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Childminders Focus – Daily routine

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By Allison Leechildminder, author and tutor

Allison Lee advises on how to ensure your daily routines run smoothly, explains how to manage behaviour and suggests some ‘holiday’ activities to enjoy at home

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Daily routines

Childminders need to think very carefully about time management. The way in which they plan their daily routines will have a huge impact on the smooth running of their business. Time can often be wasted through bad planning, so to make sure that you have time to fit everything into your busy schedule, you will need to have a well-established routine to ensure that:

  • the children are taken to and collected from preschool, nursery and school on time every day
  • the children arrive at and are collected from any planned clubs on time babies and young children are allowed adequate time to sleep and rest sufficient time is allowed for all the children’s various meal and snack times the children can enjoy activities without having to be rushed.
  • Routines will need to be altered and adjusted to take into account the changing needs of the children in your care and your plans will therefore need to be flexible.
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