Working in partnership with parents
At Bossingham Pre-School Ltd we recognise that parents are the first and most important educators of their children. We believe that children benefit most from pre-school education and care when parents and pre-schools work together in partnership. Our staff are always available at drop off and pick up times to discuss children's progress and share relevant information such as key family events. The staff are always ready and willing to talk with parents about any ideas, views or questions.
We communicate with parents regularly via sources such as newsletter, emails, the parent notice board. We also use the Baby's Days system for communication and to share the children's learning with families.
Committee members are also available via phone/email to answer any queries.
Bossingham Pre-School Ltd is committed to providing equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice for all children and families. Children have a right to grow up and learn in an environment free from prejudice and without discrimination. We understand that each child is unique and we support them in their development through adequate and appropriate resources.
We encourage the children to be kind and considerate to others. We praise good behaviour and handle any unacceptable behaviour in ways appropriate to their ages and stages of development – for example, distraction, discussion or by withdrawing the child from the situation. We aim to teach children to behave in socially acceptable ways and to understand the needs and rights of others. We aim to develop children's ability to manage their own behaviour positively.
Special Educational Needs
Bossingham pre-school works to the requirements of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice on the identification and assessment of SEND and aims to provide appropriate learning opportunities for all children. We work with outside agencies that support children and staff. Staff regularly attend Local Inclusion Form meetings (LIFT) as well as attending area SENDCO meetings.
For more information regarding how Kent County Council (KCC) supports 0-25 year olds with special educational needs and disabilities please visit Kent's local offer.
Health and safety
We conduct termly and daily risk assessments on the premises and our equipment and resources to ensure that they are safe to use. We carry out a fire drill each term and when a new child starts mid-term. Our front gate has a security entrance system and our setting is within the secure grounds of the primary school.
All staff and committee members are DBS checked. Staff receive routine training in Safeguarding/Child Protection, and are aware of our policies and procedures. It is important for parents to inform the pre-school of any accidental injuries that happen outside of pre-school. Our prime responsibility is the welfare and well-being of the children in our care. We have a responsibility and a duty to the children, parents and staff to act quickly and responsibly in any instance that may come to our attention. If a child has an accident at pre-school, it is recorded on Baby’s Days. An email is sent to parents and they are asked to sign the accident record on collection of their child(ren).
Our Safeguarding Children and Child Protection policy is available to view in the Downloads section on this website.