At Corner House we like to promote positive behaviour and understand that children respond well to praise and encouragement.

 

All I can say is that if I had brought my child here earlier, my recovery from post natal depression may have been a lot speedier - A grateful mum
POLICIES & PROCEDURES

At corner House we have over 50 polices and procedure that govern how we run the nursery. Here are extracts of some of our most important policies and procedures. Full copies of each policy are available for parents to view in the reception area of the nursery and copies are available on request.

 

Child protection and safeguarding

Our nursery will work with children, parents, external agencies and the community to ensure the welfare and safety of children, and to give them the very best start in life. Children have the right to be treated with respect and to be safe from any abuse in whatever form.

 

Therefore our prime responsibility is the welfare and well-being of all children in our care.  As such we believe we have a duty to the children, parents and staff to act quickly and responsibly in any instance that may come to our attention. All staff will work as part of a multi-agency team where needed in the best interests of the child.

 

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Whistle blowing

We expect all our staff to practice and uphold the high standards and principals of the nursery; to treat all children and other adults with respect and dignity; and to behave in a mature and professional manner. We encourage all staff to challenge and report any behaviour that they see or hear which is contrary to these principles or likely to be harmful or hurtful to others, bring the nursery into disrepute or to contravene the law.

 

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Curriculum

We recognise the importance of effective planning in the implementation of a broad based curriculum.  The curriculum needs a firm structure in order to cover all aspects of learning and child development, it also needs to be flexible enough to allow for each child’s individuality. Our emphasis is on learning through play which is how young children learn with enjoyment and challenge.

In the early part of their Nursery Education, knowledge is gained through structured play experiences both indoors and outside, developing physical skills, speaking and listening and personal and social development.  How to share, and interact, with both adults and children, and as part of a group.  To consider the feelings of others, to be polite and well mannered, and to know the difference between right and wrong.

 

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Parents as Partners

We believe that so that children receive quality care and early learning that suits their individual needs, parents and staff need to work together in a close partnership. The sharing of information is key to this outcome. The nursery welcomes parents as partners and this relationship is built on trust and understanding. It is important that we, as practitioners, are able to support parents in an open and sensitive manner.

We recognise and support parents as their child’s first and most important educators, and welcome them into the life of the nursery

 

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Inclusion and Equality

We welcome all children to our nursery.

It is our intention that the service that we provide is inclusive and embracing.  All children will be treated as individuals, they will be encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities, and presented with opportunities which help them to achieve their full potential.  We will make every effort to promote positive images of people of all abilities, backgrounds and gender through discussion, resources and activities. We will respect their diversity, beliefs and culture.

 

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Childrens Medical Wellbeing

Unfortunately from time to time children become ill. At Corner House Nursery we are very careful to minimise the spread of infection and ensure that children stay healthy.

Most of the staff at Corner House Nursery are trained in paediatric first aid and this training will be updated every three years to ensure this remains current. Parents are our first point of contact  and informed immediately if any concern.

 

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Data protection and confidentiality

Our work with children and their families will bring the nursery and it’s staff into contact with confidential information. It is a legal requirement for the nursery to hold information about children and their families.  As part of our admissions procedure we will store and maintain records relating to the personal details of children and their families who attend the nursery and those who are waiting for a place. This information is used for registration, invoicing and emergency contacts. Information will include names addresses and telephone numbers, medical details and any issues relating to Safeguarding and child protection. We store these details both on paper and on computer. Paper copies are stored in confidential files and are locked in a filing cabinet.

 

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Mobile phone and social networking

Extract only, full policy on request.