POLICIES & PROCEDURES 2018-2019

We have a comprehensive range of policies and procedures to ensure high quality care and learning, compliance with EYFS (2017) and all relevant legal requirements. They will be discussed during your child's induction vists and copies of all policies are available on request to parents.

 

Compliments and Complaints Procedure 2018
We record all compliments and share these with staff. We also welcome any suggestions from parents on how we can improve our services, and will give prompt and serious attention to any concerns that parents may have.
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'They implement and follow robust policies and procedures, such as complaints. Leaders understand their responsibility to notify Ofsted of any significant events'

 

Ofsted Report September 2018

SAFEGUARDING

Robert Roebuck, Director, is the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

 

"Leaders and staff complete comprehensive safeguarding training'

 

Ofsted Report September 2018

 

 

 

Safeguarding Policy 2018-19
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, in relation to this policy is defined as:
• Protecting children from maltreatment
• Preventing the impairment of children’s health or development
• Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
• Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
(Definition taken from the HM Government document ‘Working together to safeguard children 2018).
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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 and other visitors that may be affected by the activities of the Company. 

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 enjoy high-quality meals freshly prepared each day'

 

Staff meticulously follow hygiene procedures to help to protect children's health'

 

Ofsted Report September 2018

FIRST AID

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