Whistleblowing

PRINCIPLE & STATEMENT OF INTENT Bumbles Day Care is committed to providing a professional and quality service to safeguard children placed in our care. Our dedicated staff team recognise that they are in a relationship of trust with the children in our care and are committed to abiding by Bumbles policies, procedures and guidelines which […]

Video and photography

Principle and statement of intent This policy has been formed following the guidelines and principles in the: Our Duty to Care (ODTC) – Principles of Good Practice for the protection of children and young people published by Volunteer Now, fifth edition 2009, updated April 2011 (supported by DHSSPS) Department of Health & Social Services NI […]

Transport

Principle and statement of intent At Bumbles Day Care a transport service is offered which enables children to be left to and collected from school. In addition, we offer a holiday programme and organise outings in the local area and also to places of interest which involves using our own, and other forms of transport. […]

Sleep and rest

Principle and statement of intent This policy has been formed following the guidelines and principles in the: The Children (NI) Order 1995 – This specifies that the welfare of the child is paramount. The role and the responsibility of parents to care for their children is emphasized. Department of Health & Social Services NI – […]

Settling in

Principle and statement of intent This policy has been formed following the guidelines and principles in the: The Children (NI) Order 1995 – This specifies that the welfare of the child is paramount. The role and the responsibility of parents to care for their children is emphasised. Department of Health & Social Services NI – […]

Security

Principle and statement of intent Bumbles Day Care has a commitment to the children, families, staff and volunteers who are in our care/involved in our setting to ensure that safety is of utmost priority. Policy The setting has implemented this policy to ensure management and staff have the appropriate authority to exercise powers and carry […]

Record management

Principle and statement of intent In accordance with guidelines supplied by the DHSPSSNI, Bumbles Day Care adopts the following schedule in the keeping and disposal of all records. Please find below a general guideline to many of the different records that Bumbles Day Care is required to keep. The left column outlines circumstance and the right column refers to […]

Partnership with parents and carers

Principle and statement of intent The principle behind our Partnership with Parents and Carers Policy is taken from the Policy for Early Years Provision in NI (1994) which states that: “Parents are the first educators of their children and should be involved at all stages in their education and development”. At Bumbles Day Care, we […]

Collecting children from school

All staff MUST arrive to Bumbles promptly and check the schedule to see which school runs they will be doing that day / which collection point they will be going to. Co-ordinators MUST ensure that they speak with all members of the team each day regarding the collections and be confident that everyone knows where […]

Outings and community

Principle and statement of intent At Bumbles Day Care, to encourage learning, with parental permission, we try as often as we can to take the children out of the day care environment. Trips to the park, library and shops give them extra knowledge and help to develop their five senses as well as a sense […]

Outdoor play

Principle and statement of intent At Bumbles Day Care we believe outdoor play is an integral part of the curriculum. Outdoor play is essential for all aspects of a child’s development. It can provide children with experiences which enable them to develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. In doing so it provides a rich context […]

Observation, record keeping and assessment

Principle and statement of intent At Bumbles Day Care we aim to offer a learning programme that uses planned play activities that allow children to grow and to develop the skills they will need to become confident and independent, and to reach their full potential. In forming this policy we follow the guidelines and principles […]

Medical Administration

Principle and statement of intent In accordance with principles of good practice, it is Bumbles Day Care’ policy that all medicines given to children in our care are only administered by either a member of staff who holds NVQ Level III in childcare or equivalent, or with appropriate supervision from either a Manager / Deputy […]

Manual handling

Principle and statement of intent The health, safety and welfare of all the people who work or attend Bumbles Day Care are of fundamental importance. Lifting is an inevitable part of a typical day in a childcare setting. Lifting children, picking up toys and carrying toy boxes are just a few tasks that require a […]

Appendix A: Managing children’s behaviour

This is a supplement to the Managing Children’s Behaviour Policy and should be read in conjunction with that policy. The following are guidelines on how to deal with specific instances of behaviour followed by scenarios that have already been experienced in Bumbles Day Care. Coping with Aggression & Teaching Self-Control Babies can sometimes do things […]

Managing children’s behaviour

Principle and statement of intent The standards and principles of our policy take into account the U.N Convention on Rights of the Child which states “that the child should be fully prepared to live an individual life in society, and brought up in the spirit of the ideals proclaimed in the Charter of the United […]