Start-up pack

This version of the Start-up Pack is supplied as a download so that you can use it right away. Alternatively you can purchase the Start-up Pack on a USB  which will be delivered by post.

The Start-up Pack contains templates of all the paperwork that you are likely to need when setting up and running your out of school club. It combines the contents of our main individual information packs:

plus numerous additional policies and forms that we do not currently sell separately, giving you a total of 118 template documents.

The templates in the Start-up Pack reflect the current version (2021) of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, as well as references to relevant legislation such as the Equality Act 2010 and GDPR.

The template documents are supplied in Microsoft Word format so that you can easily modify them as needed for your own childcare setting. 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

42 Template Policies
All 11 policies from our Essential Policies Pack plus 31 others
Administering medication
Admissions and fees
Aggressive behaviour
Arrivals and departures
Behaviour management
Child induction
Dangerous plants
Data protection
Early Years Foundation Stage
Emergency evacuation
Environmental policy
Fire safety and risk assessment
Health and safety
Healthy eating
Illness and accidents
Intimate care
Involving parents
Manual handling
Missing children
Mission statement
Mobile phones
No platform
Pandemic flu
Risk assessment
Safe recruitment
Safe internet use
Safeguarding (child protection)
Smoking, alcohol and drugs
Social media
Staff behaviour
Staff disciplinary procedure
Staff grievance
Staff induction and development
Suspending and excluding children
Uncollected children

41 Template Forms

All the forms from our standard Forms pack
Accident record
Accident tracking
Activity risk assessment
Allergy list
Allergy management plan
Booking form
Building risk assessment
Children's risk assessment
Collection by unknown person
Complaints record
Daily environment checks
Daily register
Document checklist
Equipment risk assessment

Fire drill record
Emergency evacuation poster
Fire procedure
Head injury form
Health management plan
Incident record
Inclusion action plan
Inclusion audit
Journey route risk assessment
Logging a concern
Medical form
Outing permission form
Outing risk assessment checklist
Outing risk assessment overview
Outing route risk assessment
Parent contract
Permission to administer medicine
Permission to apply sunscreen
Permission to use photographs
Play plan
Play risk-benefit assessment
Record of medication given
Record of pre-existing injuries
Registration form
Toy catalogue sheet and risk assessment
Visitor log
27 Staff and Management Template Documents
All the documents from our Employment and Management pack plus our Expenses spreadsheet
Annual appraisal form
Application form
Appraisal self-evaluation form
Business expenses spreadsheet
Central DBS record
Confirmation of suitability to work with children (disqualification)
Deputy manager job description
Employee quarterly review form
Holiday record

Interview questions
Interview record sheet
Invitation to attend interview
Letter of acceptance
Lone working checklist
Lone working risk assessment
Manager job description
Monthly timesheet
Playworker job description
Policy confirmation slip

Reference request letter
Report of an injury (standard HSE form)
Sample job advertisement
Staff medical form
Staff record sheet
Terms and conditions of employment (contract)
Volunteer agreement
Volunteer record
8 Sample Parent Communication Documents
All the documents from our Parent Communication Pack
Club handbook
Club rules (A4 poster)
Daily snack menu (A4 poster)
Club newsletter example
Child settling in survey
Survey of demand
Customer satisfaction survey (for parents)
Customer satisfaction survey (for children)


Related packs

This version of the Start-up Pack is delivered via email. You will receive a download link in the Confirmation Email that is sent out to you at the time of purchase. If you would prefer to receive the Start-up Pack on USB, see our Start-up Pack on USB.

We also have a version of the Start-up Pack tailored for settings in Wales, see Start-up Pack for Welsh OSCs.

How to purchase

To purchase the Start-up Pack online you will need a debit or credit card. If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please print out and complete the order form, and post it to us together with your payment. Your information pack will be emailed to you when we receive your payment. Please ensure that you enter your email address correctly.

If you have any questions about this product, please contact us on Alternatively, you can contact us by phone on 0345 3142008

For more information about our returns policy, your rights to cancel this order and our peace of mind guarantee, see our Terms and Conditions.

When you purchase the downloadable version of the Start-up Pack we will send a confirmation email to the address that you specified in the purchase process. 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 will stop working after 48 hours.
Most computer systems will automatically open the .zip file for you so that you can extract 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.