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3.1 Induction of staff, volunteers and managers

Policy statement


At Thorpe Acre Preschool Playgroup, we provide an induction for all staff, volunteers and managers in order to fully brief them about the setting, the families we serve, our policies and procedures, curriculum and daily practice.



  • We have a written induction plan for all new staff, which includes the following:
  •  An Employee handbook is provided for all new staff employed by the setting.
  • Introductions to all staff and volunteers, including management committee members.
  • Familiarising with the building, health and safety, fire and evacuation procedures.
  • Ensuring our policies and procedures have been read and are carried out.
  • Introduction to parents, especially parents of allocated key children where appropriate.
  • Familiarising them with confidential information where applicable in relation to any key children.
  • Details of the tasks and daily routines to be completed.
  • The induction period lasts at least two weeks. The manager inducts new staff and volunteers. The chairperson or senior manager inducts new managers.
  • During the induction period, the individual must demonstrate understanding of and compliance with policies, procedures, tasks and routines.
  • Successful completion of the induction forms part of the probationary period, set out in our Employee Handbook.


This policy was adopted at a meeting of

Thorpe Acre Playgroup

(name of provider)

Held on

January 2020


Date to be reviewed

January 2021


Signed on behalf of the management committee


Name of signatory


Role of signatory (e.g. chair/owner)



Other useful Pre-school Learning Alliance publications

  • Employee Handbook (2012)
  • Recruiting and Managing Employees (2011)

Updated January 2020


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