Policies and procedures
What is a procedure?
It is a model for performing a task. It is an explanation for conducting a series of actions in a certain manner, i.e how you would do it if you had to.
What is a policy?
It is a course of action adopted or proposed by an individual or organisation i,e. an explanation of what you would do in particular circumstances.
Why do we have them?
They are set up to enable the setting to run smoothly and efficiently.
It helps to keep consistency for parents, staff and children.
They provide a consistent framework for everyone to work within.
They are working documents that are continually updated.