Policies and procedures required by Ofsted for out-of-school clubs

The following policies are explicitly required by welfare and safeguarding requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) (2014), or are implicitly required by the framework, or are required by other legislation.

Policies required

  • Equalities policy
  • EYFS policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Emergency evacuation procedure
  • Uncollected child policy
  • Missing child policy
  • Complaints procedure
  • Health and safety policy
  • Administering medication policy
  • Visitor policy

A number of examples and information you could include in your policies are available on this page.

Records required

  • Child registration forms, which include: name, address, parents details, emergency contact number, consent for emergency medical treatment, dietary needs
  • Record of staff / other people on premises
  • Daily/sessional register
  • Accident and first aid treatment record
  • Records of medicines administered
  • Record of visitors
  • List of drivers
  • Record of complaints

Others required for good practice

Policies such as health and safety, confidentiality and employment, roles and responsibilities of volunteers and committee members, records of gas and electrical safety checks.

Admissions policy SHOW

Behaviour management policy SHOW

Child protection policy SHOW

Confidentiality SHOW

Day trips SHOW

Diet and policy and practice SHOW

Equal opportunities policy SHOW

Guidelines for playworkers – collecting children from schools SHOW

Health and Safety policies SHOW

Late child collection / Non-collection policy SHOW

Lost child policy SHOW

Payment policy SHOW

Sickness policy SHOW

Transport guidelines SHOW