Policies and Procedures:

All early years settings have to have written policies that reflect the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements for the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

A key document which sets out the legal requirements for the Early Years Foundation Stage. These Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements are universal and have to be met by us as an Ofsted-registered setting.

Yaxley & Mellis Pre-School has a range of policies, covering everything from safeguarding children, equality opportunity, admissions, behaviour, health and safety and medicines through to data protection and confidentiality.

The following list is a brief over view of our policies held within the pre-school, should you wish to see a copy of the full policy please click on the policy title.

All Policies and Procedures fall under the Early Years Foundation Stage Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements.

Our policies are available to view in our lobby, we display a policy of the 'month', and issue this to all our parents.


Aims and Commitments

The following Policies and Procedures are grouped under the Safeguarding and Welfare requirement of: 'Child Protection'

The pre-school must have and implement a policy and procedures, to Safeguard children.

Children's Rights and Entitlements

Safeguarding Children and Child Protection

The Prevent Duty & Promoting British Values Policy

Facebook - Social Networking Policy

Uncollected Child

Missing Child

Children In Care

E-Safety


The following Policies and Procedures are grouped under the Safeguarding and Welfare requirement of: 'Equal Opportunties'

Providers must have and implement a policy, and procedures, to promote equality of opportunity for children in their care, including support for children with special educational needs or disabilities

Valuing Diversity and Promoting Equality

Supporting Children with SEN


The following Policies and Procedures are grouped under the Safeguarding and Welfare requirement of: 'Suitable People'

The pre-school must ensure that people looking after children, are suitable to fulfil the requirements of their roles

Employment

Employment Student/Volunteer Placements


The following Policies and Procedures are grouped under the Safeguarding and Welfare requirement of: 'Staff Qualifications, Training,Support and Skills'

Providers must ensure that all staff receive induction training to help them understand their roles and responsibilities

Induction of Staff Volunteers and Managers

Staff Safety

Staff Training - CPD


At least one person who has current paediatric first aid certificate is on the premises at all times when children are present, and must accompany children's outings.

HEALTH - Providers must ensure there is a first aid box accessible at all times with appropriate content for us with children, providers must keep a written record of accidents or injuries and first aid treatment.

First Aid


The following Policy and Procedures is grouped under the Safeguarding and Welfare requirement of ‘Key Person’

Each child must be assigned a key person. Their role is to ensure that every child's care is tailored to meet their individual needs, to help the child become familiar with the setting, offer a settled relationship for the child and build a relationship with their parents

The Role of the Key Person in the Setting and Settling In


The following Policy and Procedures is grouped under the Safeguarding and Welfare requirement of 'Staff - Child Ratios'

Staffing arrangements must meet the needs of all the children and ensure their safety

Staffing


The following Policy and Procedures is grouped under the Safeguarding and Welfare requirement of 'Health'

Providers must have and implement a policy and procedures, for administration medicines. It must include systems for obtaining information about a child's needs for medicines, and for keeping this information up to date

Administering Medicines

The provider must promote the good health of the children attending the setting. They must have a procedure, discussed with parents and or carers, for responding to children who are ill or infectious, take necessary steps to prevent the spread of infection, and take appropriate action if children are ill.

Managing Children with Allergies or Who Are Sick or Infectious

Nut Policy

Providers must keep a written record of accidents and first aid treatment

Recording and reporting of Accidents and Incidents

Providers must ensure there are suitable hygienic changing facilities for changing any children who are in nappies

Nappy Changing

Where children are provided with meals, snacks and drinks, they must be healthy, balanced and nutritious

Food and Drink

Food Hygiene


The following Policy and Procedures is grouped under the Safeguarding and Welfare requirement of 'Managing Behaviour'

Providers are responsible for managing children's behaviour in an appropriate way

Achieving Positive Behaviour


The following Policy and Procedures is grouped under the Safeguarding and Welfare requirement of 'Safety and Suitability of Premises,Environment and Equipment'

Providers must take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of children, staff and others on the premises. The provider must promote the good health of children attending the setting

Health and Safety General Standards

Maintaining Children's Safety and Security on Premises

Supervision of Children on Outings and Visits

Risk Assessment

Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation

Equipment & Resources

Animals in the Setting

No smoking


The following Policy and Procedures is grouped under the Safeguarding and Welfare requirement of 'Information and Records'

The pre-school must maintain records and obtain and share information to ensure the safe and efficient management of the setting, and to help ensure the needs of all children are met.

EYFS Parent's Information

Admissions

Parental Involvement

Information Sharing and Safeguarding

Working in Partnership With Other Agencies

Children's Records

Provider Records

Confidential information and records about staff and children must be held securely and only accessible and available to those who have a right or professional need to see them

Confidentiality and Client Access to Records

Providers must put in place a written procedure for dealing with concerns and complaints from parents and/or carers

Making a Complaint


Additional Policies and Procedures

Attendance

Whistle blowing

Data Protection

Babysitting

Informing Ofsted

Fair processing Notice

Room Temperature

Charging Policy

Separated Parents

Asthma

Sun Protection