Following on from our article, Opening a nursery, we’ve had a number of new childcare business owners request guidance on implementing policies and procedures into their setting.
Ofsted requires all settings to have a set of policies and procedures. Policies should be clear and concise and revised regularly to make sure they reflect best practice. Writing these can seem daunting but they are essential for the smooth running of your business and the welfare of children, staff, parents/carers and committee members.
Please find some useful links below that can assist with creating policies and procedures in early years. If there are methods or best practice that you could recommend, please leave your comments below.
Policies and Procedures in early years and childcare
Source: Surrey County Council
An essential guide to policies and procedures supplied by the NDNA
HR 4 Nurseries – Professional, friendly HR experts in the early years sector who can offer their experience and advise on your next steps.
For more on managing your childcare setting, investigate our range of training courses for Early Years businesses and practitioners.