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Safeguarding Children 

Clever Clogs Pre-school.

1.11 Staffing

Policy Statement
We provide 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 disclosure and barring service in accordance with statutory requirements.

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

  • Children aged two years – 1 adult : 4 children
  • Children aged three years and over – 1 adult : 8 children
  • At least one member of staff holds a full relevant level 3 qualification or higher. At least half of all other staff hold a full and relevant level 2 qualification.
  • All staff have up-to date safeguarding and paediatric first aid training.
  • A minimum of two staff are on duty at any one time.
  • Each child is designated a key person after a settling in period. The key person plans with parents for the childs 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 discuss children’s progress, their achievements, staff training opportunities and any difficulties that may arise from time to time. Here we also review elements of our provision and teaching to identify where we can support children better.

Date: February 2022
Reviewed by: Hannah Miller (Deputy Manager)
A review of the ‘Staffing’ policy was carried out.

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