Tinkerbells Policies and Procedures

Safeguarding - Tinkerbells consider all those directly involved with our setting have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure. Our setting aims to create the safest environment within which every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and we take seriously our responsibility to promote the welfare and safeguard all the children and young people entrusted to our care. Please note mobile phones are not to be used within the setting.

Information Sharing – Data Protection. We recognise that parents have a right to know that information they share will be regarded as confidential as well as be informed about the circumstances, and reasons, when we are obliged to share information.

Valuing diversity and promoting equality – We will ensure that our service is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children, particularly those that arise from their ethnic heritage, social and economic background, gender, ability or disability. Our setting is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families.

Supporting children with special educational needs – We provide an environment in which all children, including those with special educational needs, are supported to reach their full potential.

Achieving positive behaviour – Tinkerbells believes that children flourish best when their personal, social and emotional needs are met and where there are clear and developmentally appropriate expectations for their behaviour.

Late collection – We accept that delays can be unavoidable on occasion. Generally we do not charge for the first 10 minutes, time after this will be charged at £3.00 per five minutes.

Complaints procedure – Tinkerbells believes that children and parents are entitled to expect courtesy and prompt, careful attention to their needs and wishes. We welcome suggestions on how to improve our setting and will give prompt and serious attention to any concerns about the running of the setting.

Dummy policy – Although a dummy can be a source of comfort when a child is upset, it is our policy that the key person will only encourage young children to only use their dummy at these times.

These are summaries of a few of our policies and procedures, the full copies can be seen in the policy and procedure file any time and copies can be given if requested.