Policies for Shernhall Pre-School

We follow a set of strict policies to ensure the safeguarding of all of our children. Below is a list of the main policies and procedures. We have full copies of all our policies available in the pre-school entrance for your information.

General Policies:

Achieving positive behaviour
Aims and Objectives
Appraisal Policy
Disciplinary and Grievance Policy and Procedure
Equal Opportunities Policy
Fees & Prices Policy
Outdoor Play Policy
Outings Policy
Selecting Equipment Toys Policy
Student Placements Policy
Transition Policy
Whistle Blowing Policy

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy & Procedures:

Safeguarding Policy
Camera and Mobile Policy
Confidentiality Policy
Data Protection Policy
Making A Complaint
Missing Child Policy
Uncollected Child

Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or Disabilities Policies & Procedures:

SEN and Disability
Working in Partnership

Health and Safety Policies & Procedures:

Health and Safety Policy
Fire Safety Policy
Recording and Reporting Accidents
Risk Assessment Policy

Health and Hygiene Policy & Procedures:

Food Hygiene and Drink Policy
Lunch Club Policy
Managing Children with Allergies or Who Are Sick or Infectious
Nappy Changing Policy

You will find summaries of some key policies below:

Child Protection Statement

Shernhall Pre-School has a statutory duty and pastoral responsibility towards the children in their care and we recognise that children have a fundamental right to be protected from harm.

The Children Act 1989 places a duty on us to assist Social Services in their work on behalf of children in need and their enquiries into allegations of child abuse.

We all have a responsibility to safeguard children from harm and prevent the abuse or neglect of children.


We aim to provide a high quality, efficient and accessible service for parents, carers and children. At regular intervals the staff meet to discuss and review the daily running of the setting and the possible improvements to the services we offer. We obtain parents’ and children’s views through questionnaires, feedback in Learning Diaries and through the Parent Group. However, from time to time a complaint may arise about some aspect of the setting, or an individual member of staff. Usually, it should be possible to resolve any problems informally, as soon as they occur. If it is not possible to resolve the issue informally, there is a formal complaints procedure that must be followed.



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