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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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Keeping Everyone Safe

At Watoto Preschool we promote the good health of all children, our staff team, and visitors through maintaining high hygiene standards and reducing the chances of infection (including Covid) being spread. We follow the Public Health England, HSE, and DFE guidance, this includes the health protection in schools and other childcare facilities guidance. This guidance sets out when and how long children need to be excluded from preschool, when treatment/medication is required, and where to get further advice from.


Viruses and infections can be easily passed from person to person by breathing in air containing the virus, which is produced when an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes. It can also spread through hand/face contact after touching a person or surface contaminated with viruses.


It is a fact that children will get ill. By following the guidelines in the policy’s below, unnecessary exposure to illnesses is reduced and we ensure infections are managed effectively, creating a happy and healthy Pre-school for all.


Should your child become ill, they should only return to Pre-school when they are over any symptoms in accordance with the guidelines shown in the sickness and illness policy, and when they are well enough to do so.


The policies below demonstrate how as a Pre-school we are keeping everyone safe

Infection Control

Sickness Policy

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.

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