Policies

Policies

The actions that we take: to prevent harm; to promote well being; to create safe environments; to educate on rights, respect and responsibilities; to respond to specific issues and vulnerabilities all form part of the safeguarding responsibilities of the school.

Our Safeguarding policies underpins all our policies relating to the safety and protection of children, it links to other policies which will provide more information and greater detail for specific guidance and procedures.

All of our policies provide Staff with the framework to promote and safeguard the well being of children and in so doing ensure they meet their statutory responsibilities.  We demonstrate our commitment to protecting children by ensuring consistent good practice across the preschool.

A copy of our policies is available at the pre-school to read at any time.

Policies 

01        Health and safety policy

01.1     Risk assessment

01.2     Group rooms, stair ways and corridors

01.3     Kitchen

01.4     Children’s bathrooms/changing areas

01.5     Short trips, outings and excursions

01.6     Outdoors

01.7     Staff toilets and areas

01.8     Maintenance and repairs

01.9     Recording and reporting of Accidents, Incidents and Near misses (including procedure for reporting accidents and incidents to the HSE under Riddor requirements)

01.10   Staff personal safety including home visits and agitated parents

01.11   Threats and abuse towards staff and volunteers

01.12   Entrances and approach to the building

01.13   Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

01.14   Manual handling

01.15   Festival (and other) decorations

01.16   Jewellery and hair accessories

01.17   Animals and pets

01.18   Face painting and mehndi

01.19   Notifiable incident, evacuation and Emergency closure procedures, non-child protection

01.20   Terrorist threat/attack and lock-down

01.21   Closed circuit television (CCTV)

01.22   Laundry area

Digital copies of these policies can be downloaded here 01 Health and safety policy

02        Fire safety policy

02.1     Fire safety

Digital copies of these policies can be downloaded here 02 Fire safety policy

03        Food safety and nutrition policy

03.1     Food preparation, storage and purchase

03.2     Food for play and cooking activities

03.3     Snack planning, packed lunch and nutrition

03.4     Meeting dietary requirements

Digital copies of these policies can be downloaded here 03 Food safety and nutrition policy

04        Health policy

04.1     Accidents and emergency treatment (including Accident and Serious Injury Timeline)

04.2     Administration of medicine

04.3     Life-saving medication and invasive treatments

04.4     Allergies and food intolerance

04.5     Poorly children

04.6     Oral health

04.7     Baby and child massage

04.8     Health and Wellbeing – Children (including Well Being Pyramid)

04.9     Health and Wellbeing – Staff

Digital copies of this policy can be downloaded here 04 Health policy

05        Promoting inclusion, equality and valuing diversity policy

05.1     Promoting inclusion, equality and valuing diversity

Digital copies of this policy can be downloaded here 05 Promoting inclusion, equality and valuing diversity policy

06        Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults policy

06.1     Responding to safeguarding or child protection concerns including Whistle Blowing

06.2     Allegations against staff, volunteers or agency staff

06.3     Visitor or intruder on the premises

06.4     Uncollected child

06.5     Missing child

06.6     Incapacitated parent

06.7     Death of a child on-site (including Critical Incident Response Timeline and contacting the Emergency Services)

06.8     Looked after children

06.9     E-safety (including all electronic devices with Internet capacity)

6.10     ICT Acceptable Use Policy (including Acceptable Use Agreement for Staff and Volunteers)

6.11     Confidentiality and Social Networking

6.12     Key person supervision

Digital copies of these policies can be downloaded here 06 Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults policyHealth

07        Record keeping policy

07.1     Children’s records and data protection

07.1a   Acorns Privacy notice

07.2     Confidentiality, recording and sharing information

07.3     Client access to records

07.4     Transfer of records

07.5     Provider records for Charity Status

07.6     Secure storage and disposal of Records

07.7     Secure electronic banking and financial records

Digital copies of these policies can be downloaded here 07 Record keeping policy

08        Staff, volunteers and students policy

08.1     Staff deployment

08.2     Deployment of volunteers and parent helpers

08.3     Student placement

08.4     Employment (including suitability, contingency plans, training, supervision and deployment)

08.5     Recruitment of Ex-offenders

Digital copies of these policies can be downloaded here 08 Staff, volunteers and students policy

09        Childcare practice policy

09.1     Waiting list and admissions

09.2     Absence

09.3     The role of the key person

09.4     Settling in and transitions

09.5     Establishing children’s starting points

09.6     Arrivals and departures

09.7     Intimate care and nappy changing

09.8     Snack-times and mealtimes (older children)

09.9     Impromptu sleep and rest time

09.10   Managing separation anxiety in children under 2 years old

09.11   Promoting positive behaviour

09.12   Identification, assessment and support for children with SEND (including Annex)

09.13   Transition to school

09.14   Progress check at age two

Digital copies of these policies can be downloaded here Policies 09 Childcare practice policy

10        Working in partnership with parents and other agencies policy

10.1     Working in partnership with parents and other agencies

10.2     Complaints procedure for parents and service users

Digital copies of these policies can be downloaded here 10 Working in partnership with parents and other agencies policy