Policies

All of our policies are available to parents and can be found in the Nursery Entrance Hall. Waingels Gardens Day Nursery are registered by OFSTED. We comply with Health and Safety Regulations and have been approved by the Department of Environmental Health.  

Please click here to download a pdf of our policies.

The Nursery receives Inspections from Ofsted Early Years, and general guidance is available from Wokingham Council Early Years Advisers. Our written policies and procedures have been read and approved by the relevant authorities.

Our policies include:

Health and Safety Policy

This policy details risk assessment procedure and how we ensure that we are all working in a safe environment. It includes guidance for staff, COSHH, RIDDOR, electricity, fire safety, accidents, food and hygiene and child safety.

Equal Opportunities Policy

This policy details our admissions policy, working with families and children, the Curriculum, food and festivals, resources, language, special needs, grievances, discriminatory behaviour, complaints, pecial educational needs and disabilities policy.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy

Our SEND Policy details our procedure for monitoring special needs and disabilities and to ensure that all children have the same entitlement around a broad based curriculum.

Safe Guarding Children Policy

This policy details our commitment to protecting all children from maltreatment and harm. This policy will be sent out to you with a place offer.

 

Positive Behaviour Management

This policy outlines how we encourage positive behaviour and how we may deal with any challenging behaviour through a set of procedures designed to improve the situation. It provides guidance for both staff and parents.

There are also many other policies and procedures in our Policies folder which can be found in our Entrance Hall. All of our policies can be copied for parents on request.

Admissions Policy

On enquiry, we will send you a Welcome Pack and offer you an introductory visit. On receipt of a completed Waiting List Enrolment Form, the child’s name will be added to the waiting list. There is no charge for this.

Nursery places are subject to availability. There will be equality of access to nursery places as outlined in the Waingels Gardens Day Nursery Equal Opportunity Policy. When a place becomes available within a suitable age group, parents of a child from the top of the list will be offered a place according to the start date required. Priority will be given to children requiring all day care five days a week, then to those requiring all day care on two, three or four days per week, particularly those who can be successfully matched to make a full time place. Siblings of children currently attending will also take priority of places.

Welfare
We consider health and safety of each child of upmost importance and each child is allocated a ‘key person’ when they first start at the Nursery.  This ‘key person’ will ensure that your child feels individually cared for. Children’s meals are cooked on site every day by our qualified cook. We use fresh fruit and vegetables and source meat locally. We cater for all allergies and dietary requirements.  
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Staff
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individual children. All of our staff are expected to share this commitment and have been thoroughly vetted in accordance with Ofsted requirements. Our Senior team are all qualified and highly trained in child care and education. We also use an apprenticeship scheme to train enthusiastic and passionate individuals who are starting out in their childcare career. Staff receive regular ongoing training to help them to further their career and knowledge of childcare to reach their full potential.
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Policies
All of our Nurseries practice a range of policies and procedures. These are available for all parents to read. Policies and procedures are set and put in place by OFSTED and EYFS to safeguard children. These include procedures for illness and disease, health and safety, child protection, security, hygiene, food and nutrition to name a few. 
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