Transition policy

Children will move from room to room according to their age group. If the child is due to move rooms due to age and stage of development/readiness we will work with the parents to ensure this is a seamless procedure/process in which the child is fully supported at all stages. Read more.

Settling-in policy

We wish to support children and families during ‘settling in’. We understand that this can be a difficult time for both parties and that attachment is of paramount importance to a young child’s development. Therefore we have developed the following robust procedure. Read more.

Safe Recruitment policy

All staff that work directly with the children will hold an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. No adult (over 16) will have direct, unsupervised contact with the children if they have not undergone an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Read more.

Safeguarding with Children policy

At Hydra Tots our aim is to provide a safe and secure environment for children protecting them from harm and where a concern of abuse is highlighted that it is appropriately responded to in line with this policy. Read more.

Partnership with Parents policy

At Hydra Tots, we believe that in order for children to receive quality care and early learning that suits their individual needs, parents and carers need to work together in close partnership. The two-way sharing of information is of key importance to achieving this. The team welcomes parents as partners and this relationship needs to be built on trust and understanding. Read more.

Mobile phone, camera and recording devices policy

To safeguard all children and staff, in accordance with the EYFS (2012) and local safeguarding children procedures and take photographs to enhance developmental records, advertising, displays around the setting etc. Read more.

Late fees Policy

HydraTots aim to encourage prompt payment in line with contracts whilst maintaining sustainability and flexibility of service. Read more.

Key Person Policy

The role of key person is fundamental to the development and wellbeing of children at the Nursery. Key persons provide a vital link between parents and carers and are often crucial in settling in a child. Their role is to help ensure that each child’s care is tailored to meet their individual needs, to help the child become familiar with the setting, offer a settled relationship for the child and build relationships with their parents. Each member of staff is allocated a group of children to whom they will act as a key person.Read more.

Free Early Learning policy

To fully comply with the Code of Practice on delivery of Free Early Learning provision for 2,3 & 4 year olds.Read more.

Failed collection policy

There is a specific legal requirement for an EYFS provider to have policy and procedures in the event of a failed collection/missing child. Read more.

CRB policy

As an organisation using the DBS disclosure service to help assess the suitability of applicants for positions of trust, Hydra Tots complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice regarding the correct handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure information. It also complies fully with its obligations under the Date Protection Act 1998 and other relevant legislation pertaining to the safe handling, use, storage, retentions and disposal of Disclosure information and has a written policy on these matters. Read more.

Behaviour Policy

Hydra Tots will not give corporal punishment to any child in their care and as far as is reasonably practical will ensure that corporal punishment is not given to any child they care for by parents when on the premises. Read more.

Administration of medication and sick children Policy

At Hydra Tots Private day nursery we follow the guidelines in this document regarding medication. Read more.

Accident & Injury Policy

At Hydra Tots Private Day Nursery we endeavour to provide a safe and well supervised environment for every child. The safety of your child is paramount and every measure will be taken to ensure they are protected from hurting themselves. Read more.