Child Care Okehampton

Our Policies

Our Policies

Safe Touch / Safe Holding Policy

Posted in Our Policies

Stepping Stones Policy on Safe Touch / Safe Holding In our setting, Thrive case-work with individuals is monitored generally by the Senior Manager (Clare Acton). This monitoring is also a feature of Thrive-Online and regular reports and updates of Action Plans, together with evidence of impact, can be generated on demand. In training, all Thrive Practitioners have their case-work closely mentored by Thrive Licensed Trainers. It is a feature of their on-going licensing that all Thrive...

Read More

Quick Links to all Policies

Posted in Our Policies

Section 1: The Learning and Development Requirements Enjoying and Achieving Policy and Practice Making a Positive Contribution Policy and Practice Inclusion Policy Specific Needs Policy and Procedures Equal Opportunity Policy and British Values  Section 2: Assessment Learning and Development Assessment Policy Assessing in Partnership Policy Information and Records Policy Confidentiality Policy Section 3: The Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements Staffing and Recruitment Policy Staff Employment...

Read More

Terrorist Attack / Emergency / National Disaster

Posted in Our Policies

The care and security of your child is paramount, our first priority will be the safety of children and staff. We will do every thing possible to comfort, support your children in  the event of such an incident. We will at all times comply fully with the instructions of the emergency services and consistently reassure children in our care. If you are caught up in an incident we will continue to care for your child until you or a nominated person is able to collect. We are conscious of the need...

Read More

Enjoying and Achieving Policy and Practice

Posted in Our Policies

This section defines what Stepping Stones Day Nursery will do in order to work in partnership with parents and or carers, to promote the learning and development of all children in their care and to ensure that they are ready for school. We as a setting understand that the developmental requirements are informed by the best available evidence on how children learn and reflect the broad range of skills, knowledge and attitudes that children need as foundations for good future progress. Stepping...

Read More

Aims and Objectives

Posted in Our Policies

Aims and Objectives The aims of our day nursery are to provide a happy, caring and safe environment which will enable the children in our care to thrive and be stimulated through their surroundings, activities and resources.  With our warm and positive atmosphere each child will be encouraged to learn through play. We are aware that children are individuals and each possesses their own particular route to learning and so it is up to us as practitioners to identify that journey and explore all...

Read More

Welcome

Posted in Our Policies

Welcome Stepping Stones Day Nursery was opened in January 1998 accommodating children aged from four months to five years.  It is conveniently situated between Okehampton Town Centre, the local primary school and the industrial units creating accessibility for both pedestrians and car users with its own private car park to allow for easy drop offs.  The town is within a rural community and the nursery also takes children from the surrounding villages. Stepping Stones is open from 7.45 – 18.00,...

Read More