Our Policies & Procedures


Please find below a listed selection of our Policies and Procedures available for download as a PDF document. Please select the policy you wish to view by double clicking on the image to the left of the description. The policies are very comprehensive and modelled on policies issued by The Early Years Learning Alliance. Should you have comments please use the suggestion box based in our foyer or drop us an email.

Please note we are continuously updating this page so not all policies will be available. Should you require a copy of a policy that is not listed below, please contact our office administrator.

Health & Safety


01       Health & Safety Policy

01.1    Risk Assessment

01.1a  Generic Risk Assessment

01.1b   Access Audit Form

01.1c   Prioritised place risk assessment form

01.2     Group rooms

01.3     Kitchen

01.4     Children's bathroom / 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 & abuse towards staff and volunteers

01.13    Entrances & 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 & hair accessories

01.18    Animals & pets

01.19    Face painting and mehndi

01.20    Notifiable incident, non-child protection

01.21    Terrorist threat / attack and lock down.

Fire Safety


02      Fire Safety Policy

02.1   Fire Safety

02.1a Fire Safety Risk Assessment

02.2   Emergency Evacuation Procedure

Food Safety & Nutrition


03     Food Safety & Nutrition Policy

03.1  Food Preparation, Storage & 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 & Emergency Treatments

04.2   Administration of Medication

04.2a Health Care Plan

04.3   Life Saving Medication and Invasive Treatment

04.4   Allergies & Food Intolerance

04.5   Poorly Children

04.6   Oral Health



05    Promoting inclusion, equality & valuing diversity policy

05.1 Equality procedure - Promoting inclusion, equality and 



06      Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults policy

06.1    Responding to safeguarding or child protection

06.1a  Child welfare and protection summary

06.1b  Safeguarding incident form

06.1c   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

06.8a   Care plan for looked after children

06.9     E Safety

06.10   Key person supervision

Record Keeping


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

Staff & Volunteers


08     Staff & volunteer policy

08.1  Staff deployment

08.2  Deployment of volunteers and parent helpers

08.4  Employment

08.5  Induction

08.6  Remote / Home working

08.7  Staff & committee confidentiality agreement

08.8  Social Networking

08.9  Expenses

08.10 Grievance Procedure

08.11 Disciplinary Procedure

08.12 Capability Procedure

08.13 Employee Guidance on Covid and Fitness to Work

Working in Partnership


10     Working in partnership with parents and other agencies

10.1  Working in partnership with parents and other agencies

10.2  Complaints procedure for parents and service users