Copies of all our policies can be seen at each kindergarten. Should you wish any policies to be emailed to you please contact

Should you wish to have a paper copy of any policies please ask the manager and these will be provided for you.

Child Protection Policies

Children’s Rights and Entitlements Policy Safeguarding children,

Young People and Vulnerable Adults Policy

Looked After Children Policy

Uncollected Child Policy

Missing Child Policy

Online Safety Including the use of Mobile Phones and Cameras Policy

Data Protection Policy

Staff Policies

Employment Policy

Student Placements Policy

Induction of Employees and Volunteers Policy

First Aid Policy

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Policies

The Role of the Key Person and Settling-in Policy

EYFS Policy

Staffing Policy

Settling-in and Child Induction Policy

Promoting Positive Behaviour

Health Policies

Administering Medicines Policy

Managing Children who are Sick, Infectious or have Allergies

Recording and Reporting of Accidents and Incidents Policy

Food and Drink Policy

Food Hygiene Policy

Premises, Environment and Equipment Policies

Health and Safety Policy

Maintaining Children’s Safety and Security on Premises Policy

Supervision of Children on Outings and Visits Policy

Risk Assessment Policy

Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation Policy

Animals in the Setting Policy

No-Smoking Policy Dangerous Plants Policy

Emergency Locking Policy

Equal Opportunities Policies

British Values Policy Equalities Policy

Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs

Valuing Diversity and Promoting Equality Policy

Information and Records Policies

Admissions Policy

Parental Involvement Policy

Children’s Records Policy

Providers Records Policy

Transfer of Records Policy

Confidentiality and Client Access to Records Policy

Information Sharing Policy

Working in Partnership with Other Agencies Policy

Making a Compliant Policy

Our Early Years Foundation Stage  Policy  can be viewed below

Early Years Foundation Stage Policy

Castle Kindergarten is committed to meeting the requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2017 (EYFS).

EYFS applies to all children from birth through to the end of their reception year. More information about EYFS is available from the Department for Education’s website.

The kindergarten manager is responsible for:

• assigning a key person for each child

• implementing a communication book, so that the parents/carers and the 

  key person and kindergarten team can easily exchange information

• gaining parental consent for sharing information with other professionals,

  agencies and settings where/when this is necessary

The kindergarten provides a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities.

The kindergarten always follows play principles, allowing children to choose how they occupy their time, and never forces them to participate in a given activity.

We recognise the four overarching principles of EYFS:

A Unique Child: Every child is constantly learning and can be resilient,

  capable, confident and selfassured. We use positive encouragement and 

  praise to motivate the children in our care.

Positive Relationships: Children learn to be strong and independent

  through positive relationships. We aim to develop caring, respectful,

  professional relationships with the children and their families.

Enabling Environments: Children learn and develop well in environments in

  which their experiences respond to their individual needs and where there

   is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents/carers. We

  observe children in order to understand their current interests and

  development before planning appropriate play-based activities for them.

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.The

 EYFS framework covers the education and care of all children in Early Years

 provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

 We tailor the experiences we offer the children in our care according to their

 individual needs and abilities.