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Our Policies

Merry Go Round’s policies are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure we adhere to the latest guidelines and best practice for early years care and education.  You can view a copy of these by clicking on each link below. A hard copy is also available in the setting.

1.0 Child Protection

1.1 Children’s Rights and Entitlements

1.2 Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults

1.3 Looked After Children
1.4 Uncollected Child

1.5 Missing Child

1.6 Online Safety

2.0 Suitable People

2.1 Employment

2.2 Student Placements


3.0 Staff Qualifications, Training, Support and Skills

3.2 First Aid

4.0 Key Person

4.1 The Role of the Key Person and Settling In

5.0 Staff:Child Ratios

5.1 Staffing – MGR Provision

6.0 Health

6.1 Administering Medicines

6.2 Managing Children who are Sick, Infectious or with Allergies

6.3 Recording and Reporting Accidents and Incidents

6.4 Nappy Changing

6.5 Food and Drink

6.6 Food Hygiene

7.0 Managing Behaviour & Supporting the Child

7.1 Promoting Positive Behaviour

8.0 Safety and Suitability of Premises, Environment and Equipment

8.1 Health and Safety general Standards

8.2 Maintaining Children’s Safety and Security on Premises

8.3 Supervision of Children on Outings

8.4 Risk Assessment

8.5 Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation

8.6 Animals in the Setting

8.7 No Smoking

8.8 Health and Safety Risk Assessment

8.9 Fire Safety Risk Assessment

8.10 Staff Safety Onsite

9.0 Equal Opportunities

9.1 Valuing Diversity and Promoting Inclusion and Equality

9.2 Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs

9.3 Social Wellbeing Audit

9.4 Access Audit

9.5 British Values


10.0 Information and Records

10.1 Privacy Notice

10.2 Admissions

10.3 Application to Join

10.4 Registration Form

10.5 Parental Involvement

10.6 Children’s Records

10.7 Provider Records

10.8 Transfer of Records to School

10.9 Confidentiality and Client Access to Records

10.10 Information Sharing

10.11 Working in Partnership with Other Agencies

10.12 Making a Complaint

10.13 Childcare Terms and Conditions

10.14 Notification of Leaving

10.15 Schedule of Fees

11.0 Forest School

11.1 Forest School

12.0 Staff Performance

12.1 Staff Appraisals

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