Our Policies



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Equal Opportunities and British Values

In Acorn we ensure that we offer a fully inclusive service i.e. meeting the needs of all children. We are committed to anti-discriminatory practise to promote the equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families.


In accordance with DfE requirements we also promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. An example of these are:

  • We demonstrate democracy in action by children sharing views on what the theme of their role play area could be with a show of hands.

  • Staff collaborates with children to create the ‘golden rules’ for example to agree the rules about tidying up and ensure that all children understand the rules and that they apply to everyone.

  • Staff encourages a range of experiences that allow children to reflect on their differences and understand we are allowed to have different opinions, for example, small group time discussing their favourite activities.

  • Respect their own and other cultures; know about similarities and differences between themselves and others by sharing and discussing practises, celebrations at home and experiences.



Safeguarding is very important in Acorn and we have strong policies and procedures in place. As part of this, we are also committed to ‘Safer Recruitment’ and follow HCC safer staffing procedures. Two members of staff have attended WRAP i.e. Prevent Duty and Radicalisation; this training has been cascaded to all members of staff.



Acorn has a strict policy and procedure regarding eSafety and the use of cameras, mobile phones, social media, the internet and apps within our setting. We have a designated person who is responsible for eSafety. We offer two eSafety newsletters one for Acorn staff and other for our parents, this can be found on our parent information board. ‘Chicken clicking’ is a book available in the library you can read with your children.


Early Years Offer

This document is designed to give an overview of how we meet the requirements of any child who is identified with special educational needs, whether this is known before or after starting at Acorn Playgroup and Pre-School.


Making a Complaint

In Acorn we welcome any suggestions on how to improve our setting. Any suggestions about running the setting will be taken seriously and discussed at a staff and trustees meeting. We appreciate that most concerns can be dealt with quickly by an informal approach to a member of staff and/or manger and/or chair of the trustees. However, if this does not achieved the desired outcome we have a set of procedures in place for dealing with concerns. We aim to achieve a satisfactory conclusion for all parties involved.

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Acorn Playgroup and Pre-School Welwyn

Registered Charity Number 1054698