Policies & Procedures

Once Upon A Time Daycare has an extensive number of policies and procedures in place. All of our policies and procedures can be viewed below. They are also available on reception for your information or you can request copies from the Nursery Managers.


You can download all of our polices below.

1a. Safeguarding ChildrenChild Protection Policy
1b. Intimate Care
1b. Online Safety Policy
1c. Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
1c. Safe Care and Practice
1d. Prevent Duty and Radicalisation Policy
1d. Whistleblowing
1e. Camera, Mobile Phone and Recording Device Use
1e. Domestic Abuse, Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage Policy
1f. Mobile Phone, Smartwatches andor fitbits and Social Networking
1g. Staff Behaviour Policy
1h. Lone Working Policy
10. Fire Safety
11. Safety Checks
12. Manual Handling
13. Healthy Workplace
14. Animal Health and Safety
15. Environmental Sustainability Policy
15. Sustainable Practice
16. Visits and Outings
17. Lost Child Procedure from Nursery
18. Lost Child Procedure from Outings
19. No Smoking Policy
20. Alcohol and Substance Misuse
21. Equipment and Resources
22. Critical Incident
23. Adverse Weather
24. Supervision of Children
25. Lock Down Policy
25. Supervision of Visitors
27. Staff Development and Training
28. Supervisions
29. Confidentiality
2a. Inclusion and Equality
2b. Special Consideration for Employees
2c. Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
2d. Looked After Children
2e. Dealing with Discriminatory Behaviour
3. Health and Safety – General Policy
30. Safe Recruitment of Staff
31. Suitability of Staff
32. Data Protection and Confidentiality
32. Staff Working with Their Own Children-Close Relation
33a. Students
33b. Young Worker Policy
34. Volunteers
35. Absence Management Procedure
36. Grievance Procedure
37. Disciplinary Procedure
39. Immunisation
40. Allergies and Allergic Reactions
41. Sun Care
42. Early Learning Opportunities Statement
43. Settling In
44. Transitions
45. Separated Family
46. Nappy Changing
47. Outdoor Play
48. Caring for Babies and Toddlers
49. Use of Dummies in Nursery
4a. Sickness and Illness
4b. Infection Control
5. Medication
50. Sleep
51. Bereavement
52. Nutrition and Mealtimes
53. Parents and Carers as Partners
54. Conflict Resolution with Parents who may be Challenging
54. Multiple Birth Families Policy
55. Access and Storage of Information
56. Late Collection and Non-Collection
57. Admissions
58. Arrivals and Departures
59. Nursery Operational Plan
65. Volunteer Agreement
6a. Promoting Positive Behaviour
6b. Biting
7. Overall Approach to Risk Assessment
77. GDPR Privacy Notice
78. Record Retention Policy
8. Complaints and Compliments
Safeguarding Lead Responsibilities