Policy & Nursery documents

This section includes details of Nursery's policies and useful documents for parents to download.

Please see our Health and Safety doument for general safety information and you can download Blue Planet's supplementary policy on COVID-19 to see additional safety measures.


In case of illness the Nursery request parents follow the following guidelines:

  1. In the interest of all children, parents/Carers are required to discontinue a child's attendance when a child is ill, until they are free of both symptoms and cause. Children with a fever may not return to school until their temperature has been normal for at least 48 hours and are free of all symptoms, including diarrhoea. Please also refer to the supplementary policy on COVID-19. The Nursery has the right to refuse entry to the Nursery if a child is unwell. Parents/Carers are requested to inform the school if their child has a contagious disease, so that we can alert staff and parents to watch for symptoms.
  2. Cuts and sores on either adults or children will be covered with sticking plaster or other dressings.
  3. At least one qualified first aider will be in attendance at each session.
  4. Any minor accidents will be dealt with by the first aider and entered into the accident book. Parents/Carers will be informed when they collect their child.

Emergency Medical Attention
In the event of an accident or illness requiring immediate medical attention, the first aider will remain with the child whilst emergency services and parents are contacted.

Consent from parents will be required for emergency medical treatment as specified in the enrolment form.

For more information please read our policies on Infection Control and Sickness and Illness.

Blue Planet, Equality and Positive Care

Parents and guardians may find the followng documents useful. Please note the documents are in Word or Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF), if you do not have Adobe Reader you can download it for free from www.adobe.com/uk/downloads/.

  • Valuing Diversity and Promoting Equality document Word Document
  • Summary: Policy document covering how our service is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children, particularly those that arise from their ethnic heritage, social and economic background, gender, ability or disability. Our setting is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families.

  • Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs word document
  • Summary: Policy document describing how we provide an environment in which all children, including those with special educational needs, are supported to reach their full potential.

  • Promoting Positive BehaviourPDF
  • Summary: Describes how our nursery setting provides an environment in which children flourish best when their personal, social and emotional needs are met and where there are clear and developmentally appropriate expectations for their behaviour.

Admissions, Health and Security

  • Admissions PDF
  • Summary: It is our intention to make our setting accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community. We aim to ensure that all sections of our community have access to the setting through open, fair and clearly communicated procedures.

  • Role of the Key Person in the Setting PDF
  • Summary: We believe that children settle best when they have a key person to relate to, who knows them and their parents well, and who can meet their individual needs. Research shows that a key person approach benefits the child, the parents, the staff and the setting by providing secure relationships in which children thrive, parents have confidence, staff are committed and the setting is a happy and dedicated place to attend or work in.

  • Safeguarding Children Policyword document
  • Summary: Blue Planet will work with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children and give them the best start in life. Our safeguarding policy is based on the EYFS key themes and commitments.

  • Childrens' RecordsPDF
  • Summary: There are record keeping systems in place that meet legal requirements; means of storing and sharing that information take place within the framework of the Data Protection Act and the Human Rights Act.

  • Provider Records PDF
  • Summary: We keep records for the purpose of maintaining our business.

  • Parents as Partners word document
  • Summary: This policy describes ways we can ensure a strong relationship with parents to ensure the wellbeing and development of your children.

  • Online SafetyWord document
  • Summary: The policy describes how we aim to support children staff and families to use the internet safely.

  • Data Protection and ConfidentialityWord document
  • Summary: This policy describes how your information is protected, stored and used by the Nursery.

  • Nutrition & Meal TimesPDF
  • Summary: We encourage and promote healthy eating in the Nursery and look to provide a variety of healthy options for snack times and cooking activities.

  • Sun Careword document
  • Summary: This policy describes how we aim to protect child particularly during extreme weather conditions.

Employed and Volunteer Staff

  • Employment and Staffing PDF
  • Summary: Provides details on the nursery's staffing ratio, which is in line with the Welfare requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage to ensure that children have sufficient individual attention; staff qualification, and criminal records checks.

  • Induction, Staff Volunteers and Managers PDF
  • Summary: Describes how we provide an induction for all staff, volunteers and managers in order to fully brief them about the setting, the families we serve, our policies and procedures, curriculum and daily practice.

  • Student Placements PDF
  • Summary: As part of our commitment to quality, we offer placements to students undertaking early years qualifications and training. We also offer placements for school pupils on work experience.



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