OFSTED & Policies


Following the latest OFSTED inspection in January 2018 we’re delighted to announce that Red Balloon Pre School received an overall 2, for the quality and standards of the early years provision we provide.  A copy of the report is available to Download Ofsted 2018 Report

Extracts from the conclusions of the report were:

The well-qualified staff complete observations and form assessments of children’s learning. This helps them to identify what children need to learn next. Staff provide a good level of challenge during activities and sensitively play alongside children.

Children behave very well. They are kind and considerate towards one another. For example, children form strong friendships and invite children who are new to the setting into their games and activities. They demonstrate good social skills.

Children are confident, self-assured individuals who are motivated to learn. They are well engaged in their learning. Children participate in role-play activities with others. They immerse themselves into imaginative scenarios.

Children are equipped with key skills needed for future learning and the eventual move on to school.


Our policies are reviewed and updated regularly, please speak to a member of staff for further details on any of our policies detailed below.

Child Protection

Children’s rights and entitlements*

Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults*

Looked after children*

Uncollected child*

Missing child*

Online Safety (Inc. mobile phone and cameras) *

Suitable People


Student Placements

Staff Qualifications, Training, Support and Skills

Induction of staff, volunteers and managers

First Aid*


The role of the keyperson and settling in

Staff: child ratio’s



Administering medicines*

Managing children who are sick, infectious or with allergies*

Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents*

Nappy changing

Food and drink

Food hygiene

Managing Behaviour

Promoting Positive Behaviour*

Safety and Suitability of Premises, Environment and Equipment

Health and general standards

Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises

Supervision of children on outings and visits*

Risk Assessments*

Fire safety and emergency evacuation

Animals in the setting


Equal Opportunities

Valuing diversity and promoting equality

Supporting children and special educational needs

Information and Records

Children’s Records*

Providers Records*

Transfer of records to school*

Confidentiality and client access to records*

Information Sharing*

Making a complaint*

* These Policies have been updated January-April 2020