Please see our policies. If you prefer to read a paper copy these can be viewed at Pre-school.

Due to changes in statutory documentation there are many changes to the policies this year. To ensure all the policies are consistent and match our procedures we are introducing the new policies over the coming months. Once fully implemented they will be uploaded to the website and the old ones will be removed. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

2024 Policies

0 Contents November 2023 (1)

0 Introduction

0 Policy and procedures implementation and review policy

0.0 Implementation and review procedure

01 Health and safety policy

01.01 Risk assessment

01.02 Group rooms, stair ways and corridors

01.03 Kitchen

01.04 Childrens bathrooms changing areas

01.05 Clothing LA Policy

01.06 Short trips, outings and excursions August 22

01.07 Outdoors

01.08 Staff cloakrooms

01.09 Maintenance and repairs

01.10 Laundry area (in the kitchen)

01.11 Staff personal safety

01.12 Threats and abuse towards staff and volunteers

01.13 Entrances and approach to the building

01.14 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

01.15 Manual handling

01.16 Festival (and other) decorations

01.17 Jewellery and hair accessories

01.18 Animals and pets August 22

01.19 Face painting and mehndi

01.20 Notifiable incident, non-child protection

01.21 Terrorist threat attack and lock-down

02 Fire safety policy

02.01 Fire safety

03 Food safety and nutrition policy

03.01 Food preparation, storage and purchase

03.02 Food for play and cooking activities

03.04 Menu planning and nutrition

03.05 Meeting dietary requirements

03.06 Breast feeding

04 Health policy

04.01 Accidents and emergency treatment

04.02 Administration of medicine November 2023

04.03 Life-saving medication and invasive treatments

04.04 Allergies and food intolerance

04.05 Poorly children November 2023

04.06 Oral health

05 Promoting inclusion, equality and valuing diversity policy

05.01 Promoting inclusion, equality and valuing diversity

06.00 Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults policy November 2023

06.01 Responding to safeguarding or child protection concerns November 2023

06.02 Low level concerns allegations of serious harm or abuse against staff volunteers November 2023

06.03 Visitor or intruder on the premises November 2023

06.04 Uncollected child November 2023

06.05 Missing child November 2023

06.06 Incapacitated parent November 2023

06.07 Death of a child on-site November 2023

06.08 Looked after children November 2023

06.09 E-safety November 2023

06.10 Key person supervision November 2023

6.11 Little Acorns Safer Recruitment Policy

07 Record keeping policy

07.01 Childrens records and data protection November 2023

07.01a Privacy Notice

07.02 Confidentiality, recording and sharing information

07.03 Client access to records

07.04 Transfer of records

08 Staff, volunteers and students policy

08.01 Staff deployment

08.02 Deployment of volunteers and parent helpers

08.03 Student placement

09 Early years practice policy November 2023

09.01 Waiting list and admissions November 2023

09.02 Absence November 2023

09.03 Prime times The role of the key person November 2023

09.04 Prime times Settling in and transitions November 2023

09.05 Establishing childrens starting points November 2023

09.06 Prime times Arrivals and departures November 2023

09.08 Prime times Snack-times and mealtimes (older children) November 2023

09.09 Prime times Intimate care and nappy changing November 2023 0

9.10 Prime times Sleep and rest time November 2023

09.12 Promoting positive behaviour November 2023

09.13 Identification, assessment and support for children with SEND November 2023

09.14 Prime times Transition to school November 2023

09.15 Progress check at age two November 2023

10 Working in partnership with parents and other agencies policy

10.01 Working in partnership with parents and other agencies November 2023

10.02 Complaints procedure for parents and service users

11.01 Staff Conduct Policy

11.02 Staff Discount Policy

11.03Staff Uniform Policy

11.04 Compassionate Leave

11.05 Continuing Professional Development Policy

11.07 Lone Working – Long Version (Great Britain)

11.07a Lone Working – Short Version (Great Britain)

11.08 Facebook Page Policy

11.09 Cake Sale Checklist

11.10 Conflict of Interest Policy

11.11 Reserves Policy

11.12 Wraparound Care Policy (was ASC and Collecting Children From Colleton Policy)

11.13 Additional Policies and Procedures (5)