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 2018/19, so far.

Nursery Policy Updates Calendar – Session 2018-19

Month Policy/Procedure Links to other policies/things to consider

Ongoing Developments/

Things to Finalise


Annual Updates:

Child Protection

Data Protection


Displays (birthdays, etc.)

Environment &

Pupil-friendly Risk Assessments

Staff Induction/

Missing Child Policy


Key Worker Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Positive Relationship & Behaviour Policy

Nurturing Approaches/Nurture Principles


Infection Prevention

& Control

(new nappy guidance, June 2018 from Care Inspectorate)
November Curriculum Rationale New Aims & Vision Key/Local Drivers


Child-Led Learning

January Learning & Teaching Policy

New Aims & Vision

INSET from May 2018 – refer to this

Outdoor Development

& Wee Green Spaces Information Pack

February Parental Engagement & Curriculum Workshops

New Aims & Vision

Key/Local Drivers


Child-Led Learning

March Assessment, Recording

& Reporting

Observations, Highland Developmental Overviews, Reports,Learning Journeys
April Language & Literacy

New Aims & Vision

Key/Local Drivers


Child-Led Learning

May Additional Support Needs

Positive Relationship & Behaviour Policy

Nurturing Approached/Nurture Principles

June/July Self-Evaluation/

Quality Assurance

New Aims & Vision

Key/Local Drivers


Child-Led Learning

Duty of Candour

National Guidance:

UNCRC- The Foundation of GIRFEC

Building the Ambition

Health and Social Care Standards

HGIOELC How Good is Our Early Learning and Childcare

My World Outdoors

Our Creative Journey


Setting the Table Nutritional Guidance and Food Standards – 2015

Setting the table recipes



Our Most Recent Care Inspectorate Report:

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





Nursery Induction Information:

Nursery Induction Policy – June 2018

Beginning NURSERY Booklet – Miss Forbes – 2018-19 – PDF FILE


Child Protection, Behaviour, Health & Wellbeing & Safety:

Child Protection Notice

Child Protection Policy – 2018


Anti-Bullying Policy – November 2018

Anti-Weapon Knife Crime Policy 14.9.17

Positive Relationships & Behaviour (Nursery) February 2018

Management of Head Lice Prevention and Infection – January 2018



Dealing with Biting Incidents November 2018


Other Policies:

P1 Induction Policy – June 2018

Staff Supervision and Monitoring Policy – January 2018


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

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