Nursery Policies


Files of all our policies and procedures are available in the nursery entrance hall for all parents to read. These files include the following policies:

Policy and procedures implementation and review policy

Health and safety policy

Risk assessment

Classroom and hallway


Children’s bathroom/changing area

Short trips, outings and excursions


Staff cloakrooms

Maintenance and repairs

Staff personal safety

Threats and abuse towards staff and volunteers

Entrances and approach to the building

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Manual handling

Festival (and other) decorations

Jewellery and hair accessories

Animals and pets

Face painting

Notifiable incident, non-child protection

Terrorist threat/attack and lock-down

Fire safety policy

Fire safety

Food safety and nutrition policy

Food preparation, storage and purchase

Food for play and cooking activities

Menu planning and nutrition

Meeting dietary requirements

Health policy

Accidents and emergency treatment

Administration of medicine

Life-saving medication and invasive treatments

Allergies and food intolerance

Poorly children

Oral health

Promoting inclusion, equality and valuing diversity policy

Promoting inclusion, equality and valuing diversity

Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults policy

Responding to safeguarding or child protection concerns

Allegations against staff, volunteers or agency staff

Visitor or intruder on the premises

Uncollected child

Missing child

Incapacitated parent

Death of a child on-site

Looked after children


Key person supervision

Record keeping policy

Children’s records and data protection

Confidentiality, recording and sharing information

Client access to records

Transfer of records

Staff, volunteers and students policy

Staff deployment

Deployment of volunteers and parent helpers

Student placement

Childcare practice policy

Waiting list and admissions


The role of the key person

Establishing children’s starting points

Sack-times and mealtimes

Intimate care and nappy changing

Promoting positive behaviour

Identification, assessment and support for children with SEND

Transition to school

Progress check at age two

Working in partnership with parents and other agencies policy

Working in partnership with parents and other agencies

Complaints procedure for parents and service users

Code of Conduct

Brethren Policy

Non-payment of fees

Emergency closure