Photograph of outdoor play area of Orpington Montessori preschool

Policies and procedures

The preschool’s policies and procedures can be viewed on a Google drive web page, the contents are listed below.

Behaviour On The Premises

The preschool shares a concourse with the church and other users of the facilities. Please be considerate to the other users and behave and dress appropriately whilst on church premises.

Car Parking

There is NO CAR PARKING on site for parents. All spaces are allocated to teachers or other church users. There are some parking restrictions/charges near by.


1.       Child Protection

1.1   Children’s right and entitlements

1.2   Safeguarding children and child protection

1.3   Looked after children

1.4   Uncollected child

1.5   Missing child

1.6   Use of mobile phones and cameras

1.7   Staff code of practice

1.8   Membership of social networks

1.9   Whistle blowing policy

1.10 Online Safety

2.       Suitable People

2.1   Employment

2.2   Student Placement

2.3   Supervision

3.       Staff qualifications, training, support and skills

3.1   Induction of staff, volunteers and managers

3.2   First Aid Qualifications

4.       Key person

4.1 The role of the key person and settling in

5.       Child ratio

5.1     Staffing

6.     Health

6.1   Administering Medicines

6.2   Managing children who are sick, infectious or with allergies

6.3   Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents

6.4   Nappy changing

6.5   Food and drink

6.6   Food Hygiene

6.7   Sun Protection

7.      Managing Behaviour

7.1   Promoting positive behaviour

8.       Health & Safety

8.1   Health and safety general standards

8.2   Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises

8.3   Supervision of children on outings and visits

8.4   Risk assessment

8.5   Fire safety and emergency evacuation

8.6   No-smoking

8.7   Animals in the setting

8.8   Health and Safety risk assessment template

8.9   Fire safety risk assessment template

8.10  Emergency lockdown procedure

8.11   Emergency closure procedure

8.12  Staff personal safety

9.       Equal Opportunities

9.1   Valuing diversity and promoting equality

9.2   Supporting children with special educational needs

9.3   British values

10.   Information and Records

10.1            Operational Plan

10.2            Admissions

10.3            Application to Join – Reservation Request Form

10.4            Registration Form

10.5            Parental Involvement

10.6            Children’s records

10.7            Provider records

10.8            Transfer of records to primary 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            Holiday Request Form

10.14            Notification of Leaving Form

10.15            Record Retention Policy

10.16            Privacy Policy

10.17            Terms & Conditions

11        Learning & Development