Child Protection

Child Protection Procedures

Our Nursery School’s primary responsibility is for the welfare of the children in our care. It is therefore our duty to inform the local Safeguarding team of any concerns that staff may have of suspected abuse.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Equal Opportunities Statement

We take every opportunity to provide the care and same opportunities to everyone to enable them to maximise their potential irrespective of race, ability or disability, gender or religion. The settings equipment and resources are carefully selected to give the children, practitioners, students, parents and visitors an understanding of the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society of Britain today. We will endeavour to be sympathetic to cultural and religious customs. We have adopted local authority guidance to promote race equality in our day care setting.

Child Curriculum at Barkston Ash Nursery

Special Educational Needs

We aim to provide equality of opportunity for all members of our group, and this includes children with special educational needs. The numbers of adult/child ratios enables us to provide individual attention for each child. Each child is able to progress at their own pace in all areas of development, and this is true for children with and without disabilities or learning difficulties.

We are experienced in working in close liaison with professionals across the range of special needs, and we operate in accordance with the governments Code of Practice on special educational needs. If you would like to discuss the group’s ability to meet your own child’s needs, please talk to any of the partners or key worker.

Barkston Ash Nursery School Confidentiality Policy

Confidentiality Policy

The Nursery Schools work with Children and families will on occasions bring us into contact with confidential information. ALL information is treated as “Strictly Confidential” and will not be discussed with any other parent. Files and records relating to your own children are available at any time for you to view. No information will be passed to or shared with any 3rd party without the written consent of the parent/guardian. We are registered with the Data Protection Agency.

Barkston Ash Nursery School Behavioural Management Policy

Behavioural Management Policy

We believe that children and adults flourish best in an ordered environment in which everyone knows what is expected of them and children are free to develop their play and learning without fear of being hurt or hindered by anyone else. We aim to work towards a situation in which children can develop self-discipline and self-esteem in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement.

Barkston Ash Nursery School Inclusion Policy

Inclusion Policy

We actively seek to remove all barriers to the presence, participation, and achievement of all children in our Nursery school. We believe that we must also place an emphasis on the inclusion of any vulnerable groups of children so that they are able to maximise their achievement.

We are committed to promoting Inclusive practice. This is a shared purpose, and involves all staff, families and children. There is a collective responsibility to identify barriers that might exist, and then to act upon them. To this end, we must work together to share information and good practice for the good of all our children. All children are different, but we address their needs with a common purpose; challenging potential, supporting learning, and celebrating achievement.

We believe that all children should be included in all Nursery activities and learn best when they are fully integrated. All of our children must have a sense that they belong. Everyone has the right to experience success in learning, and the Nursery actively seeks to celebrate that success. This is key to our raising self-esteem, so that children become self-confident and develop a strong sense of self-worth.

Barkston Ash Nursery School Complaints Policy

Complaints Procedure

In the event of a parent or carer having a complaint against the Nursery School or any member of staff, the following procedure should be followed.

  1. The first point of contact is the key person, as there will be many occasions when your concerns can be resolved as a matter of routine.

  2. If you are still dissatisfied after discussions with the key-worker or should you prefer not to discuss matters with the key-worker then you should raise the subject with any of the partners.

  3. If matters still remain unresolved, Ofsted can be contacted on 0300 123 1231

As a matter of course we log receipt of all complaints, additionally we record the outcome of the discussions, actions and final resolution.

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