COVID-19 paperwork

Now that the government has moved to "Living with the virus" please take a look below to find everything you need in regards to paperwork to continue to protect you and the families in your setting.

We have updated relevant sample policies and procedures, all of which can be downloaded below. You can also access our up to date contract options to use with parents.

Sample policies and procedures

You will need to review your existing policies and procedures to ensure that they adequately cover the changes in circumstances and to ensure you can operate safely. We've updated the PACEY sample policies for England for you to adapt to the specific needs of your setting. You can access all sample policies completely free if you're a PACEY member.

Policy guidance for Wales is also available free if you're a PACEY member. PACEY Cymru have produced COVID-19 additional policies and procedures guidance for Wales to support childminders in developing or renewing policies and procedures with special consideration to COVID-19. This guidance is also available in Welsh.

COVID-19 outbreak management Plan tool (England)

As we learn to live with the effects of the pandemic it’s important to adapt and maintain your risk assessment and think specifically about how you will manage any outbreaks. The information below can be used as a guide and can support you to consider how you will implement any recommendations described in the contingency framework in England and create your own outbreak management plan.

Contract with parents

It is always important to review your contracts with parents on a regular basis. PACEY’s contracts are tailor-made to meet your needs and include useful guidance notes to help you negotiate and agree terms with parents or guardians. 

  • Digital Childminding contracts (England and Wales)- These single-use contracts for childminders in England and Wales can be purchases individually. These contracts are up to date to cover enforced closures and pandemics. For help in completing digital contracts please see our provider FAQs, you can also view our explainer video.
  • Childminding contracts (England and Wales) - you can purchase a paper version of the PACEY registered childminding contracts which will be accompanied by an addendum. The addendum is available free of charge for PACEY members and includes wording to cover enforced closures.