action plan with timescales needs to identify action to be taken to minimise identified risks.
PACEY Cymru have produced guidance on risk assessment and a risk assessment template within the Guide to policies and procedures for Wales. This will help you think about your setting and what risks might be present. It includes space for you to describe what measures you're putting in place to reduce those risks.