Policies & Procedures

To ensure that we achieve and maintain our high standards of care, Toddle In have compiled a number of policies. These include policies on:


Please feel free to speak to our nursery manager or read our full SEND policy here before starting at nursery.


Only prescribed medications can be administered to a child at nursery, except in exceptional cases of teething for example, when an occasional dose of Calpol (or equivalent) may be administered. To administer medication, we must always have written consent from a parent/carer. All medication must be clearly marked with the child’s full name, dosage and time to be given.


In our setting we aim to provide an environment which ensures children are safe from potential abuse and we will respond to any suspicion of abuse in a way which not only protects the child and their rights but also reinforces an adult’s responsibility to the child.


We believe that all at Toddle In – staff, parents and children – have the right to the highest standards of confidentiality at all times.

You can ask to see the details kept about your child at any time.  No other parents or carers will be allowed to see this information nor will any other children’s information be available to you.

Partnership with Parents Policy

At Toddle In, we recognise parents as the most important educators of their child and believe that your wishes are of paramount importance. We continuously seek your input and feedback and believe that by working closely together, we ensure continuity between home and nursery, ensuring the best possible start to your child’s life.

Moving On

Children must eventually move to another group. This transition must be managed sensitively in order to avoid distressing the child.

During nursery sessions, the child will be taken for play sessions of increasing length to the new group.

This will be planned in advance of the move and the parent or carer will be informed so that they can be involved in settling the child and getting to know the new staff. The time of the move will not merely depend on the child’s age but also on their stage of development – physical, social and emotional.

We do try to consider friendship groups when moving children but cannot guarantee to move friends together.

A form will be completed by staff in a child’s former group, giving any relevant information, such as changes in toileting habits, and passed on to the next age group.

Other policies are listed below:

  • Admissions
  • Answering the Door and Collection of Children
  • Appearance
  • Behaviour Management
  • Caring for Animals in the Nursery
  • Complaints
  • Contacting Parents
  • Emergency Collection of Children
  • Essential Records
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Fire and Evacuation
  • Food and Drink
  • Food and Safety
  • Health and Safety
  • Health and Sickness
  • Induction of New Staff
  • Lost Children
  • Noise
  • Outdoor Play
  • Outings
  • Parent Information
  • Payment
  • Photography
  • Physical Environment
  • Play
  • Provision of Foundation Stage
  • Recruitment
  • Religious Festivals
  • Safety Checks and Maintenance of Toys and Equipment
  • Self Esteem
  • Settling Children into Nursery
  • Smoking
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Staff Appraisal
  • Staff Development and Training
  • Staffing
  • Staff Numbers
  • Stress
  • Toilet Training and Toiletting
  • Uncollected Children
  • Work Experience
  • Working together and showing respect for Staff and Children

Parents/carers are welcome and indeed encouraged to view these policies in detail by request from the office.