"Policies and procedures are essential to help you provide good quality provision that is compliant with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). They do this by explaining to staff and parents about the type of childcare you offer and what actions you take in practise to achieve this... they are the rules required for running the setting in a way which complies with the requirements of the EYFS and Ofsted registration and must be adhered to". Essential Policies and Procedures for the EYFS (PLA, 2012)
The majority of our policies / procedures are based on either Pre-School Learning Alliance or Lincolnshire Birth to Five Service sample policies, which have been adapted as necessary to fit the requirements of our setting.
In recognition of the importance of policies and procedures, Abbey 345 Pre-School has established a rolling programme of review, so that each policy is reviewed at least once a year. This allows us to make any necessary changes to the policies and procedure and / or the way it is implemented. however, if changes need to be made before a review date(eg legislative changes, updates to recommended good practice), we will update the relevant policy accordingly.