Policies

We have an extensive ranges of policies and procedures – they can all be found within the nursery reception area on the 3rd floor.

We review policies and procedures and risk assessments at least once a year and encourage mothers, fathers, carers and partners to review them with us.

We place policies/risk assessments under review near the ‘Parents Notice Board’ within the nursery main lobby entrance and we also email them out. If you wish to be added to our email list, please speak to a member of the management team.

Admissions Policy

This policy details our procedures for booking a child into the nursery

Please click on the link to read our Admissions Policy and Procedures in full

 

Admissions policy

 

Curriculum Policy

Our curriculum policy explains the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and how at Osborne House Community Nursery we follow its guidance to ensure all children in our care achieve their full potential.

Please click on the link to read our Curriculum Policy in full

 

Curriculum Policy

 

Equal opportunities and Inclusion Policy

This policy details our commitment to ensuring that all areas of nursery practice are continuously evaluated and adapted to ensure the individual needs of all children are being met by practitioners at all times.

This includes reviewing and adapting our:-

  • Daily routines
  • General practice
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Resources available and sourcing funding

Please click on the link to read our full Equal Opportunities and Inclusion Policy:

 

Equal Opportunities and Inclusion Policy - Oct 18

 

Policy and procedures for observing and recording each individual child’s experiences and development

This policy details how at Osborne House Community Nursery we record and document individual children's learning, development and experiences.

The policy explains how we use a Key Person system to document children's learning, how we involve mums/dads and carers in this process and how our documenting process works hand in hand with the Early Years Foundation Stage and our Curriculum Policy.

Please click on the link below to read our Assessing & documenting children's development Policy in full:

 

Policy and Procedures for observing and recording each individual child's experiences and development -Sept 18

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

This policy details our commitment to ensuring the safety and welfare of all children in the nursery including:-

  • The role and name of the Designated Safeguarding lead and Designated Deputies
  • Providing a safe learning environment for children that builds their confidence and self-esteem
  • Working in partnership with mothers, fathers and carers and other agencies
  • Providing training and support for all staff, students and volunteers
    The procedures that will be followed if we have any concerns regarding a child’s welfare and safety

Safeguarding Policy

 

Social Networking Policy

This policy details our commitment to ensure that all of our employees, students and volunteers are aware of their responsibilities when using social media sites, the comments they may post and ensuring they act responsibly.

Please click on the link to read our Social Networking and Media Policy and procedure in full:

Social Media and Social Networking Policy - Oct 18

 

 

Transition Policy

Our Transition policy details how we aim to support you and your child as they start with us at nursery and as they move from one age range room base to another within the nursery.

We want all transition periods to be as smooth as possible offering support to both children and their families throughout the process, as we are aware that some children and their families can sometimes find transitioning into a new setting, and then moving rooms throughout the setting quite difficult.

Please click on the link to read our full Transition policy:

Transition Policy-Sept 18

Working with Mothers, Fathers, Carers and Partners Policy

This policy details our commitment to working alongside mothers, fathers, partners and carers to support all aspects of your child's care and learning.

Mothers, fathers, partners and carers and carers are a child's first educator and we believe that only by working in partnership can we best support a child in reaching their full potential. We aim to provide high quality childcare in a safe, caring and stimulating environment.

Please click on the link to read our full Working with Mothers, Fathers, Carers and Partners policy:

Working with Mothers, fathers and carers partners -Aug 18