Student Policy

Students are welcomed into our setting as more than just an extra pair of hands. To safeguard everyone concerned we accept students on the basis that:

  • All students will need to complete an induction
  • They have written confirmation from their course provider that they are a student and need a placement.
  • They attend an induction session informing them of our policies especially regarding Health and Safety, Child Protection, Discipline and Confidentiality. After reading said policies they sign to say they understand them.
  • The needs of the children are paramount.
  • They will not be allowed unsupervised access to children, and will only be involved in the day-to-day activities of the room.
  • They will not make the number of adults present too great for the safety and benefit of children’s learning.
  • There will be a named staff member who will mentor the student during their placement and liaise with the school/college on their progress.
  • Students need to be aware that their role is to learn about childcare in a short time scale, and the staff will endeavour to meet the needs of the student however the needs of the children in their care must come first.
  • The student will be expected to conform to the policies in the nursery and interact with the children in their care.
  • Students on long term placements and volunteers aged 17 or over may be included in ratios if the provider is satisfied that they are competent and responsible.
  • Students must be on site by 9.00am and will be allocated a one-hour lunch break.
  • All students must sign in and out of the nursery.
  • Students are asked to wear college uniform or dress smartly. NO jeans or trainers.
  • If any student should have a problem with any aspect of their placement, they should in the first instance speak to student mentor or in the case of the situation not being resolved the student should speak to the manager
  • Mobile telephones are not allowed in the nursery area and must be stored in the student lockers.
  • Long hair, must be tied back and facial piercing must be removed. Jewellery must be kept to a minimum, watch wedding ring and stud pierced earrings.