Students – Woodthorpe Children Centres Polices

Updated 13 Oct 2020

Statement of Intent

Sunshine Pre-School will welcome and encourage the participation of students and volunteers from the areas of Health and Social Care, Early Years, Childcare and Education, Social Work and School placement.

We aim to contribute to the successful completion of  studies providing examples of quality practice in early years childcare and education.

We will:

  • Ensure a current DBS check is completed on each student prior to commencement of placement.
  • Interview all prospective students and identify their individual needs and requirements.
  • Request an overview of specific course requirements as applicable.
  • Provide a basic induction which will include an awareness of all policies and procedures.
  • Identify a mentor for each student for the duration of the placement.
  • Ensure regular opportunities to discuss progress are time tabled through regular and facilitated supervision and informal discussions.
  • Complete an evaluation form for each course as required.
  • Ask the student to sign a confidentiality declaration and provide a copy for the student for reference.
  • Ensure no student will have unsupervised access to children.
  • Ensure employers liability insurance and public liability insurance covers both trainees and volunteers.
  • Keep a record of the students attendance and inform the relevant organisation of prolonged non attendance and sickness.
  • Expect the student to provide and facilitate planned and spontaneous inspirational activities and experiences.  This will be in agreement with their mentor (Activities and experiences will be age/stage appropriate for the children involved).
  • Upon completion of the students placement, we will issue an evaluation form which will be reviewed with regard to the success of the placement and level of support offered.