Induction of Employees and Volunteers

Safeguarding and Welfare Requirement: Suitable People

At least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate is on the premises at all times when children are present, and must accompany children on outings.

Health  - The provider must ensure there is a first aid box accessible at all times with appropriate content for use with children.  Providers must keep a written record of accidents or injuries and first aid treatment

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 where appropriate.

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

  • Ensuring our policies and procedures are read and adhered to.

  • 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 two weeks.  The supervisor inducts new employees and volunteers. The chairperson and the most senior member of staff inducts new supervisors.

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.

This Policy was adopted by Sparklers Pre-School


Lynn Mcmahon

Role of Signatory:

Pre-School Supervisor

Issue Date:

Under Review

Next Review Date:

Under Review

This Policy was approved by Sparklers Pre-School Committee


Role of Signatory: