POLICIES & PROCEDURES

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have a comprehensive range of policies and procedures (available to our parents at any time) to ensure high quality care. Our policies cover areas of  Health & Safety, Safeguarding Children, Equal Opportunities etc.  

 

They will be discussed during your child's Induction vists. We place great emphasis on safeguarding, health & safety and learning and development. For example, we have a complete ban on smoking and practitioners cannot smoke even on breaks or during lunch breaks on or off the premises. This is essential if we are to provide a healthy care and learning environment. 

 

The way we do things in nursery sets the tone for our very high expectations.

 

SAFEGUARDING

Robert Roebuck, Director, is the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

 

'Safeguarding is of paramount importance throughout the setting. Staff have a robust knowledge and understanding of how to keep children safe, and all staff have had comprehensive safeguarding training'.

 

Ofsted Report 2013

 

 

 

HLC Safeguarding Policy
You can download a copy of our latest policy here.
Safeguarding Policy Sept 2017.pdf
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HEALTH AND SAFETY

We recognise our responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, for ensuring so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety and welfare of our employees, the children we care for andother visitors that may be affected by the activities of the Company. The Company attaches the greatest importance to health and safety 

Health & Safety Policy 2017/18
You can download a copy of our latest policy.
Health Safety Policy 2017 .pdf
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BRITISH VALUES

Since 1 July 2015 all registered early years childcare providers are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have

 

“due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.

 

This duty is known as the Prevent duty. It applies to a wide range of public-facing bodies and all early years providers.

 

 

Promoting Fundamental British Values 

Our nursery reflects British values. We aim to be at the heart of the community, sharing, supporting and learning together with everyone as equals. Our children are entitled to high quality learning experiences. We encourage our children to be creative, confident, open-minded, independent and unique individuals, respectful of themselves and of others, our local community and the wider world. We aim to nurture our children so they can grow into caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British Society and to the world.

Democracy

Democracy is taken seriously. Children are encouraged to have a voice and share their views and opinions.

The rule of law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the nursery, or the country, are reinforced throughout the day. Children are taught the value and reasons rules, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when rules are broken. 

Individual Liberty

Children are actively encouraged to make the right decisions and choices, knowing they are in a safe and supportive environment. We provide boundaries for young children to take risks and make choices safely. Children are encouraged to exercise  their rights and personal freedoms. 

Mutual respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. ALL members of the nursery are encouraged to treat each other with respect.

Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs 

The nursery is culturally diverse and places emphasis on promoting diversity and tolerance.

NUTRITION

'Children thoroughly enjoy a range of healthy and nutritious meals and snacks. They are keen to try new foods and encourage each other to eat fruit and vegetables. Staff are deployed well at mealtimes to support children to learn social skills.....

 

Children are further learning about healthy lifestyles as they access the outdoors in all weathers'.

 

Ofsted Report

FIRST AID

We achieved Millie's Mark  in January 2017. The EYFS (2017) state that just ONE person with a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times. (DfE 2017). Millie's Mark  endorses going above  these requirements.