Policies and Procedures


At Watoto Pre-School we work with children, parents, external agencies and the community to ensure the welfare and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life.


Children have the right to be treated with respect, be helped to thrive and to be safe from any abuse in whatever form.  


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Measures to prevent the spread of infection

We have the following procedures and measures in place:

  • Any child, staff member, parent or visitor with coronavirus symptoms must not attend preschool and must isolate at home.

  • Visitors are not permitted into preschool unless essential to a child’s development or wellbeing or to manage an essential need (ie. site maintenance). Any visitors that are permitted on site MUST wear a mask.

  • Children will not be accepted into preschool if they have been given fever reducing medication, at parent’s discretion. Children with temperatures of 37.5 or above cannot return until they have been 24 hours fever free, without the need of medication to assist, in line with PH DfE guidelines.

  • Any person displaying symptoms must not return to preschool until they have completed the required isolation period (10 days) or had 2 negative LFD tests within 24 hours of each other, in line with government guidelines.

  • Increased cleaning processes remain in place.

  • Team members continue to socially distance in communal areas and during parent carer handovers.

  • Encourage parent carers and staff members to wear masks during drop off and collection at preschool.

  • LFT testing kit are available for staff, students, and committee members supplied to us by the DFE

  • Staff members continue to carry out Lateral Flow testing twice a week.

  • Ventilation is a key part of infection control, doors and windows remain open and outdoor play / learning is a high priority.

  • All persons travelling outside of the UK must adhere to instructions and testing in line with the government guidance.

  • Continue to regularly review COVID + Variant risk assessment that reflects the current Government Guidance

  • Continue to provide appropriate PPE to be worn in line with Guidance

  • Hand sanitiser is freely available around the preschool

  • The Watoto Preschool COVID Operational Response plan will be followed


Watoto PreSchool COVID-19 document Jan 2022:

COVID 19 Policy and Procedure

Outbreak Management Plan

Exclusion Returns Policy

Risk Assessment

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Watoto Pre-school is required to collect and process data for a number of purposes concerning its staff, parents, children, contractors and any other individual who comes into contact with the Pre-School. In gathering and using this data Watoto Pre-school is committed to protecting all individual’s rights of freedom and privacy.


Watoto Pre-school is fully committed to full compliance with the requirement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  In line with this,  the privacy policy describes how personal data must be collected, handled, managed and stored in order to comply with the preschool’s data protection standards and the law.


Why This Policy Exists

This privacy policy sets out the rules that all personal data collected, processed, stored, shared and disposed of on behalf of Watoto Pre-School is compliant with the obligations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


This policy has been put in place to ensure Watoto Pre-school:


  • Complies with the requirements set out by GDPR

  • Protects the rights and privacy of any individual it holds data on, including but not limited to; staff, contractors, parents and children

  • Reduces the risk of a data breach

  • Has a clear and consistent approach to the collection, storage and management of data


Relevant Legislation


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in force since 25th May 2018. It applies to all organisations who offer services to monitor or process the personal data of subjects residing in the EU.  Failure to comply with the GDPR can result in fines up to 4% of annual global turnover or £20 million.

At Watoto Pre-School we provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment, and

systems of work for all our employees and a safe early learning environment in which children

learn and are cared for.


To develop and promote a strong health and safety culture within the Pre-School for the benefit of all staff, children and parent carers, we provide information, training and supervision. We also accept our responsibility for the health and safety of other people who may be affected by our activities.

The allocation of duties for safety matters and the arrangements which we make to implement our health and safety procedures are set out within this policy and we make enough resources available to provide a safe and secure environment.

Health & Safety Policy

Policies and Procedures

Watoto Pre-School’s policies and procedures are central to our high-quality provision.

The policies and procedures underpin the Pre-School’s legal responsibility to ensure the welfare of our children, staff, parent/carers and visitors to the Pre-School.


We promise to ensure that all policies and procedures fully incorporate equal opportunities within the preschool framework.


Our policies meet the requirements set out in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England.


These policies and procedure provide an invaluable resource to support the maintenance of our high-quality provision.


We welcome all feedback on these policies and procedures.