Our Policies & Procedures

Crookhill Early Years Policies and Procedures are available to read in Early Years, If you wish to have a personal copy please contact the Early Years Team on 0191 4137473, copies can also be emailed.


At Crookhill Early years we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework which is a principled approach to guide the work and procedures in the setting as well as the Birth to 5 Matters. As part of this approach we follow almost seventy policies and procedures to ensure we maintain high standards. These policies include some of the following, but this is not the full list:

Child Protection and Safeguarding; social media, mobile phones, child absence, toileting, intimate care, etc.

Health and Safety; administering medication, infectious children, sun protection, managing and reporting accidents, equipment and resources etc.

Parent and Carer; non payment of fees, parent / carer behaviour, complaints, parental involvement, etc.

Staff, Student and Volunteer; Key Person, staff selection and recruitment, student and volunteers, staff training, etc.

Forest School; use of fire, safe hand tools, risk assessments, hen keeping, rules and procedures, insurance, etc

General policies and procedures including; aims, admissions, settling in, British values, special educational needs, GDPR, behaviour, learning and development, equality and diversity etc.

Policies and Procedures are reviewed annually therefore subject to change due to circumstances, events, reflection and legislation etc.