Little Doves Christian Pre-School Policies and Procedures
Early years providers must meet all the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and take all necessary steps to keep children safe and well, including by maintaining records, policies and procedures.
As working documents our policies and procedures govern all aspects of our operations and are vital for consistency and quality assurance across the provision. They are available in writing via the links on this page with paper copies available, if requested, from the pre-school manager/deputy.
Our policies describe the approach of operating as an organisation and incorporate current legislation and registration requirements. Our procedures detail the methods by which the policies are implemented. We use the policies and procedures templates issued by the Early Years Alliance and adjust/amend them so that they are accurate to the operations of our pre-school.
In addition to the parents/carers having access to these documents on the website; staff, volunteers and students fully understand and know how to implement the policies and procedures so that everyone knows what actions they need to take in practice to achieve them.
In addition to the Early Years Alliance policies and procedures, which we are required to have in place to meet all the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, there are some additional procedures also included recommended by the Alliance as good practice.
Adopting, implementing and reviewing policies
- Copies of the policies and procedures to be adopted are made available to all parents and staff; giving everyone the opportunity to discuss and fully understand each policy and procedure.
- It is explained to parents, employees and volunteers that the policies contain the rules required for running the setting in a way which complies with the requirements of the EYFS and Ofsted registration and must be adhered to.
- All staff and volunteers are aware of the content of the policies and procedures and their role and responsibility in implementing them.
- Each policy and procedure is continually monitored by collecting evidence about the results of their implementation. The evidence is used to make any necessary changes to the policies and procedures and/or the way they are implemented.
- All staff and parents contribute to the evidence collected and share in decisions about any necessary changes.
- Named/designated persons in the pre-school have a delegated responsibility to make sure that relevant procedures are known by all members of staff and are adhered to, bringing any cause for concern to the pre-school manager’s attention.
If any adaptations are needed to any policy or procedure, it is ensured that it still meets the requirements of the relevant regulations. Little Doves CP has developed further policies, which are not required by regulations but enable a clear direction for any specific issue pertaining to the setting. For example, we have a procedure on sharing the premises with another activity at the hall.
Risk assessment is vital to implementation of many procedures. The pre-school manager ensures that risk assessments as detailed are carried out at least once a year – more if the need arises and will amend or add to the procedures as required. Risk assessment procedures are detailed in procedures, for example, in 01.01 Risk assessment and 02.01 Fire safety.
Please find below all the policies and the relevant procedures for parents/carers; just click on the name of the policy/procedure and the document will open up. A complete set of the procedures is available to read in the pre-school’s Operational Plan, please see the manager or deputy for more details.
- 00.01 Children's rights and entitlements July 2023
- 00.02 Policy and procedures implementation and review policy July 2023
- 00.03 Implementation and review procedure July 2023
- 00.04 Little Doves CP Aims & Mission Statement July 2023
01 Health and safety
- 01 Health and safety policy July 2023
- 01.01 Risk assessment July 2023
- 01.05 Short trips, outings and excursions June 2023
- 01.06 Outdoors July 2023
- 01.16 Jewellery and hair accessories July 2023
- 01.17 Animals and pets July 2023
- 01.18 Face painting and mehndi July 2023
- 01.19 Notifiable incident, non-child protection July 2023
02 Fire safety
- 02 Fire safety policy July 2023
- 02.01 Fire safety July 2023
- 02.02 Little Doves CP Fire safety & emergency evacuation July 2023
- 02.03 Fire safety floor plan July 2023
03 Food safety and nutrition
- 03 Food safety and nutrition policy July 2023
- 03.01 Food preparation storage and purchase July 2023
- 03.02 Food for play and cooking activities July 2023
- 03.03 Snack menu planning and nutrition July 2023
- 03.04 Meeting dietary requirements July 2023
- 04 Health policy July 2023
- 04.01 Accidents and emergency treatment July 2023
- 04.02 Administration of medicine July 2023
- 04.03 Life-saving medication and invasive treatments July 2023
- 04.04 Allergies and food intolerance July 2023
- 04.04a No Nut letter Sept 2023
- 04.05 Poorly children July 2023
- 04.05a Managing a suspected case of coronavirus July 2023
- 04.06 Oral health July 2023
- 04.07 Infection control policy July 2023
05 Promoting Inclusion
- 05 Promoting inclusion equality and valuing diversity policy July 2023
- 05.01 Promoting inclusion equality and valuing diversity July 2023
- 05.02 Vision & inclusion statement July 2023
- 06 Safeguarding children young people and vulnerable adults policy July 2023
- 06.03 Visitor procedure July 2023
- 06.04 Uncollected child July 2023
- 06.05 Missing child July 2023
- 06.08 Looked after children July 2023
- 06.09 E-safety July 2023
- 06.10 Key person supervision July 2023
07 Record keeping
- 07 Record keeping policy July 2023
- 07.01 Children's records and data protection July 2023
- 07.02 Confidentiality, recording and sharing information July 2023
- 07.03 Client access to records July 2023
- 07.04 Transfer of records July 2023
- 07.05 Data breach policy July 2023
- 07.07 Offsite handling of children's folders policy July 2023
- 07.10 Use of a professional photographer July 2023
- 07.11 Personal device usage July 2023
- 08 Staff, volunteers and students policy July 2023
- 08.01 Staff deployment July 2023
- 08.02 Deployment of volunteers and parent helpers July 2023
- 08.03 Student placement July 2023
- 08.06 Code of conduct July 2023
- 08.09 Out of hours babysitting and childminding policy July 2023
- 08.13 Whistleblowing procedure July 2023
- 08.15 Smoking policy July 2023
- 08.20 Induction of employees and volunteers July 2023
- 08.21 Anti bribery policy July 2023
09 Childcare practice
- 09 Childcare practice policy July 2023
- 09.01 Waiting list and admissions July 2023
- 09.02 Absence July 2023
- 09.03 Prime times The role of the key person July 2023
- 09.04 Prime Times Settling in and transition July 2023
- 09.05 Establishing children starting points July 2023
- 09.06 Prime times Arrivals and departures July 2023
- 09.07 Prime times Snack-times and lunchtimes July 2023
- 09.08 Prime times Intimate care and nappy changing July 2023
- 09.10 Managing separation anxiety in children under 2 years old July 2023
- 09.11 Promoting positive behaviour July 2023
- 09.12 Identification, assessment and support for children with SEND July 2023
- 09.13 Prime times Transition to school July 2023
- 09.14 Progress check at age two July 2023
- 09.15 Daily routine July 2023
- 09.16 Planning procedure July 2023
- 09.17 Biting policy July 2023
- 09.19 Sun protection policy July 2023