Recruitment and Employment Policy


Ducklings provide equality of opportunity for all children and families. We work in accordance with all relevant legislation, including:


·         Disabled persons Act 2005

·         Race relations Act 1976

·         Sex discrimination Act 1986

·         Children Act 2004

·         Early Years Foundation Stage

·         Every Child Matters


A high adult to child ratio is essential in providing good quality playgroup care. In our playgroup:


·         We have at least one member of staff to every four children under the age of three and one member of staff to every eight children over the age of three

·         Our keyworker system ensures each child and family has one particular staff member who takes a special interest in them

·         Children will never be left alone with an adult who does not have an enhanced CRB check, all staff must undertake an enhanced CRB upon employment

·         Regular staff meetings provide opportunities for staff to undertake curriculum planning and to discuss the children’s progress and any difficulties

·         We work towards an equal opportunities employment policy, seeking to offer job opportunities equally to both men and women, with or without disabilities from all religious, social, ethnic and cultural groups

·         We support the work of our staff by means of regular monitoring

·         Staff will have a commitment to implementing all of our policies

·         All our Staff hold or are working towards appropriate qualifications as follows:



·         Jayne Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education

·         Louise Level 4 Children’s, Care, Learning and development

·         Yvonne Level 4 Children’s, Care, Learning and development

·         Katrina Level 2 Childcare and Education


Written 03/05/09

Review   03/05/09


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