The 3P’s: Policies, Procedures and Partnership

Not the most exciting of subjects, but its vitally important to ensure the smooth running of the nursery and to assure you that your little one is being looked after in a professional manner. This website touches on aspects of the policies of which must be read by you prior to your child commencing nursery and which are always available for you to consult at any time.

Main policies and procedures:

We have a range of policies and procedures at Apples & Pears. If you would like a copy, please get in touch.


The welfare of the child is of paramount importance. If any member of staff directly observes or suspects any form of physical or mental abuse, it will be noted and brought immediately to the managers attention. The staff observations will be fully investigated internally. Where further investigation is deemed necessary, advice will be sought from Social Services Access Team and OFSTED. Parents/carers will be notified of any incident and any incidents will be treated sensitively and confidentially.

Download the ‘ Safeguarding Policy 2022‘ document for the Safeguarding Policy Framework for Children in Childcare Settings.


At Apples & Pears Day Nursery, we work in partnership with parents and with professionals, such as health visitors, speech and language therapists to promote the well-being of all children. We believe that for the best quality care and early development for your little people, It is vital that communication is a continuous two-way process so that parents and staff can work in partnership and inform each other of a child’s progress, both at home and in the nursery to ensure continuity and consistency.

The nursery team welcomes parents as partners and this relationship needs to be built on trust and understanding. It is important that we, as practitioners, are able to support parents in an open and sensitive manner. With your help, we want to make sure that when your child(ren) leaves Apples and Pears, that they are happy, confident, independent and ready to meet their next challenge. As part of our commitment to partnership with parents, we have regular newsletters, parents evenings and parent forum meetings.