Essential policies pack

The Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS 2024) explicitly specify six policies and procedures that are a legal requirement for all out of school clubs registered on the Early Years Register. In addition to these six named policies, a further three policies are implicitly required by EYFS 2024 and one by Ofsted safeguarding guidelines, whilst a Health and Safety policy is separately required by health and safety legislation.

To spare you the time and effort of writing your own policies from scratch, or tracking down individual examples to use as models, we have put together a downloadable pack containing templates for these 11 essential policies.

(If you would like our full set of 38 template policies covering all areas of running an out of school club, see the Start-Up Pack.)

When you buy the Essential Policies Pack you will be able to download the templates straightaway. The template policies are supplied in Microsoft Word format so that you can easily modify them as appropriate for your own club. If you are unsure whether your word processing application can open Word documents, find out more about software compatibility.  

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Contents of the pack

The Essential Policies Pack contains templates for the following policies:

PolicyEYFS ref *
Administering medication policy3.45
Complaints policy3.74
Data protectionN/A
Emergency evacuation procedure3.55
Equalities policy3.20
EYFS policy3.73
Health and safety policy3.54
Mobile phones and wearable technologyN/A
Missing child policy3.73
Safeguarding policy3.4
Staff behaviour policyN/A
Uncollected child policy3.73
Visitor policy3.62

* Relevant paragraph number in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2024)

Policy names shown in bold are explicity required by the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2024)

Related packs

The Essential Policies Pack is often bought together with the Forms Pack.

The contents of this pack are included in the Start-Up Pack, so if you've already bought the Start-Up Pack there is no need to buy this pack separately.

How to purchase

To purchase the information pack online you will need a debit or credit card. Don't worry, we do accept payment by bank transfer or invoice and cheque — it just takes a little longer! Email us at for further details. Your information pack will be emailed to you when we receive your payment. Please ensure that you enter your email address correctly.

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When you purchase the Essential Policies Pack we will send a confirmation email to the address that you specified in the purchase process. (The email is sent immediately but sometimes it finds its way into your Junk mail folder so keep an eye out for it.) The email will contain a link to a .zip file which contains all the templates in Word format. Click on the link to download the .zip file. Please download the .zip file straightaway as the link is only active for 48 hours after purchase.

Most computer systems will automatically open the .zip file for you so that you can access the Word files. If the .zip file does not open automatically you will need to use a standard decompression utility (such as WinZip, Stuffit or PKZip) to extract the Word files.