Childminders must have policies. While it is a legal requirement to have your Your Safeguarding Children Policy and Complaints procedure in writing we would recommend that all your policies are written. Written policies are easier to share with parents and Ofsted and can avoid any misunderstandings that can affect the relationship you have with them.
These ready made policies have been produced to include all relevant legislation and good practice
If you want to write your own policies from scratch, Childminding UK can help