At Jack and Jill's we have a number of policies in place and we have provided a summary of our main policies here. If you would like to see the full version of a given policy or policies, please do contact us.
At our pre-school we operate an open door policy. Members of staff and/or committee are always here for a chat, to offer help, support, guidance and answer any questions you may have. Alternatively you can contact the manager or the chairperson directly via our email.
Accident and Sickness Policy
Pre-school reserves the right to exclude any child should they not be considered not well enough to attend, or if they are suffering from a contagious illness. Whilst we do have a realistic attitude towards your needs as a parent, we do request that if your child is unwell you do refrain from bringing them to pre-school. We may agree to administer medication as part of maintaining their health and well-being or when recovering from an illness. The management team would review each child’s case independently to see whether this would be possible.
In many cases, it is possible for children’s GPs to prescribe medicine that can be taken at home in the morning and evening. As far as possible, administering medicines will only be done where it would be detrimental to the child’s health if not given at pre-school.
Should a child require medical treatment whilst on the premises, we have staff who are fully qualified first-aiders and we reserve the right to administer first aid or alternatively attend the local hospital for further advice or treatment. In the event of an accident occurring, staff will write a full report which is shown to you at the end of the session and will require your signature. The accident report is then kept in your child’s file at pre school.
Behaviour Management Policy
Behaviour is managed by giving praise and encouragement to all of the children. We appreciate that what constitutes as acceptable behaviour differs from parent to parent, however we have clear guidelines within the pre-school and no child is ever shouted at for any misbehaviour. The staff are trained to simply distract the child away from a situation and praise them accordingly.
Child Protection Policy
We have a duty to ensure that the safety and well being of the children placed in our care is a paramount and we have an obligation to act quickly and responsibly in any instance which may cause us concern. It is our duty to report a concern to the local authority and notify parents/carers with the exception of suspected child abuse. Becky Clarke is our named child protection officer and she is responsible for the safeguarding of all children in our care.
Data Protection Policy
As a pre-school we acknowledge that all personal data supplied will be held in compliance with the Data protection Act 1984.
Equal Opportunities Policy
We have a positive equal opportunities policy which totally opposes any discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnic origin, ability, sex or religion. Children, parents and staff are entitled to the same basic rights and this is promoted through the pre-school. Becky Clarke is our equal opportunities coordinator and she ensures that the full policy is adhered to at all times throughout the pre-school.
Health and Safety Policy
We aim to provide and maintain a safe, healthy environment for children, staff and parents. All our staff have a clear understanding of their obligation to maintain this policy and are informed accordingly of relevant issues and practise in the pre-school through training days. Sara Cameron is our named health and safety officer.