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The Windmill Preschool

Bolford Street Hall, Thaxted, CM6 2PY

"The quality of teaching is very good ... Children clearly enjoy learning through play, eagerly choosing what they wish to do from the varied range of resources offered."

OFSTED, 2014

01371 831457 (session times only)

Policies

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This is a list of our Policies and Procedures.  These are updated annually or as and when necessary, eg legislation changes, and adopted at our Annual General Meeting.  Please click on each heading and the policy will be downloaded.  There is a printed, signed and dated copy of each policy in the hall, on the foyer tables.

 

1.0 CHILD PROTECTION

1.2 Safeguarding Children and Child Protection

The Level 3 designated person who co-ordinates child protection issues is Karen Blaney.  

All other staff have undertaken Level 2 Safeguarding courses.

1.3 Looked After Children

1.4 Uncollected Child

1.5 Missing Child

1.7 Arrival and Departure and Intruder

1.8 Emergency Closure

1.10 Whistleblowing

1.11 Online Safety

 

2.0 SUITABLE PEOPLE

2.1 Employment

2.2 Student Placements

 

3.0 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING, SUPPORT AND SKILLS

3.1 Induction of Employees and Volunteers

3.2 First Aid   All staff undertake relevant Paediatric First Aid training.  

 

4.0 KEY PERSON

4.1 The Role of the Key Person and Settling In

 

5.0  STAFF:CHILD RATIOS

5.1 Staffing 

 

6.0 HEALTH

6.1 Administering Medicines

6.2 Managing Children who are Sick, Infectious or with Allergies

6.3 Recording and Reporting of Accidents and Incidents

6.4 Accident

6.5 Nappy Changing

6.6 Food and Drink

You must advise us if your child has a known food allergy.

Food items such as grapes or cherry tomatoes must be cut in half long-ways as they are a choking hazard.

We are a nut-free setting, so no items of food containing nuts, such as Nutella or peanut butter, are allowed.

6.7 Food Hygiene

 

7.0 MANAGING BEHAVIOUR

7.1 Promoting Positive Behaviour

 

8.0 SAFETY AND SUITABILITY OF PREMISES, ENVIRONMENT AND EQUIPMENT

8.1 Health and Safety General Standards  Our Health and Safety Officer is Liz Hotchkiss

8.2 Maintaining Children’s Safety and Security on Premises

8.3 Supervision of Children on Outings and Visits

8.4 Risk Assessment

8.5 Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation

8.6 Animals in the Setting

8.7 No Smoking  Smoking is not permitted within the premises.

8.8 Staff Personal Safety inc Home Visits

 

9.0 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

9.1 Valuing Diversity and Promoting Equality  Our ENCO is Liz Hotchkiss

9.2 Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs  Our SEN Co-ordinator is Jo Yehezkel

9.3 British Values

 

10.0 INFORMATION AND RECORDS

10.2 Admissions  We require 1 months notice if you intend to take your child out of The Windmill Preschool.

10.3 Fees  Fees are reviewed annually at the discretion of the Windmill Preschool Management Committee.

10.4 Registration Form  (please contact Preschool for an Application Form)

10.5 Parental Involvement

10.6 Children’s Records

10.7 Provider’s Records

10.8 Transfer of Records to School

10.9 Confidentiality and Client Access to Records

10.10 Information Sharing

10.11 Working in Partnership with Other Agencies

10.12 Making a Complaint

10.13 Reserves