Approved Nursery Policy and Procedures


Here you can purchase a list of policies needed to run your nursery.

See a full list of the policies and procedures available to purchase below.

To purchase simply click the desired policy/ procedure and add to basket.

All policies have been checked and approved and simply need to be edited to cater to your nursery.

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Below is a full list of the policies and procedures able to purchase.

All documents are in Word format

They are separated into two categories.

Key P&P

  • Safeguarding Policy (Ofsted Approved) – this is your most important policy and should be robust.  It states everything you will do to ensure children in your care are kept safe, whether during your nursery day or at home.  (Includes ‘What to do if you’re worried about a child being abused).  Policies that cover Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Prevent Duty and E-Safety & Mobile Phones, which can form part of your safeguarding policy, are available in a separate policy
  • E-safety/ Mobile Phone Policy (Ofsted Approved) – this policy can form part of your safeguarding policy. It is an Ofsted requirement to have a policy which covers mobile phones.  This policy outlines how your setting will keep children safe online and outlines how mobile phones and the internet are used within your setting.
  • Equal Opportunities – this policy sets out your commitment to fairness and lays down guidelines on how to deal with issues that contravene these guidelines includes your policy on racism, sexism and sexual harassment
  • Special Educational Needs – this policy shows how you ensure all children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, differentiated as appropriate to meet individual needs. allowing all children to flourish regardless of their needs.  It includes the statutory DfE SEN Code of Practice.
  • Accident and Incident – this policy outlines the procedures for recording, reporting and reducing incidents or accidents in your nursery
  • Behaviour Management – this policy should state clearly how you manage behaviour in order to provide direction, consistency and fairness in behaviour management throughout your nursery.  Promoting a partnership between staff, parents/guardians and yourself.  This policy will give you a good idea of how you can/ should manage behaviour but it is important to adjust to your own setting and rules.
  • Administration of Medicine – this policy describes how you will receive, store, and administer any medicine given by parents
  • Complaints procedure – This states the procedure you follow for handling complaints, to ensure they are handled fairly, consistently and wherever possible resolved to the complainant’s satisfaction.
  • Parent Partnership – this policy states how you will work in partnership with parents to help the children and the nursery develop
  • Risk Assessment – this policy states how you aim to reduce risks and who will be responsible for risk assessments
  • Whistleblowing – this states a clear process for any employee to report any concerns about the nursery
  • Health and safety – this is a written statement that sets out how an employer ensures that the workplace is a safe environment to work in. This includes providing a safe place of work, safe access to work, safe systems of work, safe equipment, safe and competent fellow workers and protection from risks of injury
  • Infection Control – this policy describes what measures you have in place to prevent the spread of infections
  • Fire Evacuation Procedure – this policy contains what you would do in the event of a fire, including your fire evacuation plan and frequency of your fire drills.
  • Lockdown – this states the procedure you take should you need to go into lockdown and the circumstances you go into lockdown.  Lockdown involves keeping staff and children inside to protect them from threats like terrorism
  • Safer Recruitment – this policy outlines how you will recruit and induct staff, safely. It outlines your company’s preferred hiring practices and promotes consistency within your employee recruiting process.

Other P&P 

  • Social media – this outlines how you and your employees should conduct themselves via the web. It helps protect your company’s online reputation and encourages employees to also get involved in sharing about the company in their online networks
  • Anti-bullying – this policy states how you aim to prevent and deal with any behaviour deemed as bullying
  • Admissions – this policy states how you ensure admissions are inclusive and what if any children get priority e.g. if their child already attends or they are a looked after child
  • Arrival and Collection – this policy states the procedure for dropping off and collection.  This includes information about late collection, non-collection and absences
  • Biting – this policy shows how you handle situations where a child might bite another
  • Confidentiality – purpose of this policy is to ensure that all staff, members and users understand the organisations requirements in relation to the disclosure of personal data and confidential information.
  • Curriculum – this policy states the aims and principles relating to your nursery curriculum
  • Food and drink – states your aim to provide healthy food and drink.
  • Lone working – this policy states whether you allow staff to work on their own and what measures you have in place to effectively safeguard children if this does occur.
  • Lost or missing child – this states the procedure to be followed in the event of a child going missing and measures you have in place to prevent this.
  • Outings – outlines the procedures for nursery staff when taking a child off the premises, as well as the benefits of taking children out.
  • Play – this policy is to inform parents, staff and children of the commitment of your nursery to promoting the wellbeing of children by ensuring a balance between safety, risk and challenge in respect of play provision.
  • Progression – this policy states how you will be monitoring your children’s progress through reports, portfolios etc
  • Resource and Equipment – this policy establishes your commitment to providing suitable resources and equipment
  • Room temperature – this policy shows how you plan to ensure all rooms are kept at a certain temperature
  • Smoking, alcohol or drugs – here you state your position on parents, guardians and staff using substances whilst on your premises or otherwise
  • Emergency Closure – this explains the procedure you undertake should you need to close in an emergency e.g. with regards to fees being paid, and establishing circumstances when you may have to close
  • Healthy eating – this policy states how you encourage healthy eating
  • Childhood Illnesses (Infection Control) – this establishes what happens should a child get sick in your care or at home.  It lists all the potential childhood illnesses and recommended isolation periods. (including Covid-19 policy)
  • Settling-In – outlines your procedure for settling-in children when they start
  • CCTV – this policy states the purpose of CCTV and how it will be used
  • Adverse weather – this policy states what the nursery/ setting will do in the event of adverse weather
  • Allergy – this policy states how you will meet the needs of any child with an allergy or special dietary requirement.
  • Physical Restraint – this outlines the procedures to be followed in the rare case of a restrictive physical intervention being used by a member of staff towards a child.