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Layham Playgroup CIO

Layham Village Hall, Church Lane, Lower Layham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5LZ

Tel: 07999 866419

Registered charity: 1160254  Ofsted Registered,

PLA Member (Pre-school Learning Alliance)

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Our policies help us to ensure the service provided at Layham Playgroup is a high quality one. Staff and parents work together to adopt the policies and all have the opportunity to take part in their annual review.

All policies are available to be viewed at any time.

 Health and Safety Policy

 Risk assessment

Communal areas


Children’s bathroom/changing area

Short trips, outings and excursions


Staff cloakrooms

Maintenance and repairs

Staff personal safety

Threats and abuse towards staff and volunteers

Entrances and approach to the building

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Manual handling

Festival (and other) decorations

Jewellery and hair accessories

Face painting and mehndi

Notifiable incident, non-child protection

Terrorist threat/attach and lock down

Fire safety policy

Food safety and nutrition Policy

Food preparation, storage and purchase

Food for play and cooking activities

Menu planning and nutrition

Meeting dietary requirement

Health policy

Accidents and emergency treatment

Administration of medicine

Life-saving medication and invasive treatments

Allergies and food intolerance

Poorly children

Oral health

Promoting inclusion, equality and valuing diversity policy

Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults policy

Responding to safeguarding or child protection concerns

Allegations against staff, volunteers or agency staff

Visitor or intruder on the premises

Uncollected child

Missing child

Incapacitated parent

Death of a child on-site

Looked after children


Keyperson supervision

Record keeping policy

Children's records and data protection

Confidentiality, recording and sharing information

Client access to records

Transfer of records

Staff, volunteers and students policy

Staff deployment

Deployment of volunteers and parent helpers

Student placement

Childcare practice policy

  Waiting list and admissions


The role of the key person

Settling in and transitions

Establishing children's starting points

Arrivals and departures

Snack-times and mealtimes

Intimate care and nappy changing

Sleep and rest time

Promoting positive behaviour

Identification, assessment and support for children with SEND

Transition to school

Progress check at age two

Working in partnership with parents and other agencies policy

Working in partnership with parents and other agencies

Complaints procedure for parents and service users

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