Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures

We have many policies and procedures in place at the nursery, to protect the children and to help ensure we maintain a high standard of care at all times.

The policies and procedures govern the way we operate in the nursery, and will be openly published for parents and OFSTED to read and refer to at any time. The whole staff team are involved in reviewing and monitoring the policies and procedures on a regular basis, so we can implement any changes or add to them when required. When we are reviewing a policy we display a copy on the notice board and encourage parents/carer’s to comment and make suggestions.

The policy and procedures file is located in the welcome area if you require any further information please ask the Nursery Manager

Safety & Security

The safety and security of our Little Rascals is of paramount importance and access to the nursery is strictly controlled. We have installed biometric fingerprint door entry systems so only those who are authorised have access
Visitors to the nursery are asked to provide identification and to sign the visitor’s book on arrival. Our staff are very conscientious and are required to adhere to strict policies and procedures regarding the authorisation for collection of children.

All employees are checked for their suitability with references and the Disclosure Barring check and are also required to attend child protection training as part of their induction. This training is further supported by a fully trained Child Protection coordinator at the nursery.

The nursery also has a fully trained Health and Safety Coordinator, and Fire Marshalls to ensure nursery safety and security at all times.

We also believe it is our duty to teach the children in our care about safety and security and discussions and activities around these subjects are built into the curriculum and supported by visits from fire fighters and police officers. Children also take part in risk assessing their playrooms

Illness & Medication

If your child is unwell, please keep them at home as we have a responsibility to other children and staff to maintain a healthy environment.

The length of time they should stay away from nursery will depend on the illness, nursery staff can advise on what the recommended exclusion periods are.

With your written permission we can administer medicines prescribed by your doctor and Calpol for teething. The medicine will need to be labelled clearly with your child’s name, dosage and instructions.


All of our staff are trained in Paediatric First Aid.  

We carry out extensive risk assessments.  Despite our vigorous policies and procedures accidents can still happen.  Accidents and incidents are recorded and shared with the child’s parents/carers, they will be asked to sign the relevant report form. Should there be an accident of a serious nature we will contact the parent/carer immediately and advise them what has happened and what action is going to be taken. If required we will contact the child’s doctor or emergency services. Should the child need to go to hospital a member of staff will accompany the child and stay with them until the parent/carer arrives.

Website Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Little Rascals Nursery and Preschool is committed to protecting your privacy when using this website, www.littlerascalsnursery.co.uk is hosted by EightyEightUK and their general privacy policy relating to web hosting can be viewed at  https://eightyeightuk.com/privacy-policy/.

We currently do not process any personal data on our website (e.g. login information) however the website does use cookies. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help with improving your future access to our site. The cookies used do not provide any personally identifying information about you and the cookies will not extract any information from your computer.

This statement explains how our website uses any information you give to us and the ways in which we protect your privacy. We ask you to read it carefully. We may be required to change it from time to time so we also ask you to check it occasionally to make sure you are aware of any updates.

How we comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) We treat any personal information (which means data from which you can be identified, including your name, address, e-mail address, etc.) that you provide us, or that we obtain from you, in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Under this Regulation, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you.

What personal information we collect about you as a visitor to our website

We collect the personal data that you volunteer on the contact forms which you submit to us via our website i.e. waiting list or a general enquiry. The personal data we collect will specifically be used only to respond to an enquiry raised by you. We maintain the highest standards of security; however the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. We request that you do not send private, sensitive or confidential information to us by email, and should you do so it is at your own risk. So, whilst we will do our best to protect your Information, we cannot ensure the security of your data transmitted to our Website. Once we have received your Information we will use strict procedures and security features to minimise the risk of unauthorised access

How we use the information you provide us

Your personal information will be used only for the purposes of communicating with you in relation to our services.

Where your personal data is held

Information obtained via our contact forms will be held electronically, in the Nursery. Personal data held within a software system will be securely protected with individual logins, which will only be given to those who need to access the data.

How do you consent to Little Rascals’ use of your personal information?

By using our website, you consent to our collection and use of your Information as described in this Privacy Statement. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our Website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

Your data subject rights

You may request access to all your Information that we collect online and maintain in our database by writing to us at the following address: Data Protection Officer Little Rascals Day Nursery, 45 Chesswood Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2AA.