If, as a childminder, you give food to a child in your care, the food hygiene legislation will apply to you. This includes all food, from a drink of orange to a full cooked meal.
The only exception would be when the child's parent or guardian has prepared the food, but you are responsible for safe storage once it has been delivered to you.
You must register for food safety with the council's Environmental Health service, but we will not normally inspect childminders unless we receive complaints or if there is a case of food poisoning associated with your childminding.
However, in these cases a normal investigation will be made and the same standards of safety will be expected as any other food business.
Food Registration Form
To register with the council for food safety, if you are childminding in Oxford, please download the registration form below:
Visit the Childminders page of the Food Standards Agency website for information for registered childminders on domestic premises providing a food service to those in their care.