Policies, procedures and templates for childcare providers
Your policies and procedures play an important role in helping you meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. They are there to help and guide staff and should be readily available for families so that everyone connected with the setting has a good understanding of what to expect.
Your policies and procedures should be working documents that are regularly reviewed to ensure they are fit for purpose and leaders should ensure that all staff understand and feel confident about putting them into practice.
We have provided these example policies, procedures and templates to help you when you are updating or creating your own versions. These should be adapted to reflect practice in your own setting. Please note that whilst every effort has been taken to ensure that the information provided is accurate and up to date, North Somerset Council will not be held responsible for any loss, damage, or inconvenience caused because of any inaccuracy, error or omission.
Early years providers must review their procedures to be compliant with GDPR and will need to consider, for example, how to implement and share privacy notices, retention and transferring information, how to respond to data breaches and how to train staff in these requirements.
There are more example polices, procedures and guidance documents on the safeguarding section of our workforce pages
Please see some example policies and procedures below:
- Administering medication and sick child policy
- Babysitting policy
- Complaints procedure
- Confidentiality policy
- Emergency evacuation procedure
- Feelings and behaviour support policy
- Guidance for developing a SEND policy
- Guidance for developing a supervision policy
- Guidance for promoting good attendance and responding to unexpected absences
- Guidance for responding to prejudice related incidents
- Intimate care policy
- Missing child policy (Early years)
- Positive behaviour template & Positive behaviour example
- Risk assessment policy
- Social media and networking policy
- Staff code of conduct policy
- Staff supervision agreement
- Supervision audit
- Supervision toolkit
- Uncollected child procedure
- Use of mobile phones and camera