Note: These are child-friendly versions only of the School Age Service policies. While they are required to be available from you for children attending a School Age Service, the child friendly policies do not comprise the complete policies you are required to have in place. If you need any more clarification on this, please contact Canavan Byrne on (01) 623 5908.
Newly Added to this Pack: 5 Downloadable Child-Friendly posters to remind children that mobile devices are not allowed!
The Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Aged Services) Regulations 2018 require that there are child friendly versions of the policies to use with children.
The mandatory policies are as follows:
- Statement of Purpose & Function
- Complaints Policy
- Medicine Policy
- Infection Control Policy
- Managing Behaviour
- Dropping Off & Collection of Children
- Fire Safety
This pack contains a child friendly template of each of the above 7 policies.
1. Statement of Purpose & Function
Why are we here and how do we do things?
We are here to provide services for children after school until their parents/guardians can collect them. We provide a happy & safe place where children can play, do homework, eat meals and snacks and have fun with other children.
What is a Complaint?
When you have a problem!
Children can have a problem about afterschool, an adult or another child.
3. Medicine Policy
It is very important that medicine is NEVER kept in a bag for any children because this is not safe (even an inhaler)
4. Infection Control Policy
In our service we want to try and help children to stay healthy and stop germs spreading!
5. Managing Behaviour
In our service we want everyone to feel happy and safe.
6. Dropping Off and Collection Policy
We want children to be safe always. That is why we have a policy on who can collect each child and how they travel to us from their school
7. Fire Safety
We care about the safety of all children and staff. That's why we have regular unannounced fire drills when we pretend we have a fire and practice where to go to be safe.
8. Technology Policy Posters
The pack also includes some child friendly posters on the use of technology within a service. There are 5 posters in total and they include the following;
- In Our Service We Do Everything to Keep You Safe Poster
- Safety First Poster
- Be Smart - Always Ask an Adult Poster
- No-Phone Zone Poster
- No-Smart Watch Poster
This posters can be printed off and laminated for use in a service where you school aged children attend so that they are clearly aware and regularly reminded of the technology policy that you have in place at your service.