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3.1 Induction of employees and volunteers


Policy statement

We provide an induction for all employees and volunteers 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 employees and volunteers including management committee members.

  • Familiarisation with the building, health and safety, and fire and evacuation procedures.

  • Ensuring our policies and procedures are read and adhered to, these are kept in the black hanging folder on the door into pre-school.

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

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

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

  • The induction period lasts at least six weeks. The manager inducts new employees and volunteers. The chair person or other member of the committee 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 forms part of the probationary period.

Following induction, we continue to support our staff to deliver high quality performance through regular supervision and appraisal of their work.

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