Melton Borough Council

Food safety for childminders

Childminders are no longer required to register directly with us if they provide food to children in their care.

You must still handle food safely and in accordance with current laws.  You should also keep some simple, basic records.  You can find these on the Food Standards Agency's website which also allows you to download a free food safety pack called Safer Food Better Business for Childminders.  We periodically have hard copies of the pack available free, please ask us for a copy.

What do I need to do? 

We will also ask you to complete the online questionnaire below, which will help us understand the sort of food you will be preparing.  If you have problems with the online form please email us and we'll send out a paper copy.