Policy Overview.

You will receive a more detailed version when you start with us. If you wish to see this before making your decision we will be happy to share our policy file with you when you visit us.



Safe Guarding Children Policy

Little Potters will ensure that:

The welfare of the child remains paramount.

  • All children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/ or sexual identity has the right to be protected from harm.
  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
  • All staff (paid/ unpaid) working in the organisation have a responsibility to report concerns to Melanie Henshaw and child protection agencies are contacted without delay.
  • Ofsted are informed of any allegations of serious harm or abuse by any person living, working, or looking after children at the premises
  • No person without a CRB check will be left alone with children.


Managing Children’s Behaviour

Should your child display repeated negative behaviour then we will work together (parents, nursery and of course your child) to develop a mutually agreed positive strategy that could work at home and in the nursery, to counteract and alleviate the situation.

We aim to keep children active and developmentally challenged to avoid a child being bored, which is a major cause of disruptive behaviour. Helpful and considerate behaviour is positively encouraged and rewarded.

We at Little Potters feel that corporal punishment and humiliation is unacceptable at nursery and would lead to instant dismissal.

Age appropriate behaviour plans are displayed in, group rooms, we are happy to offer strategies and advice if you are struggling with aspects of behaviour.

Bullying is when someone deliberately sets out to hurt, threaten or frighten someone. At Little Potters nursery bullying is not tolerated.


Equal Opportunities

Equality of opportunity requires that everyone has an equal chance to develop themselves to their full potential and be safe and free from harm. The Early Years Foundation Stage states “children should be treated fairly regardless of race, religion or abilities”. Consequently, equality of opportunity implies that:

  • Equality of access exists for all
  • Social inclusion exists for all
  • Life choices are widened, not restricted
  • Talents are fostered, not suppressed
  • No one experiences disadvantage or discrimination
  • Stereotypes are challenged
  • All forms of bullying and harassment are condemned and challenged
  • Change is managed for the benefit of all
  • Individual and community needs are responded to in a sympathetic and imaginative manner
  • Individuals and groups are allocated appropriate levels of support to ensure that their 
potential is fulfilled
  • The principle of equity applies.

We aim to have a workforce that represents our community and celebrate diversity.