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Busy Bees Pre-school staff and committee members work in partnership to develop our policy and procedure documents. The policies provide an essential framework for the staff to use when making decisions about the day-to-day management of Busy Bees. Our policies and procedures are continually reviewed to ensure compliance with legislation and current guidelines.
There is a copy of the policy booklet detailing all policies and procedures available in the entrance foyer at Busy Bees. You can also download them from the list on the left. All parents/carers are required to read the policies and provide signed confirmation that they have received and agreed to them. Parents will be asked to sign their agreement prior to their child starting at Pre-school. A letter is included in our welcome pack. All new policies that are created and updated throughout the school year are brought to parents attention within the half term newsletter.
We would also like to draw your attention to the following:
Our setting has a legal duty to help safeguard children against suspected or actual ‘significant harm’. We have a procedure for managing complaints or allegations against a member of staff. We offer support, including referral to appropriate agencies when necessary, to help families in difficulty.
We have both a designated staff member and committee member, generally the chair, responsible for Child Protection. The designated staff member aims to have level 2 training in Child Protection and all other staff aim to have completed their basic training. Child Protection training is updated every three years.
Busy Bees is committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of your personal information. All personal information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, age, gender, and medical information provided to Busy Bees, whether on a child registration form or in another format, is considered private. Only staff and volunteers who require the information to do their job will have access to personal information.
Your knowledge and consent are required for the collection, use and disclosure of your family's information except where required or permitted by law - that is why we ask for your signed consent as part of our registration form. We ask your permission to use your name, phone number, and e-mail address. We aim to be as paperless as possible so most parent/carer communication such as newsletters will by e-mail. Other parents/carers may also need to contact you to switch duty days, consult you about a meeting etc. You have the right to access your information.
Parents/carers are asked to keep their children at home if they are infectious, and to inform the playgroup as to the nature of the infection, so that we can alert other parents/carers and make careful observations of any child who seems unwell. Parents/carers are asked not to bring into Busy Bees any child who has been vomiting or had diarrhoea, until at least 48 hours has elapsed since the last attack. If a child becomes ill whilst at Busy Bees, the staff will alert the parent/carer to request immediate pick up. Staff will wait quietly with the child until the parent/carer arrives.
Administration of Medicine Policy
If your child has any health problems please inform the staff. Although it is the parents’/carers’ responsibility to administer prescription or non-prescription medication, we have a designated member of staff (Lorraine Light) who is assigned to administer medicine when required, and all staff will be trained to fill in if she is absent.