Positive visual images of people of both sexes and all ethnic groups/stories that reflect the variety of people, names and families. Dressing up clothes that allow children to explore a range of roles including those of other sex or culture. Displays, celebrations and themed topics that draw on a wide spectrum of our society.
We accept children and families as individuals and seek to give them the chance to develop their full potential in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Families are acknowledged and welcomed. Things that are important to the children are recognised and if appropriate celebrated in the setting.
The setting provides an environment whereby all children feel accepted as individuals and respected by their peers. Children are helped to feel a sense of belonging by having their opinions and cultural beliefs respected and celebrated.
Fair processing note: important to all parents/carers – please read full policy on the parents’ noticeboard in the lobby area.
In respecting children’s rights, we communicate with you all accidents that happen whilst your child is a t the setting. The accident book states the nature of the accident, how it happened and the action taken. You will be asked to sign the book to acknowledge the accident. OFSTED will be informed of any significant events.
In respecting children’s rights, we communicate with you any particular incidents that happen to your child whilst at the setting. Incidents of serious misbehaviour will also be recorded. You will be asked to sign the incident form to acknowledge details of any incident and make any comments you feel necessary.
In all cases, when requesting administering of any medication, you must complete a medicine form. You should sign the form and include details of when the medicine should be administered, then sign again when collecting your child to ensure your request has been carried out.
It is very important that we have up to date details of all children. This form must be completed by everyone and kept on file. The form asks for information such as emergency contact phone numbers. In case of an emergency we will first try to contact all the numbers on the form. If this fails and the emergency is thought to require medical help, the setting call 111 and follow any directions given. If we need to escort a child to hospital they will take their comforter (if they have one) and the staff member with them will take the information form (as this has allergy and vaccination details).
Any person must not use corporal punishment including smacking or shaking. The child will be told why their behaviour is unacceptable and asked to stop. If unacceptable behaviour continues, the child will be removed from the situation and asked to sit and think about what they have done wrong (the member of staff dealing with the child will monitor the situation appropriately). Parents will be kept informed of how their child has behaved, especially where controls are needed.
In the event of continuous unacceptable behaviour, we will contact our local Early Years Improvement Officer for support and guidance.
The setting pays high regard to the SEN code of practice (DfES 2001) which indicates the “good practice” in early years care and education means recognising that parents have an essential role to play in supporting their children’s learning.
Parents have unique strengths, knowledge and experience to contribute to the shared view of a child’s needs and the best way to support those needs. Without parents’ input it is very difficult for practitioners to understand children’s needs.
Therefore, we involve parents and share information in a variety of ways, including:
Our aim is to help all children experience success and feel positive about their achievements.