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Layham Playgroup CIO

Layham Village Hall, Church Lane, Lower Layham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5LZ

Tel: 07999 866419

Registered charity: 1160254  Ofsted Registered,

PLA Member (Pre-school Learning Alliance)

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Our policies help us to ensure the service provided at Layham Playgroup is a high quality one. Staff and parents work together to adopt the policies and all have the opportunity to take part in their annual review.

All policies are available to be viewed at any time.

 Child Protection

 Children’s rights and entitlements

Safeguarding children and child protection

Looked after children

Uncollected child

Missing child

Use of mobile phones and cameras

Suitable people

Employment and staffing (including vetting, contingency plans, training and development

Student placements

Disciplinary procedures

Staff qualifications

Induction of staff, volunteers and managers

First aid

Key person

The role of the key person in the setting and settling-in

Staff: child ratios



Administering medicines

Managing children with allergies, or who are sick or infectious (including reporting notifiable diseases)

Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents (including procedure for reporting to HSE, RIDDOR)

Nappy changing

Food and drink

First aid

Food hygiene (including procedure for reporting food poisoning)

Managing behaviour

  Achieving positive behaviour

Physical intervention

Safety and suitability of premises, environment and equipment

Health and safety

Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises

Supervision of children on outings

Risk assessments

Fire safety and emergency evacuations


Manual handling policy

Equipment and resources

Equal opportunities

Valuing diversity and promoting equality

Supporting children with special educational needs

Information and records


Parental involvement

Children’s records

Provider records


Confidentiality and client access to records

    Information sharing

Working in partnership with other agencies

Making a complaint


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