All our policies are available in full in the lobby at nursery. Please ask us if you would like a copy. Below are brief outlines of some key policies.
· Behaviour Policy
We believe that children and adults flourish best in an organised environment in which everyone knows what is expected of them and children are free to develop their play and learning without fear or being hurt or hindered by anyone else. We aim to have a Nursery in which children can develop self-discipline and self-esteem in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement. In extreme cases the Nursery reserves the right to suspend a place if a child’s behaviouris detrimental to the safety, learning and behaviour of others.
· Equal opportunities
We treat every child equally irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, culture or religion. All children and adults are treated with equal concern and anti-discriminatory practices are followed. See our British Values Policy in the tab on the left
· Special needs
We are pro-active in ensuring that appropriate action can be taken when a child is identified as having special needs. Children with special educational needs are supported by our SENCO who will liaise with you and outside agencies if appropriate, to plan and implement an individual educational plan. See our local offer in the tab on the left
· Safeguarding children
The protection of the child is the Nursery’s first priority. We have an environment in which children are safe from abuse and any suspicion of abuse is promptly and appropriately responded to. We comply with the procedures approved by the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB).
We provide care for healthy children and promote health through cross infection of viruses and bacterial infections. Parents are asked not to bring into Nursery any child who has been vomiting or had diarrhoea until at least 48 hours after the last bout. We also ask that parents do not bring into Nursery any child who has been prescribed antibiotics (cream, liquid or other forms) for at least 24 hours after the first dose.
· Parental involvement
Parents are the first educators of their young children. You are welcome in the Nursery especially at the start of each session to settle your child. If you wish to share a special skill e.g. music, cooking or art we would be delighted. We ensure all parents are fully informed of their child’s progress and any other aspects of the Nursery. We welcome the contributions of parents, whatever form they take. We hold regular open days for you to see the nursery in action.
Our setting works with children, parents and staff to understand the benefits and
risks of new technologies and how to be prepared to use them safely. Staff code
of conduct forms are part of our induction process and states that staff will use
the internet and social media responsibly.