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St Joseph's Pre-school Policies and Procedures

Our Policies and Procedures have been set up and adopted to:

  • Enable the setting to run smoothly and efficiently.

  • Help to keep consistency for parents, staff and children.

  • To provide a consistent framework for everyone to work within.

They are working documents that are continually updated and reviewed.

A total list of all our policies is available HERE

Key Policies can be accessed below as they become updated (underlined):-

01        Health and safety policy

01.01               Risk assessment

01.02               Group rooms, stair ways and corridors

01.03               Kitchen

01.04               Children’s bathrooms/changing areas

01.06               Short trips, outings and excursions

01.07               Outdoors

01.08               Staff cloakrooms

01.09               Maintenance and repairs

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

02.01               Fire safety

03      Food safety and nutrition policy

03.01               Food preparation, storage and purchase

03.02               Food for play and cooking activities

03.04/03.05  Menu Planning + Meeting dietary requirements

04      Health policy

04.01               Accidents and emergency treatment

04.02               Administration of medicine

04.03               Life-saving medication and invasive treatments

04.04               Allergies and food intolerance

04.05               Poorly children

  04.05a           Infection control

  04.06             Oral health

  05      Promoting inclusion, equality and valuing diversity policy

  05.01             Promoting inclusion, equality and valuing diversity

  06      Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults policy statement

  06.01             Child Protection Policy

  06.02             Low level concerns

  06.03             Visitor or intruder on the premises

  06.04             Uncollected child

  06.05             Missing child

  06.06             Incapacitated parent

  06.08             Looked after children

  06.09             E-safety

  6.10               Key person supervision

  07      Record keeping policy

  07.01             Children’s records and data protection

  07.01a           Privacy notice

  07.02             Confidentiality, recording and sharing information

  07.03             Client access to records

  07.04             Transfer of records

  08      Staff, volunteers and students policy

  08.01             Staff deployment

  08.02             Deployment of volunteers and parent helpers

  08.03             Student placement

  09      Early years practice policy

  09.01             Waiting list and admissions

 09.01d           Childcare and early education terms and conditions

 09.02              Absence

  09.03             Prime times – The role of the key person

  09.04             Prime times – Settling in and transitions

  09.05             Establishing children’s starting points

  09.06             Prime times – Arrivals and departures

  09.08             Prime times – Snack-times and mealtimes (older children)

  09.09             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

  09.14             Prime times – Transition to school

  09.15             Progress check at age two

  10      Working in partnership with parents and other agencies policy

  10.01             Working in partnership with parents and other agencies

  10.02             Complaints procedure for parents and service users

To view any other Policies or if you would like to receive hard copies then please ask at the setting.


Our Current Food Hygiene Rating is 4

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