Forest School Policies


At Little Oaks Forest School, we have essential Policies & Procedures for the Early Years Foundation Stage. All our policies are available for you to read at the setting, electronic copies can be sent to you upon request. Every week parents receive the tapestry newsletter with important information about the week ahead and diary dates for your diary along with our 'Policy of the month'. We ask that you take a few minutes to read and comment on the policy to help us with our annual review.

Child Protection

  • Children’s rights and entitlements
  • Safeguarding children & child protection including Prevent Strategy
  • Allegation against staff policy
  • Whistle blowing
  • Looked after children
  • Uncollected child
  • Missing child
  • Promoting British Values
  • Use of mobile phones and cameras

Suitable People

  • Employment and staffing
  • Student placements

Staff Qualifications, Training, Support and Skills

  • Induction of staff
  • volunteers and managers
  • First aid

Key Person

  • The role of the key person and settling in

Staff: Child Ratios

  • Staffing


  • Administering medicines
  • Managing children with allergies, or who are sick or infectious
  • Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents
  • Nappy changing Intimate care and toileting
  • Food and drink
  • Food hygiene
  • Basic kitchen opening and closing checks template

Managing Behaviour

  • Achieving positive
  • behaviour

Safety and Suitability of Premises, Environment and Equipment

  • Health and general standards
  • Maintaining children's safety and security on premises
  • Supervision of children on outings and visits
  • Risk assessment
  • Fire safety
  • emergency evacuation
  • Animals in the setting
  • No smoking, drugs or alcohol
  • Health and Safety risk assessment template
  • Fire Safety risk assessment template

Equality of Opportunity

  • Valuing diversity and promoting equality
  • Supporting children with special educational needs

Information and Records

  • Early Years
  • prospectus
  • Admissions
  • Registration form
  • Parental involvement
  • Children’s records
  • Provider’s records
  • Transfer of records to school
  • Confidentiality and client access to records
  • Information sharing
  • Working in partnership with other agencies
  • Making a complaint
  • Emergency closure
  • Parent Transitional and Exit Questionnaires
  • Parental Tapestry and Photograph consent forms


if you would like a place for your child at our setting, please make an appointment and we'll gladly take the time to explain everything you need to know. You can make an appointment by phone or by using our contact form. We look forward to meeting you!


0208 393 8660

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