The Centre’s policies and procedures help us to ensure that the service we provide is of a consistently high quality. The Governors, Staff Team and Families work together to develop these policies that are regularly reviewed.
A file of the full range of the Centre’s policies is available on the website or at the office.
Click here to see the PP STATEMENT 2016-17
Charging and Remissions
Click here to see the charging-and-remissions-policy
Click here to view the the limes admissions policy 2017
Learning and Teaching
Click here to view the learning-and-teaching-policy
Click here to view our Behaviour Policy 2017
Inclusion and Race Equality
We aim to ensure that our service is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children, particularly those that arise from their ethnic heritage, social or economic background, gender, ability or disability. Our Centre is committed to anti-discriminatory practice and will challenge prejudice and discrimination. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and valuing the diversity of the community we serve.
Special Educational Needs
We offer an inclusive approach that enables all children to participate in activities at their own individual level and to experience success. If there are concerns that a child may have a behavioural, emotional, physical or learning difficulty we will always discuss this with you. If necessary we will together refer to specialist agencies that are available to us (e.g. Speech Therapist, Educational Psychologist; Health Visitor or Paediatrician).
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Karen Farmer.
Confidentiality and Information Sharing
We recognise the confidential nature of some of the information that you share with us. We have procedures and practices in place to ensure that parents and carers are able to share information in confidence and that it will be used only to enhance the welfare of their children. Such information is stored appropriately and securely.
As part of Bristol City Council, we have a legal duty of care for the children at the Centre. Our employment practices protect children against the likelihood of abuse at the Centre and we have a procedure for managing complaints or allegations against a member of staff. All members of staff are checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) on a regular basis.
Our legal duty of care also means that if we are concerned that a child may be being harmed in any way, we have a legal responsibility to report this to Social Care. We will always work very closely with you over any referrals.