This is a small example of just a few of our policies, a copy of the Parents Handbook will be given to you on induction with a full list.

Aims and objectives

To work in partnership with parents whilst providing high quality childcare.

To respect and cater for each child’s individual needs through non-discriminatory practices.

To provide a stimulating environment and play activities that are interesting, fun, challenging and varied.

We encourage children to make relationships and develop confidence and independence. We recognise the importance of all children developing and maintaining a strong and positive self-esteem and actively encourage this. We also encourage the children to be co-operative, to be able to share, to understand right and wrong and behave accordingly.

To regularly assess and monitor each child’s developmental progress and to share this information readily with parents.

Equal Opportunities

Triangle Nurseries are committed to acknowledging, promoting and developing practices which recognise individual differences in a positive and supportive way. All people especially children are equal of worth and will be treated with respect regardless of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin or religion.

Employees will receive training, supervision and guidance to ensure that the company’s philosophies are supported fully and meaningfully. Any anti-discriminatory remarks, attitude or actions, whether direct or indirect will be appropriately challenged in a professional manner, and will not be tolerated.

Partnership with Parents

Triangle Nurseries Limited believes that a close working relationship with parents and carers is essential if we are able to ensure the best possible care for young children. Partnership with parents starts from the initial contact point. We encourage you to visit our nursery prior to making your decision about whether or not we can meet you and your child’s needs. Please feel free to ask any questions, to visit us as many times as you want, to ask to read our policies, meet the staff and see the play areas. Bring your child with you to see if they feel relaxed in the building.

If you decide to take up a place you will be asked to complete contract forms. Please ensure that these forms are completed fully as we are keen to gather as much information as possible, which is relevant to enable us to care for your child, and to help them settle into the nursery. We encourage parents to talk through any issues, likes and dislikes with both the manager and the child’s key worker to ensure that we get things right.

A good introduction to the nursery is very important and can make all the difference to your child settling in well and feeling happy. We ask that you make at least three settling in visits when initially you will be completing the paper work and getting to know the staff and the nursery environment. Then on the subsequent visits you will leave your child for increasingly longer periods. Please be guided by our staff, some children settle in very quickly, while others need a little more help and time – as do parents! We will help you. Bring your child’s favourite comforter with you if there is one. Familiar things help a child to settle.

Child Protection Policy

The safety of young children is considered paramount. We are committed to providing a safe, secure and happy life for children. Triangle Nurseries are also committed to promote and safeguard the welfare of all children and follow all guidelines laid down by the Children Act 2004, the Children’s Social Care, WSCB, N.S.P.C.C. and Ofsted.

Any concerns that we have regarding a child will be recorded and shared with parents in line with legislation guidelines and procedures. We have a duty to refer any child protection concerns to the relevant agencies – the well being of the child comes first regardless of their situation.

Our involvement within investigations are conducted in a sensitive and professional manner and compliment our access to information policy.

We will aim for all staff members to complete training in the following areas:

  • Recognition of abuse
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Children Act 2004 Legislation
  • Child Protection procedures and practices
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Definition of child abuse