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:

Health and Safety Policy

1.1 Childrens bathrooms and changing areas

1.2 Short trips, outings and excursions

1.3 Outdoors

1.4 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 incidents, non-child protection

1.11 Terrorist threat/attack and lock down

1.12 Minibus and school collections

Fire Safety Policy 

2.1 Fire safety

2.2 Fire safety risk assessment form

Health Policy

3.1 Accidents and emergency treatment

3.2 Administration of medicines

3.3 Health care plan form

3.4 Life saving medication and invasive treatments

3.5 Baby and child massage

3.6 Sickness

3.7 Oral health

Promoting inclusion, equality and valuing diversity

4.1 Promoting inclusion, equality and valuing diversity

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

Record keeping Policy

6.1 Children’s records and data protection

6.1a Privacy notice

6.2 Confidentiality, recording and sharing information

6.3 Client access to records

6.4 Transfer of records

Staff, volunteer and student policy

7.1 Staff deployment

7.2 Deployment of volunteers and parent helpers

7.3 Student placement

7.4 Maternity

7.5 Employment

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 Childrens starting points

8.6 Arrivals and departures

8.7 Mealtimes

8.8 Intimate care and nappy changing

8.8a Potty Training Guidance

8.9 Sleep and rest time

8.10 Managing separation anxiety in children under 2 years

8.11 Promoting positive behavior

8.12 Identification, assessment, and support for children with SEND

8.13 Progress check at age of two

8.14 Babysitting

8.15 Weapon and superhero play

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

Safeguarding children young people and vulnerable adults policy

10.1 Responding to safeguarding or child protection concerns

10.2 Allegations against staff, volunteers or 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