Nursery Policies

A full copy of the YMCA Nursery policies can be downloaded by clicking on this link: Nursery Policies 2017. This document contains a comprehensive range of policies which influence our procedures and the day-to-day running of our nursery. We work to a highly professional standard at all times and the staff team are involved in reading, developing and reviewing these policies.

For more information or for individual policies available in print please speak with a nursery practitioner or email: nursery@ymcasouthdevon.org.uk

Policy Summary

Curriculum Development Policy

We provide an enriched learning environment in which all children are supported to develop to their full potential alongside one another. We aim to help the children attending YMCA South Devon achieve their maximum potential within their perceived capabilities, with learning experiences that are planned to enable them to do so. The qualified and experienced staff team are able to deliver suitable early years activities to achieve the statutory framework in place.

YMCA South Devon Nursery uses Tapestry, an interactive and secure method of documenting observations and sharing photos, videos and memories with parents and carers. Parents can in turn use the platform to upload their own special moments, reflect on their child’s time at the nursery and make their own observations which help to enhance the development profile. Find out more about Tapestry here.

Safeguarding & Child Protection

The Nursery is committed to building a ‘culture of safety’ in which children are protected from abuse and harm in all areas of its service delivery. We are committed to responding promptly and appropriately to all incidents or concerns of abuse that may occur and to work with statutory agencies in accordance with the procedures that are set down in ‘What to do if you are worried a child is being abused‘ (DfES, 2006).

We promote children’s right to be strong, resilient and listened to by creating an environment in our setting that encourages children to develop a positive self-image, which includes their heritage arising from colour and ethnicity, languages spoken at home, religious beliefs, cultural traditions and home background.

Staff are appropriately trained, as are volunteers and those on work placements. We follow strict procedure in an effort to maintain the safety of children, young people and the practitioners based at the YMCA.


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