Safeguarding and Welfare Requirement: Child Protection.

Providers must ensure that all staff receive induction training to help them understand their roles and responsibilities.

BCC – The Ark Preschool and Daycare




3.1 Induction of staff, volunteers and managers


Policy statement


We provide an induction for all staff, volunteers and managers in order to fully brief them about the setting, the families we serve, our policies and procedures, curriculum and daily practice.



  • We have a written induction plan for all new staff, which includes the following:

  • Introductions to all staff and volunteers, including management members

  • Familiarising with the building, health and safety and Fire and Evacuation procedures.

  • Ensuring that staff have read and understood our Safeguarding and Child Protection policies and that these are carried out.

  • Ensuring our policies and procedures have been read and are carried out.

  • Introduction to parents, especially parents of allocated key children where appropriate.

  • Familiarising them with confidential information where applicable in relation to any key children.

  • Details of the tasks and daily routines to be completed.

  • Make aware where necessary documents are kept.

  • Familiarising them with documents relating to the children’s learning journey and our system of working.

  • The induction period lasts at least two weeks. The manager inducts new staff and volunteers. The chairperson or senior manager inducts new managers.

  • During the induction period, the individual must demonstrate understanding of and compliance with policies, procedures, tasks and routines.

  • Successful completion of the induction process forms part of the probationary period.


This policy was adopted at a meeting of BCC – The Ark Preschool & Daycare

Held on November 2019

Date to be reviewed December 2020


Signed on behalf of the provider

Name of signatory  Penny Osborne

Role of signatory (e.g. chair, director or owner)  Preschool manager


Other useful Pre-school Learning Alliance publications


  • Employee Handbook (2012)

  • Recruiting and Managing Employees (2011)