Below is a selection of our policies and procedures, followed by a brief description of the content of the policy. If you would like to see our full list of policies, they are located in the main entrance in the orange folders and we will be more than happy to give you a copy if you wish.
The aim of this policy is to ensure that all members of staff, students and volunteers recognise their responsibility to ensure that all reasonably practical steps are taken to ensure the health, safety and well being of all persons using the premises.
As a provider of day care, we have a responsibility to safeguard the children’s welfare. The responsibility involves recognising, recording and reporting any signs or incidents, which may harm the child’s physical and psychological well being.
We believe that children are at their happiest in an organised 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. We accept the importance of adopting a positive attitude which emphasises and recognises good behaviour rather that identify that which is unacceptable.
The Orchard nursery believes in the equal treatment of all persons and the opportunities available to them. We welcome all children regardless of their race, ethnic origin, gender, disability, culture or religion.
We intend to provide the highest quality setting for all children, including children with special educational needs, children with disabilities, and children from minority groups. We aim to offer support according to the differing strengths and needs of individual children and their families.
The Orchard Nursery aims to make all Parents/Carers feel comfortable and welcome. We recognise that Parent’s are their child’s first educators and by working together we can achieve a positive effect on children’s learning and development.