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​"Education is the most powerful weapon which
you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
Safeguarding children

Our setting has a duty under the law to help safeguard children against suspected or actual ‘significant harm’.

Our employment practices ensure children against the likelihood of abuse in our settings and we have a procedure for managing complaints or allegations against a member of staff or the setting. Our way of working with children and their parents ensures we are aware of any problems that may emerge and can offer support, including referral to appropriate agencies when necessary, to help families in difficulty.

Special Educational needs and/or disabilities


As part of the setting's policy to make sure that our provision meets the needs of each individual child, we take account of any special or additional needs that a child may have. We have a setting SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator), who keeps up to date with training provided by Derbyshire Local Authority.


The setting SENCO will work with the child, parents and keyperson to ensure that each child’s individual needs are met.

With the permission of parents/carers we will liaise with other professionals when required, this could include Health visitors, Speech and language therapists, Early Years inclusion officers, Vision support therapists and Hearing support therapists among others.


We work to the requirements of the Special Educational Needs and Disability


Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years (2015).


Child Protection and Safeguarding

Our 'Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies' include:

1.1   Child's rights and entitlements - Download
1.2   Child Protection policy - Download

1.2a  Whistle blowing policy - Download

1.3   Looked after children - Download

1.4   Uncollected Child - Download

1.5   Missing child - Download

1.6   Online safety - Download

Suitable People

Our 'Suitable People Policies' include:

2.1   Employment and Staffing
2.2   Student placements

2.3   Social Networking Policy
2.4   Induction of staff, volunteers and managers
2.5   Allegations of Abuse made against a staff member
2.6   Staffing
2.7   Disciplinary and Grievance Procedure
2.8   Procedure for supervision of staff
2.9   Staff Personal safety

Download our 'Suitable People Policies'

Health, Medicines, Food and Drink, Accident and Injury

Our 'Health, Medicines, Food and Drink, Accident and Injury Policies' include:

3.1   Nappy changing
3.2   Sun policy
3.3   First Aid
3.4   Administering Medicines
3.5   Managing children with allergies or who are sick and infectious
3.5a Individual Health Plan
3.6   Influenza pandemic policy and procedure    
Food and Drink
3.7   Food and Drink
3.8   Food hygiene    
Accident and Injury
3.9   Recording and reporting of incidents
3.10 Emergency / accident procedure

Download our ''Health, Medicines, Food and Drink, Accident and Injury Policies'

Managing Behaviour

Our 'Managing Behaviour Policies' include:

4.1   Promoting Positive Behaviour

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Safety and Suitability of premises, environment and equipment

Our 'Safety and Suitability of premises, environment and equipment Policies' include:

5.1   Health and General Standards
5.2   Risk Assessment
5.3   Procedure for water checklist
5.4   Procedure for evacuation of room/outside area
5.5   Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation Procedure

5.6   No smoking

Download our 'Safety and Suitability of premises, environment and equipment Policies.

Equal Opportunities

Our 'Equal Opportunities Policies' include:

6.1   Valuing diversity and promoting inclusion and equality
6.2   Supporting children with special educational needs
6.3   British Values

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Information and Records

Our 'Information Records Policies' include:

7.1   Admissions

7.2   The role of the Key Person and settling in
7.3   Parental involvement
7.4   Working in Partnership with other agencies
7.5   Confidentiality and access to client’s records
7.6   Information sharing
7.6a Privacy Notice
7.7   Children’s records

7.8   Provider Records
7.9   Transfer of records to school
7.10 Making a complaint
7.11 Collection of fees

Download our 'Information Records Policies'

Health, Medicines, Food and Drink, Accident and Injury
Suitable People
Managin Behaviour
Safety and Suitability of premises, environment and equipment
Equal Opportunities
Information Records
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