Following numerous requests from providers, the template document forms have been devised by Early Years Officers. These are reference tools and guidance to support settings with implementing and strengthening daily practice and procedures. These include Performance Management, Safer Recruitment and Health and Safety documents and procedures as well as many other support templates that will help providers in meeting the EYFS Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements.
These documents are simply reference tools, based on examples officers have seen from many different childcare providers, some of whom have been observed and deemed to meet requirements by Ofsted during recent inspections. Settings DO NOT have to use these particular forms in practice, however if any choose to, they will need to be adapted to be specific to the particular setting as all forms are labelled as the example “ABC Pre-School” and some have notes and guidance which providers may want to remove before using.
If you have any questions or queries over the templates or would like support with implementing any procedures, please contact your Early Years Childcare Officer who will be happy to help.