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Our Policies

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 green and black folders and we will be more than happy to give you a copy if you wish.

Health and Safety

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.

Plymouth CAST HS Policy v13 – Approved September 2023

CAST Safeguarding Policy September 2023 – updated March 24

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.

BCP Safeguarding Contact Details 


Behaviour Management Policy

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.

Equality of Opportunity

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.

Special Educational Needs

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.

SEND Information Report – The Orchard Nursery

Working in Partnership with Parents and Carers

Admissions Policy

Prevent Duty and British values Policy

E-Safety Policy

EYFS 2023 Policy

Bullying and whistleblowing

Complaints Policy

Medication and Sickness Procedure

Accidents and Emergencies

Healthy Eating and Oral Health Policy

General Data Protection Regulation Policy

Plymouth CAST Data Protection Policy 2022-23 

Plymouth CAST Main Privacy Notice 2022-23

Manual Handling Policy

Key Person Policy

Critical Incident Policy

Non-mobile baby Policy

Superhero and Weapon Play Policy