Student Placement

We recognise that qualifications and training make an important contribution to the quality of care and education provided by the pre-school.  As part of our commitment to quality, we offer placements to students undertaking early years qualifications and training.  We also offer placements to school pupils on work experience under the following conditions:

  • The needs of the children are paramount, students will not be admitted in numbers which could hinder the essential work of the staff
  • We require students on qualification courses to meet the "suitable person" requirements of Ofsted and have a relevant CRB certificate
  • We require schools placing students in the pre-school to vouch for their good character
  • We supervise all students at all times and do not allow them to have unsupervised access to children
  • Students are not counted in the staffing ratios
  • We have employees liability and public liability insurance, which covers students, trainees and voluntary helpers
  • We require students to adhere to our confidentiality policy
  • All students undergo induction on Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Code of Conduct and Behaviour Management
  • We ensure that trainees and students are engaged in bona fide early years training, which provides the necessary background understanding of child development and activities
  • Students will be given copies of all the pre-schools policies and procedures