Making the Pre-School Setting a Supportive and Safe Environment

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Cache Level 3 Diploma in Pre-school Practice
Core unit 3 – Making the pre-school setting a supportive and safe environment.


The 1981 Warnock Report and Education Act highlighted the concept of children having special educational needs. This means each setting needs to have an inclusion policy that states that all children and their parents are included regardless of there race, religion or disability. Our admissions policy reflects this.

The UN Convention on the rights of the child (1989) added to the Warnock Report by stating that disabled children have the right to be included in mainstream education, allowing the child to achieve the fullest possible social integration and individual development. The ramifications for
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An Accident’s Policy, which would include the correct procedures for recording accident’s and incidents.
A Medicines Policy which would detail procedures to be followed when medicine need to be administered to a child. It is important to remember that parents must always be informed of any medicines administered and written permission should always be obtained.
A Sick Child Policy which would detail actions to be taken when a child is sick and how long the child should be away from the setting after sickness.
These policies conforms to the EYFS guide lines;-
The provider must promote the good health of the children, take necessary steps to prevent the spread of infection, and take appropriate action when they are ill. (Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Department for Education and Skills. 2007 Page 27)
A Child Protection Policy is very important as staff need to know the correct action to be taken in the event of suspected abuse.
An Emergency’s policy for actions to be taken in event of a fire or other emergency’s is important. The new SFEYFS states that “regular evacuation drills should be carried out and details recorded in a fire log book of any problems encountered and how they were resolved.” (Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Department for Education and Skills. 2007 Page 7)

It is important to update policies on a regular basis to make sure that they

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