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Why do we have policies and procedures?


Policies and procedures help us to guide the actions of all individuals involved in the pre-school. They ensure and endorse the well-being of all families, children, staff, volunteers and everyone who is connected to our 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.


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.

Our policies and procedures help new staff and families to familiarise themselves with our practices and gives them information about what to expect from our setting.

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

  • helps us to establish a professional and effective organisation

  • they help to provide consistency among staff, parents and children

  • they can prevent any ambiguity about how particular situations/issues should be handled within the pre-school

  • they promote harmony among staff

  • they make for a more efficient and effective delivery of service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Policies are reviewed regularly and parents and carers are encouraged to help with  this process.              

Policies & Procedures can be viewed at pre-school or they can be sent as an attachment to you via email or we can supply them on a USB Flash drive.  Please ask at the pre-school for your chosen format.

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