Safer food, better business for childminders

This Safer food, better business (SFBB) pack is especially for childminders. The pack gives simple, straightforward advice on food safety, including information on cooking, cleaning, chilling, feeding babies and children, and looking after a child with a food allergy. The refreshed version of the pack has been updated to include new advice and is easier to use.

The pack is designed to help childminders:

  • make safer food
  • protect the health of the children they look after
  • comply with food hygiene regulations

You can download either:

You can complete and keep your records on your device or print the pack out for filling in.

Who is this pack for?

This pack is for registered childminders or childcarers on domestic premises who usually provide meals and drinks for the children in their care.

If childminders provide meals, snacks or drinks (apart from mains tap water) for children or babies and/or reheat food provided by a parent/carer, or cut it up, they must comply with food safety and hygiene regulations. Safer food, better business for childminders will help them do this.

If you are not sure whether this pack is suitable for you, contact the environmental health department at your local authority for advice.

How to use this pack


SFBB cleaning




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