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:

0 Policy and procedures implementation and review policy

.0.1 Implementation and review procedure

1 Health and safety policy

01.1 Risk assessment
01.1a Generic risk assessment form
01.1b Access audit form
01.1c Prioritised place risk assessment form
01.2 Group rooms, stair ways and corridors
01.3 Kitchen
01.4 Children’s bathrooms/changing areas
01.6 Short trips, outings and excursions
01.7 Outdoors
01.8 Staff cloakrooms
01.9 Maintenance and repairs
01.10 Laundry area
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 (COSHH)
01.15 Manual handling
01.16 Festival (and other) decorations
01.17 Jewellery and hair accessories
01.18 Animals and pets
01.19 Face painting and mehndi
01.20 Notifiable incident, non-child protection
01.21 Terrorist threat/attack and lock-down
01.22 Closed circuit television (CCTV)

02 Fire safety policy

02.1 Fire safety
02.1a Fire safety risk assessment form

03 Food safety and nutrition policy

03.1 Food preparation, storage and purchase
03.2 Food for play and cooking activities
03.4 Menu planning and nutrition
03.5 Meeting dietary requirements

04 Health policy

04.1 Accidents and emergency treatment
04.2 Administration of medicine
04.2a Health care plan form
04.3 Life-saving medication and invasive treatments
04.4 Allergies and food intolerance
04.5 Poorly children

05 Promoting inclusion, equality and valuing diversity policy

05.1 Promoting inclusion, equality and valuing diversity

06 Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults policy

06.1 Responding to safeguarding or child protection concerns
6.1a Child welfare and protection summary
6.1b Safeguarding incident reporting form
6.1c Confidential safeguarding incident report form
06.2 Allegations against staff, volunteers or agency staff
06.3 Visitor or intruder on the premises
06.4 Uncollected child
06.5 Missing child
06.6 Incapacitated parent
06.7 Death of a child on-site
06.8 Looked after children
6.8a Care plan for looked after children form
06.9 E-safety
6.10 Key person supervision

07 Record keeping policy

07.1 Children’s records and data protection
07.1a Privacy notice
07.2 Confidentiality, recording and sharing information
07.3 Client access to records
07.4 Transfer of records

08 Staff, volunteers and students policy

08.1 Staff deployment
08.2 Deployment of volunteers and parent helpers
08.3 Student placement

09 Childcare practice policy

09.1 Waiting list and admissions
09.1a About our childcare
09.1b Application to join
09.1c Childcare registration form
09.1d Childcare terms and conditions
09.2 Absence
09.3 Prime times – The role of the key person
09.4 Prime times – Settling in and transitions
09.5 Establishing children’s starting points
09.6 Prime times – Arrivals and departures
09.8 Prime times – Snack-times and mealtimes (older children)
09.9 Prime times – Intimate care and nappy changing
09.10 Prime times – Sleep and rest time
09.12 Promoting positive behaviour
09.13 Identification, assessment and support for children with SEND
09.13a SEN Support: Initial record of concern form
09.14 Prime times – Transition to school
09.15 Progress check at age two

10 Working in partnership with parents and other agencies policy

10.1 Working in partnership with parents and other agencies
10.2 Complaints procedure for parents and service users