Policies

Policy Index

THE AREAS OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS
1.1 Curriculum

ASSESSMENT
2.1 Planning and observations

THE SAFEGUARDING AND WELFARE REQUIREMENTS
3a Child Protection
3a.1 Children’s rights and entitlements
3a.2 Safeguarding children and child protection
3a.2a Appendix – Recognition of abuse and neglect
3a.3 Whistleblowing
3a.4 Mobile phones, photography and social networking
3a.5 Confidentiality and client access to records
3a.6 Information sharing
3a.7 Late collection and uncollected children
3a.8 Missing child
3a.9 Making a complaint
3a.10 CCTV in the nursery

3b Suitable People
3b.1 Procedure of obtaining DBS clearance
3b.2 Recruitment
3b.3 Recruitment of ex-offenders
3b.4 Student placements
3b.5 Volunteers

3c Staff Qualifications, Training, Support and Skills
3c.1 Employment and staffing
3c.2 Staff working with their own children or those of close friends and family

3d Key Person
3d.1 The role of the key person

3e Staff:Child Ratios
3e.1 Deployment of staff

3f Health
3f.1 Administering medicines
3f.2 Managing children who are sick or infectious
3f.3 Accidents and first aid
3f.4 Food and drink
3f.5 Managing allergies
3f.6 Sleep and rest

3g Managing Behaviour
3g.1 Valuing diversity and promoting equality
3g.2 Achieving positive behaviour
3g.3 Biting

3h Safety and Suitability of Premises, Environment and Equipment
3h.1 Risk assessment
3h.2 Health and safety general standards
3h.3 Fire safety and emergency evacuation
3h.4 Food hygiene
3h.5 Extreme temperatures
3h.6 Sun protection
3h.7 No smoking
3h.8 Waste management
3h.9 Personal protective equipment
3h.10 Outings and the supervision of children
3h.11 Maintaining children’s safety and security on the premises
3h.12 Displays and artwork

3i Special Education Needs
3i.1 Supporting children with special educational needs (SEND)

3j Information and Records
3j.1 Admissions
3j.2 Financial procedures
3j.3 Transitions
3j.4 Parental partnership
3j.5 Working in partnership with agencies
3j.6 Children’s records
3j.7 Provider records

4.0   POLICIES FOR STAFF HANDBOOK
4.1 Teamwork
4.2 Staff Code of Conduct
4.3 Bullying and harassment
4.4 Grievance and disciplinary
4.5 Salary review