Policies and Procedures

We are in the process of adding copies of all of our Policies and Procedures for Parents to read and refer to when required. Please bare with us while we up load them - there are lots!!

Our Policies and Procedures have been created using Early Years Alliance recommendations, and are available to read in full within the Preschool.

If you have any questions regarding our Policies and Procedures please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Health and safety policy

The Health and Safety of the children in our care is our highest priority, alongside the Health and Safety of all staff, parents, volunteers, visitors and any other person to set foot within our setting.

Risk Assessment

Risk assessments are carried out to ensure the safety of children, staff, parents and visitors. 

These evaluate the risks within the setting; the risk from fire hazards, activities and equipment, including opening and closing checks.

Short trips, outings and excursions

Short trips, outings and excursions are great opportunities to take children out into the community and learn about the world around us. 

Threats and abuse towards staff and volunteers 

We believe that violence, threatening behaviour and abuse against staff are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Where such behaviour occurs, we will take all reasonable and appropriate action in support of our staff and volunteers.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Staff implement the current guidelines of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations. 

Chemicals used in the setting are  kept to the minimum to ensure health and hygiene is maintained.


The safety of the children in our care is always paramount. Alison is our Designated Person for Safeguarding and is trained in how to respond to any concerns regarding any child or adult who has a relationship with our Preschool. Brightside Preschool has a legal responsibility to report any safeguarding concerns as detailed in the Safeguarding Policy below. 

The Early Years Foundation Stage

As an Ofsted registered setting we follow the legislation set out by the government in the Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2021).  We also use the non statutory curriculum guidance Development Matters to inform our curriculum.

Our Curriculum

Brightside Preschool's curriculum will evolve over time as it is guided by the interests of the children. Children learn through play and are given the freedom to explore the resources throughout the environment, accessing both the inside and outside all year round.

Throughout the year we will introduce the children to a diverse range of topics, including different festivals, and provide them with adult-led experiences to enrich their learning. We welcome parents and carers into the setting to share their celebrations with us.

Children also learn to use Makaton signs, helping to encourage communication and language skills.


Partnership with Parents

Partnership between Preschool and Parents is vital for the development of each individual child. Parents know their child the best and we rely on parent input to know how to meet their needs.

Our online learning journals provide a daily incite into what each child has been doing. Parents see snap shots of their child's learning, which we will link to the 7 areas of learning.

Each week we give Parents an idea of an activity which they can choose to do at home, allowing them to be a part of their child's learning. 

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