Policies and procedures

We have a range of policies and procedures that are given to all staff when they join us. They are also on display around the nursery for parents, carers and staff to read or copy at any time.

Our policies and procedures are used as a training tool and at staff and student inductions. They are also explained to parents at settling in visits.

All of our other policies and procedures listed below, can be downloaded as PDF documents:

Child Protection Policy

Health and Safety Policy

1. Children’s bathrooms and changing areas

1.2 Short trips, outings and excursions

1.3 Outdoors

4. Staff personal safety

1.5 Threats and abuse towards staff and volunteers

1.6 Manual Handling

1.7 Jewellery and hair accessories

1.8 Animals and pets

1.9 Face painting and mehndi

1.10 Notifiable incident non child protection

1.11 Terrorist threat/ attack and lockdown

1.12 Minibus and school collections

1.13 Holiday club staff/child ratio

2. Fire Safety Policy 

2.1 Fire Safety

3. Health Policy

3.1 Accidents and Emergency treatment

3.2 Administration of medicines

3.3 Health care plan form

3.4 Healthcare copy plan

3.5 Life-saving medication and invasive treatment

4.1 Promoting inclusion, equality and valuing diversity

5. Food safety and nutrition policy

5.1 Food preparation, storage and purchase

5.2 Food for play and cooking activities

5.3 Menu planning and nutrition

5.4 Meeting dietary requirements

5.5 Allergies and food intolerance

5.6 Kitchen

6. Record keeping Policy

6.1 Children’s records and data protection 

6.2 Privacy notice

6.3 Confidentiality, recording and sharing information

6.4 Client access to records

6.5 Transfer of records

7. Staff, volunteer and student policy

7.1 Staff deployment

7.2 Lone working

7.3 Deployment of volunteers and parent helpers

7.4 Student placement

8. Childcare practice policy

8.1 Waiting list and admissions

8.2 Absence

8.3 The role of the key person

8.4 Settling in and transitions

8.5 Establishing children’s starting points

8.6 Arrivals and departures

8.7 Mealtimes

8.8 intimate care and nappy changing

8.9 Potty training guidance

8.10 Sleep and rest

8.11 Managing separation anxiety in children under 2 years old

8.12 Promoting positive behaviour

8.13 Identification, assessment and support for children with SEND

8.14 Progress check at age two

8.15 Babysitting

8.16 Weapon and superhero play

9. Working in partnership with parents and other agencies policy

9.1 Working in partnership with parents and other agencies

9.2 Complaints procedure for parents and service users

10. Safeguarding children young people and vulnerable adults policy

10.1 Responding to safeguarding or child protection concerns

10.2 Allegations against staff, volunteers and agency staff

10.3 Visitor or intruder on the premises

10.4 Uncollected child

10.5 Missing child

10.6 Incapacitated parent

10.7 Death of a child on site

10.8 E- Safety

10.9 Staff supervision

10.10 Children’s rights and entitlements

10.11 British Values and Prevent Duty

10.12 Looked after children