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Our Policies


Achieving Positive Behavior

Policy statement

Emma Robinson is the named practitioner responsible for behaviour management issues in the Nursery and Pre-School Room and Louise Robson is the named practitioner responsible for behaviour management issues in the Baby Unit.

Our setting 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.

Read the full Achieving Positive Behaviour Policy.

Valuing Diversity and Promoting Equality

Policy Statement

We will ensure that our service is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children. We recognise that children and their families come from diverse backgrounds. All families have needs and values that arise from their social and economic, ethnic and cultural or religious backgrounds.  Children grow up in diverse family structures that include two parent and one parent families; some children have two parents of the same sex. Some children have close links with extended families of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins while others may be more removed from close kin or may live with other relatives or foster carers. Some children have needs that arise from disability or impairment or may have parents that are affected by disability or impairment.

Read the full Valuing Diversity and Promoting Equality Policy.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Policy Statement

Our setting will work with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life. Our safeguarding policy is based on the three key commitments of the Pre-school Learning Alliance Safeguarding Children Policy.

We carry out the following procedures to ensure we meet the three key commitments of the Alliance Safeguarding Children Policy and with high regard to the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Guidance.

Read the full Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

Special Educational Needs Inclusion Policy

Policy Statement

This policy represents the agreed principles for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities throughout the Nursery. All Nursery staff, representing Siblings Nurseries North East Ltd have agreed this policy.

Definition of Special Educational Needs (SEN)
“Children have a Special Educational Need if they have a learning difficulty which calls for Special Educational provision to be made for them”. As defined by the Code of Practice 2014 for those who have Special Educational Needs and disabled children.

Read the full Special Educational Needs Inclusion Policy.

Mealtimes Information for Parents

On registration to nursery parents are requested to complete a dietary requirement sheet for their child (See registration form). A list is kept in each room showing any allergies, or special requirements. Special diretary requirements are discussed with the nursery cook.

Children starting before 8.30am may have a breakfast (cereal, toast, milk or juice)

A hot meal is available at lunchtimes. These are nutritious and well balanced, and freshly prepared on the premises. Alternatively, a healthy pack lunch can be provided from home. Fizzy drinks, crisps and sweets are discouraged.

If parents forget to bring a lunch, do not provide enough food or a child will not eat what is provided, then the child’s key person will check their dietary information sheet and a sandwich/snack will be provided. The key person will then discuss meal arrangements with the parent on collection of their child.

Read the full Mealtimes Information for Parents Policy.

Mealtimes Nursery Menu

Read the full Mealtimes Nursery Menu.

You may ask to see more policies and procedures at any time.