Telephone Number:- 02380 864 228 Calmore Infant School Calmore Drive  Calmore, Totton SO40 - 2ZZ AT CALMORE Registered Charity Number:- 1062510
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Equipment & Resources
At Caterpillars Pre-School we believe that high quality early years care and education are promoted by providing children with safe, clean, attractive, developmentally appropriate resources, toys and equipment. We aim to provide children with resources and equipment that help to consolidate and extend their knowledge, skills, interests and aptitudes. Methods In order to achieve this aim we: provide play equipment and resources that are safe and - where applicable -  conform to the BSEN safety standards or Toys (Safety) Regulation (1995); provide a sufficient quantity of equipment and resources for the number of children; provide resources that  promote all areas of children's learning and development, which may be child or adult led; select books, equipment and resources that promote positive images of people of all colours, cultures and abilities, are non-discriminatory and avoid racial and gender stereotyping; provide play equipment and resources that promote continuity and progression, provide sufficient challenge and meet the needs and interests of all children; provide made, natural and recycled materials that are clean, in good condition and safe for the children to use; provide furniture that is suitable for children and furniture that is suitable for adults; store and display resources and equipment where children can independently choose and select them; regularly check all resources and equipment that are available at each session. We repair and clean, or replace, any unsafe, worn out, dirty or damaged equipment; keep an inventory of resources and equipment.  This will record the date on which each item was purchased and the price paid for it; plan the provision of activities and appropriate resources so that a balance of familiar equipment and resources and new exciting challenges is offered. References to other relevant policies: Safeguarding Children & Child Protection, Confidentiality & Client Access to records, Information Sharing, Valuing Diversity & Promoting Equality , Achieving Positive Behaviour, The Role of the Key Person, Children’s Records Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Information This policy will be monitored and evaluated as per our rolling programme at staff meetings. It will be reviewed annually by the Chairperson in conjunction with the staff team and Committee unless new legislation or an incident occurs which requires an immediate review of the policy    This policy was adopted on: July 2017