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Behaviour Management Policy
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Complaints Procedure Policy
Confidentiality and Data Policy
Confidentiality and Client Access to Records Policy
Critical Incident Policy
Drop off, Collection and Non-Collection of Children Policy
Equipment and Resources Policy
Food and Drink Policy
Health and Safety Policy
Information Sharing Policy
Key Person Policy
Mobile Phone and Camera Policy
Outings and Visits Policy
Parental Involvement Policy
Performance Management Policy
Provider Records Policy
Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults Policy
Settling in at Pre-School Policy
Social Media Policy
Special Educational Needs embracing Equality, Inclusion and Diversity Policy
Staffing, Recruitment and Employment Policy
Student Placement Policy
Transfer Records Policy
Working in Partnership
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Respectful Workplace Policy
Code of Conduct
Privacy Notice and Consent
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We routinely organise varied outings to support the curriculum ie: visits to local farms to see the lambs in Spring and nature walks in the woods nearby. Parental consent for outings is required and there is a section in the registration form for your signature.
Children should be dressed in clothes that are suitable for pre-school activities and which encourages their independence i.e. avoid fiddly belts or laces. We also would ask that the children wear clothes in which they may get dirty as our children are encouraged to experiment with paint, glue, sand, water etc. As this is a vital part of their learning and development! Streatley Hill Pre-school Sweatshirts are available to buy however these are not compulsory. Throughout the winter months, each child should bring wellies in a named bag (not plastic carrier bag) and in summer we recommend a hat and that sunscreen be applied before pre-school. We also recommend a change of clothing. Open-toed sandals and jewellery should be avoided for safety reasons.
Diet and allergies
Please let us know if your child has any diet concerns or allergies. We usually offer milk or water at snack time along with fruit or biscuits. If your child needs to bring their own snack/drink please ensure it is in a container clearly marked with their name.
We hope that any issues that you have can be resolved by raising the matter with the Pre-school Leader. However if you feel that this is not successful please raise the matter with the Pre-school Chair, Bob Kapp email@example.com, or directly with Ofsted Early Years.
If for some reason your child cannot attend, a session please call the pre-school and let the Lead Teacher know.
We expect parents to use their own judgement and consideration regarding illness. However if you child has had sickness and/or diarrhoea we ask that they be free of symptoms for 48 hrs before returning to preschool in the interest of others. Where antibiotics have been prescribed, we ask that the child has been treated for 48 hours before returning to pre-school.
First aid and emergencies
If you child has a minor incident we administer first aid and record the incident on the child’s accident record sheet. We will tell you or the child’s carer about it when the child is collected and ask for a signature in the book. If there is a more serious incident we take immediate steps to gain medical attention and contact you or the child’s carer.
If a child’s behaviour is unacceptable we will ask the child to stop and explain why. If unacceptable behaviour continues, an adult will then try to move them on to an alternative activity and discuss the matter with the parent when the child is collected.
Safety and security
Please arrive promptly so that the Lead Teacher can start the session on time. The pre-school door is secured after the session starts, please ring the doorbell for attention. We need to know who is authorised to collect your child, if it is not the usual carer, please sign in the book at pre-school. We ask that you be prompt collecting your child however if you are unavoidably delayed, please call us.
The number of adults present in the pre-school enables us to support each child to progress at his/her own rate in all areas of development and this is true for children with and without disabilities or learning difficulties. We liaise with professionals across the range of special needs and have a SEN policy and SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator). Please do not hesitate to contact us, in confidence, if you would like to discuss the pre-school’s ability to meet your own child’s needs.
We welcome children regardless of their ethnic group, religion, gender or needs. We try to reflect the multi-cultural nature of our society through our toys, the books we use and activities we arrange. We very much appreciate parental support to help us understand where any child may need extra support in adjusting to our language or cultural changes.