Student Placement/Work Experience Policy


This policy represents the agreed principles for Student placement or Student work experience throughout the Nursery.

We recognise that the quality and variety of work, which goes on in a nursery, makes it an ideal place for student on placement from school or college child care courses.

Students are welcomed into the nursery on the following conditions:

  • The needs of the children are paramount.
  • Students will not be admitted in number which hinders the essential work of the nursery.
  • Student required to carry out child studies will obtain written permission from the parents of the child to be studied.
  • Students must be confirmed by their tutor as being engaged in a bona fide child care course, which provides necessary background understanding of children’s development and activities.
  • Students will never be let unattended with children.
  • If for any reason the staff, children or parents are unhappy with a student then it will be necessary for he or she to leave immediately.
  • Volunteers/ students under the age of 17 cannot count towards the ratio and should be supervised at all times.
  • Individuals aged 17 and over who are on long placement may be included in the ratios if the provider is satisfied they are competent and responsible.
  • Mobile phones may only be used during break time.