Policies

Copies of the Pre-School’s policies and procedures are available for you to read at any time, and are listed under the following headings:

Child Protection

• Children’s rights and entitlements

• Safeguarding children and child protection

• Looked after children

• Uncollected child

• Missing child

• Use of mobile phones and cameras

 Suitable People

• Employment

• Holiday allowance

• Student placements

Staff Qualifications,Training,Support and Skills

• Induction of staff,volunteers and managers

• First aid

Key Person

• The role of the key person and settling in

Staff:Child Ratios

• Staffing

Health

• Administering medicines

• Managing children who are sick,infectious,or with allergies

• Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents

• Nappy changing

• Food and drink

• Food hygiene

Managing Behavior

• Achieving positive behavior

 Safety and Suitability of Premises,Environment and Equipment

• Health and general standards

• Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises

• Supervision of children on outings and visits

• Risk assessment • Fire safety and emergency evacuation

• Animals in the setting

• No-smoking

Equal Opportunities

• Valuing diversity and promoting equality

• Supporting children with special educational needs

 Information and Records

• Admissions

• Parental involvement

• Children’s records

• Providers records

• Transfer of records to school

• Confidentiality and client access to records

• Information sharing

• Working in partnership with other agencies

• Making a complaint

• Data protection

• Subject access requests

• Employee fair processing

• Customer fair processing

The Pre-School’s policies help us to make sure that the service provided by the Pre-School is of high quality and that being a member of the Pre-School is an enjoyable and beneficial experience for each child and her/his parents.

The staff and parents of the Pre-School work together to adopt the policies and we all have the opportunity to take part in the annual review of the policies. This review helps us to make sure that the policies are enabling the Pre-School to provide a quality service for its members and the local community.

Special needs Policy

We aim to provide equality of opportunity for all members of our group, and this includes children with special educational needs. The number of adults present in the Pre-School enables us to provide individual attention for each child. Each child is able to progress at her/his own rate in all areas of development, and this is true for children with or without disabilities or learning difficulties.

We are experienced in working in close liaison with professionals across the range of special needs and we work to the requirements of the 1993 Education Act and The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2000). If you would like to discuss the group’s ability to meet your own child’s special needs, please talk to the Pre-School’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator - Paula Clifton.