Woodland Pals Preschool, Kirton

Make friends, have fun and learn

Safeguarding Children

We have a duty, under the law, to help safeguard children against suspected or actual 'significant harm’.  Our employment practices and policies ensure children are safeguarded against the likelihood of abuse within Woodland Pals.  Our way of working with children and their parents ensures we are aware of any problems that may emerge and can offer support, including referral to appropriate agencies when necessary, to help families.

To help us to keep all our children safe we ask that you inform  us in advance about any pre planned absences e.g. medical appointments or holidays etc., and as soon as possible if there is an unplanned absence such as an illness.

Nappy Changing and personal care

We will check and change, if needed, children under 2 every 1 1/2-2 hours, we will not normally change a child, 2 and over, staying for one 3 hour session unless they are uncomfortably wet or soiled.  We ask that the children come to preschool in a fresh nappy, and that parents provide nappies, wipes and spare clothes for if a change is required.

When a child begins potty/toilet training we will work closely with the parents/guardians and find a routine that works best for your child and ensures a happy transition from nappies for everyone.

We will complete a ‘I was changed today’ form to send home if we change your child’s nappy or clothes so you are aware of the reasons and times we have done so.


Inclusion (Special Needs)

As part of woodland Pals policy to make sure that its provision meets the needs of each individual child, we take account of any special needs a child may have.

We work to the requirements of the 1993 Education Act and The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2001).


At Woodland Pals Preschool we regularly take photographs and videos of the children which we use for display purposes, as evidence of activities in their key worker folder and for assessment.

If you have any concerns about this please speak to a member of staff.

On special occasions, i.e. Christmas, we may invite professionals in to record the children performing and to take photographs which may be printed in the local newspaper. On these occasions, a permission form will be given out for parents to sign.


As you are aware we need to keep some information about you and your child, some information has to be passed on to Suffolk county council so that we can claim funding from them for the early education sessions that your child receives from the term after their 3rd birthday. Or if they are eligible for 2yr old funding.

This is to let you know that any information we hold is subject to the Data Protection Act 1998 and is kept securely.