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Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment
Dr. Maria Montessori

Policies & Procedures

Harlequin Montessori Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, students, placements  and volunteers to share this commitment.

Keeping Children Safe is Everybody’s Business

If you require a copy of any of the following policies please email admin@harlequinmontessorinursery.co.uk

1.0 CHILD PROTECTION
1.1 Children’s rights and entitlements
1.2 Safeguarding children and child protection
1.3 Looked after children
1.4 Uncollected child
1.5 Missing child
1.6 Use of mobile phones and cameras

2.0 SUITABLE PEOPLE
2.1 Employment
2.2 Student placements

3.0 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING, SUPPORT AND SKILLS
3.1 Induction of staff, volunteers and managers
3.2 First aid

4.0 KEY PERSON
4.1 The role of the key person and settling-in

5.0 STAFF:CHILD RATIOS
5.1 Staffing

6.0 HEALTH
6.1 Administering medicines
6.2 Managing children who are sick, infectious, or with allergies
6.3 Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents
6.4 Nappy changing
6.5 Food and drink
6.6 Food hygiene
6.7 Basic kitchen opening and closing checks template

7.0 MANAGING BEHAVIOUR
7.1 Achieving positive behaviour

8.0 SAFETY AND SUITABILITY OF PREMISES, ENVIRONMENT AND EQUIPMENT
8.1 Health and general standards
8.2 Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises
8.3 Supervision of children on outings and visits
8.4 Risk assessment
8.5 Fire safety and emergency evacuation
8.6 Animals in the setting
8.7 No-smoking
8.8 Health and safety risk assessment template
8.9 Fire safety risk assessment template

8.10Staff personal safety including home visits

9.0 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
9.1 Valuing diversity and promoting equality
9.2 Supporting children with special educational needs

9.5 British Values Sept 2015

10.0 INFORMATION AND RECORDS
10.1 Early years prospectus
10.2 Admissions
10.3 Application to join
10.4 Registration form
10.5 Parental involvement
10.6 Children’s records
10.7 Providers records
10.8 Transfer of records to school
10.9 Confidentiality and client access to records
10.10 Information sharing
10.11 Working in partnership with other agencies
10.12 Making a complaint

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