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Rum Tum Tugger's Nurseries Ltd
Latton Green Primary School
Riddings Lane, Harlow
Essex, CM18 7HT
Tel: 01279 444840

Blog: Policies and Procedures

Changes to administration of Paracetamol suspension 120mg/5ml

22 November, 2011. posted in Everyday, Policies and Procedures.

We have been given new guidance as to the dosage of Paracetamol based medicines that we can administer to children. Our policy will reflect these changes immediately.

Please see below the new doses we will be allowed to administer at nursery.

Old doses

New Doses

2-3 months 2.5ml can repeat 4-6hrs later. Do not exceed 2 doses 2-3 months 2.5ml can repeat 4-6hrs later. Do not exceed 2 doses
3-12 months 2.5-5ml up to 4 times a day 3-6 months 2.5ml up to 4 times a day
1-6 years 5-10ml up to 4 times a day 6-24 months 5ml up to 4 times a day
2-4 years 7.5ml up to 4 times a day
4-6years 10ml up to 4 times a day

The biggest change in the new regulations is the split between the ages one year to 6 years where previously they were under the same dosage bracket. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Rum Tum Tugger’s Day Nursery- Harlow

Mobile Phone and Internet Policy

25 May, 2010. posted in Policies and Procedures.

Mobile Phone and internet Policy 

Rum Tum Tugger’s Nursery has a no mobile phone policy within the setting. Mobile phones should be switched off during working hours and left in lockers or hand bags. Any member of staff that is caught with their phone switched on, on their person or in use will be subject to disciplinary action. Staff may use their phones during their lunch breaks. The management team may have their mobile phones switched on for use within business purposes only. 

There are no circumstances under which any member of staff may use their mobile phones to take photographs within the setting and any such event will result in disciplinary action which could lead to dismissal. 

Staff may use the Office computers to access the internet for reasons relating to the nursery, to find materials and to access reports and government legislation. Staff may not access personal emails without permission from the management and under no circumstances are they allowed access to social networking sites either via the computer or their mobile phones. Any staff found to be accessing social networking sites or other websites not relating to work will be subject to disciplinary action.

 Review by Jil Pascale April 2010

Letter to Parents about Flu Awareness

1 May, 2009. posted in Policies and Procedures.

All Parents and Carers                                                  Our ref: HMB0501


                                                                                    Your ref:


                                                                                    1st May 2009    


Dear Parents/Carers,

As you may have seen in the press there is risk of the world experiencing an Influenza Pandemic. The UK Government have been planning for this occurrence and we are currently at UK Alert Level 2. This means that there are isolated cases of Pandemic Flu within the UK. We have been working closely with Essex County Council in planning for the local impact of Pandemic Influenza in our area.

If the Pandemic reaches the county of Essex it may be necessary to close establishments. This may be a county wide closure of all establishments to try and stop the virus spreading amongst children, young persons or individual establishments if staffing levels reach critical mass due to staff being off work ill with the virus themselves.

Rum Tum Tugger’s Nursery has pre-planned for this event and this is the first in a series of communications to keep you informed of the situation. Attached is a document from the Department for Children, Establishments and Families which details important information that you should make yourself familiar with.

Within the Establishment we will be increasing cleaning regimes and practising infection control measures. We will continue to teach and encourage the children to:

  • Wash their hands using soap and water on a regular basis throughout the day
  • Cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing using tissues provided around the establishment
  • Throw away dirty tissues quickly into bins provided around the establishment

We would strongly recommend that you consider this advice and continue these practices with the children when they are at home. We would also ask you to adhere to our guidelines on Exclusions for Communicable Diseases. (Copies can be collected from nursery or viewed on the blog, entry dated 5th June 2008)

Using the form overleaf, can you please ensure that we have up to date contact details so that we can pass on advice if the pandemic arrives and can contact you if we have to close the establishment.

We will communicate with you again in the near future should the situation within Essex change.

Your sincerely,



Hayley Martin-Burns

Director, Rum Tum Tugger’s Nurseries




If you have any concerns regarding pandemic influenza please see below for available resources:

  • Department of Health:



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EMERGENCY TELEPHONE No. _______________________________

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EMERGENCY TELEPHONE No. _______________________________

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TV and DVD Policy

18 March, 2009. posted in Policies and Procedures.

It is essential that children are given a variety of opportunities to access a range of activities. These include television, media, talking books and IT opportunities.


The guidelines for using such equipment are:


  • The children will not have more than 15 minutes access to television or other media activities per day.
  • The staff will vet the product before the children view it, to ensure that they are suitable both in content and in length for the age of children that they are working with.
  • Where a DVD is shown it will be of educational content that ties in with or leads into previous learning opportunities for the children.
  • Only children over the age of 2 will have access to the equipment.


Reviewed February 2009

Safeguarding Children Policy Update

3 March, 2009. posted in Policies and Procedures.

Safeguarding Children Policy

Rum Tum Tugger’s Nursery are determined to make sure that all necessary steps are taken to protect children and young people from harm both while  in our care and those we have association with.

We are committed to ensuring that every child and young person who participates in the organisation’s activities should be able to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm. This is the responsibility of every adult involved in the nursery. The Nursery recognises that abuse can be an emotive subject. We understand the feelings involved and will not allow them to interfere with any judgement or action that needs to be taken.

The directors of Rum Tum Tugger’s Nurseries Ltd recognise the Nurseries responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and young people by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect or bullying.

The Children Act 1989 defines a child or young person as anyone who has not reached their 18th birthday. The fact that a child has reached 16 year of age, is living independently or is in further education, is a member of the armed forces, is in hospital, in prison or in a young Offenders’ institution does not change his or her status or entitlement to services or protection.

Rum Tum Tugger’s will ensure that;

·         The Welfare of the children is paramount.

·         All children whatever their age, race, gender, disability, culture, racial origin, religious belief, and or sexual identity have the right to be protected from harm.

·         All suspicions or allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

·         All staff and volunteers working in the nursery have a responsibility to report concerns to. Hayley Martin-Burns

·         All staff and volunteers working in the nursery have been recruited in line with the Safer recruitment policy and have had the appropriate checks carried out.

The vast majority of adults that work with children act professionally and responsibly. Some individuals will actively seek employment with children and young people in order to harm them. All concerns regarding individual’s practice should be reported to Hayley Martin Burns.


Reviewed January 2009 by Jil Pascale


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