POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Policies and procedures help to provide a consistent approach towards developing services and to minimise misunderstanding. Policies and procedures also provide a framework for making decisions. By involving staff and parents in the development and construction of policies and procedures there is a sense of ownership and commitment to the documents. To maintain a high standard of good practice, policies and procedures must be reviewed regularly and changed accordingly to incorporate any new developments in the childcare sector.
A policy is a course of action proposed by a service on a specific issue.
Policies give rise to procedures, which are the written statements of how the policies will be carried out.