Are stored securely?Are subject to restricted access?Are maintained in individual, confidential files separate to the child’s development records.Records of each child’s progress and development whilst atNewton Westpark Nursery is kept at the setting and added to on a regular basis. These records are shared with the child’s parents/carers termly but are available to view at any timeandarepassed to the child’s parents/carers when they leave nursery. Each term every child’s progress and development is documented and assessed.
This data is analysed by the Manager/ Deputy Managerand this information is then sent to the local authority. Together, this will provide the setting with support and will help to inform future planning to ensure children are progressing in all areas of the EYFS. For further clarification please see our Early Years Policy.
Newton Westpark Nurserywill retain records and information required for possible future use as defined by current guidance and legislation. This is detailed below;Children’s registers-3 years or until next inspectionMedication books-3 years or until next inspectionAccident books-24 yearsExisting Injury forms-24 yearsRecords of individual children-24 yearsComplaints Records-3 years from date of complaint or until next inspectionChild Protection Records-24 yearsStaff personal files-indefiniteStaff training records-6 yearsEmployees’ application forms-indefiniteStaff accident records-indefiniteStaff health declarations-30 years