Early Years Policies and Procedures

Ofsted requires all settings to have a set of policies and procedures which are detailed in the Early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS).

What are policy and procedures?

Policies and procedures help and guide all staff working in the setting. They ensure and endorse the well-being of all families, children, staff, volunteers and everyone who is connected to the setting. When policies and procedures are well thought out and, most importantly, implemented they provide common understanding and agreement on how things should be done at the setting.

Procedures provide clear instructions and guidelines on what should/must be done in a particular set of circumstances or with regard to a particular issue.

Policies should be 'living' documents that must be regularly reviewed to ensure that they meet all the needs of those working in the setting, and take into account the possible changes that have happened in the setting and within the wider community.

To summarise; good, well thought out and implemented policies and procedures:

  • Ensure good practice;
  • Help to establish a professional and effective organisation;
  • Provide consistency amongst staff, parents and children;
  • Can prevent any ambiguity about how particular situations/issues should be handled in the setting;
  • Provide clear information about what to do when there are concerns or when things go wrong;
  • Promote harmony among staff; and
  • Lead to a more efficient and effective delivery of service.

EYFS statutory policies

LBWF Illness and injury procedure

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LBWF Accident and Incident procedure

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LBWF Arrival and Incident procedure

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LBWF Concerns compliments and complaints procedure

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LBWF EY abridged model safeguarding policy Sept 2018

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LBWF Fire safety procedure

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LBWF lost and missing child policy

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LBWF Medication model policy

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LBWF model safeguarding policy comprehensive

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Statutory policies & procedures in addition to the EYFS requirements

LBWF Early Years Childcare privacy notice template

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LBWF Finance prompts

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LBWF GDPR and confidentiality procedure

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LBWF Health & Safety Model policy

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LBWF Inclusion policy including SEND & equality of opportunities

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LBWF Risk assessment and risk benefit analysis model policy

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LBWF Safer Recruitment policy

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Other non-statutory good practice policies & procedures

LBWF Biting policy

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LBWF Food & Drink policy

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LBWF Key person policy

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LBWF Nappy changing policy

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LBWF No smoking vaping alcohol & drugs policy

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LBWF Operational procedure for outings

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Promoting positive behaviour policy

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LBWF Settling in policy

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LBWF staff behaviour policy code of conduct

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LBWF Staff training & development policy

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Template

LBWF Complain incident allegation investigation report

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LBWF Complaint incident allegation record template

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LBWF Entry profile template

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Safer recruitment & DBS single central record template

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Last update: Tuesday 19th of November 2019 10:39:01 AM