Policy and Procedures

 

Safeguarding children and child protection

(Including managing allegations of abuse against a member of staff)

Policy statement

 Tarbiyah Nurseries will work with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life.

EYFS key themes and commitments

A Unique Child

Positive Relationships

Enabling Environments

Learning and Development

1.3 Keeping safe

2.1 Respecting each other

2.2 Parents as partners

3.4 The wider context

4.4 Personal, social and emotional development

Key commitment 1

The Nursery is committed to building a 'culture of safety' in which children are protected from abuse and harm in all areas of its service delivery.

 Key commitment 2

The Nursery is committed to responding promptly and appropriately to all incidents or concerns of abuse that may occur and to work with statutory agencies in accordance with the procedures that are set down in 'What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused' (HMG 2006). 

Key commitment 3

The Nursery is committed to promoting awareness of child abuse issues throughout its training and learning programmes for adults. It is also committed to empowering young children, through its early childhood curriculum, promoting their right to be strong, resilient and listened to.


Health and safety general standards 

Policy statement

 Tarbiyah Nurseries believes that the health and safety of children is of paramount importance.  We make our setting a safe and healthy place for children, parents, staff and volunteers.

 A responsible member of management undertakes health training and regularly updates to increase knowledge and understanding, displaying necessary health and safety posters in staff rooms and reception area.

 In our staff and volunteer induction procedure, a clear explanation of health and safety procedures are addressed so that all adults can adhere to and a good understanding of the policy and procedures.

EYFS key themes and commitments

A Unique Child

Positive Relationships

Enabling Environments

Learning and Development

1.3 Keeping safe

1.4 Health and well-being

 

3.3 The learning environment

 

 Staff and volunteers are regularly sent on training courses to refresh and enhance their knowledge, understanding and practice. Practitioner and volunteers provide effective and appropriate health and safety precaution throughout their practice and within the environment around themselves, children, volunteers and parents.

We adhere to the following legal framework:

§  Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)

§  Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992

§  Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

§  Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations(COSHH)
(2002)

§  Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

§  Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992

 

Further guidance

§  Health and Safety Law: What you Should Know (HSE 1999)
www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/law.pdf

§  Health and Safety Regulation…a Short Guide (HSE 2003)
www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hsc13.pdf

§  Electrical Safety and You (HSE 1998)
www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg231.pdf

§  COSHH: A Brief Guide to the Regulations (HSE 2005)
www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg136.pdf

§  Manual Handling – Frequently Asked Questions (HSE)
www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/manualhandling.htm

 

Food hygiene

(Including procedure for reporting food poisoning)

 Policy statement

 In our setting we provide and/or serve food for children on the following basis:

§  Snacks.

§  Meals.

 We maintain the highest possible food hygiene standards with regard to the purchase, storage, preparation and serving of food.

 We are registered as a food provider with the local authority Environmental Health Department. We were awarded Scores On The Doors 5* in October 2010 by the Environmental Health Department.

 EYFS key themes and commitments

A Unique Child

Positive Relationships

Enabling Environments

Learning and Development

1.3 Keeping safe

 

3.3 The learning environment

3.4 The wider context

 

 At Tarbiyah Nurseries we believe food hygiene is of upmost importance. All staff follow guidelines of safer food better business.

The person in charge of food preparation and ________ out daily checks in the kitchen area to ensure standards are met consistently.

When children take part in cooking activities they are constantly supervised. Staff explain and repeat simple hygiene rules and practices which later become a habit for children and a life skill habit.

 

Legal Framework

§  Regulation (EC) 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the hygiene of foodstuffs

 

Further guidance

 §  Safer Food Better Business (Food Standards Agency)
www.food.gov.uk/foodindustry/regulation/hygleg/hyglegresources/sfbb/sfbbcaterers

 

This policy was adopted at a meeting of

Tarbiyah Nurseries Ltd

 

Held on

11/05/2010

 

Date to be reviewed

11/05/2011

 

Signed on behalf of the management committee

 

Name of signatory

Sadiah Sarwar

Role of signatory (e.g. chair/owner)

Manager

 

Equality of Opportunities

Achieving Positive Behaviour

Policy Statement

Our setting believes that children flourish best when their personal, social and emotional needs are met and where there are clear and developmentally appropriately expectations for their behaviour.

Children need to learn to consider the views and feelings, needs and rights of others and the impact that their behaviour has on people, places and objects. This is a developmental task that requires support, encouragement, teaching and setting the correct example. The principles that underpin how achieve positive and considerate behaviour exist within the programme for promoting personal, social and emotional development.

A Unique Child

Positive Relationships

Enabling Environments

Learning and Development

1.1 Child development

1.2 Inclusive practice

1.3 Keeping safe

2.2 Parents as partners

2.3 Supporting learning

3.2 Supporting every child

3.3 The learning environment

4.4 Personal, social and emotional development

 At the setting we believe that children’s behaviour must be managed effectively and in a manner appropriate for their stages of development and particular individual needs, following the welfare requirements: safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare.

 

Promoting health and hygiene

First aid

Policy statement

 In our setting staff are able to take action to apply first aid treatment in the event of an accident involving a child or adult. At least one member of staff with current first aid training is on the premises or on an outing at any one time. The first aid qualification includes first aid training for infants and young children.

EYFS key themes and commitment

A Unique Child 

Positive Relationships 

Enabling Environments

Learning and Development

1.3 Keeping safe

1.4 Health and well-being

2.2 Parents as partners

2.4 Key person

3.2 Supporting every child

3.4 The wider context

 

All staff are regularly sent on training courses to update qualifications and refresh the understanding and effectiveness of good First Aid practices.

We have a designated practitioner who takes responsibility in checking and re-filling first aid boxes (if needed) on a monthly basis, making a record of what is missing each time once they are checked.

Legal framework

1)    Health and Safety ( First Aid) Regulations (1981)

 

Equality of Opportunities

Supporting children’s with special educational needs

Policy Statement

We provide an environment in which all children, including those with special educational needs, are supported to reach their full potential.

§  We have regard for the DfES Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2001).

§  We ensure our provision is inclusive to all children with special educational needs.

§  We support parents and children with special educational needs (SEN).

§  We identify the specific needs of children with special educational needs and meet those needs through a range of SEN strategies.

§  We work in partnership with parents and other agencies in meeting individual children's needs.

§  We monitor and review our policy, practice and provision and, if necessary, make adjustments.

 

EYFS key themes and commitments

A Unique Child

Positive Relationships

Enabling Environments

Learning and Development

1.1 Child development

1.2 Inclusive practice

1.4 Health and well-being

2.1 Respecting each other

2.2 Parents as partners

2.3 Supporting learning

2.4 Key person

3.2 Supporting every child

3.3 The learning environment

3.4 The wider context

4.1 Play and exploration

4.2 Active learning

4.3 Creativity and critical thinking

 At Tarbiyah Nurseries we aim to work closely and effectively with children who have special educational needs in order to enhance levels of attainment and learning opportunities.

We receive support from many professionals of different backgrounds in order to met children who have special educational needs. We work with speech and language therapist, outreach special need teacher, support worker, educational psychologist, children centre teacher, clinical psychologist, health visitors, GP, audiologist and a paediatrician. We effectively met the needs of children by putting appropriate strategies in place to support their learning for example having Individual Learning Plan and multi-agency working.

§  We designate a member of staff to be the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and give his/her name to parents.

§  We ensure that the provision for children with special educational needs is the responsibility of all members of the setting.

§  We ensure that our inclusive admissions practice ensures equality of access and opportunity.

 

 
 
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