Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures

All our policies and procedures are stored at Playgroup.  You will be asked to familiarise yourself with them and sign a form to confirm that you have done so. 


Policies include: 

·      Access Fund

·      Admissions Policy

·      Bad Weather Policy

·      Behaviour Management Policy

·      Camera and Phone Policy

·      Closure Policy

·      Complaints Procedure

·      Confidentiality Policy

·      Debt Recovery

·      Equality and Diversity Policy

·      Fees

·      Food and Drink Policy

·      Health and Safety Policy

·      Key Person

·      Mobile Phone, Personal Calls & Social Networking

·      Non-Collection of Children Policy

·      Parental Involvement Policy

·      Pushchairs

·      Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

·      Safeguarding Children and Child Protection

·      Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information

·      Settling in Policy

·      Special Education Needs/Disability Policy

·      Staffing and Employment Policy

·      Swimming Pool

·      Whistle Blowing


Safeguarding And Child Protection

Northleach Playgroup is committed to updating its policies and procedures and adhering to the regulations and guidance of Ofsted, the governing childcare board.  As a part of new guidance being issued, it is the duty of playgroup staff in their role of safeguarding children to report any concerns about children in their care to the playgroup leader i.e. unexplained bruises, unusual behaviour, etc. and to the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Childrens Board (GSCB).

The playgroup leader will follow the procedures of the Gloucestershire Children’s Safeguarding Board.  In mentioning this, we do not wish to cause concern to our parents/carers. There is an app entitled ‘ Child Protection’ available to download from the Apple App Store or from the Google Play Store if you would like help to know what to look for when worried about a child, what to do and how to refer.  There are also contact numbers for both Ofsted and GSCB advertised in reception and on our website should you have any concerns. Do feel free to talk to your child’s key person or the playleader if you have any concerns regarding this.



An optional Northleach Playgroup uniform is available to purchase and is priced as follows:

Polo Shirt £6.50

V-neck sweatshirt £6.50

If you wish to purchase uniform please order through a member of playgroup staff.


Health and Safety

Children are encouraged (with supervision) to take themselves to the toilet and to wash their hands afterwards. They are also encouraged to wash hands after messy activities and before food or drink. Paper towels are provided.


Toilet Training

Playgroup has purpose-built children’s toilets, washing and changing facilities offering your child safety and privacy, whist allowing staff to maintain supervision.  If your child is using nappies, we request that you provide your own supply of nappies, wipes and cream.  Should your child be in the transition period then we will be pleased to help with ‘toilet training’ and would ask if you could provide a spare set of clothes.




Northleach Playgroup, Mill End, Northleach Gloucestershire  GL54 3HJ

Tel:  01451 860019

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