Policies & Procedures

We constantly review our policies and procedures and aim to update this site at regular intervals.  The printed copy is always up to date and is held at the Riverside Nursery School.

To make it easier for you to find the section you want and to save paper, we now list each of the sections separately. You can download them from here.


Child protection

1.1 Children’s rights and entitlements
1.2 Safeguarding children and child protection
1.3 Looked after children
1.4 Uncollected children
1.5 Missing child
1.6 On-line safety (inc. mobile phones and cameras)
1.7 Whistleblowing policy and code of practice
1.8 Baby-sitting
1.9 Supervision

Suitable people

2.1 Employment
2.2 Student Placements

Staff qualifications training support and skills

3.1 Induction of staff volunteers and managers
3.2 First aid

Key person

4.1 The role of the key person and settling in

Staff: child ratios

5.1 Staffing


6.1 Administering medicines
6.2 Managing children who are sick, infectious, allergies
6.3 Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents
6.4 Nappy changing
6.5 Food and drink
6.6 Food hygiene
6.7 Dealing with flu-like symptoms
6.8 Strategic leadership and planning – flu pandemic
6.9 Critical incident

Managing behaviour

7.1 Promoting positive behaviour
7.2 Physical intervention

Safety and suitability of premises environment and equipment

8.1 Health and safety general standards
8.2 Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises
8.3 Supervision of children on outings
8.4 Risk assessment
8.5 Fire safety and emergency evacuation
8.6 Animals in the setting
8.7 No smoking
8.8 Intruder
8.9 All weather policy
8.10 Staff personal safety including home visits

Equal opportunities

9.1 Valuing diversity and promoting equality
9.2 Supporting children with special educational needs
9.3 British values

Information and records

10.1 Admissions
10.2 Privacy Notice
10.3 Tapestry Privacy Notice
10.4 Parental involvement
10.5 Children’s records
10.6 Provider’s records
10.7 Transfer of records to school
10.8 Confidentiality and client access to records
10.9 Information sharing
10.10 Working in partnership with other agencies
10.11 Making a complaint