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Hi

 

Was wondering if anyone would be willing to share the things they include in their staff goals and boundaries policy.Mine is not very good and I am looking to imrove it.

 

Sally

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By goals and boundaries do you mean what you expect of them. I have a Introduction to staff with

Signing in procedure

Who to report to

Tour of Building

Fire Procedure

Limitations –child protection

Confidentiality

Behaviour

Health and Safety issues

First Aiders

How the register is marked

 

I also have a keyworker contract that all my staff/keyworkers sign to say whats expected of them and their standard of work.

 

Is that the kind of thing? Get back to me and I'll see if i can find them.

 

Kat

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Hi Kat

 

Goals and boundaries are a seperate document which set out how staff are to behave to each other and whilst in the setting. Mine has things like being a good team member, listening to team members, leaving personal issues outside the workplace.

 

Sally

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Goals and boundaries are a seperate document which set out how staff are to behave to each other and whilst in the setting. Mine has things like being a good team member, listening to team members, leaving personal issues outside the workplace.

We don't have one of these either - but perhaps we should. :( However I think they should probably be written by the team themselves, after discussion. What you think of as being a 'good team member' may not be the same as my definition, do you think? And anyway, these things are much more likely to be adhered to if they are agreed by everyone. :o

 

Seems you're ahead of the rest of us, SallyQ! xD

 

Maz

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Hi Maz

 

Yes you`re right, it`s much better if written by the whole team together. Mine was originally but with issues in the team I am re-visiting it and on reflection it was not very good so am changing it. Need to address these issues ASAP so I am changing it myself, along with greivance policty, job descriptions - the full works! So I havent got time to re-write it with the team.

 

I have learnt the hard way that it pays in the long run to have everything in place for everyone, students, supply etc.

 

 

Sally

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Mine was originally but with issues in the team I am re-visiting it and on reflection it was not very good so am changing it. Need to address these issues ASAP so I am changing it myself, along with greivance policty, job descriptions - the full works! So I havent got time to re-write it with the team.

And sometimes the employer/manager has to reserve the right to decide what needs to happen, SallyQ! I guess you could make a list of all the issues you need to address and start from there - but it does sound as if it is very personal to each group doesn't it? And I don't think we're being very helpful are we? Do you have a trusted senior member of staff who could help you - sometimes two heads really are better than one and that can help give perspective to what you're doing.

 

Good luck!

 

Maz

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Here's what we had in our staff handbook.

 

GREAT TEAM WORK

• Punctuality is paramount.

• If you see something needs doing, DO IT, don't leave it to some-one else.

• Ask for help if you are unable to complete tasks or responsibilities.

• When children are asked to listen this means adults too, so please don't talk amongst yourselves at listening times.

• Help yourself to a cuppa, but make sure there are enough adults in the play area.

• Share ideas, share preparation for activities, don't feel you have to do it all yourself.

• Don't judge too harshly about what you think other staff members are doing or not, they may have other responsibilities, they may need some help or they may not be aware of what you expect of them.

• COMMUNICATE. COMMUNICATE. COMMUNICATE. COMMUNICATE.

• Enjoy each others company.

• Attend in-service and external training, which will be programmed each year.

• Socialise as a team whenever possible.

• Be respectful, honest, friendly, open to constructive criticism and offer support.

• Do the jobs expected of you, consistently.

• If you don't know about something, ask.

• If someone asks you something, listen.

• Grievances should be aired with the team member or bought to Audrey or Peggy sooner rather than later.

 

GENERAL RULES-CODE OF CONDUCT

• We can drink hot drinks in the Kitchen

• We can talk to children, describing their play, asking their opinions, interact at their level.

• We can let a senior member of staff know when we are using the toilet / washbasin

• We can be polite to each other, children and parents

• We can encourage children to tidy as they play

• We can encourage children to walk not run, be kind, safe and careful.

• We can wear sensible shoes, black trousers but not jeans, and light blue tops.

• We can record our plans, observe children and adults and evaluate our findings.

• We can record all the lovely, fun things the children are doing and saying.

• We can keep all valuable items at home and switch off our mobiles

• Family and schools can contact you via the Pre-school phone xxxxx xxxx

• We can be super safety heroes.

• We can ensure entrances and exits are kept closed and clear of obstructions.

• We can ask lots of questions, because we don't know everything.

• We can phone the day before if possible or early morning if we are feeling poorly and will be off sick. Audrey xxxxxx ( 7:45am- 8am)

• We can answer the phone at Pre-school with a jolly

"Good morning/afternoon, Foundation Years Pre-school .........speaking" take notes of who has called, phone number, and reason for call.

• We can be proud of our profession and strive to have a responsibility to educate ourselves in areas requiring development through reading, research, training and learning from each other.

• We can always maintain confidentiality.

• We can all strive for a work/life balance by supporting each other and doing what is expected of us in the time expected of us.

 

• WE CAN HAVE FUN AND ENJOY OUR PROFESSION WHICH IS RICH IN TINY MIRACLES THAT WE ARE FORTUNATE OUR CHILDREN SHARE WITH US EVERY DAY.

 

 

Not sure if this was what you were looking for. :o

 

Peggy

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