Policy Statements for Highfield Preschool
All statements below refer to policies set out in Highfield Preschool policy document which is available for examination at the preschool.
1. Partnership with Parents and Carers
It is the policy of Highfield Preschool to:
(a) Inform parents and carers of the aims and objectives of the preschool.
(b) Show parents how these are implemented in the current practices.
(c) Involve parents in the running of the preschool and in the care and training of the children under the supervision of the preschool manager.
(d) Report children’s progress to parents both formally through reports and consultation evenings and informally on a day to day basis as points of interest, encouragement or concern arise.
2. Special Needs
It is the policy of Highfield Preschool to help children and staff to work together for the full development of all children in the context of the preschool’s aims and requirements for the Special Educational Needs & Disability Acts (SENDA) 2015 and the Equality Act 2010.
3. Equal Opportunities
It is our policy to make provisions for pupils and workers that will not cause disadvantage to anyone on the basis of sex, race or disability. In addition to providing equality of opportunities for pupils, it is also our aim to promote the principle of the equal validity of different cultures and backgrounds.
4. Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Our setting will work with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life. We are committed to building a ‘culture of safety’ in which children are protected from abuse and harm in all areas of our service delivery. We are committed to responding promptly and appropriately to all incidents or concerns of abuse that may occur and to work with statutory agencies in accordance with the procedures that are set down in “What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused” (HMG March 2015), the Care Act 2014 and in the Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales 2015 to keep children and adults safe from radicalisation.
We are committed to promoting awareness of child abuse issues throughout our training and learning programmes for adults. We are also committed to empowering young children, through our early childhood curriculum, promoting their right to be strong, resilient and listened to.
5. Health and Safety
It is the policy of the preschool to do all that is reasonable to prevent personal injury and damage to property and to protect everyone in so far as they come into contact with the school, its employees and equipment. We further aim to promote a healthy lifestyle and a high standard of hygiene and safety.
6. Positive Behaviour
It is the policy of the preschool to provide a secure framework for learning. This means that there are boundaries and parameters for acceptable behaviour. It is our aim to clearly define acceptable behaviour and to inform the child clearly when they have moved beyond the boundary of acceptable behaviour. Please ask for our Behaviour Policy for more information on this.
7. Complaints Policy
Our preschool believes that the children and parents are entitled to expect courtesy and prompt, careful attention to their needs and wishes. We welcome suggestions on how to improve our preschool and will give serious attention to any concerns about the running of the preschool. We aim to bring all concerns about the running of our preschool to a satisfactory conclusion for all parties involved within 28 days. To achieve this we operate a procedure of five stages.
In the event of a concern or complaint please contact Mrs Case on 01582 320566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The complaints procedure policy is available to view in the foyer of the preschool. The preschool is monitored by OFSTED, the registration and inspection body which ensures adherence to the National Standards for Day Care. Their contact details are on the Notice Board at the preschool.
The following policies and others are available to read at any time in the preschool foyer:
- Admissions policy
- Settling in policy
- Procedure for covering staff absences policy
- Employment or recruitment policy
- Lost child policy
- Sick child policy
- Student placement policy
- Record keeping policy
- Outings policy
- Confidentiality policy
- Complaints policy
All main policies will be emailed to all parents at the start of each academic year and any other policies can be provided upon request.