Policies, Procedures and Guidance for Childcare Professionals

Guidance to support practitioners through the creation and implementation of policies and procedures including downloadable templates.

COVID-19 Updates for Childcare Providers

Please find a suite of documents that could support your setting when welcoming children back from 1st June. (Please note some of these documents are examples only, and all risk assessments and policies must relate to your individual setting/circumstance.)

Many thanks, Early Years team

The Early Years Foundation Stage and other legislative frameworks require childcare providers to have policies and procedures in place to safeguard children and adults and to ensure the effective running of the setting. It is essential that settings use these as guidance only and adapt accordingly to meet the needs of their setting.

Factsheets

Mandatory Policies and Procedures

Mandatory policies and procedures are a requirement of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. It is important that policies and procedures are updated on a regular basis or when legislation changes. Please ensure your policies and procedures are readily available to both staff (including students / apprentices / volunteers) and parents / carers.

Developing a complaints procedure
Download (130KB - DOC)
Developing a Children who are ill or infectious procedure
Download (164KB - DOC)
Developing a Administration of Medication procedure
Download (25KB - DOCX)
Developing an Equality of Opportunity policy
Download (153KB - DOC)
Developing a reproduction of images of children procedure
Download (248KB - DOC)
Developing a missing children policy and procedure
Download (363KB - DOC)
Developing a use of the internet procedure
Download (369KB - DOC)
Developing a Child Protection procedure
Download (174KB - DOC)
Developing a Critical Incident procedure
Download (29KB - DOCX)
Developing a missing children on outings policy and procedure
Download (156KB - DOC)
Developing a policy for fire safety
Download (158KB - DOC)

Good Practice Policies and Procedures

Developing a Health and Safety policy - 2017
Download (163KB - DOC)
Developing a confidentiality procedure - 2018
Download (110KB - DOC)
Developing a Behaviour policy - 2017
Download (37KB - DOC)
Developing a Recruitment Procedure - 2017
Download (161KB - DOC)
Developing a 'Social Networking' procedure - 2017
Download (155KB - DOC)
Developing a settling in procedure - 2017
Download (154KB - DOC)
Developing a procedure for sleeping children - 2017
Download (157KB - DOC)
Developing a procedure for personal hygiene practices - 2017
Download (154KB - DOC)
Developing a pet policy - 2017
Download (157KB - DOC)
Developing a policy for risk assessment - 2017
Download (158KB - DOC)
Developing a Key Person Procedure - 2017
Download (155KB - DOC)
Developing a no smoking policy - 2017
Download (153KB - DOC)
Developing a 'looked after' children policy - 2017
Download (155KB - DOC)
Developing a parents as partners policy and procedure - 2017
Download (156KB - DOC)
Developing a care, learning and play procedure - 2017
Download (155KB - DOC)
Developing a 'Fundamental British Values' policy and procedure - 2017
Download (154KB - DOC)
Developing staff training and development procedure - 2017
Download (155KB - DOC)
Developing and recording information procedure - 2017
Download (169KB - DOC)
Developing an arrival and departure times - 2017
Download (155KB - DOC)
Developing an admissions procedure - 2017
Download (153KB - DOC)
Developing a Sun Protection procedure - 2017
Download (158KB - DOC)
Developing an intimate care procedure - 2017
Download (155KB - DOC)
Developing a Whistle Blowing Policy and Procedure - 2017
Download (156KB - DOC)
Developing a student and volunteer procedure - 2017
Download (156KB - DOC)
Developing a transition policy - 2017
Download (165KB - DOC)
Developing a supervision and appraisal procedure - 2017
Download (158KB - DOC)
Malicious email threats for settings
Download (22KB - DOCX)
Childcare Providers Advice for responding to malicious emails
Download (17KB - DOCX)
Guidance for Setting Emergencies 2018
Download (958KB - DOC)

Guidance Documents and Links

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Last updated: 10 May 2022 08:47:48