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 Policy

COVID Risk Assessment

COVID Safeguarding

1.0 Child Protection

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

1.7 Absent Child

2.0 Suitable People

2.1 Employment

2.2 Student Placements

3.0 Staff Qualifications, Training, Support and Skills

3.1 Induction of Employees and Volunteers

3.2 First Aid

4.0 Key Person

4.1 The Role of the Key Person and Settling In

5.0 Staff: Child Ratios

5.1 Staffing (group provision)

5.2 Disciplinary Procedure

5.3 Grievances Procedure

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 Food and Drink

6.6 Food Hygiene

6.7 Kitchen checks

6.8 Individual Health Plan

7.0 Managing Behaviour

7.1 Promoting Positive Behaviour

8.0 Safety and Suitability of Premises, Environment and Equipment

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 Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation

8.6 Animals in the Setting

8.7 No Smoking

8.10 Staff Personal Safety Including Home Visits

9.0 Equal Opportunities

9.1 Valuing Diversity and Promoting Equality

9.2 Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs

9.3 Social Wellbeing Audit

9.4 Access Audit

9.5 British Values

10.0 Information and Records

10.2 Admissions

10.3 Enquiry form

10.4 Registration form

10.5 Parental involvement

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

10.11 Working in Partnership with Other Agencies

10.12 Making a Complaint

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

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