The staff and committee of Duxford Preschool work together to shape and adopt the setting’s policies, which are then reviewed on an annual basis. Our policies ensure that we adhere to any statutory requirements, latest guidelines and best practice for early years care and education, so that the service we provide is of a consistently high standard. Should you wish to read any of our policies in paper format, please ask a member of staff and they will happily provide you with our policies folder. 

Our policies and procedures are divided into sections based on the ten overarching Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements within the EYFS, with two additional sections relating to Trustee and Forest School policies. 

1.0   Child Protection

1.1 Children's Rights and Entitlements

1.2 Safeguarding and Child Protection

1.2 Safeguarding and Child Protection - Appendix A Safeguarding Concerns

1.2 Safeguarding and Child Protection - COVID19 Addendum

1.3 Whistleblowing

1.4 Looked After Children

1.5 Uncollected Child

1.6 Missing Child

1.7 Attendance Policy

1.8 Online Safety

1.9 Use of Mobile Phones, Cameras and Technological Devices


2.0 Suitable People

2.1 Employment & Staffing

2.2 Safer Recruitment

2.3 Student Placements


3.0 Staff Qualifications, Training, Support and Skills

3.1 Induction of Employees and Volunteers


4.0 Key Person

4.1 Role of the Key Person and Settling-In


5.0 Staff:Child Ratios

5.1 Staffing


6.0 Health

6.1 Administering Medicines

6.2 Managing Children who are Sick, Infectious, or with Allergies

6.3 Recording and Reporting of Accidents and Incidents

6.4 Nappy Changing and Intimate Care

6.6 Food Hygiene


7.0 Managing Behaviour & Supporting the Child

7.1 Promoting Positive Behaviour

7.2 Early Help Assessment

7.3 Parent Code of Conduct


8.0 Safety and Suitability of Premises, Environment and Equipment

8.1 Health and Safety General Standards

8.2 Maintaining Children's Safety and Security on Premises

8.3 Supervision of Children and Adults on Visits 8.4 Risk Assessment

8.5 Fire Safety & Emergency Evacuation

8.6 Animals in the Setting

8.7 No Smoking

8.8 Staff Personal Safety including Home Visits

8.9 Unexpected Closures

8.10 Lockdown Policy

8.11 Equipment and Resources

8.12 Garden Policy

8.13 Sun Protection


9.0 Equal Opportunities

9.1 Valuing Diversity and Promoting Inclusion and Equality

9.2 Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs

9.3 British Values

9.4 Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

9.5 English and an Additional Language (EAL)

9.6 No Babysitting Policy

9.7 Musical Provision


10.0 Information and Records

10.1 Admissions

10.2 Parental Involvement

10.3 Children's Records

10.4 Provider Records

10.5 Transfer of Records to School

10.6 Confidentiality and Client Access to Records

10.7 Information Sharing

10.8 Working in Partnership with Other Agencies

10.9 Making a Complaint

10.10 Fee Payment Policy

10.11 Early Years Funding

10.12 Late Collection Fee

10.13 Maintaining Policies and Procedures

10.14 Tapestry Policy


11.0 Trustee Policies

11.1 Trustee Confidentiality Policy

11.2 Trustee Conflict of Interest Policy

11.3 Reserves Policy


12.0 Forest School

12.1 Forest School Behaviour Policy

12.2 Forest School Health and Safety Policy

12.3 Forest School Intimate Care Policy

12.4 Forest School Missing Child Policy

12.5 Forest School Setting and Lighting of Fires Policy

12.6 Forest School Use of Tools Policy

12.7 Forest School Eating Policy