Policies and Procedures

At Little Acorns Pre-School, our policies are continually monitored to ensure they reflect our current practice and that they are in line with the latest legislation. Policies are also linked with Thringstone Primary School policies.
Copies of our policies and procedures are available for you to read at any time and are listed under the following headings:

1. Safeguarding Chidren

- Children’s Rights and Entitlement
- Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
- Looked After Children
- Uncollected Children
- Missing Child
- Online Safety

2. Suitable People

- Employment and Staffing
- Student Placements

3. Staff Qualifications, Training and Skills

- Induction of Employees and Volunteers
- First Aid

4. Key Person

- The Role of the Key Person and Settling In

5. Staffing and Ratios

- Staffing

6. Health

- Administering Medicines
- Managing Children who are Sick, Infectious or with Allergies
- Recording and Reporting Allergies
- Nappy Changing
- Food and Drink
- Food Hygiene
- Basic Kitchen Opening and Closing Checks
- Individual Health Plan

7. Behaviour

- Promoting Positive Behaviour

8. Safety and Suitability of Premises, Equipment and the Environment

- Health & Safety General Standards
- Maintaining Children’s Safety and Security on Premises
- Supervision of Children on Outings
- Risk Assessments
- Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation
- Animals in the Setting
- No Smoking
- Healthy and Safety Risk Assessment Template
- Fire Safety Risk Assessment Template
- Staff Safety including Home Visits

9. Equal Opportunities

- Valuing Diversity and Promoting Equality
- Supporting Children with SEN
- Social Well-being Audit
- Access Audit
- British Values

10. Information and Records

- Privacy Notices
- Early Years Prospectus
- Admissions
- Registration Forms
- Parental Involvement
- Children’s Records
- Provider’s Records
- Transfer of Records to School
- Confidentiality and Client Access to Records
- Information Sharing
- Working in Partnership with Other Agencies
- Making a Complaint
- Childcare Terms and Conditions
- Notification of Leaving Form