Policies & Procedures

Our policies and procedures have been designed to ensure that we provide excellent childcare within a safe and stimulating environment. All policies and procedures are listed below and are also available on request and to be viewed at playgroup – please just ask.

COVID Risk Assessment

1.0 Safeguarding

1.1 Children’s Rights and Entitlements

1.2 Safeguarding Children and Child Protection

1.3 Looked After Children

1.4 Uncollected Child

1.5 Missing Child

1.6 Online Safety

1.6a Online Learning Journal Policy

1.7 Absence

1.8 Visitor or Intruders on the premises (6.9)

1.9 Terrorist Threat / Attack / Lock-down (1.9)

2.0 Staff, volunteers and students policy

2.1 Employment

2.2 Student Placements

2.3 Induction of Employees and Volunteers (3.1)

2.4 Staff deployment (5.1)

2.5 Disciplinary Procedure (5.2)

2.6 Grievances Procedure (5.3)

3.0 Childcare practice

3.1 The Role of the Key Person and Settling In (4.1)

3.2 Promoting Positive Behavior (7.1)

3.3 Sleep and rest time

4.0 Working in partnership with parents and other agencies policy

4.1 Working in Partnership with Other Agencies (10.11)

4.2 Making a Complaint (10.12)

5.0 Food safety

5.1 Food preparation, storage, and purchase (6.5)

5.2 Meeting dietary requirements (6.6)

6.0 Health

6.1 Administering Medicines

6.2 Managing Children who are Sick or Infectious

6.3 Recording and Reporting of Accidents and Incidents

6.4 Nappy Changing

6.5 First Aid (3.2)

6.6 Oral Health

7.0 Fire safety

7.1 Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation (8.5)

8.0 Health and safety

8.1 Health and Safety General Standards

8.2 Maintaining Children’s Safety and Security on the Premises

8.3 Supervision of Children on Outings and Visits

8.4 Risk Assessment

8.5 Outdoors

8.6 Animals in the Setting

8.7 No Smoking

8.10 Staff Personal Safety Including Home Visits

8.11 Threats and abuse towards staff and volunteers

9.0 Promoting Inclusion

9.1 Promoting inclusion, equality, and valuing diversity

9.2 Supporting children with special educational needs

10.0 Record Keeping

10.2 Admissions

10.3 Enquiry form

10.4 Registration form

10.5 Famly Permission

10.6 Children’s Records

10.7 Provider’s Records

10.8 Transfer of Records to School

10.9 Confidentiality and Client access to record’s

10.10 Information Sharing

10.13 Childcare Terms and Conditions

10.14 Notification of Leaving

10.15 Schedule of Fees

10.16 Handling of DBS Certificate Information

10.17 Privacy notice and GDPR

11.0 Committee Policies

11.1 Whistleblowing

11.2 Cash handling

11.3 Conflicts of interest

11.4 Payment of fees

12.0 Other

COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 Safeguarding

6.2 Pediatric First Aid – Addendum

1.2 Safeguarding – Addendum