To ensure that the Nursery School and Childcare Centre runs
smoothly and effectively we have a clear set of policies and
1. All accidents must be recorded in the accident/injury record
sheet book and on head injury form if applicable.
2. All recording of accidents must be done immediately after the
child has had the accident.
At Ellergreen Nursery School and Childcare Centre we believe that
everyone has the right to feel, welcome, secure and happy. We
believe that there should be clear boundaries and expectations of
acceptable behaviour in our setting in order to support children's
personal, social and emotional development.
To establish an enabling learning environment that promotes
positive behaviours and relationships, where children and adults
treat each other with care and respect.
The developmental expectations for behaviour taken from the EYFS
Ellergreen Childcare Centre is committed to providing a fair and
open admission system that offers a competitively priced and good
value service for all children and families.
Admissions into the Childcare Centre
When a parent/carer contacts the Childcare Centre enquiring about
a place for their child, they will be given all the relevant
information they require
'Providers must put in place a written procedure for dealing
with concerns and complaints from parents and/or carers, and must
keep a written record of any complaints, and their outcome. All
providers must investigate written complaints relating to their
fulfillment of the EYFS requirements and notify complainants of the
outcome of the investigation within 28 days of having received the
complaint. The record of complaints must be made available to
Ofsted on request'. (Statutory Framework for the EYFS)
'Children must be kept safe while on outings, and providers must
obtain written parental permission for children to take part in
outings. Providers must assess the risks or hazards which may arise
for the children, and must identify the steps to be taken to
remove, minimise and manage those risks and hazards. The assessment
must include consideration of adult to child ratios. The risk
assessment does not necessarily need to be in writing; this is for
providers to judge'. (Statutory Framework for the EYFS)
What is e-safety?
'We use e-safety, and related terms such as 'online',
'communication technologies', and 'digital technologies' to refer
to all fixed and mobile technologies that children may encounter ,
now and in the future, which might pose e-safety risks.'
'Providers must have and implement a policy, and procedures, to
promote equality of opportunity for children in their care,
including support for children with special educational needs or
disabilities. The policy should cover: how the individual needs of
all children will be met (including how those children who are
disabled or have special educational needs, will be included,
valued and supported, and how reasonable adjustments will be made
for them); the name of the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
(in group provision); arrangements for reviewing, monitoring and
evaluating the effectiveness of inclusive practices that promote
and value diversity and difference; how inappropriate attitudes and
practices will be challenged; and how the provision will encourage
children to value and respect others'. (Statutory Framework for the
'Providers must take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of
children, staff and others on the premises in the case of fire or
any other emergency, and must have an emergency evacuation
procedure. Providers must have appropriate fire detection and
control equipment (for example, fire alarms, smoke detectors, and
fire extinguishers) which is in working order. Fire exits must be
clearly identifiable, and fire doors must be free of obstruction
and easily opened from the inside'. (Statutory framework for the
'Where children are provided with meals, snacks and drinks, they
must be healthy, balanced and nutritious. Before a child is
admitted to the setting the provider must also obtain information
about any special dietary requirements, preferences and food
allergies that the child has, and any special health requirements.
Fresh drinking water must be available and accessible at all times.
Providers must record and act on information from parents and
carers about a child's dietary needs'. (Statutory Framework for the
Our school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting
children's welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and
visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe
environment. It is our willingness to work in a safe manner and
challenge inappropriate behaviour that underpins this
'Providers must ensure that their premises, including outdoor
spaces, are fit for purpose. Spaces, furniture, equipment and toys,
must be safe for children to use and premises must be secure.
Providers must keep premises and equipment clean, and be aware of,
and comply with, requirements of health and safety legislation
(including hygiene requirements). Providers must have, and
implement, a health and safety policy, and procedures, which cover
identifying, reporting and dealing with accidents, hazards and
faulty equipment'. (Statutory Framework for the EYFS)
'There must be an area which is adequately equipped to provide
healthy meals, snacks and drinks for children as necessary. There
must be suitable facilities for the hygienic preparation of food
for children, if necessary including suitable sterilisation
equipment for babies' food. Providers must be confident that those
responsible for preparing and handling food are competent to do so.
In group provision, all staff involved in preparing and handling
food must receive training in food hygiene'. (Statutory framework
for the EYFS)
'Providers must ensure there is a first aid box accessible at
all times with appropriate content for use with children. Providers
must keep a written record of accidents or injuries and first aid
treatment. Providers must inform parents and/or carers of any
accident or injury sustained by the child on the same day, or as
soon as reasonably practicable, of any first aid treatment given'.
(Statutory framework for the EYFS)
'Practitioners must consider the individual needs, interests,
and stage of development of each child in their care, and must use
this information to plan a challenging and enjoyable experience for
each child in all of the areas of learning and development'.
(Statutory Framework for the EYFS)
'The provider must promote the good health of children attending
the setting. They must have a procedure, discussed with parents
and/or carers, for responding to children who are ill or
infectious, take necessary steps to prevent the spread of
infection, and take appropriate action if children are ill'.
(Statutory Framework for the EYFS)
Aim of the policy:
To ensure, in the event of a child going missing from the Nursery
School and Childcare Centre, the correct procedure is in place and
that the requirements for doing so are known, understood and
implemented by the staff and parents/carers
We at Ellergreen Nursery School and Childcare Centre will
endeavour to make you feel welcome and will actively encourage you
to become involved in all aspects of nursery life.
As part of a committed partnership between Parents/Carers and
staff we welcome any skills, ideas and knowledge that you wish to
share with us.
Learning through Landscapes states, "Through outdoor play, young
children can learn the skills of social interaction and friendship,
care for living things and their environment, be curious and
fascinated, experience awe, wonder and joy and become 'lost in the
Aim of Policy
Ellergreen Nursery School and Childcare Centre setting is
committed to promoting tolerance and fairness towards all members
of staff, students, volunteers, children and parents/carers. We
fully and wholeheartedly adhere to both the spirit and detail of
both the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Race Relations (Amendment)
Act 2000, which outlaw discrimination against anyone on grounds of
race, colour, nationality or ethnicity.
Ellergreen Nursery School and Childcare Centre is fully
committed to the promotion of children's well being and
safeguarding them from significant harm. Where there are concerns
that a child is, or may be at risk, the needs of the child are
paramount. We believe that all children have the right to feel safe
and protected from harm in an environment, which values and
respects each child as an individual. We have in place a number of
policies, procedures and good practice guidelines which demonstrate
clearly what steps are taken to protect children in our care.
Ellergreen Nursery School and Childcare Centre is committed to
the social and educational inclusion of all children. We aim to
work in partnership with parent/s and carers to identify the
uniqueness of each child and recognise each child's particular
abilities, strengths and level of development.
Forming Emotional attachments takes time. Care needs to be taken
when parents/carers & children are going through their first
experience of separation.
Transition through the setting from babies to Foundation Stage
will happen for many of the children attending our Nursery
School and Childcare Centre.
It is important for a child's emotional development that
transitions are carried out sensitively, at the child's pace,
according to their stage of development as well as their age and
parents / carers must be included in the process.
Aim of the Policy
To ensure children and parents/carers are welcomed into the
setting and given opportunities to settle in their own time working
with their Key Person to ensure the transition from home or
Childcare setting meets the individual need of each child.
Positive Relationships: Parents as Partners
Parents are children's first and most enduring educators. When
parents and practitioners work together in early years settings the
results have a positive impact on children's learning and
Accessibility Plan September 2014-2017
High quality first teaching and additional interventions
are defined through our person-centred planning approach across the
school contributing to our provision management arrangements.