5.1 Staffing

5.1 Staffing

Policy statement

Hanney Pre-School provides a staffing ratio in line with the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage to ensure that children have sufficient individual attention and to guarantee care and education of a high quality. Our staff are appropriately qualified and we carry out checks for criminal and other records through the Criminal Records Bureau in accordance with statutory requirements.

Procedures

To meet this aim we use the following ratios of adult to children:

  • Children aged two years: 1 adult : 4 children:-
    – at least one member of staff holds a full and relevant level 3 qualification; and
    – at least half of all other staff hold a full and relevant level 2 qualification.
  • Children aged three years and over: 1 adult : 8 children:-
    – at least one member of staff holds a full and relevant level 3 qualification; and
    – at least half of all other staff hold a full and relevant level 2 qualification.
  • A minimum of two staff/adults are on duty at any one time.
  • Each child is assigned a key person to help the child become familiar with the setting from the outset and to ensure that each child has a named member of staff with whom to form a relationship. The key person plans with parents for the child’s well-being and development in the setting. The key person meets regularly with the family for discussion and consultation on their child’s progress and offers support in guiding their development at home.
  • We hold regular staff meetings to undertake curriculum planning and to discuss children’s progress, their achievements and any difficulties that may arise from time to time.
This policy was adopted by Hanney Preschool committee on the 3rd Oct 2012 – Signed by Georgia Newman Co-Chair
(The original signed copy of all policies are held on site and can be viewed upon request)

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