Nursery Policies

Thank you for visiting our page of Nursery Policies.

We are involving children, parents and staff to evaluate and update our policies and practices. Please do respond to surveys, questionnaires and/or feedback sheets so that your contributions can be valued and included.

We will post more policies up here as and when they are updated, and all nursery staff have been consulted and then agreed to the final draft.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Here is our Nursery Policy Updates Calendar for session 2019/20, so far.

Nursery Policy Updates Calendar – Session 2019-20






(New Development)

Links to other policies/things to consider Ongoing Developments/

Things to Finalise

August Annual Updates/

Recap for new school session:

·       Induction Booklets

·       School Handbook

·       Child Protection

·       Data Protection

·       Missing Child Policy

·       Dealing with incidents of biting

·       Infection Prevention & Control

·       Administration of Medication

·       Positive Relationship & Behaviour Policy

·       Anti-Bullying Policy

·       Key Worker Policy

Indoor and Outdoor Environments


Pupil-friendly Risk Assessments


Risk Assessment Calendar


Supervision & PR&D

Clarify Risk Assessments for new developments

(water butt, outdoor toilet, mud kitchen, sandpit, woodwork and tinker table)


Self-Evaluation/Quality Assurance

Nurturing Approaches
October Staff Induction Nurture Statement

Additional Support Needs Statement

Relationships, Anti-Bullying, Key Worker, Staff Induction

November Healthy Eating & Snack Policy Play,

Learning & Teaching Policy

(continue drafting from previous session)

Care Inspectorate guidance: Food Matters

Setting the Table


First Aid Policy & Procedures Curriculum Rationale
January Management of Head Lice Prevention and Infection Play, Learning & Teaching Policy (to agree)

School Nurse

Play charter, out to play, play types tool kits, updated loose parts guidance, our creative journey, my world outdoors, animal magic

Outdoor Development

& Wee Green Spaces Information Pack


·  Policy for Adult Volunteers

·  Positive Relationships & Behaviour

·  Nursery Induction Policy

Parental Engagement Statement

& Curriculum Workshops

Nurture statement


Early Learners’ Aims

Missing/Absent/Lost Person Policy

Assessment, Recording

& Reporting

(to continue drafting from last session)

Observations, Highland Developmental Overviews, Reports,

Learning Journeys

April Emergency Evacuation Procedures Language & Literacy

(to begin drafting, linking to developments so far)

Business Continuity Plan

Emergent Approach to Literacy


Key Worker Policy & Procedures

Positive Relationship & Behaviour Policy

Nurture Statement








National Guidance:

The Scottish Government:

UNCRC- The Foundation of GIRFEC

Building the Ambition, Scottish Government, 2014

Loose-Parts-Play, Scottish Government, 2016

Space to Grow, Scottish Government, June 2017

Out to Play, Scottish Government, December 2018


Care Inspectorate:

Ready-to-read-booklet, Care Inspectorate, 2016

My World Outdoors, Care Inspectorate, March 2016

Health and Social Care Standards,Scottish Government,  June 2017

Our Creative Journey, Care Inspectorate, August 2017

animal-magic, Care Inspectorate, July 2018

food-matters-nurturing-happy-healthy-children, Care Inspectorate, December 2018

Gender Equal Play in Early Learning and Childcare – Care Inspectorate, December 2018

Bringing generations together, Care Inspectorate, February 2019


Education Scotland:

HGIOELC How Good is Our Early Learning and Childcare, Education Scotland, February 2016


Play Scotland:

Scotland’s-Play-Charter-1, Play Scotland, 2017

Play-Scotland-Play-Types-Toolkit-bringing-more-play-into-the-school-day, 2017


Other Guidance:

Setting the Table, Nutritional Guidance and Food Standards NHS Scotland, amended April 2018

Setting the table recipes

Aberdeen City Play Policy and Strategy 2018


Our Most Recent Education Scotland Report:

hanoverstreetpsncins030919parent letter


Our Most Recent Care Inspectorate Report:

Hanover Street School Nursery – Care Inspectorate Inspection Report – 27 Feb 2019


Previous Care Inspectorate Reports:

Hanover Street School Nursery – Care Inspectorate Inspection Report – 7 Feb 2018

Hanover Street School Nursery – Inspection Report (16-17)


Aberdeen City Council Guides:

Guide to Integrated Children and Family Services 2019-20






General Application Information:

Click here:


Nursery Induction Information:

Nursery Induction Policy – June 2018

Beginning NURSERY Booklet – Miss Forbes – 2019-20 – PDF File (updated due to change in May Day Holiday)

Beginning NURSERY Booklet – Miss Forbes – 2019-20 – Word File (updated due to change in May Day Holiday)


Click HERE for translatable link. (text only)


Nursery Induction Letter for August/September 2019 new starts: here

Nursery Induction Letter for January 2020 new starts: here

Nursery Induction Letter for April 2020 new starts: here



Child Protection:



Aberdeen City Council Child-Protection-Corporate-Policy-and-Procedure November 2017 – Review November 2020

HSS Full Child Protection Policy & Guidelines – August 2019 – Review August 2020

HSS Child Protection Policy Summary – August 2019 – Review August 2020

HSS Updated Child Protection Notice – February 2019

HSS The 5 GIRFEC Questions February 2019 – portrait





Health & Wellbeing & Health & Safety:


Anti-Bullying Policy – August 2019 – Review August 2020

Anti-Weapon Knife Crime Policy 14.9.17

Management of Head Lice Prevention and Infection – January 2019 – Review January 2020


INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL – September 2019 – Review September 2020

Dealing with Incidents of Biting September 2019 – Review September 2020

Adult Helper Policy – February 2019

Missing-Absent Lost Persons Policy&Procedure – April 2019 – Review April 2020


Relationships and Behaviour:

Positive Relationships & Behaviour (Nursery) August 2019 – Review February 2020


Other Policies:

P1 Induction Policy – June 2018

Staff Supervision and PR&D Policy – February 2019

Key Worker Policy & Procedures – February 2019

What is a Care Plan – Leaflet for Parents – May 2019 – translatable link here:



#There are more policies in our nursery – we are uploading them to this site as appropriate and/or as updated.



Complaints Procedure

Please speak to the nursery team in the first instance – your key worker, Senior Early Years Practitioner or Class Teacher. If you’d prefer, contact Miss Forbes (DHT) or Mr Markey (HT); they have an open door policy. Otherwise, click on these links for information:

Unhappy about a care service and